The Works of Julia Petrova

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Julia Petrova is an illustrator who lives in Moscow, Russia. She uses several methods for creating her works on paper or in her moleskin including pen, watercolor and collage. She creates illustrated portraits and landscapes, sometimes adding an element of surrealism to her creations. View more of her work and her moleskin collection on her website.

Interesni Kazki in St. Ottilien, Germany

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
The surreal and  dreamlike imagery created from the minds of Ukrainian art duo, Intersni Kazki, continuously holds our attention and remains among our favorite of contemporary artists working in the streets. Their newest project in St. Ottilien, Germany for the Heaven Meets Earth Festival further displays the artist’s range of imagination and contains a healthy selection of bizarre symbolism.

The Works of Frank Frazetta

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Frank Frazetta was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for his fantasy and erotic work. Frazetta was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999. Most of Frazetta's work has been commercial in nature, providing paintings and illustrations from things such as movie posters to book jackets to calendars.

Preview: Mel Kadel & Mark Whalen @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Two good friends of Juxtapoz, Mark Whalen and Mel Kadel, will be opening new solo shows at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, October 13, 2012. Today, we have a mini-preview of the install of both exhibits, and a little preview of some of the work that will be on display...

Daniel Kukla: The Edge Effect

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Last spring, Brooklyn-based photographer, Daniel Kukla, took refuge for a month in a cabin in the Joshua Tree National Park as part of an artist’s residency by the United States National Park Service. From sun up to sun down, Kukla roamed the desert with a mirror, easel, and camera. He photographed the propped mirror to catch the opposing elements within the environment, creating abnormal yet striking imagery as a result.

Work by Derrick Adams

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Derrick Adams has multiple things going on. One is making these fantastic mixed media portraits that use flattened patterns to create a figurative image, combining geometry and a variety of tones to form  the illusion of profiled head.

Pardee's Pick: Studio Visit With Lucien Shapiro

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Fresh off of his "Relics of the New World" exhibition and just in time for October's festivities, Bay Area mask maker and sculptor Lucien Shapiro continues to expand his unique universe this Friday October 5th at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland, CA as part of a 3-person exhibit called "A Show of Heads" with fellow artists John Casey and Brian Robertson.

Anatomical works by Danny Quirk

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
This isn't the first time we have shown his work, but we really love the anatomical self-dissection series by Massachusetts-based Danny Quirk. Look at the arm hair in these pieces, so well done. All this work is done with watercolors... 

Portraits by Denise Nestor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
At first these portraits by Irish artist, Denise Nestor look simple, but then you begin to see her work with facial structure, cheek bones, and expression has us wanted to know what's inside the head of each subject. Nestor's capturing of these intricacies make for a compelling series of pencil works.

Postcards Make Portraits by Amir Zainorin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Using postcards that he obtains from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, artist Amir Zainorin creates collaged postcard murals of famed leaders that currently reside on the face of major currency. George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, and Mao Zedong get the treatment in a very odd, but rather creative series of portraits from the Malaysian-born artist.

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