Preview: Geoff McFetridge "Around Us & Between Us" @ Ivory and Black, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents Around Us & Between Us, the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between.

The Work of China's Liu Baomin

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
The series Extreme Illusion by Liu Baomin cast doubts itself. This series is a visual account which opposes the sense of reality, and therefore the paintings of Liu Baomin portray everything that happened and his happening in the world as nothing but a sense of void...

Positive Signs: Diagrams, Quotes, and Speculations on Creativity and Optimism

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
These diagrammatic drawings laden with powerful aphorisms on the creative process and general conundrums of contemporary life by Christine Wong Yap highlight the beauty and importance of enterprising productivity and free, individual thought, illustrating intrinsic processes of a successful creative lifestyle. As a magazine that promotes prodigious creative output, we thought we would share.

The Work of Stuart Pearson Wright

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
English painter, Stuart Pearson Wright, is a talented figurative painter. His style is highly meticulous and built around a strange visual imagination. There are obvious antecedents to his work which hark to Flemish artists in the British romantic tradition.

The Work of Carole Wilmet

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
Carole Wilmet says of her playful and color filled work, "I'm inspired by the everyday life, people around me, nature, the fashion industry, old photographs, clothes... I usually use pencils and inks and I love playing with types."  

The Photography of Francois Dillinger (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
We really enjoy Francois Dillinger's photography work of girls who aren't shy to showing some skin. Francois works both in color and black & white to capture these soft and seductive moments with his Canon EOS 30D.

New York Art Department "PROHIBITION: NEW YORK CITY"

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
On September 13, 2012, Mayor Bloomberg's proposed New York City soda ban goes to vote. In response, Mountain Dew and New York Art Department have launched a creative local outdoor campaign tilted PROHIBITION: NEW YORK CITY. The posters feature an imaginary 17oz can (the ban would limited sales to containers 16oz and smaller) and utilize Mountain Dew's iconic "wave" logo of the 1970s and 1980s.

Illustrations by Laura Geurten

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
These wonderfully dark illustrations by Laura Geurten have a playful and quick folk art aesthetic that has a subtlety of shuddering and detailed line work that reminds us of Goya's Disasters of War. Although not nearly as graphically realistic or horrifying as Goya in subject matter or style, Geurten playfully dances around what is psychologically deep and consuming...

The Work of Joanna Krótka

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
Polish illustrator Joanna Krótka says that sci-fi movies, psychedelic pictures, fairy tales and dreams are the things that inspire her vibrant work. She received her MFA in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Arts and has plans to create her very own comic book.

Working With Feathers: The Art of Kate MccGwire

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
Kate MccGwire's practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, exploring the play of opposites - at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level - that characterises the way we conceive the world. She does this by appealing to our essential duality as human being, to our senses and our reason, and by drawing on materials capable of embodying a dichotomous way of seeing, feeling, and thinking.

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