Willi Kissmer's Erotic Realism

Erotica // Friday, January 10, 2014
Willi Kissmer was born in Duisburg, Germany and had an extensive career as a musician, until his concentration on the visual arts began. After an educational stay in India he established a studio and workshop in the "Hebeturm" tower in Duisburg and since then has had numerous exhibitions in the US and England. His gorgeous, naturally provocative paintings depict the soft erotic elements of light, shadow, fabric and skin in beautiful realism.

Danny Lyon "Murals and Montages" @ Edwynn Houk Gallery, NYC

Photography // Friday, January 10, 2014
Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to exhibit thirteen limited edition 30 x 40 inch enlargement prints by Danny Lyon. The exhibition highlights a cross-section of his celebrated career of the past fifty years and it is the first time his work is being presented in this mural size. The exhibition opened this past Thursday, January 9th and runs through Saturday, February 15, with a reception for the artist on Saturday, January 11th from 2 – 4 pm.

"Hindsight" Group Show @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Photography // Friday, January 10, 2014
This is a fun little show from the curators of V1 Gallery, where they sent out a message to a bunch of artists they have shown over the years, including Barry McGee, Tim Barber, Ray Potes, Ed Templeton, Art Marcopoulos, and more, and asked them to submit one piece of art, in an edition of 1 + 1AP, that reflects the current state of the individual artists position right now. That show has become "Hindsight," and opens on January 17, 2014.

"Based on Actual Events" Group Show @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
We have been exploring and researching a great deal of realism on the site over the past few years, noticing that the medium of hyperrealism, or photorealism as it gets labeled as well, is going through a very robust and interesting phase. Jonathan LeVine Gallery has curated a new exhibition, "Based on Actual Events," that brings together 4 artists we really enjoy, Alyssa Monks, Joel Rea, Diego Koi, and Eloy Morales, opening Saturday, January 11, 2014.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Sofles

Graffiti // Friday, January 10, 2014
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Sofles.

1960s & 70's Cuban Movie Posters

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
The good people of the Danish Film Institute have a fantastic Flickr account, and have compiled a huge set of Cuban movie posters from the 1960s and 70s. The DFI notes of their collection, "Among these are some fine examples of the unique poster art of Niko, Dimas and Bachs." Also known as some established poster artists.

Julia Randall: Lures, Decoys, Tongues, and Bubble Gum

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Julia Randall is in love with drawing, and uses her seductive technique to craft images that subtly challenge assumptions about corporeality, desire, and the natural world. Intersecting sensibilities activate her work; images are simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive. Although she clearly operates in the realm of fantasy, Randall uses observation-based drawing and hyperrealistic technique to create images that are surreal and suggestive.

The Photography and Assemblages of David Welch

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Fine art photographer, David Welch's series ‘Material World’, is response to our societies over consumption of material goods. Creating photographic assemblages that are Duchampian-inspired, Welch creates monuments, or totems, that serve as precarious artifacts of a culture that is caught in a contemplative gaze.

Richard Dupont, Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital at MAD Museum

Erotica // Friday, January 10, 2014
Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today’s postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible – an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty...

Drawings by Louise Despont

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.

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