Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 26, 2013
Sascha Braunig's current solo show at Foxy Productions in New York will be on view until February 9th. This recent body of gouache and oil portraits combine figurative painting with op art that is worth a visit if either of these genres are of particular interest. This isn't the first time we have been mesmerized by these works this month...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 16, 2013
On view until January 26 is Barbara Kasten's Behind the Curtain at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. These photographs depict beautiful abstractions of space, light, form, and color that are presented in an unusual gallery arrangement that is very low-lit, itself a worthy subject for one of Kasten's photographs. Definitely worth a visit if you can catch it before the last day.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
My work is characterized by contrasts - the juxtaposition of opposites on several levels - which is recognized throughout my paintings. Fine detail, drawn lines and meticulously painted shapes clash with bold brushstrokes, spatters and blurred contours. Soft organic shapes and multifaceted figures meet hard, calculated geometric abstractions.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 15, 2012
Landon Metz' recent paintings from the last year incorporate washy minimalist fields of color, at times apparently brushy, and at others more ordered resembling continents upon a map or other ambiguous forms that border on the recognizable but slip away into the abstraction of the canvas. WIth a consistent white background across the entire body of work, Metz plays with varying gradients, degrees of transparency and opacity, and compositional arrangements.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In an interview with BOMB Magazine, Louise Belcourt spoke extensively about her paintings, and this following passage in particular grabbed our attention with its thoughts on approaching a canvas. "For one thing, I’m physically moving them around with me, be it to my Canadian studio or my one in Brooklyn because things get finished so slowly. I am painting the forms in such a way to produce as much of a visceral experience as possible."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Julianna Brion was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in a pink house in Greenwich Connecticut. After studying illustration and design at The Maryland Institute College of Art, she is now living and working as an illustrator in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys quilting, picture books, cute puppies, and death metal.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sometimes a little classic late-modern color field painting is all you need to brighten your day. Some may say abstraction is away to avoid politics in art, but in our eyes, abstraction of this kind is just plain beautiful in it's minimalist embrace of formalism.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mernet Larson's paintings are filled with a diverse array of cues that suggest various past artists from De Chirico to Lissitzky. Her most recent three bodies of work (or "three chapters as the title of her show") focus on heads and bodies, places, and narratives.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 28, 2012
Kate Russo is an artist working out of Rockland, Maine. Her meticulous and detailed colored pencil on graph paper drawings evoke something about her surroundings in the colder and quieter environment of the northeastern United States. Each work unfolds with repetitive and unrelenting replication of a series of marks and patterns requiring a sort of meditative and hyper-focused state.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
If you look up the word "amory" on Urban Dictionary, the number one definition states that "amory" is often used to describe Heaven, especially when used to describe the wonderful beacon of light. Though I doubt that oil painter Brett Amory is aware of this at all, as I stare at some of his ethereal and often eerie urban landscape paintings, the definition seems to fit the bill.