Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Buddy Nestor was an abstract painter until a few years ago when he struck a strange new chord with portraiture that took his work to a new level. Derivative of his abstract style, Nestor's "spiritual x-ray" portraits are intended to remove the mask of beauty to reveal darker, more honest aspects of the personalities of his subjects.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
Carl Kleiner's work always grabs our attention. HIs design aesthetic is a truly captivating combination of simple yet bold compositions and subtle attention to detail. On a very basic level, he knows how to make things look good. Even popsicles made of hard, inedible materials.
Music // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Still processing what we just saw, but we are glad that we just ate up 10 minutes in a full arthouse, noise rock experience by Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem, directed by Diego Barrera. The film is described as referencing "mythology, the elements, and symbolism." Like almost everything.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Eric Shaw's colorful gouache paintings depict bold, graphic and pattern-laden spaces that are abstracted and dizzying with very opaque and hard edged forms intertwining across the image.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Dutch artist Edwin Deen's spray paint sprinkler system that shoots rainbow colors at white walls in order to make a better drippy day has been circulating throughout the web over the past year, and we finally did some investigation about a video of the work, and came across it this morning. Now, if you ever need your bedroom, or perhaps your child's bedroom, covered in rainbows, we have somebody for you to commission. The effect is quite wonderful.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Basic geometric forms and good use of colors are hard to turn down, and Saskia Pomeroy is an artist and illustrator working out of London who seems to know this well. Her commercial clients are a respectable list including Folk Clothing, Topman and H & M. Her use of pattern and illustration work equally well for fashion as for a fine art print.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Mia Christopher is a young San Francisco-based artist fresh out of her BFA at the California College of the Arts. Working in several different mediums, Christopher's works are an amalgamation of colors, shapes, and textures. Different types of paper, amorphous forms of latex, and simple gouache and acrylic color fields come together to form the beautifully abstract collection of images and three-dimensional objects in her portfolio. Here are a select few.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Michael Dotson's paintings are a myriad assortment of abstract planes in lurid hues, highly stylized and flattened representation, and hard edged abstract space. Each painting occupies a different degree of depth and flatness, presenting a maze of imagined and observed realms. Here are a selection of his more recent works.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
'Joshua Bronaugh is an artist that is originally from many places – he spent some years in Germany, before skipping through American mountains, forests, and salt flats, landing eventually in the south. His paintings, often large in scale, focus the obsessions of memory and emotion, almost always pushing the human figure to the edges of representation and, in some instances, far into abstraction.'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
Upon first glance, Joanna McClure's paper abstractions are simple arrangements of geometrically chopped paper. However, within the subtleties of the photographs emerge something more akin to large-scale abstract paintings. Gradual gradations in tone across fields of flat color, simultaneous depth and flatness of the composition, and subdued hues that gently vibrate between each other all contribute to the beauty of these "paper abstractions."