Illustrations and Paintings by Martine Johanna

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
The Purple Book is a collection of illustrations and literary excerpts exploring symbolism and sensuality in contemporary art and features some wonderful artists. Today we though we would share with you the illustrations of Dutch artist Martine Johanna who is featured in the book. Her work consists of fine line drawings and bizarre dream-like paintings. 

Illustrations by Max Grünfeld

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Hamburg-based artist Max Grünfeld find inspiration in the little details of her everyday life whether it be a conversation, funny circumstance, daydreaming, people or animals. Max studied at the Art Academy ArtEZ, Netherlands and Escola Massana Art Academy in Spain. About her work she says, 'I can tell much more with illustrations in extraordinary ways than when I would have to shape the same idea/image or feeling with words.'

'Elderlies,' A Series of Paintings by Adele Renault

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
  Beligain-born, Amsterdam-based artist Adele Renault created this small collection of four oil on canvas works entitled Elderlies. Faces that are captured in everyday moments of life and taken out of context fascinate Adele.   

Mike Kelley @ Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A last chance to see this beautiful Mike Kelley retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Open through April 1, 2013. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) created a protean body of deeply innovative work, which mined American popular culture, modernism and alternative traditions alike for purposes of a relentless, dark and delirious examination of self and society. In the largest presentation of this achievement ever organized—the first comprehensive survey since 1993—the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has brought together almost 200 of the artist’s works, spanning the entirety of his 35-year career.

Richard Wright Hand Painted 47,000 Stars

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
British artist Richard Wright has hand painted two ceilings in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum with over 47,000 black stars. The Tuner Prize-winning artist was inspired by the original 19th century decorative wall and ceiling paintings in the museum by the original architect, Pierre Cuypers.

Animated Illustrations by Tara Dougans

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 01, 2013
Amsterdam-based art director and illustrator Tara Dougans' pioneered the illustrated 'animated editorial,' collaborating with digital innovaters to create a new twist on the tradtional GIF format. This morning we take a look at her detailed, subtley animated work.

Preview: Parra "Tracy Had a Hard Sunday" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Amsterdam-based Parra, a former Juxtapoz cover artist who will also be featured in our upcoming April 2013 issue, is set to open Tracy Had A Hard Sunday, a group of new paintings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery opening on February 23, 2013. The show will be the Dutch artist's first in NYC since 2006.

The Camouflaged Artist Retreat

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 30, 2012
If an artist wants to get away, might as well have his retreat in secret. HL Architecture has created the perfect setting, a "camouflaged" mirrored studio situated in Amsterdam. All your disturbances get reflected back to themselves, thus giving you a pit of privacy. Oh, who are we kidding, this just brings everyone closer to you business because you have a cool studio.

'Haiiro' by SIT

Illustration // Thursday, November 15, 2012
After years of working as a digital creative for commercial companies, Amsterdam-based SIT decided to leave commercial work behind and get back to his artistic roots. In his monochrome series 'Haiiro,' he investigates the narrative possibility of the slow burn. SIT is interested in the notion that the impetus for decision making arises not in moments of impending crisis, what he calls the 'fast moving winds of change,' but the possibility for stillness to act as catalyst.

Tattoo Flash by Lina Stigsson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Lina Stigsson is originally from Sweden but has been living in Amsterdam for the last 15 years. She has been tattooing and creating some pretty steamy flash since 2002. You can catch her over at Admiraal Tattoo Studio in Amsterdam. Romance, lust and predators.
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