Illustration // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Through her delicate illustrations, Mariana Magdaleno connects back to the strength of nature. She represents animals with intention, grace, respect and with a charge of energy through its innate symbolism. It’s a ritual that takes a living being and honors its presence.
Illustration // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Japanese artist Takumi Kama has used his fear of schoolgirls as inspiration for this series of portrait illustrations. The portraits depict schoolgirls in typical poses, but with animal heads and bodyparts.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
We are re-visiting this fantastic series of airbrush, oil on canvas paintings of animals by Eyan Higgins Jones. When you get a glimpse of the up-close details of this North Wales-born artist, you will understand why we are so blown away by his technique and overall command of airbrushing.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 14, 2014
Josh Keyes has been a favorite of many of our readers over the past half decade. From his original base in Oakland to his new studio outside of Portland, Keyes has become synonymous with a certain style of environmental awareness and approach, depicting animals in a post-apocalyptic world with humans but existing within the infrastructures created by us. The former cover artist just released a new series of paintings under the moniker, "The Far Side of the World—Old Ones", part of an ongoing series released on his site throughout 2014.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A beautiful series of pencil, charcoal, and pastel owls with fantastic intricate details by John Pusateri. A teacher at Unitec New Zealand, we are very happy that for a change, we are featuring photorealistic work that is not a human...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We can't believe this book release slipped through our grasp last year, as one of our favorite art series of the past few years is Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber's "Animals With Sharpies." Drawn & Quarterly, a great Montreal-based publisher, released the series in book form last year. As the press release states, each painting depicts "an animal holding a sharpie, ostensibly writing a message. These messages are varied in nature: they are political and religious tracts, confessions, recipes, arithmetic problems and more..."
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 16, 2013
In this series entitled Walking Shadow, designer and illustrator Jason Ratliff shows us that even a long, dark shadow can be transformed into something more visually interesting, like these bright patterns of stimulating colors. Ratliff combines traditional, detailed illustrations with abstract, mosaic silhouettes. Elderly folks, musicians, and animals find themselves accompanied by a shadow made of bold, solid blocks of color...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
An artist to watch for sure over the coming years... DALeast has been making some waves in both the mural and painting world over the past few years. DALeast's solo exhibition REDOK – a Tibetan phrase meaning "hope and fear" – features animal paintings in traditional portrait formats, taking inspiration from commissioned works of the early modern era. The portraits are painted in the artist's distinctive, inspiring style. They include the tea-stained backgrounds, which he lovingly builds over many months, that feature on many of his bravura gallery pieces.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Working with pencil is one thing, but to create large-scale, massive pencil on paper works as Adonna Khare creates is just stunning. Winner of the Art Prize 2012, Khare lives and works in Southern California, and is a member of the Drawing Center in New York. If you draw like this, it makes sense.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Cat Show curated by Rhonda Lieberman at White Columns in New York opened on June 14th and since then has gathered some attention. Critics like Jerry Saltz have been singing praise and the cats have been finding homes. The exhibition essentially functions as a play space filled with stray cats that are up for adoption (or to use the playful puns on White Column's website a "pussy playground" with "purr-formers"). If you happen to be looking for a cat, or are open to being charmed to the point of adoption, the adoption events have been extended to every Friday and Saturday during gallery hours (12-6 pm) with exception to 4th of July weekend.