The Work of Danie Mellor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Australian artist Danie Mellor explores historical intersections and relationships between Indigenous and Western cultures. Working across a variety of forms, from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and installation, Mellor addresses the shared history of Australia.

Bec Winnel Revisited (and showing at Thinkspace Gallery)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
We are falling into these new works by Australian illustrator and artist Bec Winnel. The emotive and sophisticated quality of her illustrations are the result of layers of mixed medium including pastel, pencil, watercolor, metallic and paper cuts. Her subjects and imagery are haunting and feminine.

Stephen Ives "Bleak" @ Backwoods Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.

Animated Gif Art by James Jirat Patradoon

Illustration // Saturday, May 31, 2014
'James Jirat Patradoon (born 1985) is an Australian Artist/Illustrator. He creates character driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create new stories. Inspired by the fashion and costume of black metal music, gangster rap, professional wrestling, sci-fi films, and superheroes, James' work is an irreverent take on the stoic nature of macho pop culture.'

Staedtler pencil sculptures by Lionel Bawden

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Lionel Bawden constructs elaborate and fluid sculptures strictly with Staedtler pencils. As it is noted on the Australian artist's site, "Bawden’s core practice exploits hexagonal coloured pencils as a sculptural material, reconfigured and carved into amorphous shapes, mining the material’s rich qualities of colour, geometry and metaphor."

Louise Zhang's Neon Viscera

Illustration // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Louise Zhang's brilliantly psychedelic abstractions are mind-numbing meditations on the vagaries of color. Great fields of purples and pinks gradate into intestinal tracts of neon viscerae, the cosmos and the microscopic all coming to mind in a candy-sweet cacophony. 

Plastic Doll Faces by Freya Jobbins

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
We love this series of faces composed of pieces of plastic toys by artist Freya Jobbins. Freya was born in Johannesburg, South Africa but grew up in West Sydney, Australia. She see's the toy assemblages as her humorous side and her print making as her 'voice.'

Best of 2013: Incredible Photos from the archives of the Sydney Police

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 28, 2013
Originally published September 19th, 2013: These fascinating photos come from archives of the Sydney police between 1912 and 1948. We are in awe at either the intentional or unintentional artistic sense of whoever the policeman/photographers were in the police department! One of our favorites is the man who refused to open his eyes...

RIP, psychedelic poster artist, Martin Sharp

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Story via ArtDaily, as we have embarked on a plane journey to Miami: Australian psychedelic artist Martin Sharp, a founder of the controversial Oz magazine who designed posters for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, has died aged 71. His death on Sunday, after a long struggle against emphysema, was confirmed by artist and friend Garry Shead, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

David McCracken's Never-Ending Staircase

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This seemingly never-ending staircase titled Diminish and Ascend is the work of artist David McCracken. Part of Bondi, Australia's annual Sculpture by the Sea event, the installation is an optical illusion that plays with perspectives and from certain angles appears to continue endlessly into the clouds! 
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