RIP The Great H.R. Giger (1940-2014)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We were sad to hear this morning that renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has passed away. Most well known for designing the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's "Alien," Giger influenced a generation of artists and filmmakers. Giger's work melded and combined mechanical, machine and human elements into nightmarish creatures, creating surrealist images in a style he described as "biomechanical" or "biomechanoids." 

Boris Vallejo's Lustful Twins

Erotica // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Boris Vallejo works almost exclusively in the fantasy and erotica genres. His hyper-representational paintings have graced the covers of dozens of science fiction paperbacks and are featured in a series of best-selling glossy calendars. Subjects of his paintings are typically Sword and sorcery gods, monsters, and well-muscled male and female barbarians engaged in battle.

Update: Jay Shell's "The Rap Quotes"

Street Art // Friday, April 04, 2014
Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. 

Eddy Stevens' Photorealistic Paintings

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 28, 2014
It's easy to say that women are the main sunject of Belgian artist Eddy Stevens' vivid photorealistic paintings; yet, his paintings have a distinct emotive edge. From images of clumped emaciated, faceless women with protruding spines to facial portraits of people with long, windblown hair, Stevens' paintings read as vivid dreams, outward expressions of the artist's inner psyche.

The Collaborative Mind of J. Powers Bowman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
J. Powers Bowman creates collaborations with himself. Combining his insanely intricate elements of land air and seascapes, with more landscapes, cities and patterns, his illustrations are drawn, photocopied, cut, drawn and reconstituted again- all by him. I don't really know what that means but the result is just as insane as it was to begin with, but more complex. I'm going to go ahead and categorize this under 'blowing my mind.'

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.'

Update: 'Found,' Unpublished Photographs From National Geographic

Photography // Monday, February 03, 2014
National Geographic published their first issue 125 years ago in 1888. This is an incredible timespan for any publication, but you have to wonder where does all the content go? To honor their 125th anniversary National Geographic has released Found, a curated collection of photography from their archives. Much of the collection has never been published or seen by the public!

The Tender Tentacles of Daikichi Amano (Very NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
We think it is this image of the octopus/squid with women's heads bulging out that really got us out of bed this Monday morning...creepy but cool. Japanese photographer Daikichi Amano explores the gruesome connection between Japan's metaphorical and literal consumption of both the female form and creatures of the sea...

The Work Of Zaria Forman

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 03, 2014
Zaria Forman beautifully captures the earth’s changing landscapes in her nearly photorealistic large soft pastel drawings. 

Best of 2013: Portraits of an Elderly Superhero by Andreas Englund

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Originally published on November 7th, 2013: A painting of a superhero is one thing, but beautiful, realistic paintings of an elderly superhero with oils on large scale surfaces is another. Swedish artist, Andreas Englund has created a series of paintings depicting an elderly superhero in various day-in-the-life scenarios.

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