A Ballerina Dances with Daggers on Her Shoes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. "The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel..."

Underwater Photographs By Wayne Levin

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 26, 2013
Wayne Levin shoots beautiful black and white film photographs of all things underwater and aquatic. From surfers to incredible schools of fish, Levin captures an eerie and mysterious underwater world. 

Forgotten and Abandoned Monuments in Former Yugoslavia

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
Photographer Jan Kempenaers toured the countryside of former countries that made up Yugoslavia and documented old, forgotten monuments. Many of the monuments are WWII and concentration camp memorials commissioned by president Josip Broz Tito in the 60s and 70s. Following the fall of socialism they were and remain abandoned and forgotten.

Update: Anatomical Surrealism of Valerio Carrubba

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
If Salvador Dali lived today and really wanted to get into the medical profession but wanted to keep his artistic chops, we get a gut feeling that his work could possibly go in the direction of Milan, Italy's Valerio Carrubba. We have always wanted to coin a term such as "Anatomical Surrealism," but now we sort of want to call Carrubba's work "Anatomical Surrealist Landscape" painting.

The Gruesome Works of Naoki Sasayama

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
We aren't normally showing gruesome paintings on this site (okay, sometimes there is a little blood and guts, but not car crash stuff). But when we came across the dark, bloody, accident portraits of Naoki Sasayama, we couldn't help but feel a little intrigued and grossed-out all at the same time. Which we guess means they are causing a "reaction." And in that reaction, we sort of want to let everyone know we don't like blood, just in case you were wondering... 

Update: Bizarre Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
We last featured the wonderful and bizzare sculptures of Canadian-born Maskull Lasserre back in February. They are always a lot of fun so this morning we take a look at some more of his incredibly intricate work. Lasserre spent the most of his childhood in South Africa and has exhibited across North America.

Sculptures by XooAng Choi

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Xooang Choi works in sculpture and isntallation, creating painted polymer clay figures that often literally illustrate metaphorical terms of abuse in Korean. Xooang received her MFA in Sculpture from the National University in Seoul.

Three Decades of "Jones Beach" by Joseph Szabo

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
We are about two weeks into Summer and were lucky enough to catch some of that beautiful California sunshine on the beach this fourth of July. Joseph Szabo, a teacher and photographer from Long Island spent almost three decades ('72-'99) photographing one of the busiest beaches in the world in this wonderful series "Jones Beach."

An update with 1010

Street Art // Saturday, June 22, 2013
Many months have passed since we last checked in on what Germany-based, minimalist artist, 1010, was up to. Not counting his large amount of exceptional design work, he has painted a number of abstract walls, some of abnormal creatures and others of simple compositions.

Sexy Playtime by Lee Chen Dao (Update)

Erotica // Monday, June 17, 2013
Lee Chen Dao is a figurative painter based out of Taipei, Taiwan. His playful and vibrant oil paintings marry the sensuality of adult eroticism with a gleeful sense of childish delight, unabashedly celebrating (and perhaps just as well quietly chastising) modern society's free-wheeling and almost infantile pursuit of pure pleasure. Superhero masks, girl on girl wrestling, strip poker antics, nothing is off limits in Dao's strange and provocative world.

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