Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
One of the most interesting, irreverent, humorous, and talented artists working in galleries today has to be Eric Yahnker, who controls a colored pencil and critique of pop culture better than anyone. The May 2011 cover artist just opened a brilliant new show, Ebony & Benghazi, at Ambach & Rice in Los Angeles, featuring both massive colored pencil works on paper, installation pieces, and apparently, a naked woman hanging out in the gallery.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Fore-edge painting is 'a way of hiding a painting on the edge of book so that it can only be seen when the pages are fanned out.' Dating back to the 1650s, it is demonstrated in these wonderful GIFs showing the edge of an 1937 book titled Autumn. Some books even have double for-edge paintings, with different ones appearing depending on the directio you flip the pages!
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..."
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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."
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.