Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Via our friends at Juxtapoz Latin America, Brooklyn based Matt Leines recently opened a solo exhibition, Hyperbolic, at Beginnings in Brooklyn. After living in Philadelphia for a few years, the artist moved to New York and settled into a rhythm that was both fresh and cheerful, or as the gallery notes: "Those who follow (Leines') work may have noticed a shift in the last few years, somebody flipped a switch in the artist’s brain–or maybe spun a dial–and all sorts of things began to happen: visible spectrum increasing, palette spinning out, subjects becoming more universal and less referential.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Brooklyn-based artist Matt Leines this morning. Matt earned his BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and often depicts fantasy worlds inhabited by strange beasts, living architecture and colorful lines and patterns. He opens his show Hypebolic at Beginnnings, Brooklyn on April 11th.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Marc Andre Robinson salvaged over a dozen chairs and has presented them in a suspended loop for his sculptural installation titled Right of Return (By Themselves and of Themselves). Robinson often uses discarded furniture in his work, playing with the dialogue between art and artifact and transforming them into 'sculptural assemblages with complex and delicately balanced symbology.'
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Last Saturday night, as Manhattan was in full swing of all things Armory Show, Dennis McNett and the Wolfbat team put together a full music, installation, performance, and fine art party at House of Vans in Brooklyn. The show aimed to slay "the demons and storm surge sent by the gods through hurricane Sandy." In other words, a benefit. Tod Seelie was there...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in Brooklyn, our second there, by former Juxtapoz feature artist Jersey Joe. The piece was featured on the back of our January 2013 issue.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 14, 2013
We really like the work of Brooklyn-based artist Steven Ketchum. According to Steven, his artwork is a reflection of confusion seen in the world and the figures he draws don't understand themselves or eachother.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 20, 2013
Erik Jones is an artist and illustrator focusing on contemporary figure painting and cover illustration. His colorful abstractions and geometric configurations add an unexpected element to his portraits of topless beauties. Jones is based in Brooklyn, New York. Featured is a new painting for the 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational at Spoke Art in San Francisco, California.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 10, 2013
Sam Wolfe Connelly is a young artist and illustrator, currently living in New York, after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, in Georgia. His work has been featured in the Society Of Illustrators Student Show 2010, NewYorkTimes.com, Creative Quarterly, and used by Playboy Magazine, Penguin Books, Sundance Film Festival, Hasbro, Night Shade Books, Tor Books, Magic: The Gathering among many others.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 24, 2012
An artist we enjoyed learning about this year was Langdon Graves. Originally from Virginia, Graves is a Brooklyn based artist, who creates beautiful, ethereal illustration work. Her drawings have a minimal stillness about them, and her simple arrangements are approached in a near new surrealist manner.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
We feel like we haven't even touched on fun Christmas art this year, but thank you to chef Renee Baumann for creating an edible Brooklyn city block, made entirely of gingerbread. Sugar glass windows, brownstones you can eat, this is definitely a perfect piece of holiday art.