Juxtapoz // Friday, June 20, 2014
We have been a huge fan of Canadian artist, Matthew Feyld, for a long time. The funny thing is, we have been a fan of two different kinds of Matthew Feyld's now for the past few years, and didn't even register that they were the same person. The first one is a minimal figurative painter with almost comic influence and the second is one with wonderful abstract sensibilities.
Erotica // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Sexual impulse is put under a retro-filtered microscope in Canada’s (a collective from Barcelona) short, Crème Caramel. Giving the popular pudding top billing, the Barcelona director collective depict a portrait of desire for the latest in NOWNESS’ weekly series #DefineBeauty...
Design // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Created by Marv Newland, this short animation is a dizzying observance of sound, color and movement. Newland has collected multitudes of CMYK symbols, moiré patterns, and registration marks, all pulled from cereal boxes and other common printed materials. Newland then isolated and assembled all of these different marks into this short film, titled CMYK.
Street Art // Friday, February 21, 2014
The Free 4 All Walls project in Windsor, Ontario has recently seen additions by artists Nosego, Persue, Above, Xray, Kwest, Elicsr, Ben Frost, Denial, and Nekoes. The large-scale public mural project takes dull walls that were subject to vandalism and replaces them with dynamic murals. Each work has been geographically dependent, reflecting upon its individual site and specific community.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Montreal-based artist Jean-Pierre Seguin uses thousands of painted toy soldiers to construct portraits and scenes. Seguin's process involves studying a source image from a distance and then painting each individual soldier (sometimes over 15,000) a different color.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
We came across the work of Michael Swaney a few times since the new year, as the artist is set to show at a few galleries we love in Europe, Blokker in Madrid and Krets in Malmo, Sweden. Swaney is part of a great group of Canadian painters, Neil Farber comes to mind, who have transitioned from character-based work to abstract paintings. Definitely keeping an eye on Swaney in the coming years...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Jen Mann is a Canadian artist from Toronto, Ontario. Mann's dreamy, acrylic paintings are inspired by illusions and memories of her childhood, she experiments with a variety of different effects with color combinations and saturation to capture innocence and beauty. "I am fascinated by the subconscious, the soul, identity, and the way they interact to form meaning and beauty, or nonsense everything and nothing...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We are enjoying new oil paintings by Canadian-born, London-based painter Andrew Salgado this morning, a very classical artist who creates beautiful portraits. Salgado says of his works, "I am interested in how my paintings might operate independently from their literal figurative foundation and engage with an exploration of color, reduction of forms, and triumph of substance as imbued with meaning and metaphor, overt, and suggestive."
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
Coinciding with Todd James' opening at Cooper Cole Gallery this past weekend, Marc Bell opened a new series of works called No Jabronis. Amazing name. From the looks of it, Bell has 4 intricate, amazingly detailed illustrations that look like one book narrative book on paper. We grabbed some of the detailed shots as well as the larger looks at these 18" x 24" ink on paper drawings... get studying kids...
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Canadian artist David Ellinsen's series Future Imperfect "questions if our seemingly blunted instinct of self-preservation will overcome the entrenched, destructive cultural norms," the removal of man from his natural environment.