Sleeping Betty by Claude Cloutier

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 09, 2012
We just saw this video, Sleeping Betty, by Claude Cloutier, posted by the National Film Board of Canada. Drawn in India ink, this animation video sets the "Perrault classic in Claude Cloutier’s disjointed, anachronistic and playful universe."

Guest Curated: The Work of Gary Taxali

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India in 1968. A year later, he and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. The encouragement of his parents led Gary to take art classes as a child which eventually led him to pursue an art education.

In Illustration: Long Time Favorite, Marcel Dzama

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 23, 2011
Marcel Dzama's brilliantly unique and witty watercolor illustrations have been a long time favorite of mine, and staple of inspiration in my own illustration practice. Marcel Dzama (born 1974 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally, in particular his ink and watercolor drawings, which illustrate strange pale and slender characters with a sense of vintage nostalgia.

In Illustration: The Work of Jessica Fortner

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Jessica Fortner is an illustrator from Toronto, Canada, focusing on editorial, advertising and children’s illustration. She works in both traditional and digital media.

Anatomical Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 30, 2011
Imagine heading ouver to the water cooler and catching a glimpse of a skull carved into the side of the cabinet? Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre is carving human and animal skeletons into various wood pieces, mostly things that humans use or sit on.

Neil Farber "Slugging" at Edward Thorp Gallery NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 28, 2011
Winnipeg-based fine artist, Neil Farber, has a solo exhibition, Slugging, currently showing at Edward Thorp Gallery in NYC. We personally have been fans of Farber's work since he was a founding member of The Royal Art Lodge, an artist collective based in Winnipeg with Michael Dumontier and Marcel Dzama.

The Paintings of Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber Ltd

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 17, 2011
We were longtime fans of the Royal Art Lodge, a collective from Winnipeg that consisted of Marcel Dzama, Michael Dumontier, and Neil Farber. We even profiled their work in Feb 2007. Now we are very much into the wit, humor, and strong conceptual paintings of the second incarnation of Royal Art Lodge, Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber Ltd. A portfolio after the jump . . .

The 3D Paintings of David Spriggs and Xia Xiaowan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The 3D painting works on panes of glass by both Canadian artist David Spriggs and Chinese artist Xia Xiaowan are stunning. Viewers of the work find "shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space." More after the jump . . .

Video—Art Installation that Looks like Burning Building is Not Actually Burning

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 16, 2011
Maybe we are insensitive to real burning buildings, but this installation from Montreal-based artist Isabelle Hayeur is very interesting and one of the better pieces of art we have seen this weekend. This could lead to a boy cries wolf scenario, but you should watch the video after the jump to see how it works...
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