Douglas McDougall's Charcoal Drawings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Scottish artist Douglas McDougall uses charcoal, scalpel blades, erasers, and sandpaper to create his portraits. "By carving into the paper in a particular way, one can feel the power and the magic and luck...Portraiture is my way of encapsulating and understanding the ongoing museum of human experience, to show who we really are, body and spirit."

The Works of Razvan Boar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
Razvan Boar’s drawings, paintings, and collages have a fragmented quality, reflecting the confusion and dislocations of what can sometimes feel like a dissolving world. Boar (lives and works in Bucharest, Romania) is currently completing his MFA in painting at the National University of Art in Bucharest...

Charcoal Works by Yanni Floros

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
"I've always been interested in technology, especially the design of things and the way they're put together. It goes deeper than that, when I view humanity as a whole I have to ask 'what is it about us that wants to make all this?'"

Amazing Charcoal Rope Series

Illustration // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
'I chose imagery of knotted or twisted rope to help me describe the felt but unexpressed visceral world of the mind/body. These surrogate “bodies” seemed fitting metaphors for the tension, frayed nerves and entanglements that we inevitably experience as human beings. Use of distortion and exaggerated scale help evoke less pedestrian associations with my subject while enticing viewers to linger with the sensual qualities of surface and medium.' - Huguette Despault

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