Illustration // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The mixture of cut-up, found textures and drawing in South Korean illustrator, Gwen Lee’s work is endering. The blending of the two techniques makes a nice contrast for the two styles, making the both eye-catching. As well as the found paper surfaces, Gwen also uses her own marks on the paper before cutting them up, following through with the hand-drawn feel in the collage.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Simulations is a fantastic and stunning photo collage and manipulation series by California aritst, Alexandra Bellissimo. The artist combines the naked human body with nature, making extensions from the body that appear to be roots and remnants of the natural environment.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Basic geometric forms and good use of colors are hard to turn down, and Saskia Pomeroy is an artist and illustrator working out of London who seems to know this well. Her commercial clients are a respectable list including Folk Clothing, Topman and H & M. Her use of pattern and illustration work equally well for fashion as for a fine art print.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 05, 2012
Joe Yorty is a San Diego-based artist that works in a variety of sculptural and two-dimensional mediums. As an obsessive collector of things and a habitual thrift store scavenger, Yorty utilizes objects that are carefully crafted by the unskilled, worn by use and time, and discarded for a second round of consumption.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 04, 2012
Mia Christopher is a young San Francisco-based artist fresh out of her BFA at the California College of the Arts. Working in several different mediums, Christopher's works are an amalgamation of colors, shapes, and textures. Different types of paper, amorphous forms of latex, and simple gouache and acrylic color fields come together to form the beautifully abstract collection of images and three-dimensional objects in her portfolio. Here are a select few.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
There are endless possibilities in the universe of collage art, and we really like what Debra Hampton has done with this series of works. Combining ??magazine cut outs, watercolor, and ink on panel, Hampton reimagines, arranges, and removes most identifiable elements of the model or person she is borrowing from and turns it into a surreal firestorm.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Jens Ullrich's collages have struck a chord between the contemporary athlete and the classical sculpture, carefully aligning these majestically poised bodies of stone alongside the twisting and flexing muscles of the human form in motion, a visual delight that is quite a simple gesture that arouses several visual and historical discussions.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 16, 2012
Antony Zinonos' bold and clean collages are playful, light, and compelling. Often invoking humor, each image is a conglomeration of vibrant, flat color, carefully plucked print images (with an emphasis on the vintage), and underlying narrative.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Quint Contemporary Art's current show exhibits work from an eclectic group of artists. The pieces in the exhibition by MIke Calway-Fagen, Joseph Huppert, Francesco Longenecker, Lee Materazzi (here), Timothy Earl Neil, and Ali Silverstein pull from a variety of art historical and current issues.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
Photo montage and collage have the inherent power to juxtapose and arrange strange and foreign subjects creating new associations from unlikely pairings, a re-occuring motivation and end goal for artist's working in this medium. The result from this process is usually a variety of relationships that are telling of particular aspects of the given subjects.