The Work of Stephanie Inagaki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 27, 2015
Weaving elements of masterful line work and a strong sense of heritage, the work of Stephanie Inagaki uses Japanese mythology and folk tales as the source for her intimate presentations of the manners in which we relate to the ones we love, the often painful lessons learned in the experience, and ultimately the blossoming discovery of self...

Drawings by Qiu Jie

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
Qiu Jie trained both in Chinese high-realism and European multi-media schools, also working professionally as a decorator and designer. His drawings are informed from a wide range of aesthetic influences and carry a sense of myth making, exotica, and expedition through mysterious terrains of the imagination.

The Art of Raúl Gonzalez

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
As a kid I'd grab Mad magazines and immediately look for the tiny cartoons that lined the margins. when i realized that Mad artist Sertio Aragones also did a comic book, Groo the Wanderer, I was hooked. Twenty years later I met El Paso-born and Boston-based artist Raul Gonzalez, a founding member of the local art collective...

Julia Randall: Lures, Decoys, Tongues, and Bubble Gum

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2015
Julia Randall is in love with drawing, and uses her seductive technique to craft images that subtly challenge assumptions about corporeality, desire, and the natural world. Intersecting sensibilities activate her work; images are simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive. Although she clearly operates in the realm of fantasy, Randall uses observation-based drawing and hyperrealistic technique to create images that are surreal and suggestive.

Graphite Drawings by Michael Schall

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
Brooklyn-based artist Michael Shall does not draw from photographs but uses images to "gain an understanding of how certain things are structured." He then uses these s structural understandings to create his imagined worlds where those forms can do whatever he wants them to. "...these forms can do whatever I want them to, and it all looks believable, or almost believable."

Alberto del Pozo's Deities

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
The Orichas Collection consists of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería. There are approximately 25 orichas in the Santería pantheon, 17 of which were depicted by del Pozo in this series. Santería refers to the Afro-Cuban practice of Lucumí or Regla de Ocha, a religious system originating with the African Yoruba people. The Orichas Collection includes the original pen, ink, and crayon illustrations.

"Calculation" Drawings by Rafael Araujo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Using only a pencil, ruler and protractor, Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates these beautiful renderings of the three dimensional space butterflies occupy and the mathematical spirals of sea shells. 

Book Reviews: Drawing People - The Human Figure In Contemporary Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Undeniably, the human form fascinates. It has caught the imagination like no other subject in recorded history. In his introduction to Drawing People: The Human Figure In Contemporary Art, Roger Malbert, senior curator of Hayward Touring at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London and contributor to many esteemed publications, writes, “Drawings give access to the obsessions, sense of humour, emotions and fantasies of their creator...

Drawings and Paintings by Robert Hardgrave

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
"Despite all the information we are given, I believe much is unknown to us in the moment, with clarity only achieved upon later reflection," states California-based artist Robert Hardgrave. Hardgrave's "paintings are about the excitement in each evolving moment in life, be it a minute or grand, and savoring it."

The Work of Jean-Pierre Hébert

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 22, 2015
Jean-Pierre Hébert is a pioneer in the creation of conceptual drawings based on original code proofed by computer-driven devices. He produces algorithmic, lyrical and spiritual works on paper, sand, and water as well as visual music and installations. "I draw because I love to draw and always had a passion for drawings," Hébert says...
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