Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Fiona Tang is a talented Vancouver-based art student who creates large trompe l'oeil optical illusion drawings. "Despite my parents disapproval, I have stuck to and fought for my art. I love sketching, to the point where I will catch myself looking at my surroundings as sketches. Art is not only my passion, but also my outlet and therapy; it always manages to cheer me up."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This morning we take a look at some of the Star Wars concept illustrations of Ralph McQuarrie who designed the original trilogy as well as Battlestar Galactica, E.T. and Cocoon. "Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy...
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
'As an artist and human being, I am interested in exploring the precarious connection between natural and man-made spaces, and the men and women who inhabit them. Part of my artistic career was dedicated to set design. As a designer, for each new production I had to create and manipulate a unique relationship between the three-walled space of the stage and a human figure. With clever painting and lighting, the stage becomes a magic box...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 17, 2014
We've shown the incredibly beautiful work of South Korean artist Daehyun Kim before and asked him to create an original illustration for our March 2013 issue of the magazine. We recently checked in to see if he had any new work up (which he did!) and couldn't resist also revisiting some of our favorite drawings!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
"Johnny Abrahams lives and works in New York. His latest body of work consists of painstakingly painted op-art pieces. Working exclusively in black and white these large patterns are absolutely disorienting. Once the viewers eyes become accustomed to each piece, elaborate mazes dazzle the senses.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Benjamin Sack's incredible cityscapes are drawn with extraordinarly complex detail and filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. "The overarching theme of this 'symphony,' Sack says, "is the hero's journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic." Watch several videos after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 31, 2014
'As an artist my main point of interest is people. i draw most of my influences from random happenings and experiences I have had with people around me. My work is often described as grotesque, dark, or aggressive, which isn't what I intended but I find it interesting that people have that reaction. My drawing style stems form my interest in anatomy...'
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 17, 2014
This morning we check out UK-based artist Steve Caldwell's portraits. Known for producing meticulously realistic artwork in acrylics, Steve has produced work for exhibitions as well as private collections, commissions and the publishing industry including Puffin Books, Scholastic, Oxford University Press, and more.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
Musical instruments are prosthetics for body parts we never had. They can extend and transform voice, gesture, and exhalation. The mystery of their forms is matched by the invisible oddity of their sounds. But what if the prosthetics were unnecessary? This series by Shawn Feeney imagines bodies with musical anatomies, referencing musicians from a variety of genres and traditions.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"My drawings are all self-portraits. I use images of myself, often reduced to a pre-pubescent form, in multiples. The girls exist in a world devoid of any reference to time or location, as in a partially recalled dream or memory. I am exploring identity, as I return myself back to a time of possibility: still innocent, but at the brink of change...