Drawings by Zachari Logan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Zachari Logan was born in 1980 in Saskatoon (Canada) where he currently lives and works. He paints and draws his own body as subject, engaging personal narratives that contradict and question existing notions of masculine representation. As a queer man interested in the vocabulary of realist figurative painting and drawing, his body is catalyst for his fascination with masculine stereotypic portrayals.

Graphite Drawings by Melissa Cooke

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Melissa Cooke specializes in graphite on paper and through her drawing she investigates the relationship between photography, performance and drawing in portraiture. Her process includes dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush and then augmenting the smooth surfaces by erasing in details and textures.

'New Levels', Drawings by John Chae

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 03, 2014
Artist John Chae was born in Colorado, grew up in Seol, Korea and studied painting at the Maryland Institute Colle of Art and wizardry under Wharfdang the Horrible (his words). We are enjoying his latest collection of bizzare colorful drawings, titled New Levels. 

Tim Lane And His Animalized People

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 30, 2014
Easy to get lost in the layers of details, heavy with allusion, Tim Lane’s drawings and paintings are mindfully crafted, allowing the viewer to investigate and discover more at their own leisure.

Drawings of Men Farting from the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
These images, taken from scrolls produced during the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868), depict he-gassen or "farting competitions." Yes, that's right, farting. According to the website Naruhodo, "Similar drawings were used to ridicule westerners towards the end of the Edo period, with images depicting the westerners blown away by Japanese farts." 

"Calculation" Drawings by Rafael Araujo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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. 

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

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
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.

Drawings by Louise Despont

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.

Illustrations by Zhao Na

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There was so much good work from Beijing, China-based artist Zhao Na, that we couldn't single out what to feature. Her works are large format, pencil on paper universes, occasionally adding a subtle and sweet use of colour. The sprawling scenes are bursting with rich detail.  

Furniture Imitates Art

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 03, 2014
Furniture imitates art! Jinil Park, a South Korean designer, has created steel wire furniture that look like rough line sketches. "The key point of my work is the moments where the line is distorted," said Jinil Park. "They express the designer’s feeling, status, and emotion." 

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