Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
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.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Juan Caguicla and Christina Dy come together for STEREO 1, the first part of two series marrying Caguicla’s edgy photography and Dy’s large-scale but intimate drawings. In STEREO 1, Caguicla and Dy become one as both sides join to produce an altogether new and grotesque image. “Stereoscopic!”, describes mutual friend Ramon De Veyra, the source of the show’s name...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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...
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 22, 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.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Martine Johanna, who was most recently featured in the Fashion department of our September, 2013 issue, is a Netherlands-based painter and illustrator who has also worked as a fashion designer. Johanna has thrived on balancing a multi-faceted career...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
We recently featured Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang and his solo exhibition The Ninth Wave with a boatload of 99 fabricated animals on the Huangpu River. On August 8th the show opened with a bang – quite literally. His other pieces are an explosive series of gunpowder drawings titled Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Each representing a season, they are porcelain reliefs decorated with gunpowder then ignited at an event by Cai, which created a large gathering of spectators. A contemporary take on traditional Chinese motifs, beautiful details of nature emerged from the explosions and smoke highlighting delicate and intricate details made by the artist and the natural process taken.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
"Artist Louise Despont uses architectural stencils to create intricate pencil-on-paper drawings in her home and studio in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Working between a small desk and her bedroom floor, Despont’s daily practice, with a limited set of tools, yields surprising discoveries...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We are enjoying the drawings of Stockholm-based artist Oskar Korsár this morning. Oskar's female figures occupy commonplace settings awkwardly. His style and imagery reference his own experiences between the ages of 8 and 16 living in a Mongolian yurt in the forests of Northern Sweden.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jason Graham works full time as a tattoo artist at Grizzly Tattoo. However, inbetween zapping people and enjoying delights the city has to offer, he hides away to paint and draw stunning compositions with eccentric juxtapositions (usually with Frasier on loop). Using solely India ink on watercolor paper, his pieces evoke a flash tattoo style utilizing bold black lines and integrating geometric patterns.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We always enjoy checking in with New York artist Aurel Schmidt. Her highly detailed quirky, dirty, and disturbing yet humorous works always make us smile. Banana dick? Cabbage vagina? Ginger foot? That is such a pretty head of pineapple hair!