Shawn Feeney's Musical Anatomy

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.

Drawings by Monica Zeringue

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...

Drawings by Kent Williams

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 24, 2014
We've previously shown you the paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Kent Williams. We were taking a look back through them this weekend and discovered that he has recently updated his website with some new drawings and a couple new paintings. 

Interact with Moon by Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Originally featured at the annual Berlin Falling Walls conference, artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson collaborated to create Moon, a digital canvas where users can interact, and leave their unique mark on the moon...

Another Look at the Drawings of Oldřich Kulhánek

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Oldřich Kulhánek is a Czech painter, graphic designer, illustrator, stage designer and pedagogue passed away last January. In 1917 he was arrested by the Secret Police and imprisoned for 'defamation of the allied socialist states.' His distorted portrait of Stalin and other graphics were considered 'ideologically dangerous.' Kulhánek created the design for the current Czech banknotes and postage stamps.

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." 

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