Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Joe Rudko works with photographs and other found items, ripping, cutting, and folding their surfaes before extending the materials with paint, graphite, and photographic spotting pens. This collage process improvises and engages the materials in coversation, "rendering interpetation vulnerable and unstable."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
During Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi's lifetime he accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. 'His work combined unabashedly grand forms with the most reductive geometric shapes.' View a collection of his sketches and drawing after the jump...
Erotica // Monday, September 15, 2014
Amanda Manitach is a curator and artist in Seattle and her drawings and watercolors are ethereal and foreboding. In a recent series, she dresses her macabre, erotic characters in cheeky T-Shirts.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Aubrey Learner’s intricate watercolor, graphite and ink drawings are metaphors of desire and disgust: the disparate longings for both purity and sexual prowess, and the concurrent disgust at perversion and decay. Juxtaposing contemporary fascinations with sexuality against the various vulgarities associated with reproduction, she explores the imposition of societal mores...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Today we check in with UK artist Jon Fox, who was featured in our New Contemporary book last year. Fox will be taking part in group show we are excited about, "Égrégore", at Yves Laroche Gallery in Montreal, Canada later this fall. His work often addresses the conflict of emotion: 'heart against head.' Many of his characters occupy a world of tension and turmoil battling with their own significance while the looming presence of a larger restless energy is at work around them.
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 // 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...