Juxtapoz // Friday, May 23, 2014
Jake Scharbach grew up in the woods of Washington State without electricity. With his sister, they passed their time creating, making and enjoying art, so it’s no wonder he grew up to be as prolific as he is.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Lis Kula aka Alek Morawski is a Bay Area native creating fantastically whimsical illustrations. SInce graduating California College of the Arts he now lives in Poland, focusing mostly on illustration and mural paintings he is inspired by Eastern European cartoons he used to watch as a kid. Painting imaginary worlds and translating dreams to painted pictures he entertains with eccentrically quirky figures throughout his portfolio...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
This morning we take another look at Matt Rota, an award-winning illustrator based in New York and an instructor at institutions that include the School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Matt paints almost exclusively in watercolor, creating complex and engaging narrative landscapes.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Those who know Kurt Vonnegut as one of America's most beloved and influential writers also know that his doodles and drawings were often included throughout his books, our favorite being The Breakfast of Champions. When he wasn't writing, he doodled. Compiled by his daughter, this book brings together the finest examples of his funny, strange, and moving drawings in an inexpensive, beautifully produced volume for every Vonnegut fan.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
Weaving elements of masterful line work and a strong sense of heritage, the work of Stephanie Inagaki uses Japanese mythology and folk tales as the source for her intimate presentations of the manners in which we relate to the ones we love, the often painful lessons learned in the experience, and ultimately the blossoming discovery of self...
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 // 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 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...'