Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
DE ES was born in 1942 in Gresten, Lower Austria, as Dieter Schwertberger. He studied the painting technique of the Old Masters in Vienna and is an independent artist since 1962. DE ES lived three years in Switzerland and twelve years in New York City. The painter is using the artist name DE ES since 1972. He lives again in Vienna since 1986.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 26, 2012
Shin-Young recently creates portraits juxtaposing ordinary, routine tasks against a backdrop of current news articles featuring a variety of social, political and environmental issues and events.
Illustration // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Jagi Note is an Artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Games from the early 1990's had a profound influence on his imagination and still inspires his artwork to this day. Jagi describes his artwork as impossible and beautiful realities which everyone who observes them wishes they could be a part of...
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Ah, we love it when it gets a little weird and intriguing. Montreal-based painter, Heidi Taillefer makes some of the most intricate, detailed, and other-worldly images we have seen in quite some time. Citing the influence of early 20th century artists like Max Ernst, Giorgio deChirico, and Paul Delvaux, Taillefer has applied a futuristic vision to the early surrealists.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. She works with a variety of media including pencil, oils, and digital. In her own words, 'my work alludes to the deformation that physically separates humans from plants and animals. The environments and situations that I paint are often of a surrealist nature, reminiscent of school, and partly based on fantasy...'
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Perhaps we have a weak stomach, but there is something about these photos that makes our belly turn a bit. First, Belgian photographer Kurt Stallaert's series, Bodybuilder's World, started innocent enough; a family that looked a little too buff for their own good. Then the surreal, doctored photos of children who hit the gym with a steroid rage started to make us feel... intrigued and disturbed all at once. But, we love it, too.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 08, 2012
We love the flat, white, realistic paintings of Korean-painter, Kwon Kyung-yup. Each female painted has an isolated, frozen glance, which makes them to appear to almost be facades in a dream. The detail in which the painter uses the color white is quite stunning.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
We showed you a great grouping from Polish surreal illustrator and digital artist, Igor Morski, last week, and we came across this fantastic image this morning and wanted to go into his more even more in depth. There isn't much else to say; in terms of creating surreal, imaginative universes, Igor is one of our favorites.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 01, 2012
Wow, what a powerful, dark, twisted series of paintings by self-taught German painter, Ludwig Drahosch. Depicting scenes of torture, sex, torture and sex, naked stretching, meditation, dreams... the list goes on... the paintings feel like a trip into the psyche of a truly deranged (in a good way, we promise), and talented artist.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
We are on a kick of fantasy art at the moment, and we have long been fans of the work of Japanese great, Tiger Tateishi, a surreal master who depicts hidden and mysterious frameworks in each of his works. Although he passed away in 1998, the artist left behind an imaginative body of work that would make our founder, Robert Williams, proud.