Summertime Beaching with Hilo Chen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
We have absolutely no idea what beach Taiwanese-American artist Hilo Chen goes to create his larger than life hyperreal portraits of woman nude on beaches, but it seems like it could be a nice vacation spot... just sayin. Enjoy the summertime vibes from one of the more accomplished, if not slightly sexy photoreal artists in the world today. Hilo was featured in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal Book that we published in 2014. 

Paintings by Japan's Ai Shinohara

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We are revisiting the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japan's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!

Update: Decaying Fine Art by Valerie Hegarty

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work. Valerie showed at The Queen's Nails in San Francisco earlier this year and is currently in an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum through December 1st, 2013. The New Yorker called her work a look into "waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state." Perhaps of all culture in general?

Alice Neel "Drawings and Watercolors 1927-1978" @ David Zwirner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 20, 2015
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Alice Neel(1900–1984, one of Juxtapoz' all-time favorite portrait artist from the 20th century. . On view at 537 West 20th Street in New York, the works are selected from throughout her career and span five decades. A fully illustrated catalogue by David Zwirner Books, featuring essays by the independent curator and writer Jeremy Lewison and the award-winning novelist Claire Messud, is published to coincide with the show.

Jules de Balincourt "As Far As We Could Go West" @ Kassel Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 09, 2015
One of our favorite painters, French-born, NYC-based Jules de Balincourt, has a solo museum show at the Kassel Kunstverein in Kassel, Germany up through March 15, 2015. "As Far As We Could Go West" features both newer and somewhat newer paintings and works from Balincourt's already busy exhibition career. 

The World of Alison Blickle

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
"My paintings let me live out fantasies through characters I create. These stories often involve my desire to feel a connection to something bigger than myself-- to nature, to my ancestors, or to a sense of spirituality. I’ve created an alter ego who appears as a recurring protagonist in my paintings. This imaginary version of me is who I wish I could be-- a strong, fearless hero engaged in exploration and adventures." —Alison Blickle

Matthew Stone: Ecstasy & Body Language

Erotica // Thursday, October 09, 2014
A throwback post if you will, we look at two bodies of work, figuratively intertwined here, from artist Matthew Stone. "Body Language" was first seen at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen back in 2010, and features photography and collage of nudes as landscapes, where Ecstasy was seen in Los Angeles in 2013 and features more abstraction and collaged works of nudes. The artist lives and work in London, UK. 

Kent Williams: New Works

Erotica // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Later this month, Kent Williams will open a brand new body of work at 101/Exhibit called "How Human of You." In advance, we wanted to take a second of appreciation of Kent's recent works from 2013-14, with a few looks at the paintings he will have in the Los Angeles show. The show will run from October 25—December 20th, 2014... 

Black and White Paintings by Rebecca Adams

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
Rebecca Adams is an artist based out of Providence, RI. She graduated from RISD in 2006 with a BFA in photography. Her paintings focus on black and white portraiture referencing stylized and graphic photography and film. She transitioned into painting after school, utilizing her skills in photography and lighting to aid in her subject matter.

Rashid Johnson "Islands" @ David Kordanksy, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. The show runs through October 29, 2014.
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