The Otherworldly Paintings of Julius Hofmann

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This was hard to understand at first, but you have to really dig into the works of Germany's Julius Hofmann to understand how truly fantastic these paintings are. A former student of a Jux favorite, Neo Rauch, the works almost appear to be stills from a claymation gone horribly awesome, but closer attention finds beautiful works.

Paintings by Louise Belcourt

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In an interview with BOMB Magazine, Louise Belcourt spoke extensively about her paintings, and this following passage in particular grabbed our attention with its thoughts on approaching a canvas. "For one thing, I’m physically moving them around with me, be it to my Canadian studio or my one in Brooklyn because things get finished so slowly. I am painting the forms in such a way to produce as much of a visceral experience as possible."

Jean-Pierre Roy "Terraformer" @ Mark Moore, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
An artist we are prepping a feature on for the print magazine, Mark Moore Gallery proudly presents Terraformer, an inaugural exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist, Jean-Pierre Roy. Despite his photorealistic prowess, Roy's terrains are sourced from pure imagination – cinematic dystopias through a Dutch Golden Age lens.

Julie Heffernan "Sky's Falling" @ Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Featured in our December 2012 issue on newsstands now, Julie Heffernan just opened Sky's Falling, a new body of work at Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City. The Brooklyn-based artist has taken her previous focus of self-portraits and pushed toward a series of sociopolitical works based our relationship with nature. The work is on display now through December 22, 2012.

Paintings by Tom Burckhardt

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 12, 2012
Tom Burckhardt's paintings on cast plastic supports occupy a delicate place in contemporary painting that is self-aware of the discourse surrounding the long-established medium, with many subtle touches to the surfaces reflecting a sense absurdity which accompanies imagery that balances between abstract and representational.

The Paintings of Christian Rex van Minnen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"In my work, whether stone and oil, metal and wood, or cardboard and papier-mâché alchemy and automatism are linked together in the cognitive creative process. Intention becomes line, line becomes shape, shape becomes form, and form becomes content. In my work I find myself either suppressing or indulging of my own desire to associate personal narrative to the raw visual information inherent in the material and process."

Studio Paintings by Fiona Ackerman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fiona Ackerman is a Vancouver-based artist who has explored range of paintings genres, producing abstract as well as semi-photorealistic representational work. Here Ackerman embraces a middle ground, rendering her studio space carefully arranged with abstract sketches and studies alongside tubes of paint, brushes, and expansive white wall space...

The Works of Julianna Brion

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Julianna Brion was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in a pink house in Greenwich Connecticut. After studying illustration and design at The Maryland Institute College of Art, she is now living and working as an illustrator in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys quilting, picture books, cute puppies, and death metal.

The Works of Pete Tapang

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Pete Tapang is a self taught illustrator based in Frankfurt, Germany. On why he depicts women, Pete says, 'People like to draw what they feel is beautiful! Some people like buildings, landscapes, poodles, chipmunks, or even smurfs, but I think that the most beautiful creation that God ever made was the woman, so why not draw that...'

Now Showing: Jason Shawn Alexander "[sic]" @ 101/Exhibit, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Just opened at 101/Exhibit in Los Angeles, [sic] is a new series of large-scale works by Los Angeles based artist Jason Shawn Alexander. They are his most direct and personal paintings to date. The dramatic narratives that are a signature of his work are yielding to the intensity of the figure itself, to the portrait itself. Jason digs in with his brushes, giving these paintings richer textures and dimensionality than anything that’s come before.

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