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.

New Works by Alyssa Monks

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
This past summer, we were very impressed by the new series of paintings by Brooklyn-based Alyssa Monks. Today, we look at a few new works, as well as a few studies from Monks, works that are characterized by the appearence that the subjects are being captured in the fog of a shower, with a bit of hiding and protection for the models.

Paintings by Mernet Larson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mernet Larson's paintings are filled with a diverse array of cues that suggest various past artists from De Chirico to Lissitzky. Her most recent three bodies of work (or "three chapters as the title of her show") focus on heads and bodies, places, and narratives.

The Photography of Sarah Ann Loreth

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sarah Ann Loreth does not take photographs; she creates them from scenes she pulls from deep within her psyche. Sarah is a fine art photographer from New Hampshire, who specializes in self-portraiture and conceptual portraiture. In her work she tries to covey a quiet stillness of emotion with a connection to her natural surroundings.

Paintings by Carl Ostendarp

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Carl Ostendarp's paintings were once described by art critic Jerry Saltz as a hypothetical collaborative art production by Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat, Jules Olitski, and Roy LIchtenstein, and we couldn't agree more. These playful paintings evoke a range of visual cues from cartoons to high art minimalism...

New Works by Korea's Spunky Zoe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
We think we have expressed this sentiment on the site before, but we are huge fans of the work of Korean artist, Spunky Zoe. Her ballpoint and acrylic works just have this original vision to them, not to mention that they are created on large format paper. Fascinating work as always.

Another Look at Suzannah Sinclair

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 08, 2012
Artist Suzannah Sinclair's dreamy and seductive work is largely inspired by the vintage pornography of the 60's and 70's, a time when earthy sensuality and voluptuous figures reigned supreme. By using pale washes of watercolor to allow the soft grain of her birch wood canvases to come through, Sinclair perfectly merges the visceral qualities of her medium with the nostalgic essence of her erotically-charged subject matter.

Paintings by Simon Birch

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 07, 2012
After a long talk with Conor Harrington recently, we have become very fascinated with the idea of motion in paintings. When we came across the work of Hong Kong-based Simon Birch recently, we loved the way the artist depicted motion, both in his subjects and also with the surreal elements to his paintings.