The Work of Michael Kagan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
New York City-based Michael Kagan makes us remember why we love space travel in the first place; it documents well, even if it is oil on linen pieces based on photographs. He has a whole wonderful series of large scale paintings of NASA space missions, all created with both figurative and abstract flourishes.

Paintings for a Blind Man: The Work of Roy Nachum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This past week, as we would walk back to our hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, we were struck by a billboard that featured a gorilla roar juxtaposed (hey-o) with a little girl screaming. It was remarkably striking, and one of the reasons we loved it was that we knew it was the work of fine artist, Roy Nachum, who just wrapped up a solo show in NYC at Joseph Nahmad. What makes it even more remarkable is that the work is layered with Braille.

New Paintings by MARGARITA GEORGIADIS

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We just ran into a new body of work from Margarita Georgiadis, who just showed at Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane, Australia this past May. A mixture of abstract flashes mixed with figurative elements of flashing moments caught on canvas, Georgiadis' work is both haunting and refreshing, a nice collection of oil on canvas works that are both psychological and physical.

Last Week: "Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III" @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the last week for you to go check a show that we consider a must-see if you are in London: Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III at the Somerset House. One of the world's most influential tattoo artist turned fine artist with a respect for Japanese traditional arts and culture, Horiyoshi III includes a complete collection of his fine art and tattoo endeavors in the exhibition. The show is up through July 1, 2012.

Drawings by James Ulmer

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
Repetition, variation in detail, and simple forms are some of the charming qualities that draw you into these select drawings by James Ulmer. Each work reinvents simple characters or gestures forming patterns that span the entire page.

Paintings by Dan Beard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sometimes, you just want a very well created oil painting, and English painter Dan Beard has a fantastic abstract style in which he creates his portraits. The artist has shown extensively throughout Europe, including England, numerous solo shows throughout Helsinki, Finland, and Iceland.

New Banksy Paintings and Outdoor Works

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Every few months, you get a Banksy piece popping up in public, a nice witty thing that circulates the web and gets everyone in a tizzy. But you rarely get to see a new chunk of Banksy paintings get posted on his site in a grouping, and the Bristol, UK-born artist just gave us a nice update of what he gets done in the studio. We always liked his "Sorry: The Lifestyle You Ordered is Currently Out of Stock" motto.

Paintings by El Grio

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
This flat and graphic painting style with its emphasis on the flattened perspective and geometric forms creating vibration between the hues is pleasing in its wonkiness. El Grio paints objects that are familiar, yet with an approach that reformats the colors and shapes into an abstraction that is more lively than the initial thing itself . . .

Preview: Chrissy Angliker @ Knoerle & Baettig, Winterthur, Switzerland

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Brooklyn-based, Zurich-born Chrissy Angliker is set to open a new series of drip paintings, Control and Chaos, at Knoerle & Baettig Gallery in Winterthur, Switzerland this Saturday, May 12. As Angliker says of the series, "The focus of this painting style lies in creating a balanced relationship between the controllable and uncontrollable. For every intentional mark, there follows a free-falling drip, challenging it. I am searching for a sense of grace in the transition between these two opposing elements."

Hey Sexy!: Jean Lowe @ Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Opening this past Saturday was Hey Sexy!, a solo show by California-based artist Jean Lowe. Lowe's recent paintings and installations investigate our place within a consumer society evoking the intellectually provocative while simultaneously maintaining an entertaining playfulness.

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