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 . . .
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."
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.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 22, 2012
'I am a self taught artist, living in Paris. My art is influenced by the powerful and awesome flesh’s works of Philippe Pasqua and Jenny Savillel also love the positive energy of Terry Richardon's trashy world, or the disturbing strength and mysticism of Axel Pahlavi's paintings...'
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Henry Asencio's artwork reveals a contemporary dialogue between the material and the spiritual--the artist, his subject and his subconscious visions derived therein. Agitated by extreme texture and intentional use of color, Henry Asencio unravels an unspoken narrative replete with seemingly incongruent, yet harmonious ideals of quietude and fascinations of that which intensifies the moment.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Our relationship with printed matter is so everyday, how it comes to be is often overlooked. Here Nicholas Gottlund uses the materials and processes of commercial printing itself as artwork, revealing the methods behind the floods of visual information that surround our daily routines.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 26, 2012
We love when one image leads us on a chase to find a full look at an artist's work. In this case, the particular image that had us immersed this morning was this painting by Bilbao, Spain based fine artist Joseba Eskubi, and it lead us to a great look of oil paintings from the artist. Part abstract with fleeting figurative elements, the paintings appear as mythical, historical moments.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 19, 2012
Mark Bradford is an LA artist that grew up and still currently resides in South Central Los Angeles. His practice emerged from many environmental inputs. Growing up around a family of seamstresses and working at his mother's hair salon before going off to art school, Bradford's use of materials and sensitivity to the imminent characteristics of these materials appears to have evolved from these influences to his development.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Clare Price is a London-based artist. Her paintings are abstract combinations of various painterly mediums. layering acrylic, gouache, spray paint, oil, and house paint, rendering free forms alongside hand rendered pixels creating energetic grids that explode in color and tension between rigid structure and expressive marks and color.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 25, 2012
Alice Browne is an abstract painter who plays with the relationship between the object and the representation of the object. Browne's work asks the viewer to see what it means to look at an object and what it is like to have the object look back within a framed space depicted in the painting.