Paintings by Benjamin Degen

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 11, 2011
New York-based artist Benjamin Degen utilizes a vibrant color palette that radiates with movement and intricacy to make these oil on canvas paintings. With a mark making strategy that builds up layers of detail and bright color, the work that is rendered flatly becomes full of depth with the accumulation of varying marks and patterns.

Painting-Related Objects by Just Quist

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 09, 2011
Just Quist is an artists based in Tilburg, Netherlands. His "painting-objects...try to incorporate contemporary influences and techniques concerning the concretion and formal approach towards painting." Some works implement digital techniques while others simply consist of oil on glass.

Paintings by Feodor Voronov

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 02, 2011
At the base of Feodor Voronov's work is a constant search to reinvent the problem-solving process of painting. His work has developed overtime as a means to find more challenging and risky ways to solve the puzzle of a composition on canvas (or paper).

AMTK: Collaborative Paintings by Andrew Mazorol & Tyman Kerr

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 01, 2011
Sometimes, painting can be lonely. Some people revel in this solitary condition. However, you can also get frustrated, caught in your own thoughts, and it could really help to have a buddy there with you to pull you through those mental blocks.

Paintings by Ahmed Alsoudani

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 26, 2011
Ahmed Alsoudani's paintings are immersed in the surreal, compiling fractured images from fleshy masses with inorganic forms, yielding a psychologically unsettling image that borders on comparison with Picasso's Guernica as a response to the "psychological repercussions" of warfare.

Looking Back: Stuart Davis

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 25, 2011
Every now and then, we like to highlight one of the greats that inspires some of our favorite contemporary artists. When recently looking at Jonas Wood's paintings, we revisited Stuart Davis' work (Davis being a significant influence on Wood's stylistic approach).

Looking Back: Text Paintings by John Baldessari

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 20, 2011
These text paintings from famous California artist John Baldessari date back to the 1960s. Each painting packs a witty message about the state of contemporary painting and the dilemmas, standards, and requirements the art world places upon the traditional art form.

Paintings by Ky Anderson

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 18, 2011
Ky Anderson paints intuitively, creating images and forms through the process of the painting, with meaning often developing after the picture has been completed and as the abstractions reach a decisive balance.

The Paintings of JL Robbins

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sometimes, all you need are acrylic and pastel paintings on wood to get your day started. Los Angeles-based JL Robbins evolving series is a mix of both mystical, magical realism and erotica. We guess his previous career as a lab technician fabricating prosthetics and orthotics has paid off.

Paintings by John McAllister

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 13, 2011
John McAllister's recent paintings have an apparent interest in vibrant color and flatness that stylistically alludes to painters like Matisse. The stylization of the images and subject matter have a photographic feel, especially when considering photography as documentation.

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