Yoshitomo Nara @ Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Blum & Poe is very pleased to announce a comprehensive solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara (and 2x Juxtapoz cover artist). The exhibition will be the artist's seventh with the gallery and will include a selection of new paintings, a series of large-scale bronze sculptures, and a survey of approximately two hundred drawings made over the last thirty years.

Paintings by Cindy Tower

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
'Painting from direct observation in relatively high-risk and difficult environments, Tower often brings along a body guard. Obviously not shy of a challenge, Tower enthusiastically tackles her subject matter with a die-hard scrutiny...

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit @ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Back in 2009, Ryan McGinness installed a mural of painting panels at the entryway at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Now as a follow-up, McGinness and the museum will open "Studio Visit" on January 25, 2014, a three-part exhibition, the first gallery will provide a glimpse of McGinness’s studio practice, the second will display a selection of the objects McGinness chose from the museum collection alongside his sketches and final image, and the last portion will show early works the artist made while growing up in Virginia Beach.

Tomoo Gokita @ Mary Boone Galley, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 13, 2014
Something to go check out in NYC in the next few months, Japanese painter Tomoo Gokita just opened a solo show at Mary Boone Gallery's 541 West 24th Street location. We have a paintings from the show here, plus a collection of paintings from the past few years in our picture gallery, all featuring Gokita's beautiful use of acrylic gouache, and charcoal.

Paintings by Dario Puggioni

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 13, 2014
Dario Puggioni was born in Brunei and attained his artistic training in Rome. Currently, he lives and works in Berlin. In his art, Puggioni experiments with the material character of surfaces by combining classical figure drawing with a more modern antagonist mood...

Best of 2013: John Wesley "Objects and Paintings" (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Originally published on July 10th, 2013: Even though this show closed last week at David Kordansky in Los Angeles, John Wesley's work, as always, looked fantastic. "Objects and Paintings includes paintings and sculptures from several periods in Wesley’s career; all of them point to the “eccentric precision,” as Dan Flavin described it in the show's catlogue, that has made him one of the indispensible American artists of the post-war period.

Kati Heck @ CAC Malaga, Spain

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
One of our favorite contemporary painters, Antwerp-based Kati Heck, just opened her first expansive museum show in Spain at the CAC Malaga, featuring 41 works: small- and large-format paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and video. So, if you have family in Spain, live in Spain, live close to Spain, maybe make this show a holiday season must... 

Update: Paintings by Dan Voinea

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
We love Dan Voinea's suspension of belief, his capturing of movement and timeless style. "Momentary rise of reason constitutes a deliberated exercise in sanity and the absurd in the realm of the surreal. By means of basic, sparse compositions and frugal coloring, the artworks depict every-day stereotypes in which the strange detail contaminates the apparent reality with the absurd." - Dan Voinea

Another Look: Paintings by Lu Cong

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 16, 2013
We came across some beautiful works by fine artist Lu Cong this morning, and although the majority of the work focues on the faces of the subject, this one piece of the floating women caught our attention the most. Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978, and he moved to the US when he was 11, and interestingly, graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Biology and Art in 2000.

Update: Paintings by Japan's Ai Shinohara

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Nothing like a pinata girl or fishes that like to immerse themselves in your chestal cavity to get you through the week. That is what we are dealing with in the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japa's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!

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