Video: Juxtapoz Presents Scott Greenwalt

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
Earlier this year, we published a new book in our ongoing series, New Contemporary, that focuses on painters that both define and help evolve our coverage of painting through our 20 years of publishing. One of the artists that we were most proud to showcase was Scott Greenwalt, an Oakland, California based artist that combines both the natural and the metaphysical, creating a new brand of psychedelic arts with originality and amazing painting chops. We stopped by his studio to get a better glimpse at his work ethic, his plants, and his neighbors. 

Jonas Wood: New Works @ Anton Kern Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
I confess, I'm a huge fan of Jonas Wood's paintings. I was first attracted to his life-sized reporductions of obscure baseball cards, but became even more fascinated by his unique and original take on still-lifes, portraits, and paintings of what appears to be average suburban living rooms. Simply put, Wood does the everyday in a very beautiful way. This month, Wood opened his fourth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery in NYC, featuring portraits of friends, tennis, news rooms, pets, and rooms. 

New Paintings by Rene Almanza

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Monterrey, Mexico based fine artist and former Juxtapoz featured artist Rene Almanza just sent us a series of beautiful new paintings he has been working on. The artist has moved from him more futurist style to a more classical, but still contemporary, portrait style.

Update: Paintings by Alex Roulette

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Alex Roulette's paintings are both realistic yet subtly surreal. A strangely dreamlike landscape is occupied by young boys, as if recalling some idealized, American summer vacation. Yet the houses seem over simplified and out of place, as if reduced in detail and pasted on to the rolling meadows that span the scene. This morning we are taking a look through his more recent work!

Update: The Paintings of Agostino Arrivabene

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
At first we thought this was work done on top of found art, but once we realized this was the brand new series of Italian painter, Agostino Arrivabene, we liked the work even more. Surreal, fantastical constructions of oil on wood, Arrivabene's works remind us of dark tarot cards. Update: This morning we take a look back through some more of Agostino's work including his wonderful sketchbooks and drawings!

The Works of Julien Spianti

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Julien Spianti was born 1982 and in 2005 she attained a masters degree in Philosophy and Aesthetics at Paris I Sorbonne. She currently works and lives in Paris and Brussels, creating dark oils on paper and canvas with the occasional nude in abstracted compositions.

Raw Desire by Yugo Kohrogi

Erotica // Thursday, August 29, 2013
With brushstrokes that mimic both vaporous ribbons of smoke and whipped clouds of cream, Tokyo-based artist Yugo Kohrogi creates abstract representations of the nude female body that are simultaneously ghostly in composition and sweetly flush with vivid color. Kohrogi's paintings are pure expressions of raw desire made visible, their vaguely human forms and rich, bold strokes of flesh-tinted paint characterizing the physical and spiritual fusion of erotic passion.

Update: Paintings by Jen Ray

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
This morning we are checking in with fine artist Jen Ray ahead of her solo exhibition Better to Reign in Hell Than Serve in Heavan opening September 13th at Haus am Luetzowplatz in Berlin. The work seems to channel some sort of Rose Bowl Parade about 1,000 years in the future. The Raleigh, North Carolina-born fine artist is represented by Wentrup Gallery in Berlin, and has taken the concepts of these paintings and transformed them into performance pieces.

The Paintings of Joshua Hagler

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
If you have had a chance to open up our September 2013 issue, the one with Geoff McFetridge on the cover, you would have noticed a fantastic interview with Bay Area based artist, Joshua Hagler. The artist has been on our radar all year, beginning with a standout exhibition of paintings at Figure One Gallery at the University of Illinois. Today, we wanted to share a colleciton of Hagler's work... 

The Paintings of Andy Dixon

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
We just got the new issue of Color Magazine, and really got into the fine art paintings of Andy Dixon, a Vancouver-based artist who creates works full of color in the vein of past masters. He was even nominated for aJUNO award for album cover design for Said the Whale's Little Mountain LP. 

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