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!

Clayton Brothers "I'm Ok" @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporary, Milan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Clayton Brothers just opened their first solo show in Italy this past November, opening a new body body of work, "I'm OK," at the Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan. The former Juxtapoz cover artists (ie... actual brothers) brought 30 new works in paintings, drawings, sculpture, with the the brothers noting, "We see these images as a reflection of ourselves but also of our neighbors, our friends, and families. In short, they are a reflection of the world around us."

The Watercolors of Patrick Krzyzanowski

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
For anybody who is sitting at their desk, needing a little humor, nostalgia, and glam wrestling, then the watercolor works of Patrick Krzyzanowski will definitely put you in a good mood. "Professional wrestling is multi-faceted and complex..."

The Works of Andre Petterson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Vancover based artist Andre Petterson attempts to capture the essence of a split-second in time. His current photography-based work explores various themes of lighting to create elements of mystery. Rembrandt and the Dutch masters’ use of light have strongly influenced Petterson; important elements are highlighted and the mind must fill in the rest.

New Paintings by Andrew Salgado

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We are enjoying new oil paintings by Canadian-born, London-based painter Andrew Salgado this morning, a very classical artist who creates beautiful portraits. Salgado says of his works, "I am interested in how my paintings might operate independently from their literal figurative foundation and engage with an exploration of color, reduction of forms, and triumph of substance as imbued with meaning and metaphor, overt, and suggestive."

In LA: Lari Pittman "From A Late Western Impaerium" @ Regen Projects

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Some shows need to be seen in person, in a big spacious gallery, where gigantic canvases can overwhelm you in their peaceful positioning. And even though we just used a bunch of words that mean there are big paintings hanging at Regen Projects this month in Lari Pittman's "From A Late Western Impaerium," there are also highly detailed drawings and paintings that also suck you into their mysterious language and context. Here are some photos from the opening this past weekend... 

Mary Iverson "Sunk" @ Davidson Galleries, Seattle

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
We have made no secret that we really enjoy the works of Mary Iverson, both for its environmental questions and overall aesthetic, and enjoyed traveling to Singapore with her earlier this year and participating in a lecture with her. Now, the Seattle-based artist will open up Sunk, a new body of work at Davidson Galleries in her hometown, a series that challenges both globalization and its consequences. As she explains, "the capitalist system wagers the needs of a growing population against the stress the environment can bear. My work raises questions about the ultimate destination for all of this growth."

David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition @ de Young, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The entire experience of having David Hockney open a massive exhibition, A Bigger Exhibition, if you will, in San Francisco is that you learn just how relentless and consistent the famed British artist's work ethic really is. He is non-stop, constantly learning new tricks, creating more immersive works, challenging pre-conceived notions of landspace and portrait painting, whether through iPad, or just old-fashioned perspective paintings. Here is our article from the November 2013 print issue about A Bigger Exhibition... 

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