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. 

25 Years Ago Today, Jean-Michel Basquiat Died

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
On August 12, 1988, one of the most influential and famed artists to emerge from late 20th Century American art, especially downtown NYC art, combining Neo-expressionist, graffiti, music, and poetry,  died from a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Jean-Michel Basquiat, in his life and in his death, was both a symbol of the power of art and creativity, but also a symbol of the power of the art market. He continues to this day to be a favorite amongst our readers, and art collectors around the world. 

The Essence of Sensuality by Malcolm Liepke

Erotica // Monday, August 05, 2013
Born in 1953 and raised in Minneapolis, Malcolm Liepke's masterful use and knowledge of his chosen medium is the culmination of a long and ongoing apprenticeship, with compositional and tonal nods to the likes of Singer Sargent, Whistler, and Degas. The women depicted in his paintings include the innocent girl next door aside glamorous fashionistas of a bygone era. These slender figures with elongated limbs and pouting lips are indeed indicative of the catwalk models of the fashion world, yet through Liepke's skillful brushwork he flips the proverbial finger to the Photoshopped, touched-up cover girl imagery of modern society.

Summertime Beaching with Hilo Chen

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 03, 2013
We have absolutely no idea what beach Taiwanese-American artist Hilo Chen goes to create his larger than life hyperreal portraits of woman nude on beaches, but it seems like it could be a nice vacation spot... just sayin. Enjoy the summertime vibes from one of the more accomplished, if not slightly sexy photoreal artists in the world today... 

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