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... 

Update: Anatomical Surrealism of Valerio Carrubba

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
If Salvador Dali lived today and really wanted to get into the medical profession but wanted to keep his artistic chops, we get a gut feeling that his work could possibly go in the direction of Milan, Italy's Valerio Carrubba. We have always wanted to coin a term such as "Anatomical Surrealism," but now we sort of want to call Carrubba's work "Anatomical Surrealist Landscape" painting.

Update: The Surreal Works of Jennifer Nehrbass

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We previously came across the beautiful works of Jennifer Nehrbass at Pulse during Art Basel this past December. This morning we thought we would take a look back and some of her earlier and more recent work! The New Mexico grad, who has shown at Mark Moore Gallery in the past, as well as Brunnhofer Gallery at Pulse, has an interesting mix of youthful nostalgia, abstract snapshots, and scenic backdrops in her paintings.

The Pond, The Mirror, The Kaleidoscope @ School of Visual Arts, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
This summer, the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City will focus on the neo-Symbolist movement with the exhibition The Pond, The Mirror, The Kaleidoscope, a collection of 30 paintings, drawings and sculptures from emerging and established graduates from one of the the leading art schools in the US.  Curated by Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department and respected artist in his own right, the show will feature both names familiar to Juxtapoz such as James Jean, Mu Pan, and Timothy Okamura, but also some of our favorites in Mark Lang, Sakura Maku, and Martin Wittfooth.

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