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.

Agostino Arrivabene "To Pathei Mathos" @ Panorama Museum, Badfrankenhausen, Germany

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
The Agostino Arrivabene "To Pathei Mathos" retrospective exhibition at the Panorama Museum in Badfrankenhausen, Germany is composed of 125 works, mostly paintings (miniature to large) and drawings, etchings and sketchbooks. During the opening, Arrivabene guided visitors through the chronological layout, giving explanations of ideas, symbols, themes, and techniques. The thorough instruction on the works was rich with interesting anecdotes.

The Art of Tom Bagshaw

Erotica // Monday, July 22, 2013
Based in Bath, England, Tom Bagshaw works as a fine artist and illustrator, attracting clients in fashion, advertising, editorial, and publishing that include Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony, the BBC, GQ, and Random House. In his personal work he has developed a highly stylized form of digital painting through which he explores themes of fantasy, beauty, and mysticism. While his work deals with imaginative content, it also aims for a strong level of realism in its presentation. Feminine beauty and portraiture play a large role in his work, but the women he depicts are never frail, but rather strong, intriguing characters with an air of mystery to them.

Update: Decaying Fine Art by Valerie Hegarty

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work. Valerie showed at The Queen's Nails in San Francisco earlier this year and is currently in an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum through December 1st, 2013. The New Yorker called her work a look into "waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state." Perhaps of all culture in general?

Paintings by Nathalie du Pasquier

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Nathalie du Pasquier's still life pantings depict interior spaces with a repetition of forms and a flattened three-dimensionality that reminds us simultaneously of the still life paintings of Giorgio Morandi with attention to composition and compressed space as well as the early works of Lucian Freud with distorted perspective and obsessive attention to detail responding to a perception of what it is to see the object in the real. 

Good Morning, Egon

Erotica // Monday, July 08, 2013
Whether bright and bushy-tailed or still a little hazy from the 4th of July weekend festivities, join us this fine Monday morning as we ogle over some of the bizarrely lovely nude art of Egon Schiele. Despite such a stark palette and twisting, contorted movements, Schiele's erotic sketches nevertheless convey the inherent beauty of the female body in all its shapes and forms, his unique illustrative style lending a deliciously modern edge to these early twentieth-century pieces.

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