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.

Karla Wozniak "THIS WEATHER IS COSMIC" @ Gregory Lind, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Every time we see Karla Wozniak's work, it is always a pleasure, and we are always excited to see each new body of work she produces. This current show at Gregory Lind Gallery, The Weather is Cosmic (running until July 20th), features oil paintings and works on paper inspired by her new surroundings in east Tennessee where she has now lived since 2011 depicting careful observation of the landscape and a Wozniak's emotional response.

The Paintings of Frank Gonzales

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We have seen the work of Frank Gonzales with Thinkspace Gallery earlier this year, but we love his entire series of birds and nature. Frank says of his work, "My work is about taking forms in nature and making them my own. What I do is nothing new, but by using the language of color, composition, fragmentation, and representation my aim is to speak about these known elements and present them from a different perspective."

Shane Turner's Divided by Night 2.0

Erotica // Monday, June 24, 2013
Montreal-based artist Shane Turner demonstrates his incredible acrylic paintings technique in this time lapse video of his surreal painting "Divided by Night 2.0." A painter and designer, Turner's artwork ranges from surrealistic pop art to flowing abstract paintings, his use of stark contrasts, vivid accent colors, and clean lines influenced by a variety of other styles and mediums, including graffiti art, music, street art, comics, and more.

Suspended Eternities by Andy Denzler

Erotica // Monday, June 24, 2013
Swiss artist Andy Denzler combines a variety of mediums in his art practice, including painting, printing, graphic design, sculpture, and drawing. His works move between abstraction and reality, using the classical applications of oil painting to broach the shifting lines between fiction and reality. Denzler's pieces are snap-shots of events that take place in the span of mere moments, blurred and distorted in their movements, their timeframe artificially smeared and elongated into frozen eternities like the oscillating frames of a VHS tape hovering on pause. 

Sexy Playtime by Lee Chen Dao (Update)

Erotica // Monday, June 17, 2013
Lee Chen Dao is a figurative painter based out of Taipei, Taiwan. His playful and vibrant oil paintings marry the sensuality of adult eroticism with a gleeful sense of childish delight, unabashedly celebrating (and perhaps just as well quietly chastising) modern society's free-wheeling and almost infantile pursuit of pure pleasure. Superhero masks, girl on girl wrestling, strip poker antics, nothing is off limits in Dao's strange and provocative world.

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