Paper Cut Scenes by David A. Reeves

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
The key here is obviously building a great set and to shoot a great photograph, but we love how David A Reeves has taken every detail into account in his paper cut scenes of drama and violence. Look at the paper details on the gun shot, and of course, the blood coming from the other man's noggin. 

Oil Painting on Pennies by Jacqueline Lou Skaggs

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Well, you don't see this everyday. Artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs has taken discarded pennies (well, every penny gets discarded, doesn't it?) and painted the smallest of portraits, landscapes, and figurative paintings on the smallest of surfaces. Can't imagine you need a lot of oils for this.

Illustrating With Staples: The Work of Baptiste Debombourg

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
'For years, the French artist Baptiste Debombourg has been gradually perfecting his unique technique taking to a level where he’s now able to create detailed re-interpretations of famous classic paintings. Instead of relying on the usual art mediums, like acrylic or oil paints, he takes these simple objects we use in our every day lives and creates thought-provoking works that blend classic and contemporary art...'

Positive Signs: Diagrams, Quotes, and Speculations on Creativity and Optimism

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
These diagrammatic drawings laden with powerful aphorisms on the creative process and general conundrums of contemporary life by Christine Wong Yap highlight the beauty and importance of enterprising productivity and free, individual thought, illustrating intrinsic processes of a successful creative lifestyle. As a magazine that promotes prodigious creative output, we thought we would share.

Illustrations by Laura Geurten

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
These wonderfully dark illustrations by Laura Geurten have a playful and quick folk art aesthetic that has a subtlety of shuddering and detailed line work that reminds us of Goya's Disasters of War. Although not nearly as graphically realistic or horrifying as Goya in subject matter or style, Geurten playfully dances around what is psychologically deep and consuming...

Embroidered Portraits by Stacey Page

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
Being that is is Labor Day, we are thinking of things that take a long time to make. So how about taking an old fashioned portrait, and then adding some contemporary flair to it in the vein of Stacey Page. She embroiders over portraits with her own stitching style, adding a bit of color and humor to an otherwise mundane shot. 

Paper Graffiti by Miriam Londono

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Miriam Londono makes a career out of interesting paper sculptures and installation like work, but it is her paper calligraphy, and her paper graffiti, that has our attention this morning. The layering, detail, and the ability to manipulate paper is something we have not seen before. 

Olek's Crocheted Gator in Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
There is a lack of large animal themed playgrounds; actually there is a lack of creative playgrounds in general, the options are endless really. Why not a massive gator-themed space for kids and adults? In San Paulo, there is a playground shaped as an alligator and for the 2012 SESC Arts show they invited Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, to cover the trademark crochet creations.

Stitching on Photographs by Maria Aparico Puentes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Chilean artist Maria Aparico Puentes stitches thread into geometric shapes over photography, an effect that makes the subjects appear to be existing on the borders of another dimension. Speaking on her work, Puentes notes, "I imagine that some of these impressions point me to study Architecture."

Olek for "Delocated" in the July Juxtapoz Adult Swim Issue

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
As part of our Adult Swim issue, we had the chance to create special collaborations with various artists around the themes of the Adult Swim programs. When it came to "Delocated,"with the concept of the family who testified against the Russian Mafia and has been uprooted to start living undercover through the witness protection program, why not have Olek and her guerrilla knitting work create some masks for full undercover looks?
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