The Works of Kate Macdowell

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2012
Kate Macdowell has traveled the world, taught mediation in India, and created websites for high-tech corporate environments. Yet, through it all, she has become somewhat of a ceramic guru. Macdowell's work, which is hand-crafted out of porcelain, looks at humanities struggle with our natural surroundings and how science has effected us over the years.

Embroidery and Illustration by Izziyana Suhaimi

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
'Endlessly curious. My work primarily involves the use of embroidery. I am interested in collapsing the boundaries between traditional and popular cultures and exploring the links that exist between these two. My work examines how this particular mishmash manifests itself in modern times, especially concerning modern youths...'

Illustrations w/Thread

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 13, 2012
Thread is the material of choice for Nike Schroeder, as she playfully transports images out of her direct surroundings into textile art. She delicately explores human expressions and moments through needles and yarn. Her work is composed carefully with extreme detail, though it may appear seemingly rough and unfinished, as if leaving the ends of the thread hanging out of the pictures was a possible accident....

Postcards Make Portraits by Amir Zainorin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Using postcards that he obtains from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, artist Amir Zainorin creates collaged postcard murals of famed leaders that currently reside on the face of major currency. George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, and Mao Zedong get the treatment in a very odd, but rather creative series of portraits from the Malaysian-born artist.

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. 
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