Juxtapoz // Monday, September 14, 2015
South Korean artist Choi Xooang shows us the realism of the human emotion frozen in an instant. The flow of life through polymer clay figures breathes the difficult reality we face today if Man does not confront the outer world. Choi personifies what he feels inside canalized by every emotion in a multidimensional way. He works through the whole body or a part, focusing on the intensity of sensation as he crystallizes life filled with so much severity and darkness....
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Joel Rea was on of the great painters in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book, and we got attracted to his surreal works through Jonathan LeVine. So it makes sense then that Rea's newest solo show, Beasts of Arcadia, will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC on September 12 and run through October 10, and look to be a stellar, painterly show of dreamlike sequences and apocalyptic endings.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 14, 2015
Kit King, a child of artist parents, was raised around art. Currently living in rural Ontario, spends her days painting full time. Hyperreal and ephemeral, this emotional work captures moments of high sensitivity.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 03, 2015
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu have created a hyperreal sculpture of a fallen angel using fiberglass, woven mesh, and stainless steel. Initially constructed in 2008, the piece was installed in Beijing earlier last week. The duo previously has been featured on the site for their impressive hyperreal sculpture installations and have made headlines for using controversial materials like human fat tisue and real cadavers in their work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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. Hilo was featured in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal Book that we published in 2014.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lee Kwang-Ho is one of Korea’s most prominent realist artists. He displays his technical and pictorial mastery with the ability to meticulously combine elements of the real and the abstract. Lee’s early works were inspired by Pop Art, influenced by the Renaissance perspective, and Surrealism, and have now developed into his own unique and personal interpretation of modern realism. A thorough investigation of his works provides the viewer an opportunity to fully appreciate the depth and versatility of Lee’s artistry and vision.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We love the work of Mississippi's Glennray Tutor, who is just a damn master at the photoreal style, just a master with the paintbrush. Tutor was in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal Book that we released last year, and in the past calendar year, he has completed 8 new paintings in his "Marble" series. Check them out here...
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
Definitely something to check out if you are one of our London readers or about to take a trip there: The Serpentine presents the work of late American sculptor Duane Hanson (1925-1996) in his first survey show in London since 1997. Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life into iconographic material. The exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Lu Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978 and immigrated to the United States at the age of 11. After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2000 with degrees in biology and art, he moved to Denver, CO after deciding to pursue portrait art rather than medicine. Since 2002, Lu has been studying at the Denver Art Students League, focusing his studies on life drawing, and has exhibited his work at that arts venue for the past decade.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 18, 2015
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present About Head, an exhibition of new paintings by Spanish artist Eloy Morales in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States. In conjunction with About Head, a limited-edition exhibition catalogue was released at the opening reception (with an introduction and interview by Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco).