Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We came across these paintings this morning of Gustavo Silva Nuñez, a Venezuelan artist who has a great skill of capturing subjects as they swim or are submerged underwater in a series of paintings. One of the best things we see in these paintings is the way he captures the surface of the water. Well done.
Erotica // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Not all of these paintings are in the "erotic" category, but most of them are of the NSFW work persuasion, and most of these paintings by Hubert de Lartigue are rendered beautifully. From full nudes, to an interest in belly buttons, to some very nice obsessios with tongues, de Lartigue uses acrylic on canvas for all these works.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
And to think, the only Dirk we knew works in Dallas. We ran across these beautiful drawings by Dirk Dzimirsky last night, and as much as we love how he composes faces, we love the way he captures water and movement around the subject's face.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 18, 2014
Based in Oxford, Mississippi, Glennray Tutor is an American painter best known for his incredible photorealistic paintings, suffused with bright colors and nostalgic themes. Part of the Photorealism art movement, Tutor's work is featured in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, and has been displayed alongside such esteemed artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2014
New York-based artist Suzanne Berry is a mostly self-taught artist who paints large realistic-looking bugs on canvases up to 24x36 inches. The large format of her painting allows viewers to see the detail with which she paints the crawly creatures.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fábio Magalhães works with self-reference painting. Metaphorically connecting images of his own body, feelings and banal situations, Magalhães aims at pointing out conditions inconceivable to be portrayed but through artifices and distortions of reality. As for this, his art pieces are the result of a modus operandi that makes part of the photographic universe and results in a kind of parallel reality, materialized in the universe of painting.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This morning we take a look at the hyperrealistic paintings of Venice and Udine-based artist Vania Comoretti. Her drawings are created using mixed techniques: water-colour, Indian ink and pastel on paper. Vania attended several courses in advertising graphics before graduating in Restoration and Painting from teh Venice School of Fine Arts.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
If you have followed the Juxtapoz site over the past few years, you would know that we are in a resurgence of hyperrealistic painters making fantastic work. So we might as well look at one of the great hyperrealistic painters of the past 50 years, with Swiss painter Franz Gertsch having a museum show at the Abattoirs Museum in Toulouse, France through the end of August 2014. If you remember, Gertsch had a fantastic series of paintings of Patti Smith completed in the 1970s that have been shown around the world and at Gagosian Gallery.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 02, 2014
Ron Mueck has long been a favorite of the staff here at Juxtapoz, but we may have found another artist who creates some bizarre and realistic sculptures that may you stop dead in your tracks. Chicago-born, NYC-based installation and sculpture artist Tony Matelli doesn't always create sculpture works, but we collected a bunch of images of 4 significant works to show you today.
Illustration // Sunday, June 01, 2014
These realistic pencil renderings from an artist by the name of Kim Ji-Hoon are seriously blowing my mind right now. I don't even think my eyes are capable of seeing that much detail, let alone re-creating it. We came across some intricatley drawn illustrations of body parts (Arnold Schwarzenegger throwback), landscapes and animals from this incredible talent who chooses to remain pretty anonymous.