Erotica // Friday, November 14, 2014
Aaron Nagel has some standout, new paintings featured in our new Juxtapoz Hyperreal book, and we wanted to show you his newest paintings from 2014 today. Most of these paintings were shown at Nagel's "Fathoms" solo show at Lyons Wier Gallery in NYC this past May.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 11, 2014
We have been excited about the work of Jen Mann for most of the year, especially because of her inclusion in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book and her newest body of work that is set to open on November 20, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto. We have a feature with Mann in the current December 2014 issue, with much of her new work being previewed there.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
Ask Jen Mann where she likes to spend the majority of her time and the answer comes easily: “my studio.” Other answers, however, are not so quickly accessed. Mann’s continued foray into painting comes from a deep-seated love for existential philosophy, and working becomes a way to examine these sometimes difficult and often endless ideas. Still, despite such esoteric thinking, this type of processing works flawlessly for her.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Juxtapoz Hyperreal, the newest addition to our book series, features a new generation of painters who have excelled at photorealism and hyperrealism, but have taken the mediums and injected them with new styles, techniques, ideas and individual personality. Brooklyn-based artist Zaria Forman, who is included in the book, draws large scale pastels that document Earth's shifting landscape and the effects of pregressive climate change.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 27, 2014
We are very excited to announce the newest Juxtapoz book! We have curated a new generation of painters who have excelled at photorealism and hyperrealism, but have taken the mediums and injected them with new styles, techniques, ideas and individual personality. The resulting work is beyond categorization...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Kyle Barnes is an artist we are getting into today, and just randomly came across some of his process shots and got hooked. From his site: "From Cookstown, Northern Ireland, Kyle Barnes graduated from The University of Ulster, Belfast, in 2010 with a BA Hons degree in Fine and Applied Arts. Since then he has won the Towry prize at the National Open Art Competition, exhibited at the prestigious Pallant House Gallery in Chicester and most recently been awarded the KPMG Young Artist Award at the RUA Belfast.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Somewhere, Ernest Hemingway is happy. And perhaps a littly tipsy. Perhaps both. In the spirit of "The Sun Also Rises," or maybe a connection we are just making in our own heads because of the subject matter, French artist Christian Gaillard has been painting this intricate and stunning portraits of bullfighters since the 1980s.
Erotica // Friday, October 03, 2014
Omar Ortiz is a fantastic painter from Mexico who does these stunningly real (well, if you get nude women around you like this all the time, this is real for you) oil on canvas pieces. He will be a part of our upcoming "Hyperreal" book, but in the meantime, here is an update of some of his works for you to see today...
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
In his latest series, Love the Skin You're In, British atist Oliver Jones considers the implications inherent in how the media advertises, manipulates and exploits the imagery of flesh. Rendered in colored chalk pastel, the artist's application and delicate handling of his medium mirrors the way in which we apply products to our own skin. Capturing both the translucency and fragility of the skin's surface, Jones' drawings scrutinize subtle variations, colorations and superficialities. The meticulous and time-consuming process by which the artist creates his work is in direct contrast to the immediacy of imagery captured in today's society, and negates the rapid pace at which we are accustomed to consuming images.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
Rebecca Adams is an artist based out of Providence, RI. She graduated from RISD in 2006 with a BFA in photography. Her paintings focus on black and white portraiture referencing stylized and graphic photography and film. She transitioned into painting after school, utilizing her skills in photography and lighting to aid in her subject matter.