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 // Thursday, March 05, 2015
The painting considers this question: Where was the universe made? Fireworks: they are objects like ourselves. They have their existence in the shapes and colors they contain. But they are going to change when lit, as we will change at some moment in our lives, when we change from life to whatever comes next...
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, 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 // Sunday, September 14, 2014
This is the story of a Milwaukee man, an extremely talented sculptor whose works are found all over the world and who in fact is rated Number One in his genre, yet is better known in cities of Europe, Asia and The Middle East than he is right here in his own home town. His name is Marc Sijan. His Artform is Hyper Realism.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 01, 2012
Maybe it's our lingering jetlag in London, but these realistic, blurred motion paintings by Ho Ryon Lee are messing with our heads this morning. A little tease, a nice recreation of a dream state from the Seoul, Korea-based artist.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This week's edition of Easy Like Sunday Morning in our Erotica Department took things a little darker than usual with artist Jen Mann's deadly beauties. Adorned in garlands of alluring yet toxic flowers, at first glance these graceful, lovely women seem to embrace the virtues of purity and feminine fragility. We decided to take a bigger look at Mann's work.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 17, 2012
We have shown a lot of work in the hyperreal genre over the past month, mostly because we think it is a genre that is getting better and better. But these paintings by Jason de Graaf made us do a major double-take. What you are looking at is a painting within the series Clarity. No kidding, Mr. de Graaf.