Studio Visit: Conor Harrington in London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
WIth a new solo exhibition at Lazardies Gallery scheduled March 2, 2012,  we visited the London studio of Irish-born and former Juxtapoz cover artist, Conor Harrington. Making sure we get a glimpse of just a few of the new works set for Lazarides, Helen Soteriou (who interviewed Charming Baker back January 2012), we find bits of inspiration and influence strung about in Harrington's workspace.

Conor Harrington: "Black Herds Of The Rain" Video

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 13, 2012
London-based, Irish born Conor Harrington (cover of October 2008, n93) just released this new film today, Black Herds Of The Rain, the second film he has completed with Andrew Telling. The film follows Harrington on a trip back to Ireland in the summer of 2011, where Harrington, in his own words, painted "a series of cowboys as a metaphor for the politicians and bankers in Ireland that rode the country to near ruin."

Lucian Freud Retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 10, 2012
Lucian Freud was one of the most famed and talented painters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His portraiture is unprecedented in its intensely psychological attention to detail . Currently on view until May 27th is a retrospective of his portraits spanning the majority of his career focusing on the various subjects that moved in and out of his work.

"A Bigger Picture": David Hockney @ Royal Academy of Arts, London

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 04, 2012
A Bigger Picture features fifty years of Hockney's fascination and investigation of landscape. Many of the works are inspired by the East Yorkshire countryside and created in the last five years specifically for this exhibition at the Royal Academy. Hockney has always been interested in re-examining how we see and make pictures through a variety of mediums, but most notably through photography, drawing, and painting.

David Shrigley "Brain Activity" @ Hayward Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 03, 2012
Glasgow's David Shrigley, whose work we featured on the site late last year, just opened a new exhibition, Brain Activity, and the always-strong Hayward Gallery in London. Shrigley is known for his witty works, both in drawings and mini-installations and public pieces, this is his first major British survey, and includes photography, taxidermy, sculpture, animation, painting, and music based on human shortcomings.

Mr T: The Posters of Jerzy Treutler @ Kemistry Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This week, February 2, London's Kemistry Gallery, in conjunction with the Twarda Sztuka Foundation will be presenting an incredible poster art show, Mr T: The Posters of Jerzy Treutler. The gallery will present over 40 posters of Treutler's work from the 1960s and '70s , showcasing classic Polish poster design from the era.

Till Rabus "Forms of Everyday" @ Lazarides Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 30, 2012
This past weekend at Lazarides Gallery in London, Swiss-born, Paris-based hyper-realist painter, Till Rabus opened a new body of work, Forms of Everyday. Even as the works are painted in an almost photo-realist style, the subject matter balances between myth and surrealism.

Text Drawings by Sam Winston

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 14, 2012
London-based artist Sam Winston has been laboriously deconstructing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The project began as Winston singled out specific themes such as "passion" and "rage." From this point, Winston tagged every sentence in a manner that is very similar to what happens electronically online, however this is a manual process that becomes much more time intensive.

Ravi Zupa "Nothing Teaches Needs" @ The Outsiders, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Outsiders London announce the first UK solo show by Denver-based artist Ravi Zupa (Juxtapoz #121). Utilizing sex, samurais, exotic goddesses, rappers, guns, and money, Zupa uses passionate visual vocabulary to preach messages of compassion to explore the denial of human emotional needs.

Gert and Uwe Tobias @ Maureen Paley, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Gert and Uwe Tobias hail from Transylvania, inspiring their devout interest in folk lore and regional mythologies that draw from biographical sources as well as cultural identity and popular culture. Their work combines eccentric figuration, geometric abstraction, and typographic elements into their various wall paintings, large scale woodblock prints, collages, and typewriter images.


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