Anja Van Herle: Tattoo You

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 06, 2012
Tattoo You is a 48 "x 48" acrylic on wood piece created by LA based artist Anja Van Herle. Anja specializes in large-scale portraiture featuring beautiful, expressive women, and her images have the power of enticing viewers and leading them to interpret a variety of meanings in each expression.

'Tattoo You' by Anja Van Herle

Tattoo // Sunday, August 05, 2012
"Tattoo You" is a 48"x48" acrylic on wood piece created by LA based artist Anja Van Herle. Anja specializes in large-scale portraiture featuring beautiful, expressive women, and her images have the power of enticing viewers and leading them to interpret a variety of meanings in each expression.

Preview: Augustus Thompson + Chris Lux @ New Image Art, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
We have had our eye on both Augustus Thompson and Chris Lux over the past two years, and we were very happy to see both artists showing together at New Image Art Galley in Los Angeles opening this Saturday, August 4, 2012. In this show, the artists celebrate their shared affinity for Modern art as the jumping off place for contemporary painting, sculpture, and constructions.

Preview: Miss Van "Wild At Heart" @ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, and continually one of our favorite fine artists working today, French-born, Barcelona-based artist Miss Van is set to open a new exhibition, Wild at Heart, at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Internationally known for her poupées, the French word for dolls, Miss Van’s dreamlike narratives are filled with spontaneity and lightness. Yet they also reveal a darker side that has evolved from her experience as an acclaimed graffiti artist.

Mixed-media works by Debra Hampton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
There are endless possibilities in the universe of collage art, and we really like what Debra Hampton has done with this series of works. Combining ??magazine cut outs, watercolor, and ink on panel, Hampton reimagines, arranges, and removes most identifiable elements of the model or person she is borrowing from and turns it into a surreal firestorm.

Works by Deedee Cheriel

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2012
We have shown the work of Los Angeles-based artist Deedee Cheriel in the magazine and on the site before, but never a profile of a grouping of work. And why not today we ask? We have always enjoyed the Pacific Northwest influence mixed with animal imagery in Cheriel's work, and this series of works only strengthens that admiration. She is currently showing in Unnatural - Natural History at the Royal West of England Academy.

Kofie in the Netherlands

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last month, Los Angeles-based draftsman, Kofie, participated in the “Step in the Arena” event that was held in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Curated by Chas of LoveLetters crew, over 250 local and international graffiti artists came through to display their talents. Kofie collaborated with various artists on a number of murals, painting his distinct geometrical lines and forms associated with his style, instantly recognizable.

Famous Faces Behind the Scenes Captured by Michael Tighe

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Faces are the main way people are recognized, unless you suffer from prosopagnosia (a disorder that the famed painter Chuck Close is diagnosed with). The power of the face is what makes images of pop culture celebrities so compelling: they speak to the masses in a way that many other images cannot. What is great about these photographs by Michael Tighe is seeing these iconic faces out of their usual contexts and often times capturing the movie stars in their personal homes.

Opening: Neck Face "Simply The Worst" @ New Image Art, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 16, 2012
This past Friday the 13th, bad luck was celebrated at Neck Face’s Simply The Worst opening at New Image Gallery in Los Angeles, Calif. Art collectors, graffiti enthusiasts, and the elite of skateboarding showed up to support Neckface. The respect is mutual, as Neck Face says, "Those are my people, they know who I am and I know who they are. We all come from the gutter."

Opening: Laurie Lipton @ Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 16, 2012
This weekend we stopped by the opening of Laurie Lipton's LA Sous-Real, her new exhibition at Los Angeles' Ace Gallery. The exhibition featured a huge selection of Lipton's works from the past half-decade, an impressively rendered set of large-scale graphite and pencial works on paper. 

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