RETNA @ Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
"All the best art is past, present, and future combined, and this is what Retna is doing." So said MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch in his introduction to lead off our September 2010 cover story with LA-based Retna. Now the artist is set to open a body of new paintings and new works on paper at Michael Kohn Gallery in LA on September 15, 2012.

The Works of Julia Sonmi Heglund

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
Julia Sonmi Heglund is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Marietta, GA currently living in the Los Angeles area. Her whimsically grotesque style has been applied to t-shirt graphics, editorial illustrations, and gig posters, and her impressive list of clients includes The New York Times, BUST Magazine, MTV, and Nike.

Feature: Moneyless, Documented in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
When you are moneyless you have to be creative in your endeavors to make ends meet. Its fitting Teo "Moneyless" Pirisi is drawn to the cycle where two ends meet to create infinite symmetry …the perfect circle. Art movements also move in cycles and artists often move within circles.

The Work of Tasha Kusama

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Tasha Kusama is a contemporary mixed media artist and painter based in the Los Angeles area. She was born in San Francisco and has a BFA from the Art Center College of Design. Her works are characterized by their vibrant color palette, billowing locks of hair and a sustained interest in the interplay between abstract and figural elements.

The Works of Christine Wu

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Christine Wu is a Los Angeles based artist, illustrator and designer. She was educated at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she received her Bachelors in illustration. She has an almost cubist approach to her paintings, although completely representational, she presents multifaceted subjects with her ghastly, layered forms and an overlay of emotional regard.

Illustrations by Brian Rea

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Brian Rea is a top notch artist and illustrator working out of Los Angeles with a list of past clients including the New York Times, Playboy, and Time Magazine. Rea's Modern Love illustrations shown here provide narrative images reflecting upon the many confounding conundrums surrounding how difficult it can be to get along.

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.

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