Juxtapoz // Monday, October 12, 2015
The works in "Offering," which is Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York City since 2011, explore the theme of shamanism and its current revitalization around the world. Wittfooth delves into the notion that the rediscovery of shamanistic practices, such as reaching an altered state of consciousness, is peeling away our egos and materialistic obsessions and encouraging a connection with nature and to each other.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 03, 2015
The exhibitions are designed meticulously with unconventional juxtapositions and hanging methods that maintain the artist's integrity in the forefront. Romano includes contemporary works together with historical art and photography alongside occult objects, grimoire books, voodoo altars, and magical objects. This perfect storm of suggestively related objects is sure to stimulate visitors to slip into a hypnotized dreamlike state of consciousness.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 29, 2015
If you are around Long Beach this weekend there will be a big closing event and artist panel discussion. The event is free, come on out and chat about art, paintings, get your book signed or your sketchbook doodled in. The amazing Ron Nelson, executive director of LBMA will be moderating the art panel discussion that includes Esao Andrews, Natalia Fabia, Sean Cheetham, Greg Simkins, Jeff McMillan, Nicola Verlato, Nathan Spoor.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
An artist that we have continued to enjoy this year, especially after seeing his work at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami in the Rick Wester Fine Art booth, is NYC-based Martin Wittfooth. In the tradition of great animal painters we have enjoyed in our magazine over the years, whether Walton Ford, Josh Keyes, or Tara Tucker, Wittfooth continues to push the genre and subject matter in subtle, elegant ways. Can't wait to see more in the coming years...
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
This summer, the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City will focus on the neo-Symbolist movement with the exhibition The Pond, The Mirror, The Kaleidoscope, a collection of 30 paintings, drawings and sculptures from emerging and established graduates from one of the the leading art schools in the US. Curated by Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department and respected artist in his own right, the show will feature both names familiar to Juxtapoz such as James Jean, Mu Pan, and Timothy Okamura, but also some of our favorites in Mark Lang, Sakura Maku, and Martin Wittfooth.
Illustration // Monday, July 08, 2013
Born in 1981 in Toronto and spending most of his childhood in Finland, Martin Wittfooth is a New York City-based artist with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. His luminous yet foreboding oil paintings portray scenes of nature fighting against the destructive hand of man, whether it's the toxic industries he's created or the evolutionary havoc he is wreaking on the animal kingdom. Humanity's footprint is forever etched into the landscapes of the earth, and through a powerful visual narrative Wittfooth explores its lasting effects through representations of animals interacting with man's industrial and societal creations, a sort of cautionary tale of what's potentially to come.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Corey Helford Gallery is extremely proud to present Empire, an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Martin Wittfooth. Empire marks Wittfooth’s first solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery and his most powerful work to date.