Illustration // Monday, November 24, 2014
Rovina Cai is an illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who loves making illustrations that evoke a sense of intrigue; images that make you linger, hungry to know the story behind it. Her work is often inspired by the past; from myths and fairy tales to gothic novels, these storeis resonate with her because they bring a little bit of magic and wonder to the present day.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A fantastic collection of new media-centric paintings just opened up at Blackartprojects in Melbourne from Australian artist Hamishi Farah. "Albeit Tho" is exampled as "Painting as a platform to look at and around the physicality of digital images in an accelerated and image saturated discourse. IRL art production and .jpg economy as the out of sync video leaving a physical object as ephemera. Microblogging going macro, a misstep into the poetics of digital space, 'the feed' or 'stream' as anthology."
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
'The works under When You Escape are artist Jessica Stewart’s musings on dreams and those who wander lost in their imagined worlds. Dreams are vast, beautiful, consuming, unstable places built from secrets and fears, desires and damages. They are completely of our own individual constructions, but they are not safe.'
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Our good friend LUSH is bringing his hilarious series of Instagram illustrations to Backwoods Gallery for a proper gallery showing. Aka, you can go buy one now. The show opens tonight, December 20th, and this could be a good time for you to get a Christmas gift for your very graffiti friendly family member.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Michael Peck, who has been profiled in the magazine in the past, just sent us a stunning preview video in conjunction with his new body of work and exhibition, Love & Fear, premiering at Metro Gallery in Melbourne this November 16, 2013. The video was shot during Peck's 3 month artist in residency earlier this year at Birrarung House in Melbourne’s fringe bush land, and, in being there, Peck was "inspired by the isolation of the surrounding landscape... reimagin(ing) the human experience within a familiar yet somewhat inexplicable environment."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Students at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) spent 18 hours fully painting a man into a highly-detailed and biologically accurate anatomical man. Using layers of pigment, the students colored the muscles and tendons to be a representation of the human body without skin. The project was a response to a national decline in time spent on anatomy in universities. Watch a timelapse after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 08, 2013
Melbourne-based photographer Jessica Tremp's series 'Over unto Silence' explores that deep emotionally sick stomach feling. She says the series "could be death by foot in mouth disease if you will or doomsday anxiety." Tremp tries to use organic, spontaneous natural lighting in her photographs and will often use herself as a model.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The sleeping pair of fox-headed nude figures is just one of Melbourne-based artist Sam Jinks' many realistic sculptural works. Presented at Art Stage Singapore 2013, the piece, Unsettled Dogs, is crafted from silicone, pigment, resin and hair and are about one-quarter life size.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
JKB Fletcher is a working artist from the UK, living in Melbourne, Australia. "My hopes are for Australia to provide a new cultural influence to my work and a maturity only developed through experience. My paintings address questions of whether photorealism or hyperrealism is anything more than a photograph with oil based paint. Using ‘reality’ and sensuality, Surface, texture, contrast and form to provoke thoughts and sensations of physicality and beauty" he states.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Similar to the evasive plant Kudzu here in America, the Australian willow tree has become a nuisance and problem for other vegetation, even affecting the habitat of fish and local wildlife. Dougherty recognizes the over abundance of the willow tree saplings and sticks utilizing them for this outdoor sculpture in part of his “Stickwork” series.