Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"I somehow see my painting as drawn paintings, if you can call it that." Troels Carlsen told us in the August, 2013 issue of Juxtapoz. "I mostly look up vintage antique engravings or anatomical medical charts that I find at auctions or flea markets. I buy them, repaint them, and paint on top of the scenery or the stuff that's going on. I look at illustrations fo the muscles, nervous system, skeleton, or inner organs that you find on medical charts, and I paint new scenes into the structure." Troels hasn't stopped working since our feature with him last August, and to day we catch up and take a look at his new work...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Today we're tripping out on the work of Montreal artist Pierre-Paul Pariseau. His mixed-media art and illustration reminds us of everything and nothing at the same time—familiar yet odd, comfortable yet surreal—Pariseau works with some of our favorite juxtapositions. Check out his new collection of pure pop imagery at his upcoming exhibit in Montreal at Salle de Defusion de Parc-Extension, opening July 2nd, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
Minneapolis based Michael Cina of Cina Associates might be better known for his commercial work for clients like Apple, VH1, Coca-Cola, Adobe, American Express, and the list goes on. Today we're taking a look at Cina's more progressive work. The highly stylized mixed medium images appear to be collage but we're not 100% sure. Regardless of the medium we're enjoying how Cina is able combine aspects of design, photography, and painting to create these wonderful original works.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 02, 2013
Erika Iris Simmons aka irI5 is self-taught artist who specializes in using non traditional media: old books, cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit cards... whatever she can get her hands on. She enjoys working with unusual, older materials: “things that have a mind of their own.” Born in St. Louis, Missouri and now residing in Georgia, USA, Simmons is able to breathe new life in materials that have mostly been thrown away or donated at some point in the past. Thought and intention allow items that have passed their prime to live as art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Portland-based artist Zach Johnsen. An illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer and art director, Zach primarily works in pen & ink, watercolor, and mixed media to create his world of ghouls, monsters, and misfits! Zach is also co-founder of the clothing and apparel company Tank Theory.
Illustration // Friday, October 11, 2013
“In middle school I was the go to kid for drawing demons and weird weapons on friends brown paper bag book covers. I didn't think much of it at the time because it was a lot of fun and a way to make friends for a shy 12-year-old. In high school I read a lot of mythology and comic books..."
Illustration // Thursday, October 03, 2013
“Libby Watkins, originally from the UK, is a Fine Artist and Illustrator currently based in Nancy, France. Watkins specializes mainly in tonal pencil drawings and experimenting with mixed media... Her works range from incredibly detailed and familiar celebrity portraits to nature scenes and animal influenced-work.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
Raised in Tokyo, Japan by fashion designer parents and at the epicenter of the city's street culture, Meguru Yamaguchi was introduced by his parents to a good amount of pop art while also immersed in Japanese Manga. He is a "Digital Impressionist," using portraits of his friends on social media as inspiration, the artist samples elements of painting, collage, acrylics, and spray paint to create colorful and dynamic works "reminiscent of Hip-Hop samplings from the 70s."
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 01, 2013
Oriol Angrill Jorda's new collection of stunning, ethereal illustrations, are a beautiful new reflection of his infinite capabilities. Oriol is currently based in London and works primarily graphite and watercolor. His renderings are often composed of various overlaying patterns, colors and imagery taking the form of dreamlike portraiture.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sacha Baumann is an artist, designer, and social media-er for herself and others. She specializes in helping creatives showcase their work online and navigate the world of social media and marketing. As an artist, Sacha extracts found images, primarily from magazines and books, and places them in a new context, manipulating tone and intention, creating a new reality.