Digital Erotica by Javier Gonzalez Pacheco

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Javier Gonzalez Pacheco is a skilled erotic artist out of Barcelona who incorporates abstracted elements, geometric shapes and splashes of color to accentuate his sexy feminine portraits. The ladies he portrays in his works are undoubtedly sexy, whether alone or with their feminine counterparts. Javier is influenced by expressionist painting, as that style is visible in his digital works.

Innovative Street Art by Jilly Ballistic

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2012
Jilly Ballistic's recent, digitally inspired series of street and subway pieces caught our eye. These sardonic pop-up windows and drop tabs deflate the advertisements and make us laugh where we would have previously groaned. Thank you Jilly Ballistic. These make us smile.

Digital Erotica by Aykut Aydogdu

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 13, 2012
Aykut Aydogdu is an illustrator and designer with a distinctive, seductive and realistic style to his digital drawings. He is based out of Ankara, Turkey and his sultry, playful and mysterious girls reflect his talent for his craft.

Hilary Pecis "In Accordance" @ Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
San Francisco-based Hilary Pecis, who we featured in our May 2011 issue, has a new exhibition, In Accordance, up at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through July 17. We have championed Pecis' work in the past because we feel it represents a traditional painters embrace of new media and technology, as she researches and culls hundreds of Internet images on a particular concept and creates a canvas based on those findings.

Felix Hayes & Ben West's Google Book

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2012
Let's face it, Google is our dictionary, our library, our research database, and our go to for just about anything from recipes to driving directions. Who uses encyclopedias anymore? A physical dictionary? Not us. It is a bit sad that these objects are becoming obsolete, but so it goes (to quote Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five).

Paintings for a Blind Man: The Work of Roy Nachum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This past week, as we would walk back to our hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, we were struck by a billboard that featured a gorilla roar juxtaposed (hey-o) with a little girl screaming. It was remarkably striking, and one of the reasons we loved it was that we knew it was the work of fine artist, Roy Nachum, who just wrapped up a solo show in NYC at Joseph Nahmad. What makes it even more remarkable is that the work is layered with Braille.

"Quantum Blink” by Isabel M. Martínez

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 21, 2012
From Isabel M. Martinez, creator of the photography series, Quantum Blink: "The photographs in Quantum Blink are composed of two exposures taken instants apart. The striped pattern is the result of masks placed in-camera, this feature allows me to blend two images together and at the same time keep them from fully fusing onto one another."

From PBS: "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
PBS' Off the Book specials are fantastic short documentaries covering a wide-range of subjects, and new one recently aired and posted was "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art", talking about the wide-reaching impact the simple pixelated artform has had on the greater whole of contemporary culture, music, art, and memory. It has grown so far beyond Atari and Nintendo, with even the current E3 convention showcasing a nostalgia for the power of 8-bit.

When the World Ends: Works by Vladimir Manyuhin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Everyone has their vision of the end of the world, the apocalypse, when nature, aliens, or war catches up to us. Some think it will be a bomb, some think global climate change, I think that British boy band The Wanted. Russian digitial artist creates his "life after the apocalypse" illustrations with Photoshop and 3DMax, and they are stunning to behold, even if we hope he is wrong.

Classic Paintings Go Modern by Dorothee Golz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You ever see a classic portrait painting and think that the subject looks nothing like people look today? I do this all the time. Girl with a Pearl Earring? Scarlett Johansson almost pulled the look, but most of the time modern times and classical painting has a separation. Artist Dorothee Golz has taken modern bodies and scences and mashed them with the faces of some of the most classic of portrait art. At times, the results are fantastic.

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