Saner @ Cross Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
For the past few years, especially if you have followed our blog, you have known that Mexico City based Saner has become a wanderer of the world. He has been across the globe, both exhibiting art and working on public art projects, all of them noteworthy and pretty great. A few days ago, the artist made his way to New Zealand, a place he hasn't been before but was invited by Cross Street Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand to show work and work on a mural. Today, we have look at some of the drawings on wood that were shown. 

Owls by John Pusateri

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A beautiful series of pencil, charcoal, and pastel owls with fantastic intricate details by John Pusateri. A teacher at Unitec New Zealand, we are very happy that for a change, we are featuring photorealistic work that is not a human...

Hyperreal Noodle Sculptures by Seung Yul Oh

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
One of our favorite pieces of art from 2013's Art Basel Hong Kong was the outside, interactive sculpture, "Periphery", by Seung Yul Oh, on display in the main hall of the Fair. We were happy to see this great project also pop up on the web in recent days, the New Zealand-based, Seoul-born artist's series of hyperreal, resin sculptures of various Korean noodle dishes. Hanging over 12-feet above a gallery floor, Oh not only created the noodles to suspend in air, but the meats, vegetables, and eggs all are hand-crafted and appear edible. 

Illustrations by Raymond Lemstra

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
Using inspiration from primitive art, Raymon Lemstra illustrates beautiful pencil drawings 'tinted with soft watercolor hues.' The often surreal figures have different parts of their body emphasized based on the interest level. Some of his more recent work bizarrely and oddly shaped creatures, ghoulish faces, and fantastic totems. 

The Works of New Zealand's Kelly Thompson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New Zealand's Kelly Thompson has made a few experiences on our site over the past year, but when we were looking through the new Purple Book, we caught wind of Kelly again and really enjoyed her slightly erotic, fashion-eque illustrations and fine art work. She was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and lived in Wellington for 10 years before moving to Melbourne where she is currently based.

The Sculptural Works of Peter Madden

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
The surrealist work of Auckland-based college artist, Peter Madden, is just incredible. Using old magazines and other materials, Madden has been able to carefully construct a two-dimensional frame work that is bursting at the seams with energy and vibrance. Each collage gives a spirited look at the world around us and is crammed with fantastical imagery.

The Works of Rishab Gladiator

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mysterious, ghastly shadows and duplicated image reflections make up this series of illustrator and designer Rishab Gladiator's work. As a young, New Zealand-based creative, he has come a long way developing the mature content in his portfolio site. He is certainly one to keep your eye on for future endeavors.

The GOLLUM SCULPTURE AT A NEW ZEALAND AIRPORT

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 07, 2012
If you film it in your country, you get the creepy airport installation/sculpture. At the Wellington Airport in New Zealand, a 2,645 pounds,9.8 foot high and 43 foot long sculpture of Gollum is now reaching over you as you wait and eat before your flight. Done in conjunction with the release of The Hobbit (in theaters on December 14), the piece was created by the Weta Workshop.

New Zealand's Andrew Archer

Illustration // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Andrew Archer is a young illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. He started early to draw and paint, then he was formed on computer to continue his art. He draws his inspiration from surrealism, cartoons, ideograms, wood block prints, edo period art, travel, and Asia. His agency work has allowed him to work for major brands...

Lost Space: Public Art by Mike Hewson

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Mike Hewson, a New Zealand based artist, created a fantastic public art installation on the sides of buildings in the town of Christchurch that had been destroyed in an earthquake in 2011. What makes the project so special is Hewson's use of 3D style and photoreal works that make the buildings appear as if they are alive and operating as they were before. 
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