In the Magazine: Alex Gross

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Alex Gross paints intense images of an ominous future. In fact, the future isn’t so distant, it’s here. And it isn’t full of flying cars or “robot servants bringing us drinks,” as the artist points out in this interview. I caught up with this design-minded oil painter just before the opening of his new exhibition, Future Tense, alongside the release of his new monograph of the same name. This doubly meaningful title is poignant and accurately describes our precarious surroundings for the foreseeable future. The future’s so tense, you gotta wear shades. And if you’re a figure in an Alex Gross painting, those shades are probably Gucci.

In the Magazine: David M. Cook

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
I can remember the exact moment I came across David M. Cook's work nearly a decade ago, and the same instant admiration that I felt then still resonates today. I could sense his focus, drive, and genuine aesthetic, and I knew it was imbedded within him—it was him. Obviously, his intention had nothing to do with appealing to my taste, but it worked. David just draws, that's what he does, and he does it well. And most importantly, it both satisfies and challenges him.

In the Magazine: Joyce Pensato

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
Having lived in Brooklyn her entire life, Joyce has watched the surroundings and the people in them transform rapidly. Unlike most natives, she remains unusually optimistic despite being pushed out of her studio of three decades just a few years ago. In one area of her studio, a torrent of paint splatters are gradually building on every surface, as one-gallon buckets of 1-Shot enamel, the predominant choice of sign painters, are scattered about. Stepping closer into this corner, the distinctively toxic smell of paint permeates the air. 

In the Magazine: Cleon Peterson

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
Cleon Peterson is not a painting. You are probably thinking to yourself, “No shit.” But you and I both know that the type of work Cleon Peterson produces brings up many questions about self and authorship. Let’s get that point out of the way immediately because we live in a time of extreme self-exposure and explanation, and I just want to make sure you’re with me...

Issue Preview: October 2014 Featuring Cleon Peterson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce our October issue with one of the world's emerging contemporary artists, Los Angeles-based Cleon Peterson. With works that are both violent, vengeful, and bloody, there is poetry and motion in the works of Cleon Peterson, and for the the October 2014 issue, he created a special composition that conjures up his ballet of conflict.