Dale vN Marshall "Beauty in the Wound" @ Soze Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Marshall’s layered, heavily textured works consist of painterly abstract expression and controlled mark making, etching and relief, whilst embarking on an amazing journey of self discovery through his unique processes of painting. About the exhibit Dale vN Marshall says, “ I am really excited to return to this wonderful city of Los Angeles where I have spent 1 year studying under professors Marie Thibeault and Tom Krumpak nearby at Cal State Longbeach...

Update: The Work of Asad Faulwell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Los Angeles-based artist Asad Faulwell heavily ornate, large works are reminscent of middle eastern tapestries and depict female combatants from the Algerian War of Independence, attempting to show how the women were both aggressors and victims.  

Watch: Tone by Trent Jaklitsch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A remarkable short film documenting painting in minuscule shots, New York filmmaker Trent Jaklitsch creates mind-blowing macro sequences of paint. Rather than having the focus be the end-all painting, it hones on the act of painting. From simply making art, to mixing paint, to the bold, and to the subtle strokes applied, Jaklitsch brings all the above to our attention.

The Paintings of Adam Lupton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
“Canadian artist Adam Lupton‘s gaze explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Painting in oil, blurring lines between realism and expressionism helps Lupton probe the internal and external dialogue faced in his multi-directional narratives. His recent work pits moments of choice against the visualization of their outcomes: temporal planes coexisting on a singular surface. With the notion of quantum mechanics having every possible outcome to a situation realized in splintered universes, he paints figures with varied levels of connection to reality.” 

Paintings by Phil Hale

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 15, 2014
London-based painter Phil Hale's "current work focuses on figure as well, in depictions of slightly surreal scenes with strange characters performing various physical feats, usually in a confrontation of some sort. He seems to take keen interest in tension and emphasis of angular and dynamic aspects of the figure, almost always incorporating slight anatomical distortions to great effect."

Imploding Faces and Exploding Deer

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 14, 2014
Merve Morkoç’s paintings are inspired by the culture and life of the streets, where she feels independent. For her, the internet, streets, gallery walls, paper and materials of any size can easily turn into efficient spaces. In this context, the artist is enthused by animation figures, commercials and narrative styles of urban origin that surround her.

Body Painting by Pinpin Co

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Exceptional body painting by China-born, Tokyo-based artist who goes under the moniker of Pinpin Co. We don't often post or see a lot of body painting and art that we love, but this is some of the most innovative, stunning, and original work we have seen in quite some time. 

In the Magazine: Brecht Vandenbroucke

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
One wouldn't be out of line to presume that Vandenbroucke spends a fair amount of time on the Internet. Or perhaps he really spends a very normal amount of time online and just documents and processes that experience in his artwork in a memorable way. The graphics, icons and even the frames through which we experience the digital world—and how that changes our experience of regular flesh and blood life—all leap out with dramatic dimension in Vandenbroucke’s distinctive line and color.

In the Magazine: Jenny Morgan

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 08, 2014
Adding something fresh and necessary to the genre of portraiture may seem impossible, but in that realm, Jenny Morgan is crushing it. Don’t label her paintings figurative or photoreal. Her extraordinary skills for rendering the human figure are beside the point. Layers of the unconscious are revealed in the reductive abstraction of her portraits...

Paintings by Felix Labisse

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Félix Labisse was a French Surrealist painter, illustrator, and designer who died in 1982. His paintings depict fantastical scenes featuring hyprid and often creatures. We are really enjoying his series of blue women...
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