Esme Shapiro's Curious Characters

Illustration // Monday, December 15, 2014
Esme Shapiro is an artist, illustrator and muralist working out of New York. Her sweet characters are always adventuring, and Esme's personal Tumblr project, "If U Find Yourself," has some sage advice about not inviting toads into your tub.

Cristina Vergano "The Laws of Attraction" @ Woodward Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Artist Cristina Vergano depicts wildlife locked in evolutionary struggles for primacy and reproduction. She freely mixes techniques that span from oil painting to collage, and often paints on unexpected found objects. Classical Latin quotes float through her paintings, shedding further meaning and lending a graphic, very contemporary dimension to this new body of work. The result is strong and original, sui generis...

Best of 2014: Clarity Haynes' "The Breast Portrait Project

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
The large-scale paintings I am currenty working on come out of a decade-and-a-half long feminist art project. The Breast Portrait Project exists in the intersections of art and social intervention, merging drawing, painting, artist book production, documentary photography, and writing. My work is a subversion of traditional purposes of portraiture, with a focus on making discoveries and facilitating transformation in my subjects, myself, and in communities of viewers...

In the Magazine: Dan Witz

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
The first time I actually met Dan Witz was on a ferry boat ride touring the magnificent fjords of western Norway. At the time, like most people interested in the broader emerging art world, I knew of Witz as the Brooklyn-based painter who created an indelible series of mosh pit paintings...

Paintings by Ruben Pang

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
Ruben Pang’s vibrant and ethereal work combines fluid technique with a kaleidoscopic palette. Without a preconceived image of the final composition, Pang’s artistic process evolves throughout the painting’s genesis, removing the boundary between abstraction and representation.

Class War: New Paintings by Nick Flatt @ Moen Mason Art Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
The Moen Mason Art Gallery in Tucson, AZ has debuted Class War: New paintings by Nick Flatt. Flatt debuted six new paintings and a glitter bombed motorcycle installation at the opening of his new show Class War. Class War deals the viewer six different slices of the social inequality dialog. True to form, Flatt’s new exhibition showcases his jaw dropping attention to detail, technical proficiency, as well as his views on consumerism.

Brian Adam Douglas' Cut Paper Painting

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Brian Adam Douglas (aka ELBOW-TOE) uses a unique cut paper and collage technique he calls 'paper painting.' Painting individual parts of paper, he carefully cuts them and sticks them to a wooden panel to create the final painting-like composition. "Forgoing the relative ease and fluidly of the brush stroke, the artist methodically builds his compositions through shards of color incised from sheets of paper..."

"The Complete Works and Selected Essays" by Brett Amory

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
“Sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes. Sittin’ here resting my bones, and this loneliness won’t leave me alone.” Like Otis Redding, Brett Amory left the South and came out West, finding himself pondering, among other things, the big city and its expanse of solitude. Brett Amory: The Complete Works and Selected Essays, published by Vivant Books

Max Kauffman’s “Blood Meridian” Series

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 17, 2014
Painter Max Kauffman opens a duo show with sculptor Marcelo Macedo that opened Friday, November 14 at Low Gallery in San Diego. The duo show is called Innate Practices, and Max described his latest work to us, “I call the series Blood Meridian based on the book by Cormac McCarthy. I love how his writing goes off on these huge tangents of descriptive language of the landscape around, it just creates fully realized imagery in my head.”

Hiroshi Sato "Windows And Doors" @ Hespe Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 07, 2014
San Francisco-based artist Hiroshi Sato opened "Windows and Doors" and Hespe Gallery this week. Hiroshi Sato’s work presents a refreshing take on exact moments in time. The contemporary realist paintings are seen as snapshots, capturing intimate and still moments. He emphasizes form with his use of light and dark and evokes strong emotions by highlighting different sections of each painting...
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