Juxtapoz Presents: A Studio Visit with Nathan Spoor

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Nathan Spoor is an artist, author and curator living in Los Angeles, CA, whose work is highly regarded by several prestigious collections and publications worldwide. He has contributed to Juxtapoz Magazine frequently over the past decade, and will soon curate "Masterworks" at the Long Beach Museum of Art. We visit his studio in Southern California to catch Spoor in progress, as well as talk about his career in art.

New Paintings on Glassware by Rui Gesicht

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We came across these fun and creative paintings on glassware by Rui Gesicht of faces that look like they are trapped inside. We've been enjoying staring at the bizarre, distorted faces all morning and wishing there were more of them...

Laurina Paperina is a Murderer

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 15, 2014
Italian artist Laurina Paperina lives in Brooklyn and makes dark, funny, comic paintings depicting imagined scenes from pop culture, and imaginary murders of blue chip artists. In her mind, painting her favorite artists' demise is a compliment—she likes their work so much she wants to kill them!

Amanda Manitach's T-Shirt Girls

Erotica // Monday, September 15, 2014
Amanda Manitach is a curator and artist in Seattle and her drawings and watercolors are ethereal and foreboding. In a recent series, she dresses her macabre, erotic characters in cheeky T-Shirts.

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. 

Paintings and Drawings by Henrietta Harris

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
New Zealand artist Henrietta Harris' drawings, range in subject from hands, faces, brains, and more are depicted on canvases, t-shirts, and fine print publications. Her paintings often involve portraiture with a departure into the surreal with faces sometimes obscured and misplaced by the clean sweep of a brushstroke.

Sensual Hyperreal Mouths

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
Hubert de Lartigue currently lives and works in Vitry-sur-Seine near Paris. His newest work is super sensual airbrush. He says, “What'smore anonymous than a detail? What could be more intimate, too? For the perspective of the viewer on such details is only possible with very close proximity, the distance at which it is possible to perceive the scent of the other…”

A Visit with Kevin Earl Taylor

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We stopped by Kevin Earl Taylor's San Francisco studio ahead of his upcoming exhibit with David Ellis at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles this weekend. Taylor’s paintings depict stark, surreal landscapes that seem like moments frozen in time. Animals and animal parts confront the viewer and each other, forms tied together by a common visual thread or somehow fused into one another and their surroundings...

Look at What Came Before, and That Will be the Future.

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
David Marc Grant's newest work will be presented at White Walls Project Space, opening reception is September 13, 7 to 11 pm. Through his work, Grant opens a dialogue on geo-political issues with colorful landscapes, structures and technology drawn from ideas of various utopian and dystopian fictions, drawing influences from the constructivist/suprematist movement, Persian miniaturists, op, pop, advertising, comics, science fiction films and contemporary lowbrow. 

Cheery Paintings by Lampu Kansanoh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We are enjoying the bright and cheery paintings of Thai artist Lampu Kansanoh this morning. "No one else captures the happy-go-lucky nature of the Thai quite like her. In her works the carefree and joyful expression of her characters are exuberantly intensified by their exaggerated features: their melon-sized heads, engorged cheeks and exposed teeth."
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