The Work of Rachel Znerold

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Rachel Znerold is the most excellent tap-dancing, high-kicker you will see in the Mission District of San Francisco. This Colorado native came to the city by the bay via New Zealand and Mexico, painting, teaching, performing, and sewing her way in to the hearts and souls of the vibrant local art scene she now calls home. “I make art for you to meditate with and blow kisses to. I make art and it's winking at you right now and wants you to take it home with you.”

Update: The Paintings of Agostino Arrivabene

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
At first we thought this was work done on top of found art, but once we realized this was the brand new series of Italian painter, Agostino Arrivabene, we liked the work even more. Surreal, fantastical constructions of oil on wood, Arrivabene's works remind us of dark tarot cards. Update: This morning we take a look back through some more of Agostino's work including his wonderful sketchbooks and drawings!

Fore-Edge Painting, Scenes Painted on the Edges of Book Pages

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Fore-edge painting is 'a way of hiding a painting on the edge of book so that it can only be seen when the pages are fanned out.' Dating back to the 1650s, it is demonstrated in these wonderful GIFs showing the edge of an 1937 book titled Autumn. Some books even have double for-edge paintings, with different ones appearing depending on the directio you flip the pages!

The Work of Lou Ros

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 02, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Lou Ros, Lou bases much of his work from photos. "It is a selection similar to that of a photographer, capturing a moment, an emotion, something... The transition to painting, transforms this thing again as I see it or how I feel it."

Paintings by Jieun Park

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of South Korean painter Jieun Park. Park explores the various emotions and moments that she has experienced throughout her travels around the world.  

The Work of Øivin Horvei

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
In the September issue of Juxtapoz Magazine we spoke with Oslo native Øivin Horvei as he and his 12-year-old daughter followed this wife to Boston where she took a position at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Setting up a small studio in his new home, he continued his playful mixed media work and we spoke about the idiosyncratic Harvard bubble, parenting, and what, to an American, seems like an astonishing level of government support given to the average Norwegian.

Paintings and Drawings by Kirsty Whiten

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Kirsty Whiten. Kirsty initially gained notice for her large-scale portrait paintings and photorealistic drawings but her work has diversified in recent years to include sculpture and photography. Kirsty was profiled in June 2009 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine where she commented on her fascination with the "psychological power that women have over men" and how the 'dominance within relationships is something that's taken and given, in a quite a fragile way."

Paintings by Steven Chapman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Steven Chapman surveys teh relationships people have with their own self-image within the overarching context of modern media. He uses the same visual formatting found in cinematic compositions, Photoshop, Social network tagging, among various other visual tropes, he bares the conforming influence that pervades everyday life.

The Art of Sabhan Adam

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The creatures found in self-taught Syrian painter Sabhan Adam's work could only be found in nightmares. The variety of dark and gruesome creatures all have a face that is similar to his own. "The figures I paint have so many things in common with me--they look like me, they have the same head and the same asian eyes as me. I draw myself with everything that exists inside--the sadness, the misery, the shocking things I have faced, the isolation, and the feeling of not belonging to this world."

Paintings and Drawings by Santiago Salvador

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
we are enjoying these paintings by Chilean artist Santiago Salvador this morning. Salvador thinks of his work as constructions, finding painting and illustration as "a gateway to the recognizable, the intimate and the ambiguous that surround us."

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