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."

Paintings by Yong Sung Heo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of South Korean artist Yong Sung Heo this morning.

The Work of Kyung Sunghyun

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
We are enjoying these paintings by Kyung Sunghyun today. The Seoul, South Korea based artist says the capturing of the shaky image reveals the subject’s true emotional and psychological state.  

Paintings by Micah Ganske

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
This morning we take a look at Micah Ganske's current body of work, "Tomorrow Land." "The images start with the simple juxtaposition of large shadows over arial views of depressed and abandoned locations." These shadows are things that symbolize, what the artist refers to as, "Aspirational Technology" and represent "the progress of our technological civilization and the glory which a high-technology future would bring."  

The Work of Asad Faulwell

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
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. The series is titled "Les Femmes D'Alger" in reference to the series by Delacroix and Picasso.  

Paintings by Léopold Rabus

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Swiss artist Leopold Rabus. The figures in Rabus' work are very often gruesome, awkward, a little crazy and darkly humorous. They are reconfigurations and caricatures of people from his neighborhood and life in Neuchatel.  

Kamea Hadar's 'Face Value' at Cukui Gallery

Erotica // Thursday, August 15, 2013
'Face Value' at Cukui gallery will feature new canvas works by Kamea Hadar and explores the human form and its relation to themes of sex, culture, and the human condition. The contrast of highly finished detail and rough paint strokes makes for an interesting balance of seemingly static imagery and the dynamic nature of an artist’s hand. This not only moves the viewers’ eyes around the pieces but pushes and pulls perspectives in and out. The use of negative space also adds to the dancing of perspective as well as allowing the audience to input pieces of their own interpretation. The show opens August 16th from 7-10pm.   

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