Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are enjoying Tokyo-based artist Marefumi Komura's paintings this morning. As Japan works to confront and accept the devastation that the March 2011 earthquake dealt to the country, Marefumi has felt a need to refocus his paintings towards ever-present and universal themes of 'fragility' and 'beauty' that hide within our existence.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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."
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 13, 2014
Painter Brian M. Viveros has just released his iconic image "Cleopatra" as beautiful pillow. The pre-sale ends this Sunday (Father's Day, June 15)!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Drawing inspiration from the movement of the human body in water, Polish artist Julita Malinowska paints large-scale works of people bathing and participating in beach-related activities.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 06, 2014
Through his personal and unique style, Yin Jun powerfully expresses the emotions of the increasingly demanding and materialistic society of which we are all a part. The oppressed and weak cry and shout through captivating childish faces, letting others know about their dreams, frustrations and hopes as they release their inner feelings.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jason Graham works full time as a tattoo artist at Grizzly Tattoo. However, inbetween zapping people and enjoying delights the city has to offer, he hides away to paint and draw stunning compositions with eccentric juxtapositions (usually with Frasier on loop). Using solely India ink on watercolor paper, his pieces evoke a flash tattoo style utilizing bold black lines and integrating geometric patterns.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Mpane’s rough-hewn portraits explore the fundamental connection between place and personal identity. Using plywood glued in layers and finished with an adze – an edging tool that dates to the Stone Age – he produces topographies of the human face reminiscent of relief depictions on a map. This layering reveals contour lines over forms that allude both formally and stylistically to African masks, but also reference Cubism – rooted in an interest in Primitivism – by incorporating bright colors and bold patterns.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 23, 2014
Jake Scharbach grew up in the woods of Washington State without electricity. With his sister, they passed their time creating, making and enjoying art, so it’s no wonder he grew up to be as prolific as he is.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thinkspace will be presenting Children of the Sun, the gallery’s second solo exhibition of new work by Armenian born, Big Bear based, artist Ana Bagayan. Bagayan’s work is inspired by her fascination with the metaphysical, and by a creative preoccupation with the limitless possibilities of the unknown...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
We are enjoying Connecticut-based artist Maximilian Toth's beautiful chalkboard-style paintings this morning. His work often depicts teenage antics from joyriding in shopping carts to swimming, parties and fence hopping that are actually making us feel a bit nostalgic for those younger years...