Best of 2013: Portraits of an Elderly Superhero by Andreas Englund

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Originally published on November 7th, 2013: A painting of a superhero is one thing, but beautiful, realistic paintings of an elderly superhero with oils on large scale surfaces is another. Swedish artist, Andreas Englund has created a series of paintings depicting an elderly superhero in various day-in-the-life scenarios.

Best of 2013: Hyperrealistic Animals Made From Painted Layers of Resin

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
Originally published on November 4th, 2013: Singapore-based artist Keng Lye is back with some new resin paingings. By meticulously painting layers of epoxy resin with acrylics, Lye produces works of art that float somewhere between painting and sculpture. Each piece can consist of patiently executed layers which are necessary to create the sense of depth they have. The series is titled Alive Without Breath.

Rebecca Chaperon's Antarticus

Illustration // Friday, December 27, 2013
With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, Rebecca Chaperon takes the imaginative subjects of her illustrative paintings and establishes an ability to engage people by speaking to the enchantment of our human experience. Her paintings act as a means of storytelling, conveying the notion of human struggle in the 21st century. Tempered by references to the synthesized, modern world she combines the classical landscape aesthetics of the past with an aspect of ambient self-reflective self-portraiture.

Best of 2013: Map Paintings by Fernando Vicente

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 27, 2013
Originally published on August 5th, 2013: We are fans of Madrid-based artist Fernando Vicente, and have shown his work several times before. Today we take a look at his Atlas series, a series of paintings on old maps where here skillfully transforms countries and continents into faces, animals, and skulls using acrylic paint.

Best of 2013: Susannah Martin's Primordial Tourists

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Originally published on March 21st 2013: This morning we take a look at the work of Frankfurt, Germany-based artist Susannah Martin. Her nude paintings are the product of her fascination with how artists throughout history have chosen to represent our interconnection with nature and how this has changed with the virtual world.

Paintings by Tristan Pigott

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tristan Pigott's 'paintings are simple explorations of human characteristics, depicted and enhanced with the use of proportion and surreal ideas. His interest in how people perform in every day life informs his work: he exploits characteristics of a person's self-projection such as the use of fashion, which he makes poignant in his paintings, whether in a humorous approach, or by use of composition.'   

The Vision of Faust

Erotica // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Vision of Faust is a painting by Luis Ricardo Falero (1851–1896) who was the Duke of Labranzano, and an acclaimed Spanish painter in his time. He specialized in female nudes and mythological and fantasy settings. Most of his paintings contained at least one female nude or topless nude. His most common medium was oil on canvas. Duke of Labranzano, was a Spanish painter. He specialized in female nudes and mythological and fantasy settings. Most of his paintings contained at least one female nude or topless nude. His most common medium was oil on canvas.  

Paintings by Kura Shomali and Steve Bandoma

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the work of Kura Shomali and Steve Bandoma, two fantastic artists from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Shomali describes his work as a way of 'digesting' the megalopolis of Kinshasha and in his most recent works the artist appropriates well-known images by African photographers. Bandoma also appropriates imagery but from contemporary advertising and magazines, recycling found objects in order 'to breat new life into them.'

Paintings by Michelle Hinebrook

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Michelle Hinebrook's paintings are infused with an understanding of optics and geometry as well as painterly intuition. Attempting to capture movement, within a deep, dynamic space with kaleidoscopic explosions of color and shape. She begins constructing compositions using a computer, ruler and airbrush, drawing hard-edge geometric shapes...

Paintings by Matthew Quick

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 22, 2013
“When the US seized Baghdad, the soldiers celebrated by destroying art. Removing contemporary politics, this destruction illustrates how little has changed psychologically in the 1500 years since the barbarian sack of Rome. With one notable difference. Rome was destroyed by uneducated warriors. In Baghdad, the event was stage-managed for TV.” – Matthew Quick

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