Paintings by Travis Collinson

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Travis Collinson's process involves taking elements of photographs and sketches and reinterpreting them at a larger scale in his paintings. Influenced by classical painting and minimal abstraction, Collinson work plays with perspective and distortion in an effective and interesting way.

Matchbook Paintings by Joseph Martinez

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
We have shown the work of LA-based artist Joseph Martinez before, exhibiting his starnge, cubist bust-drawings and depictions of human hearts rendered with pieces of dollar bills. This morning we take a look at his tiny, miniscule matchbook artworks! 

Illustrations by Mario Sughi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Italian artist and illustrator Mario Sughi aka Neurosuro, started off his career in the late 70's working as a cartoonist in Italian satirical magazines. Moving to Dublin the late 80's, Mario studied Medieval History, received a PhD and currently publishes and exhibits his work worldwide!

Buddy Nestor's 'Spiritual X-Ray' Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Buddy Nestor's abstract portraits of female artists are his attempt to capture the true nature of humanity. The physical and psychological images he paints are what he calls "spiritual X-Rays." He says, "The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women. However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create."

Gina Ruggeri's Spatial Illusions

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Trompe l'oeil, is an art technique that creates the optical illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions. A comparable illusion would be 'forced perspective', a technique used in architecture. Artist Gina Ruggery has employed the technique in her paintings on gallery walls, creating eye-catching images of logs, stones and smokes that seem to both disappear and emerge from the walls.

Paintings by Hadas Patryk

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of painter Hadas Patryk. Patryk is from Katowice, a city located in southern Poland.

Update: The Work of Yue MinJun

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
We've shown the work of Chinese artist Yue Minjun before. The artist's iconic smiling self-portraits always make us very happy and little creeped out at the same time. Minjun recently presented his first major european exhibition at the Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain in Paris through March of this year. The paintings are large, vivid, and sometimes grotesque, expressing 'an ironic and disillusioned vision of the social and political situation in contemporary china and of the human condition in the modern world.'

The Work of Masami Teraoka

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A few months ago we took a look at Japanese artist Masami Teraoka's incredible Renaissance Remasterings where he put Renaissance painting and Japanese influence into violent contact with contemporary political issues in exapnsive, turbulent compositions. This morning we look back at some of his earlier work which is just as expansive and turbulent, referencing issues from gay marriage, censorship, privacy, AIDS, sexual preference, and many more social and political issues.

Paintings by Mitch Griffiths

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Mitch Griffith's first, but unexpected success came when he painted a portrait of the boxer Chris Eubank and sent it to his agent. Eubank ended up loving the portrait and commisioning Griffith to a series of pictures to promote his matches. His work ranges from commercial illustration to magazine covers and muals. The self-taught artist's highly detailed, figurative paintings are honest and direct, experessing in anxiety about modern life.

Painting by Michael Alvarez

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We are thouroughly enjoying the work Los-Angeles-based artist and graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Michael Alvarez this morning. 

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