The Work of David Marc Grant

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 09, 2013
David Marc Grant, a 3rd generation San Francisco native, is a very rare bird indeed. He paints candy colored dystopian landscapes. Growing up in the Fog City in the 80s, he was happily exposed to genres of utopian science fiction and fantasy, the kind that inspired extreme spectacle and cautionary tales of environmental disaster. A student of the wild school of dichotomies, and of the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute, Grant’s humor and history influence his interest in fictitious world building...

Paintings by Melanie Authier

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 09, 2013
'Melanie Authier's paintings bring together visual contradictions into one imaginary space. By drawing upon the histories of abstraction and the strategies of representation, she presents improbable environments. A sense of disorientation comes about through the way in which color, texture, line and shape compete for room within the canvas.  Each work presents a brimming jostle of oppositions that the viewer is invited to bring into a certain order.'

Paintings by Tom Sanford

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 06, 2013
We love these paintings by New York-based artist Tom Sanford. Inspired by the colorful and eccentric residents of the great city, Staford's characters range from famed rappers to Spike Lee, Steve Powers, and Mayor Bloomberg. "But I need New York City. I feed of the culture. All the amazing people who inhabit this magical place, doing fantastic things. They create an energy, or perhaps an anxiety, that nourishes me and I must be close to the source." Amen, brother.

Paintings by Laura Krifka

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 06, 2013
Laura Krifka makes paintings, sculptures and videos that dissect common fantasies of power and identity. Her work is both gorgeous and terrifying often dealing with fantasies of beauty and nobility, myth, power, identity seduction and the American dream, exploring the relationship of light and dark through a range of influences from art history to fairyland with a post-modernist twist.

Paintings by Nigel Cooke

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Today we take a look through the work of British painter Nigel Cooke. 'Acknowledging the velocity of painting, the vitality of the impact of the paint iteslf and the perverse psychology of the strokes that make it, Cooke's paintings deliriously push and pull us from layers of depth and detail to extreme surfaces of impasto...'

Resin Paintings by Jessica Dunegan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Boston-based artist Jussica Dunegan uses a mixture of epoxy resin and acrylic paint, squeezing tubes of paint directly into a layer of resin while it is still in liquid form. The opaque strands of paint remain loosely delineated and hover within the transparent resin. Once the initial layer dries she will repeat the process to give the paintings a physical dimension. The resulting piece may look realistic from afar but upon closer inspection, they are comprised of suspended, chaotic lines. Watch a video after the jump!

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."

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