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

Paintings by Alison Blickle

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 21, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Los Angeles-based artist Alison Blickle this morning. She will be exhibiting some new work in "Huntress," at Kravets/Wehby Gallery in NYC, opening today! "My paintings let me live out fantasies through characters I create. These stories often involve my desire to feel a connection to something bigger than myself-- to nature, to my ancestors, or to a sense of spirituality."

The Art Of Sean Newport

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
We were lucky enough to spend the weekend at West Coast Craft here in San Francisco, we were also lucky enough to become familiar with San Francisco's very own Sean Newport. Newport creates these three-dimensional works by hand cutting geometric shapes and tiling them together to create peaks and valley's faced with electric colors and mesmerizing patterns. See an awesome collection of Newport's work after the jump.

The Art of Fredrik Söderberg

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Stockholm-based artist Fredrik Söderberg has spent the past years exploring art's connection to the occult world and to different esoteric traditions. Religion, religious experiences and meditation are important parts of his artistic work and his life.  In many of his works "a cosmic abstract expression is paired with an accurate figurative and archetypal style, incorporating pure and intricate Mandela images inspired from Tibetan Buddhism and Native American nature religion and traditional crafts, all meticulously executed in watercolor, mineral colors and gold leaf."  

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