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. 

Update: The Surreal Works of Jennifer Nehrbass

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We previously came across the beautiful works of Jennifer Nehrbass at Pulse during Art Basel this past December. This morning we thought we would take a look back and some of her earlier and more recent work! The New Mexico grad, who has shown at Mark Moore Gallery in the past, as well as Brunnhofer Gallery at Pulse, has an interesting mix of youthful nostalgia, abstract snapshots, and scenic backdrops in her paintings.

Painted Photographs by Rosanna Jones

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of British artist Rosanna Jones. Rosanna paints and scratches photographs "creating and capturing a beautiful moment, whether that be involving people or places, and then, in a way, destroying the innocence and aesthetic beauty of the image."

Drawings and Paintings by Robert Hardgrave

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
"Despite all the information we are given, I believe much is unknown to us in the moment, with clarity only achieved upon later reflection," states California-based artist Robert Hardgrave. Hardgrave's "paintings are about the excitement in each evolving moment in life, be it a minute or grand, and savoring it."

The Work of Reey Whaar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Moscow-based artist Reey Whaar this Thursday morning. Whaar has some humorous but impactful ideas, great colors, tones and talent!

Paintings by Kim Shin Hye

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of South Korean artist Kim Shin Hye (aka SSIN). SSIN is a graduate of Hong-lk University in Seoul and creates incredibly elaborate and detailed pieces often resembling maps and topography. Many of her paintings use gold pigment and Korean ink on Korean paper. We love the textures and patterns!

The Paintings and Murals of Robert Proch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Another look at an artist we are really enjoying these days... Poland-based Robert Proch. Living in Poznań, Proch does murals, paintings, and also does work as an animator. The first time we saw his work was in a group show at Lazarides' Newcastle space, and the future as a painter is very bright for this young artist.

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