Laurina Paperina is a Murderer

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 15, 2014
Italian artist Laurina Paperina lives in Brooklyn and makes dark, funny, comic paintings depicting imagined scenes from pop culture, and imaginary murders of blue chip artists. In her mind, painting her favorite artists' demise is a compliment—she likes their work so much she wants to kill them!

Amanda Manitach's T-Shirt Girls

Erotica // Monday, September 15, 2014
Amanda Manitach is a curator and artist in Seattle and her drawings and watercolors are ethereal and foreboding. In a recent series, she dresses her macabre, erotic characters in cheeky T-Shirts.

In the Magazine: Joyce Pensato

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
Having lived in Brooklyn her entire life, Joyce has watched the surroundings and the people in them transform rapidly. Unlike most natives, she remains unusually optimistic despite being pushed out of her studio of three decades just a few years ago. In one area of her studio, a torrent of paint splatters are gradually building on every surface, as one-gallon buckets of 1-Shot enamel, the predominant choice of sign painters, are scattered about. Stepping closer into this corner, the distinctively toxic smell of paint permeates the air. 

Paintings and Drawings by Henrietta Harris

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
New Zealand artist Henrietta Harris' drawings, range in subject from hands, faces, brains, and more are depicted on canvases, t-shirts, and fine print publications. Her paintings often involve portraiture with a departure into the surreal with faces sometimes obscured and misplaced by the clean sweep of a brushstroke.

Sensual Hyperreal Mouths

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
Hubert de Lartigue currently lives and works in Vitry-sur-Seine near Paris. His newest work is super sensual airbrush. He says, “What'smore anonymous than a detail? What could be more intimate, too? For the perspective of the viewer on such details is only possible with very close proximity, the distance at which it is possible to perceive the scent of the other…”

A Visit with Kevin Earl Taylor

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We stopped by Kevin Earl Taylor's San Francisco studio ahead of his upcoming exhibit with David Ellis at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles this weekend. Taylor’s paintings depict stark, surreal landscapes that seem like moments frozen in time. Animals and animal parts confront the viewer and each other, forms tied together by a common visual thread or somehow fused into one another and their surroundings...

Look at What Came Before, and That Will be the Future.

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
David Marc Grant's newest work will be presented at White Walls Project Space, opening reception is September 13, 7 to 11 pm. Through his work, Grant opens a dialogue on geo-political issues with colorful landscapes, structures and technology drawn from ideas of various utopian and dystopian fictions, drawing influences from the constructivist/suprematist movement, Persian miniaturists, op, pop, advertising, comics, science fiction films and contemporary lowbrow. 

Cheery Paintings by Lampu Kansanoh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We are enjoying the bright and cheery paintings of Thai artist Lampu Kansanoh this morning. "No one else captures the happy-go-lucky nature of the Thai quite like her. In her works the carefree and joyful expression of her characters are exuberantly intensified by their exaggerated features: their melon-sized heads, engorged cheeks and exposed teeth."

An Update with Jon Fox

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Today we check in with UK artist Jon Fox, who was featured in our New Contemporary book last year. Fox will be taking part in group show we are excited about, "Égrégore", at Yves Laroche Gallery in Montreal, Canada later this fall. His work often addresses the conflict of emotion: 'heart against head.' Many of his characters occupy a world of tension and turmoil battling with their own significance while the looming presence of a larger restless energy is at work around them. 

Rajni Perera's "Afrika Galaktika" (and more)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A Sri-Lankan born artist whose work floats between Western and Immigrant culture, Rajni Perera's work is an East-West dialogue of ideas, concerning immigrant identity issues (being an immigrant), female sexuality (being a woman), and science fiction and fantasy (being someone who enjoys science fiction and the dreams behind the genres). Currently cross-translating between the visual languages of Indian miniaturist art, Blaxploitation, and the images produced by the Hubble Deep Field Telescope, the work becomes a record of impossible discoveries and mythical creations.

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