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."

Paintings by Jieun Park

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of South Korean painter Jieun Park. Park explores the various emotions and moments that she has experienced throughout her travels around the world.  

The Work of Øivin Horvei

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
In the September issue of Juxtapoz Magazine we spoke with Oslo native Øivin Horvei as he and his 12-year-old daughter followed this wife to Boston where she took a position at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Setting up a small studio in his new home, he continued his playful mixed media work and we spoke about the idiosyncratic Harvard bubble, parenting, and what, to an American, seems like an astonishing level of government support given to the average Norwegian.

Paintings and Drawings by Kirsty Whiten

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Kirsty Whiten. Kirsty initially gained notice for her large-scale portrait paintings and photorealistic drawings but her work has diversified in recent years to include sculpture and photography. Kirsty was profiled in June 2009 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine where she commented on her fascination with the "psychological power that women have over men" and how the 'dominance within relationships is something that's taken and given, in a quite a fragile way."

Paintings by Steven Chapman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Steven Chapman surveys teh relationships people have with their own self-image within the overarching context of modern media. He uses the same visual formatting found in cinematic compositions, Photoshop, Social network tagging, among various other visual tropes, he bares the conforming influence that pervades everyday life.

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