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
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."
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.
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."
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
Santa Barbara-based artist David Cooley uses a dental instrument-type tool to make small dabs of paints on his work. His mixed media pieces use acrylic, spray paint, resin and fabric as the backdrop.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 08, 2013
This morning we take check out the fantastic work of New York-based artist Matthew Palladino. 'Drawing upon the visual language of illustration and graphic design, the pieces playfull reference pop culture, art history, the carnivalesque, and moralistic pitfalls.'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Paris-based Chinese artist Shen Yuan primarily works in installation but this morning we are especially enjoying this small series of watercolors she did. Speaking about her objective as an artist, Yuan says, "I am trying to show language which lives in the material, the objects, I change something dead into something living, something useless into something useful."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Philip Harris is an English artist specializing in realistic figurative painting and portraiture in oils or pencil drawing. Despite the extraordinarily technical approach to his work he is a highly personal and expressive artist whos paintings are sometimes disturbing and confrontational.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We just came across the figurative oil paintings of Oslo, Norway-based self-taught artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, who creates these beautiful paintings of subjects caught in dreamlike moments of flying, floating, or swimming.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
This morning we take a look at the bizarre, surreal paintings of Budapest and London-based artist Istvan Nyari. In his work, Nyari always searches for topics and situations that could happen in real life but for whatever reason they don't or calling to life lifeless subjects such as puppets.