Paintings by Akira Beard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Akira Beard is back with some wonderful new work! Akira currently teaches Fine Art Anatomy at the Academy of Art and exhibits his work at a variety of bay area and national galleries.

Paintings by Robert Xavier Burden

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Robert Xavier Burden recently opened a solo show, Toy Box, at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco featuring 16 oil paintings both on canvas and on panel of "childhood icons in compositions of reverence and majesty. Watch a time-lapse of of his Optimus Prime painting after the jump... Toy Box will be on display through June 1st.

Celebrities Re-imagined in Classic Paintings

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We thought we would have a little fun this morning. The website Worth1000 exhibited these photo manipulations in their gallery entitled Modern Renaissance which displays the work of photo manipulators who have re-imagined celebrities inside classic paintings...

The Work of Kymia Nawabi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We are enjoying the work of New York-based artist Kymia Nawabi this morning. Nawabi is a first-generation Iranian-American artist who describes her work as "an allegory of human behavior" and weaves a fantastical personal mythology together with "adopted gods, mythological creatures and burial ceremonies from different cultures."

Paintings by Eric Thor Sandberg

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of Washington DC-based artist Eric Thor Sandberg. We're not sure if his middle name is a nickname or if it was given to him by awesome parents. Either way, we like it. Speaking about his work in Surface magazine, Eric says, "I joke and say that I paint naked people doing horrible things to each other. But the real answer is that my paintings are little allegories, sometimes that relate to my life, other times that are random. I'm not really into weird, horrible things."  

Paintings by Ruben Pang

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of Singaporean artist Ruben Pang this morning. Pan describes his paintings as "projections of his psyche, which reflect on notions of prospect, arrival, and transformation." His process evolves and gradually builds up with each brushstroke and layering of paint.

Paintings and Drawings by Jesse Fillingham

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 10, 2013
Pasadena-based artist Jesse Fillingham works to explore themes of "myth, introspection, creation, and wizardry." We like those themes, and his series of drawings depicting "an alternate creation myth composed of trees of strife, knowledge and life, as well as ephemeral libidinous pritis - robed men ponder and wander through graphic landscapes."

How Historical Figures Would Have Looked Today

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
A history TV channel called Yesterday comissioned this series of famous faces from history with modern makeovers. The project saw digital artists working closely with history experts to ensure that the historical characters were given a real sense of how they would look in the 21st century. We hope that they continue the series...what would Genghis Khan look like?

Paintings by Lora Zombie

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Lora Zombie is a self-taught painter from Russia who has amassed a massive following of fans online over the past few years. Making a name for herself with her "grunge art" painting style, Zombie has exhibited all over the world, including Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, and Russia.

Paintings and Photos by mark Maggiori

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
This morning we take a look the work of French, LA-based artist Mark Maggiori. Mark is an analog photographer, a painter, musician and music video director.