Paintings by Marlene Steyn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
South African-born artist Marlene Steyn is a student at the Royal College of Art in London where she is working towards a degree in Painting. We are really enjoying the fantastical, patchwork of oddly comosted faces and worlds that she depicts in her work.  

Serge Marshennikov's Sleeping Beauties

Erotica // Monday, March 25, 2013
Sergei Marshennikov was born in 1971 in Ufa, Russia. From a young age Marshennikov was interested in drawing, sculpture, and painting. Encouraged by his family and his private tutors, he decided to become a professional artist, and in 1995 he graduated from the Ufa Art School, later continuing his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg.

The Twisted Reality of JoKa

Erotica // Monday, March 25, 2013
Based out of Philadelphia, JoKa's humorous and often unsettling acrylic paintings represent a pastiche of influences and symbolism, consisting of multiple layers of meaning that oscillate between the patently absurd and the deadly serious. His work skews and distorts the human body, obscuring faces to an almost depersonalizing degree, yet retaining a sense of surreal familiarity deeply rooted in the pop culture nostalgia of the collective unconscious. 

Portraits Made by Injecting Bubble Wrap with Paint

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New York-based artist Bradley Hard injects each individual bubble of a piece of bubble wrap with acrylic paint to create these portraits. As the paint is injected into the bubbles, excess paint will drip down the back. He surgically removes these from the backside of the plastic to reveal an impression of the work.

Paintings by Tala Madani

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings Iranian-American artist Tala Madani. Her portraits of Middle Eastern men are provocative and humorous commentaries on cultural and sexual identity. The scenes in her work "play out fictive rituals of a deviant, distinctly female imagination: prayer gatherings twisted into homosexual orgies, birthday parties targeted for terrorist attack, and tattoos and body hair plucking construed as the latest in ultra-macho beauty makeovers."

Mapmaker by Trevor Naud

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 11, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Detroit-based artist and Astrologer Trevor Naud. These particular pieces are from a box of 28 images entitled Mapmaker.

Scott Carter Creates Sculptures Using Gallery Walls

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 08, 2013
Blurring the lines between sculpture and installation, Chicago-based artist Scott Carter deconstructs and repurposes gallery walls to create his sculptures. He will cut drywall and wood directly out of the walls of the galleries of which he's showing to use in his work. 

Dietmar Busse’s "Fauna and Flora"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 07, 2013
German photographer Dietmar Busse's series Fauna and Flora are unique combination of photography and painting. Busse moved to New York in the 90's, beginning his career as a fashion photographer before becoming disillusioned with the constraints of working for others. For Busse, making art 'is like being on the road, except that the [artistic] journey is an inward one.'  

Paintings by Drew Young

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Vancouver-based painter Drew Young has several new paintings from his In or Wake show at Thinkspace gallery. Drew's paintings are 'Spontaneous in some parts and carefully designed in others.' The result, he says, 'is sporadic abstraction paired with hyper-realism.'  

Paintings by Hsiao-Ron Chen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
We are enjoying the soft and inviting paintings of Taipei-based artist Hsiao-Ron Chen. The surreal paintings feature children, plants and animals with weird deformities in just as strange and imaginative environments.

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