Watch: Phil Akashi Paints Mandela Portrait with 27,000 Punches

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
Belgian artist Phil Akashi is also know as the 'seal artist.' He uses the traditional East Asian Seal as a medium in his artwork to forge a new artistic language linking East and West, placing the past in the service of the present. Most recently he fixed a Seal to the knuckle of a boxing glove, dipped it in cinnabar paste and began punching a wall with the Chinese characters for 'freedom,' eventually forming a giant portrait of Nelson Mandela. 

More Work From Erik Mark Sandberg

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
We posted the vibrantly freakish hairy paintings of Erik Sandberg a few months ago. This morning we take a look at some of Erik's other work including his Bouquets With Various Foods series, which we are again, thoroughly enjoying. Erick received his BFA from Art Center College of Design and has since taught there, OTIS and CSU Northridge.

The Work of Tomoko Konoike

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Japanese artist Tomoko Knoike. Tomoko is a graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts where he studied traditional Japanese painting. He came to prominence through Nihonga-styled surreal [paintings and installations that often feature wolves. He has also worked as a toy and furniture designer!

Jeremy Olson's Geometric Paintings

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
We are enjoying Brooklyn-based artist Jeremy Olson's sereis of geometric portraits this morning. Jeremy has a MFA from NYU Steinhardt and has had several exhibitions across the US.

Corn-Row Paintings by So Yoon Lym

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
New Jersey-based painter So Yoon Lym's series "Hair and Braid Pattern Paintings" were inspired by her time working as a teacher in a high school where she photographed students. The work focuses on the intricate and unique patterns of corn-rows and are acrylic on paper. 

Firework Drawings by Rosemarie Fiore

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
Bronx-based Rosemarie Fiore uses everything from lawn mowers, cars, waffle irons, floor polishers, pinball machines, and yes, fireworks to create her colorful works of art. Her "Pyrotechnics" series was created by exploding fireworks (under cardboard cylinders and metal cans) over paper!

David Molesky: "A Long Moment" @ a.Muse Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Friend of the mag, David Molesky, has an opening tonight, June 27,  at a.Muse Gallery in San Francisco. It's either in Potrero Hill or Mission Creek... we can't tell. You may recognize Mr. Molesky from the feature he penned for us on Odd Nerdrum in our May 2013 issue.

Hyperrealistic Paintings by Philip Muñoz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of Bristol-based artist Philip Munoz. The self-taught artist's work is concerned with the notion of glamour and its role in social identity. He is particularly interested in the idea of beauty through transformation and the concept of the contemporary sublime.

Richard Diebenkorn "The Berkeley Years" @ de Young, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Local Boy Makes Good! “I’m really a traditional painter, not avante garde at all. I wanted to follow a tradition and extend it.” And the San Francisco native’s own words start you off on what should be a languorous visit to familiar places like Chabot Valley in Richard Biebenkorn’s The Berkeley Years, now showing at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. But even more familiar and very compelling is a personal journey that can be experienced through this painter’s eyes. 

Hyperreal Watercolors by Scott Campbell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This morning we take a look at artist Scott Cambell's watercolor paintings of homemade (prison) tatoo machines.

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