Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Presented earlier this month at Beijing Design Week, The Beautiful Future, is a series of paintings made in Pyongyang, North Korea by a handful of propaganda artists. Commissioned by a pair of Beijing ex-pats who run a North Korean tour guide company, the paintings show contemporary China as it could have been, if it had continued with Maoist ideology. "North Korean artists are the best people at delivering a message without slogans."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Sometimes you see a series of paintings and just get stuck in a moment of awe. Korean artist, Kim Hyo-Suk, created this incredible series of acrylic paintings, My Floating City, with each painting sizing at around 6-feet x 7-feet.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
We've featured the work of Georgia-based artist Tran Nguyen on the site over the years and this morning we take a look at some of her more recent work as well as some favorites from years past!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This morning we are taking a look at the paintings of Lui Liu. The Chinese artist possesses superb painterly techniques with his unique language finding a wide range of audience around the world. Through his paintings, Lui Liu creates a surreal world that transcends cultures and spaces.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Congo-born, France-based artist Olivier de Sagazan integrates painting, photography, sculpture and performance into a very unique hybrid practice! His existential performance series, "Transfiguration," involves the artist building layers of clay and paint onto his face and body and then shedding them to reveal "an animalistic human who is seeking to break away from the physical world."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We haven't checked in with former Juxtapoz cover artist Mario Martinez (MARS-1) in a while and were excited to find out after a recent chat with the San Francisco-based painter that he has released a print from his 2012 collaboration with Oakland-based artist Brendan Monroe. The release follows several other print releases and another fantastic collaboration with another Jux favorite, Alex Grey.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Nigerian-born, Alabama based artist Toyin Odutola has been hard at work! Following her second show at at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC, the artist will be in two upcoming group shows and has been continually updating her website with more fantastic paintings!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Kazakhstani artist Erbossyn Meldibekov has been examining the 'collapse of civility within a post 9/11 environment through a range of diverse mediums, our favorite though, is his series of painted ceramic plates featuring various pack animals with weapons (among other things) strapped to their backs. We want a set...
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
Can you combine Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Hello Kitty? Cesar Santos can. The Cuban-American artist weaves together complex and divergent art forms into single paintings. "In a suggestive and theatrical way I seek to raise questions, to entice one to probe the imagery that I present and attempt to decipher its meaning."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
We always love it when art makes us feel a little uncomfortable. Taiwanese artist Lo Chan Peng has an incredibly detailed and realistic style that he uses to paint zombie-like women whose attractiveness is offset by their unsettling features, empty gazes, missing limbs, and...fangs.