Paintings by Aaron Nagel

Erotica // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Its difficult not to fall in absolute adoration when it comes to the paintings of San Francisco based Aaron Nagel. His realistic portraiture is both sinful and innocent, hinting at religious iconography, while playing with erotic seduction, they are everything I hope to see in gorgeous provocative realism.

Pardee's Pick: The Art of Shawn Pacheco

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 30, 2012
Whenever I rant to people who haven't seen his art, the way I always describe the work of Bay Area illustrator Shawn G. Pacheco (SGP) tends to go something like this: "Imagine if a real cartoon character, like Bugs Bunny, Stimpy, or Finn were inspired by OTHER cartoons and spent their free time drawing fucked up NEW cartoons."

Paintings by Kim Westfall

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Paintings can be great when they consist of impeccable renderings that transcend the medium, but at other times, the best paintings are those that emphasize the materiality of the medium and the immediacy of each mark made on the canvas. Kim Westfall's paintings fall under the latter category.

The Art of Jason Edmiston

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
Jason Edmiston loves monsters. He gets a tingle down his spine when he smells the fall air and sees the first leaf fall from the trees. He only drinks vodka sold in skull shaped bottles.

The Works of Andrew Salgado

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
From New York to Korea, Vancouver based artist Andrew Salgado has been able to take the fine art world on one brush stroke at a time. His work explores the correlation between the concept of masculinity and the properties of the medium; generally based in paint, at times his practice incorporates video, text, sculpture, performance, and paper-based work.

The Art of Buddy Nestor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Buddy Nestor was an abstract painter until a few years ago when he struck a strange new chord with portraiture that took his work to a new level. Derivative of his abstract style, Nestor's "spiritual x-ray" portraits are intended to remove the mask of beauty to reveal darker, more honest aspects of the personalities of his subjects.

The Art of Craola

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
I admired Greg "Craola" Simkins' art even when said art consisted of working at a video game company ten years ago rendering patches of snow for twelve hours a day...

The Works of Razvan Boar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
Razvan Boar’s drawings, paintings, and collages have a fragmented quality, reflecting the confusion and dislocations of what can sometimes feel like a dissolving world. Boar (lives and works in Bucharest, Romania) is currently completing his MFA in painting at the National University of Art in Bucharest...

Animal Instinct: The Work of Joram Roukes

Illustration // Saturday, September 01, 2012
'Joram Roukes' large oil paintings are build-ups or collages of inner-city figures and characters. Blending multiple stylistic elements and references to subcultural groups or popular culture intricately in comprehensive and colorful compositions, the resulting figures try to put across a shaky view of today’s western society.'

The Works of Charlie Isoe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It has been awhile since we check in with Perth, Australia-based, and former April 2010 cover artist, Charlie Isoe, but we were looking at his old cover image in our office yesterday and thought... damn, Charlie is a talented painter. The works always felt full of energy, ideas, command, but also loose and exploratory. Although he hasn't shown in a few years, we expect something interesting whenever Isoe has a new body of work.

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