Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
In the September issue of Juxtapoz Magazine we spoke with Oslo native Øivin Horvei as he and his 12-year-old daughter followed this wife to Boston where she took a position at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Setting up a small studio in his new home, he continued his playful mixed media work and we spoke about the idiosyncratic Harvard bubble, parenting, and what, to an American, seems like an astonishing level of government support given to the average Norwegian.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Kirsty Whiten. Kirsty initially gained notice for her large-scale portrait paintings and photorealistic drawings but her work has diversified in recent years to include sculpture and photography. Kirsty was profiled in June 2009 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine where she commented on her fascination with the "psychological power that women have over men" and how the 'dominance within relationships is something that's taken and given, in a quite a fragile way."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Steven Chapman surveys teh relationships people have with their own self-image within the overarching context of modern media. He uses the same visual formatting found in cinematic compositions, Photoshop, Social network tagging, among various other visual tropes, he bares the conforming influence that pervades everyday life.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
we are enjoying these paintings by Chilean artist Santiago Salvador this morning. Salvador thinks of his work as constructions, finding painting and illustration as "a gateway to the recognizable, the intimate and the ambiguous that surround us."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
We are enjoying these paintings by Kyung Sunghyun today. The Seoul, South Korea based artist says the capturing of the shaky image reveals the subject’s true emotional and psychological state.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
This morning we take a look at Micah Ganske's current body of work, "Tomorrow Land." "The images start with the simple juxtaposition of large shadows over arial views of depressed and abandoned locations." These shadows are things that symbolize, what the artist refers to as, "Aspirational Technology" and represent "the progress of our technological civilization and the glory which a high-technology future would bring."
Erotica // Thursday, August 15, 2013
'Face Value' at Cukui gallery will feature new canvas works by Kamea Hadar and explores the human form and its relation to themes of sex, culture, and the human condition. The contrast of highly finished detail and rough paint strokes makes for an interesting balance of seemingly static imagery and the dynamic nature of an artist’s hand. This not only moves the viewers’ eyes around the pieces but pushes and pulls perspectives in and out. The use of negative space also adds to the dancing of perspective as well as allowing the audience to input pieces of their own interpretation. The show opens August 16th from 7-10pm.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
One of our favorite artists, Maya Hayuk, will be creating a new site-specific mural on the Lobby Wall of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles for her first one-person US museum exhibition. "Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into her elaborate abstractions, creating an engaging mix of referents from popular culture and advanced painting practices while connecting to the ongoing pursuit of psychedelic experience in visual form." Maya was featured in our special December 2009 Barnstormers issue.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We've previously posted Salem-based artist Jeremy Miranda's series of split-level landscapes. This morning we are enjoying going back through and taking a look at some more of the talented artist's work!
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
This morning we thought we would take a look back at the work of Ottawa-based artist Dave Cooper before. Dave enjoyed a successful career in the American underground comic scene of the late 1990s as the author and illustrator of award-winning graphic novels as well as a designer, producer and creator in the field of animation. Dave was part of Juxtapoz' 18th birthday exhibition back in 2012.