Milan Hrnjazovic's Little Briar Rose

Erotica // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Using a combination of figurative art and free-flowing abstraction, Serbian painter Milan Hrnjazovic endeavors to visually represent the emotional anxiety of the young adult female's evolving sense of self-image and burgeoning sexual desires. In particular, he turns a modern eye toward the sexual awakening of a Grimm fairy tale heroine, "Little Briar Rose," endowing her with the intelligence and self-awareness to confront and overcome the pains of maturation rather than retreat into a deep, dreamless slumber from which only the virility of a grown man can arouse her. 

'Elderlies,' A Series of Paintings by Adele Renault

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
  Beligain-born, Amsterdam-based artist Adele Renault created this small collection of four oil on canvas works entitled Elderlies. Faces that are captured in everyday moments of life and taken out of context fascinate Adele.   

Drawings and Paintings by Ekta

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
We love all of Swedish artist Ekta's work. The prolific muralist, painter, and illustrator has shown extensively in Europe and around the world, even doing illustrations for the New York Times.  

Photorealistic Paintings from Manipulated Photos by Jessica Rebik

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
Illinois-based artist Jessica Rebik's latest series of work attempts to expand the possibilities of her photorealistic painting. She uses photographic references and unapologetically acknowledges the role of the photograph in her process, making 'the viewer aware of the separation between themselves and the original figurative subject.'

Paintings by Tania Blanco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
The paintings of Valencian artist Tania Blanco examine the relationship between humanity and science. His round acrylic paintings are done on canvas or wood panels and have a strange, surreal clinical, doctors office feel to them.

Paintings by Kwangho Shin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of South Korean artist Kwangho Shin. Shin studied Fine Art at Keimyung University and mainly uses Oil and Acrylic.   

Photorealistic Paintings by Ian Cumberland

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Ireland-born artist Ian Cumberland. He studied fine art at University of Ulster and has since won several Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Ulster Academy.  

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.  

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.

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