The Wacky World of Kriki

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 30, 2015
The work of French painter Kriki is pure pop pastiche blending chronologies, geographies and cultures. Robots, African masks, and the French aristocracy not only live alongside one another but are fused together as strange hybrid creatures in his zany, colorful paintings. Kriki lives and works in Paris.

The Stones and Storms of Ashley Eliza Williams' Paintings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
In some of her paintings, it’s hard to tell whether Ashley Eliza Williams has painted an obscure geological formation or weather pattern of our world, or has given us a glimpse of her detailed imagination, filled with nature-based metaphor. She has a self-declared passion and curiosity for natural patterns and systems and an often-muted but never boring color pallet to match.

Natalia Rak "Butterfly Effect" @ Montana Gallery, Barcelona

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 26, 2015
Polish artist Natalia Rak’s work embodies a colorful, almost surrealistic reality. With the use of color she dramatizes her pieces in a clashing obscurity. The fine arts graduate has been passionate about painting from a young age, she explored different techniques and media before she found herself in the rush and freedom of street painting.

David Choong Lee "Pareidolia" @ Fifty24SF Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 23, 2015
This Saturday, October 24th, David Choong Lee will be opening "Pareidolia," a new exhibition of work at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco. Pareidolia is defined as  "a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern where non actually excists.  

Shae DeTar's Otherworldly Nudes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 22, 2015
We’ve written before about Shae DeTar’s stunning nudes, but want to remind readers of their beauty. It’s difficult to do them justice with description, but picture this: a woman’s face dissolves into swirls of paint or a large crystal replaces her head. DeTar’s models’ skins leak neon or the landscapes on which they splay appear hypersaturated.

Brett Amory "This Land Is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 15, 2015
  Brett Amory's exhibition This Land is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures, opens at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this evening. We stopped by his studio a few weeks ago to catch him in the process of working on the new series of paintings.

Paintings by Hermann Albert

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 14, 2015
When Hermann Albert moved to Berlin in 1964, there was a strong feeling among intellectuals, that figurative painitng was defined by the hateful Stalin doctrine that determined how and what artists were supposed to paint: they were to worship the working class and its achievements and they were to do so in portraits, stillives and landscapes in a heroic style.

Mary Iverson "You and Me in the Aftermath" @ Gibson Gallery, Seattle

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 12, 2015
August, 2015 cover artist Mary Iverson just sent us over a little preview of her upcoming exhibition at Gibson Gallery in Seattle. "You and Me in the Aftermath" opens on Friday, October 16th. Make sure you check it out if you're in the north west!

The Bright, Twisted Creatures of Eko Nugroho's Mind

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 07, 2015
We’ve posted before about Eko Nugroho’s otherworldly and at-times-political creatures. His work spans media, but once you’ve seen his work, it is immediately identifiable. His creatures have technology for heads, are bundled in strange fabrics, or represent his home of Java through their slogans in Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia. 

Contemporary Tibetan Thangka Paintings by Tsherin Sherpa

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 05, 2015
As a child, Nepalese artist Tsherin Sherpa underwent six years of intensive training as a traditional Tibetan thangka painter with his father Master Urgen Dorje. Mixing the techniques and imagery of thangka, Sherpa now give his paintings a contemporary edge. "Sometimes if one gets too obsessed with the rules, there's a danger of getting entangled in that very obsession."


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