Mehdi Ghadyanloo "Perception" @ Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Mehdi Ghadyanloo is a visual artist from Tehran, Iran. For the past eight years, Ghadyanloo has been involved in the Beautification Bureau of Tehran’s municipality which is devoted to the promotion of mural arts in the city. A city that has been politically and economically isolated by Western powers for decades, Tehran is largely closed to international visitors.

"Portraits of Protesters" Series by Seren Morgan Jones

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Portraits of Protesters, a series of paintings by Seren Morgan Jones, highlights the great efforts of Welsh women in the fight for women’s rights. Her work is based on documents she uncovered during her research along with her own contemporary voice, creating a delightful and authentic collection. Portraits of Protesters will run from April 3rd until May 2nd at Gallery Ten, Cardiff.  

Paintings by Hermann Albert

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 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.

Paintings by Anne Von Freyburg

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The recent works by Anne Von Freyburg explore the operation and inscrutability of aesthetics. The life-size mixed media tableaux show human-like figures in various states of transformation. Following in the footsteps of Western Romanticism, Von Freyburg takes subjective experiences as a starting point for her work. At the same time, she deliberately chooses to apply cliché and symbolic imagery to fit within the new context of the human body.

Oil Paintings of Carpets by Antonio Santin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Spanish artist Antonio Santin's collection paintings of human bodies (we assume) hidden under ornate tapestries are rather haunting. His process involves projecting a photograph onto the wall and manipulating the size and proportion as he paints. He is currently on exhibit at Marc Straus Gallery in NYC.

The Art of Tenzing Rigdol

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 10, 2015
We are enjoying the works of Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol this morning. Tenzing's work ranges from painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, to digital, performance art. Widely exhibited internationally, the artist currently lives and works in New York.

Refracted Portraits by Deenesh Ghyczy

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2015
This morning we take a look at fragmented and distorted portraits by Berlin-based painter Deenesh Ghyczy. Deenesh combines pictures from various angles and combines them into one painting as if the viewer were looking through a refracting lens or Kaleidoscope.

Works from Daniel Barkley

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2015
Daniel Barkley's paintings reflect biblical and mythological stories but he avoids connections to a particular faith. Throughout history, artists have reconstructed spiritual and supernatural stories to...

Let Your Eyes Adjust to the Dark

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Let Your Eyes Adjust to the Dark is a collection of drawings by Samantha Wall that delve into her obsession with the internal emotional states that separate us as individuals, while simultaneously linking us as a whole. "The expression of emotions provides a doorway into private experiences that reveal our commonality, a smile could indicate pleasure and a frown, sorrow...  

Some Verbal Expressions Concerning the Painting

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
The painting considers this question: Where was the universe made? Fireworks: they are objects like ourselves. They have their existence in the shapes and colors they contain. But they are going to change when lit, as we will change at some moment in our lives, when we change from life to whatever comes next...

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