George W. Bush Paints Self Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 25, 2013
We can't believe we just did a Google search for 'George Bush Bathtub." Leaked along with personal photos and emails are two self-portraits by the former leader of the free world depicting him standing in the shower and taking a bath. A third hacked photograph shows Bush in the act of painting a church in his home gym...  

A Colorful New Show by Katharina Grosse @ De Pont Museum, Tilburg

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 23, 2013
The main display at Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse's latest show is an installation of giant orbs of multi-colored PVC. In addition to the giant bouncy ball-looking pieces, Katharina has several large-scale paintings on the surrounding walls. Two Younger Women Come In And Pull Out A Table is on show until June 9 at De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg.

New Works by Jenn Porreca @ Luna Rienne Gallery in SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Luna Rienne Gallery is presenting their first exhibition, Love in Absentia, a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Jean Porreca. Porreca is a modern contemporary artist with studios in LA and London. Influenced by surrealist art and film, vintage fabric patterns, comics, religious iconography, and silhoutte animation, she paints a delicate world of intricately layered styling.

Paying Homage to the Potential in the Inexplicable with Paintings by Adam Friedman

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
In Portland-based artist Adam Friedman's work, rules of perspective, distance, and light are bent. Space can become a solid object and places are folded on top of one another. Millions of years are compacted into a single instant and rocks become fluid.

A Beautiful Process Video from Christian Mendoza

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Nicaragua-born, New York-based artist Chris Mendoza just released this beatiful process video. Mendoza combines a architectual drafting style he learned from his father with new inspiration fromthe letters, faces, and forms that covered the subways of New York City.

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For those lucky enough to be in London, a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective opens today at the Tate Modern. On display are 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures, including his well known comic-book inspired works, nudes, reimagined Picassos and Monets, studio scenes, landscapes, still-lifes and monochrome paintings. The retrospective runs through May 27th.

The Always Impressive João Ruas (aka FERAL KID)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We have featured the very talented João Ruas (aka Feral Kid) before on the site. The São Paulo-based visual artist has continued to impress with his dark and mysterious work and has several new sketchbook and standalone pieces.

Eerie Paintings by Aleksandra Waliszewska

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 18, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of Warsaw-based graphic artist Aleksandra Waliszewska. Aleksandra is interested in depicting states of emotion in her art and feels that the narratives evolve by themselves. She sites pre-modern art as a big influence and Hans Memling, Enguerrand Quarton and Nicolas Poussi in particular.

The Works of Amanda Charchian

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 17, 2013
'I aim to investigate the state of alienation through realms of the physical, psycho-social and spiritual human condition. Employing 2D and 3D mediums to transmit mystical experience into matter, my art practice is a means of communicating the subconscious sphere into objects; creating possible portals to ascend beyond known reality.' Amanda Charchian is based in Los Angeles.

Isolated Heads by Justin Bower

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 15, 2013
We are really enjoying the paintings of San Francisco native and Orange County-based artist Justin Bower. Bower studied fine art and philosophy at the University of Arizona, Tucson and earned his Master of Fine art in Painting at Claremont Graduate University.

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