Huang Yan Paints Song Dynasty Landscapes on the Human Body

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
In his latest series, Chinese Landscapes, Beijing-based artist Huang Yan emulated traditional painting styles from the Song Dynasty on the human body. By using the human body as a canvas, Huang has reinterpreted a traditional practice and reinforced 'Taoist concepts that imply a sense of harmony between man and his environment.'

Paintings by Ryan Pickart

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Lowell, Indiana-based artist Ryan Pickart. Ryan's portraits in oil gracefully bridge the gap between abstract and realism.  

Vibrant Palette Knife Paintings by Françoise Nielly

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of French artist Françoise Nielly. Nielly's colorful portraits, created using thick strokes of oil on canvas, are based off simple black and white photographs. According to her bio, Nielly 'takes a risk: her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallete dazzling.'   

Floppy Disk Paintings by Nick Gentry

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
London-based artist Nick Gentry calls his latest project a 'social art project.' People mail him archaic technology that he then uses to build the base of his work. In this series of paintings, Nick has used floppy disks! Remember those?

'Creepshow,' a series of paintings by Nathan James

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
We love London-based artist Nathan James' new series of paintings entitled Creepshow. In the series he tries to focus on 'the lives and worlds of the underclass, failures, perverts and slackers, rather than beautiful, successful people.'   

Paintings and Drawings by Troilo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Milan-based artist Troilo tries to express the uncomfortable condition of beingtrapped in a void where the rules of society don't apply. There are no dresses, colors or objects, and we are liberated frome useless accessories. One day, when attempting to translate his drawings into paintings, Troilo found himself using his fingers when he couldnt find any brushes.

New Illustrations by Brecht Vandenbroucke

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
This morning we take a look at some new work by Antwerp-Based illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke. Vandenbroucke's paintings are humorous with playful narratives, juxtapositions and pop culture references.

Surreal Paintings by Abdul Mati Klarwein

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of German-born artist Abdul Mati Klarwein. Klarwein fled with his Jewish architect father and German opera singer mother to Palestine when he was two after the rise of the Nazis. The artist is best known for his works used on the covers of many albums from Miles Davis to Beck.

Paintings by Michelle Jader

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of San Francisco-based artist MIchelle Jader this morning. In her work she tries to explore moments when we willingly and unwillingly dive into the next phase of our life...  

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. 

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