Suggestivism Rome @ Mondo Pop Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
The third installment of Suggestivism, a critically acclaimed traveling exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor, takes on a new form under the wing of Mondo Pop Gallery in Rome. The exhibition hangs on two floors of the Roman Aquarium, a classical building which hosts graffiti installations regularly in the basement.

GIFs of Julie Mehretu's Meticulous, Multi-Layered Painting Process

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
Julie Mehretu's large-scale, mixed media paintings create a dizzying field of layered landscapes to construct colorful and complex and lines. Throughout her painting process Julie will add architectural and geometric sketches in ink, smudges of acrylic paint and then sand everything down to create a smooth finish. Someone has done us the pleasure of creating GIFs of this process from a PBS video segment called "Systems." See the GIFs and watch the video after the jump...

Paintings by Eric White

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We last took a look at the paintings of New York-based artist Eric White back in 2011. We feel the time has come to take another look through his past and more recent work! Eric's work is realism tinged with the surreal and occasional eroticism. His palette and imagery seems to come straight from somewhere between a Hitchcock film, the Twilight Zone, and a 1980s living room. Many of his paintings are also titled and based off scenes from old movies...  

Paintings by Akira Beard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Akira Beard is back with some wonderful new work! Akira currently teaches Fine Art Anatomy at the Academy of Art and exhibits his work at a variety of bay area and national galleries.

Paintings by Robert Xavier Burden

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Robert Xavier Burden recently opened a solo show, Toy Box, at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco featuring 16 oil paintings both on canvas and on panel of "childhood icons in compositions of reverence and majesty. Watch a time-lapse of of his Optimus Prime painting after the jump... Toy Box will be on display through June 1st.

Celebrities Re-imagined in Classic Paintings

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We thought we would have a little fun this morning. The website Worth1000 exhibited these photo manipulations in their gallery entitled Modern Renaissance which displays the work of photo manipulators who have re-imagined celebrities inside classic paintings...

The Work of Kymia Nawabi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We are enjoying the work of New York-based artist Kymia Nawabi this morning. Nawabi is a first-generation Iranian-American artist who describes her work as "an allegory of human behavior" and weaves a fantastical personal mythology together with "adopted gods, mythological creatures and burial ceremonies from different cultures."

Paintings by Eric Thor Sandberg

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of Washington DC-based artist Eric Thor Sandberg. We're not sure if his middle name is a nickname or if it was given to him by awesome parents. Either way, we like it. Speaking about his work in Surface magazine, Eric says, "I joke and say that I paint naked people doing horrible things to each other. But the real answer is that my paintings are little allegories, sometimes that relate to my life, other times that are random. I'm not really into weird, horrible things."  

Paintings by Ruben Pang

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of Singaporean artist Ruben Pang this morning. Pan describes his paintings as "projections of his psyche, which reflect on notions of prospect, arrival, and transformation." His process evolves and gradually builds up with each brushstroke and layering of paint.

Paintings and Drawings by Jesse Fillingham

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 10, 2013
Pasadena-based artist Jesse Fillingham works to explore themes of "myth, introspection, creation, and wizardry." We like those themes, and his series of drawings depicting "an alternate creation myth composed of trees of strife, knowledge and life, as well as ephemeral libidinous pritis - robed men ponder and wander through graphic landscapes."