"Woven" Oil Works by Alexi Torres

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 09, 2012
Cuban-born artist Alexi Torres doesn't just do the simple oil on canvas portrait; he makes each woprk appear as if he weaves the paint onto the canvas. Torres is inspired by leaves, weaving, feathers and other elements formed in nature.

THEFLOPBOX Visits Sign Painter Jeff Canham's Studio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The proficient sign painter and designer, Jeff Canham, was recently visited by Theflopbox at his shared studio, Woodshop, in the Sunset District of San Francisco.  Jeff’s work, accompanied by an interview will be featured in our upcoming March 2012 printed issue.  Here is a selection of photos from the artist’s workspace.

Atsushi Suwa

Erotica // Monday, January 30, 2012
Suwa begins by probing and engaging in dialogue with his subjects under a set of conditions he determines. Through the dialogue, he elicits the story, thought, and other elements making up the subject’s background. The process of communication with his subjects is an important factor for Suwa, and signals a break from realism in the classic sense, which does not go beyond the level of visual duplication of the subject...

Jeremy Geddes "Cluster" Featured in FEB 2012 Issue

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 23, 2012
Jeremy Geddes, the Melbourne-based artist who graces the cover of our February 2012 issue, premiered a new painting in his 14-page feature, Cluster. Knowing that so many people love to see Geddes' newest paintings, we wanted to share the piece on the site today.

Alex Katz Naked Beauty

Erotica // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The US-American painter Alex Katz will be showing a series of nudes covering the period from 1980s to the present day, juxtaposed with selected city views of New York at his current show at the Kestnergesellschaft. Two extremes coincide in the exhibition "naked beauty": the human body and architecture stand side by side and tell the story of the capacity of Katz's painting to transform subjective impressions into universal symbols.

Opening: An American Language @ Guerrero Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This past Saturday night, we stopped by Guerrero Gallery's newest group show, An American Language, featuring the works of 12 traditional American sign painters. The show featured the works of Jeff Canham, Mike Meyer, Derek McDonald, Dusty Madsen, Gary Martin, Josh Luke, Gary Green, Greg Jones, and others.

Richard Phillips

Erotica // Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Richard Phillips is known for his large-scale glossy hyper-realistic paintings, recalling the pictorial style of magazines from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and reflecting traditions of popular image culture. His paintings represent close-up portraits, predominantly of women from fashion and soft porno magazines, but also persons from the fields of pop music and politics. He says "My Pictures involve a kind of wasted beauty-that's always been a thread in my work."

Gene Guynn

Erotica // Friday, December 30, 2011
Gene Guynn was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and from a very young age was immersed in the world of art. With a painter for a mother and a musician for a father, his world was always one of creativity and expression. Gene takes inspiration from the thriving urban, outsider, and lowbrow art culture of SF, LA, and NYC, and combines it with a fine art sophistication.

Francine Spiegel's Goregous Grotesque

Erotica // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Francine Spiegel makes large portraits in acrylic of the monstrous feminine. Her soupy, sloppy women protrude from and are engulfed by pop slime piles. Rapper’s girlfriends, socialites, and pin-up girls are all thrown into the stew of mylar, goo, glitter, and chewing gum. Their glammy/gory juxtaposition, coupled with the analog and digital moments of her distortions, presents an interesting visual conundrum of seduction and repulsion to these primordial females.

Lisa Yuskavage

Erotica // Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Lisa Yuskavage’s art and style is well known for depicting voluptuous women with large breasts and swinging hips. Yuskavage's work often depicts soft lighting, female forms, and analogous color schemes. Lisa is a contemporary American painter who lives and works in New York City and figurative oil painting is known for its engagement with the female form.

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