Portraits Made by Injecting Bubble Wrap with Paint

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New York-based artist Bradley Hard injects each individual bubble of a piece of bubble wrap with acrylic paint to create these portraits. As the paint is injected into the bubbles, excess paint will drip down the back. He surgically removes these from the backside of the plastic to reveal an impression of the work.

Paintings by Tala Madani

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings Iranian-American artist Tala Madani. Her portraits of Middle Eastern men are provocative and humorous commentaries on cultural and sexual identity. The scenes in her work "play out fictive rituals of a deviant, distinctly female imagination: prayer gatherings twisted into homosexual orgies, birthday parties targeted for terrorist attack, and tattoos and body hair plucking construed as the latest in ultra-macho beauty makeovers."

Mapmaker by Trevor Naud

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 11, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Detroit-based artist and Astrologer Trevor Naud. These particular pieces are from a box of 28 images entitled Mapmaker.

Scott Carter Creates Sculptures Using Gallery Walls

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 08, 2013
Blurring the lines between sculpture and installation, Chicago-based artist Scott Carter deconstructs and repurposes gallery walls to create his sculptures. He will cut drywall and wood directly out of the walls of the galleries of which he's showing to use in his work. 

Dietmar Busse’s "Fauna and Flora"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 07, 2013
German photographer Dietmar Busse's series Fauna and Flora are unique combination of photography and painting. Busse moved to New York in the 90's, beginning his career as a fashion photographer before becoming disillusioned with the constraints of working for others. For Busse, making art 'is like being on the road, except that the [artistic] journey is an inward one.'  

Paintings by Drew Young

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 07, 2013
Vancouver-based painter Drew Young has several new paintings from his In or Wake show at Thinkspace gallery. Drew's paintings are 'Spontaneous in some parts and carefully designed in others.' The result, he says, 'is sporadic abstraction paired with hyper-realism.'  

Paintings by Hsiao-Ron Chen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
We are enjoying the soft and inviting paintings of Taipei-based artist Hsiao-Ron Chen. The surreal paintings feature children, plants and animals with weird deformities in just as strange and imaginative environments.

Abstract Petri Dish Paintings by Karli Reis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The 'Daily Dish 2013' is a project by San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis where she creates one abstract painting within a petri dish every day.   

Paintings by Carina Crenshaw

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
We are really enjoying the paintings Hamburg-based artist Carina Crenshaw. Carina studied Illustration at Bildkunst Akademie Hamburg.  

"World Domination": Todd James @ Lazarides

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 01, 2013
Former Juxtapoz Magazine cover artist Todd James (aka Reas) will be exhibiting a new collection of acrylic paintings at Lazarides Galleries in London. Part of his iconic Somali Pirates series, the New York-based artist's paintings depict pirates, often in headgear and masks, brandishing AK-47s and performing a range of quotidian activities.

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