A look inside "Are Your Motives Pure?" published by Venus Over Manhattan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Printed in conjunction with the exhibition “Are your motives pure?” at Venus Over Manhattan, this 102-page catalog is an action packed adventure filled with Raymond Pettibon’s comic-style big wave surfing and beachside culture artwork. Not actually a surfer himself, Pettibon’s imagery does not attempt to represent a real surfing scene or want to be classified as ‘surfer art,” but rather as Venus Over Manhattan puts it, “Pettibon is elevating the surfer to the top of his repertory of American icons, tracing the figure’s arc through the terrifying and chaotic ocean of life in a manner perhaps more evocative of Edward Hopper than The Endless Summer.”

Nudes by Owvbics

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
These aren’t your everyday nudes. These bodies are strange, mutated, and yet somehow retain their freakish appeal. Owvbics is a mysterious NYC artist who caught our eye on Instagram and we’ve been exploring his fantastic weirdness this week, which includes a range of works on paper. 

Amy Judd's Silent Moments

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
London-based artist Amy Judd creates a collection of sensitive silent moments; some full of whimsical intrigue, others more surreal and seductive. Her paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and birds found in traditional mythologies and folklores...

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Joel Rea

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
I'm sort of a hybrid, like most contemporary painters. I'd say the closest description I could give of myself is that I'm a Photo-Surrealist painter. I'm a huge fan of Surrealism, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Mythological Art, and that attraction creates my own thirst to indulge. Photorealism has been the backbone of my painting technique but instead of making paintings that can be mistaken for a photograph, I'm attempting to create images with a sense of newness, featuring personal narratives and symbolism. 

Paintings by Slava Fokk

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 09, 2015
The greatest challenge an artist faces is to adequately channel his first bursts of creative energy. It is necessary to constantly work at improving one’s skills in order to effectively tackle this challenge. I combine these practically obsolete concepts with modern decorative themes. In the present body of work, I wanted to create a slightly nostalgic atmosphere.

Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Connection - Alyssa Monks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 08, 2015
We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we're accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it's not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected.

New Paintings from Aleah Chapin's "Aunties Project"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Aleah is renowned for her ongoing ‘Aunties Project’, which comprises figural depictions of a group of the same women she has known all her life, capturing them unashamedly nude with a playful, exaggerated and Rubenesque figural style. Her new exhibition is centred around a theme that derives from several schools of thought, but predominantly Neopaganism, where each stage in a woman’s life cycle is symbolized. Her new works therefore are multi-generational, observing the female body at differing stages of life, both as separate phases and as part of a larger and necessary whole.

The Work of Amy Adler

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 29, 2014
Amy Adler just had a show at Acme Gallery in LA and we’ve been admiring her stunning, large scale pastel-on canvas drawings and photographic prints. From her massive Locations images of empty playgrounds to her cibachrome prints of Leonardo DiCaprio, to her monochrome series The Rainbow Hour, Adler explores a range of representational subjects through experimentations with photography and drawing.

Paintings by Riccardo Mannelli

Erotica // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Riccard Mannelli is a self-taught Italian cartoonist and artist who started his career in the 1970s focusing on portraits and satirical art works characterized by an expressionist style. He worked for various national and international newspapers and took a leading role in satirical magazines. Since 1995 he has been the coordinator of the Department of Illustration at the European Institute of Design where he teaches Anatomy and life drawing.

In the Magazine: Lee Chen Dao

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
While most of us will probably never find ourselves in scenes like these, we have all experienced the same emotions, ambiguous interactions and relationships he describes—confusion, embarrassment, helplessness, phoniness, lust, indulgence, anger and sadness. A self-described “modern day storyteller with an old soul,” Lee Chen-Dao expresses these sensibilities with hints of irony and an air of elegance, employing classical painting techniques to describe timeless human emotions and interactions in a modern context  

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