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  

Esme Shapiro's Curious Characters

Illustration // Monday, December 15, 2014
Esme Shapiro is an artist, illustrator and muralist working out of New York. Her sweet characters are always adventuring, and Esme's personal Tumblr project, "If U Find Yourself," has some sage advice about not inviting toads into your tub.

Cristina Vergano "The Laws of Attraction" @ Woodward Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Artist Cristina Vergano depicts wildlife locked in evolutionary struggles for primacy and reproduction. She freely mixes techniques that span from oil painting to collage, and often paints on unexpected found objects. Classical Latin quotes float through her paintings, shedding further meaning and lending a graphic, very contemporary dimension to this new body of work. The result is strong and original, sui generis...

Best of 2014: Clarity Haynes' "The Breast Portrait Project

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
The large-scale paintings I am currenty working on come out of a decade-and-a-half long feminist art project. The Breast Portrait Project exists in the intersections of art and social intervention, merging drawing, painting, artist book production, documentary photography, and writing. My work is a subversion of traditional purposes of portraiture, with a focus on making discoveries and facilitating transformation in my subjects, myself, and in communities of viewers...

In the Magazine: Dan Witz

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
The first time I actually met Dan Witz was on a ferry boat ride touring the magnificent fjords of western Norway. At the time, like most people interested in the broader emerging art world, I knew of Witz as the Brooklyn-based painter who created an indelible series of mosh pit paintings...

Paintings by Ruben Pang

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
Ruben Pang’s vibrant and ethereal work combines fluid technique with a kaleidoscopic palette. Without a preconceived image of the final composition, Pang’s artistic process evolves throughout the painting’s genesis, removing the boundary between abstraction and representation.

Class War: New Paintings by Nick Flatt @ Moen Mason Art Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
The Moen Mason Art Gallery in Tucson, AZ has debuted Class War: New paintings by Nick Flatt. Flatt debuted six new paintings and a glitter bombed motorcycle installation at the opening of his new show Class War. Class War deals the viewer six different slices of the social inequality dialog. True to form, Flatt’s new exhibition showcases his jaw dropping attention to detail, technical proficiency, as well as his views on consumerism.

Brian Adam Douglas' Cut Paper Painting

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Brian Adam Douglas (aka ELBOW-TOE) uses a unique cut paper and collage technique he calls 'paper painting.' Painting individual parts of paper, he carefully cuts them and sticks them to a wooden panel to create the final painting-like composition. "Forgoing the relative ease and fluidly of the brush stroke, the artist methodically builds his compositions through shards of color incised from sheets of paper..."

"The Complete Works and Selected Essays" by Brett Amory

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
“Sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes. Sittin’ here resting my bones, and this loneliness won’t leave me alone.” Like Otis Redding, Brett Amory left the South and came out West, finding himself pondering, among other things, the big city and its expanse of solitude. Brett Amory: The Complete Works and Selected Essays, published by Vivant Books