Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
If you follow Ed Templeton on Instagram (which you should), you have been lucky enough to enjoy his #dailyhbpierphoto and ongoing documentation of the people and culture surrounding the iconic pier in Huntington Beach, California. The legendary skateboarder, photographer, and artist's fascination with the peculiarity of Huntington Beach is the inspiration behind his new exhibit Synthetic Surburbia which will open at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angles on April 25th, 2015. We headed over to the gallery this week to catch a preview and watch Ed set-up!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 22, 2015
James Bullough grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. where he became enamored with the edgy graffiti popular there. His graffiti and graphic paintings eventually developed into realism and oil painting, and he began to study the techniques of the Dutch Masters. Moving from the U.S. in 2010 to Berlin, Bullough transitioned from photorealistic oil paintings to photorealistic spray-paint murals.
Illustration // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Constantine Lianos is an artist from Athens, Greece. He studies at the A.S.F.A (Athens School of Fine Arts) and will graduate in 2014. He expresses himself through painting and drawing and his work revolves mainly around themes relating to people.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 13, 2015
Well this is something we definitely have never thought of. Tian Haisu has taken a pair of roller blades and modified them to hold black ink which she then uses to paint traditional Chinese landscape paintings that can be as large as 43 feet long! Haisu says that wearing the skates make her feel like her whole body is involved. "I produce all kinds of ink landscapes, such creating is full of power, speed and rhythm." Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
Takahiro Hirabayashi, a traditionally trained Japanese painter, uses age-old techniques in his contemporary portraits while combining a morbid sci-fi element in his breathtaking work. Hirabayashi’s whimsical characters seem to be barely surviving in a beautiful post-apocalyptic world.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Mehdi Ghadyanloo is a visual artist from Tehran, Iran. For the past eight years, Ghadyanloo has been involved in the Beautification Bureau of Tehran’s municipality which is devoted to the promotion of mural arts in the city. A city that has been politically and economically isolated by Western powers for decades, Tehran is largely closed to international visitors.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Portraits of Protesters, a series of paintings by Seren Morgan Jones, highlights the great efforts of Welsh women in the fight for women’s rights. Her work is based on documents she uncovered during her research along with her own contemporary voice, creating a delightful and authentic collection. Portraits of Protesters will run from April 3rd until May 2nd at Gallery Ten, Cardiff.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When Hermann Albert moved to Berlin in 1964, there was a strong feeling among intellectuals, that figurative painitng was defined by the hateful Stalin doctrine that determined how and what artists were supposed to paint: they were to worship the working class and its achievements and they were to do so in portraits, stillives and landscapes in a heroic style.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The recent works by Anne Von Freyburg explore the operation and inscrutability of aesthetics. The life-size mixed media tableaux show human-like figures in various states of transformation. Following in the footsteps of Western Romanticism, Von Freyburg takes subjective experiences as a starting point for her work. At the same time, she deliberately chooses to apply cliché and symbolic imagery to fit within the new context of the human body.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Spanish artist Antonio Santin's collection paintings of human bodies (we assume) hidden under ornate tapestries are rather haunting. His process involves projecting a photograph onto the wall and manipulating the size and proportion as he paints. He is currently on exhibit at Marc Straus Gallery in NYC.