Juxtapoz // Friday, June 29, 2012
We had a great stop by in the office this week; Vancouver-based fine artist Andrew Pommier was in town finishing a mural at Juice's office, and he stopped by to see us at Juxtapoz and Thrasher. Pommier has really changed his style over the past few years, and his At The Time of Fear body of work from 2010 and new works from the last year have caught our eye.
Erotica // Thursday, June 28, 2012
"This new series of works explores color and texture, and the deterioration or disintegration of images into an abyss. Working in layers and exhibiting much more freedom in her brushstrokes, these emotional and spontaneous paintings are a great departure from Jen Mann's past works." In her past series entitled "Subconscious Vista" Jen explores themes of nature, spiritualism, fantasy and discovery....
Tattoo // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Julian Meagher is a 32 year old Sydney-based artist, working from his studio in Surry Hills. Four years ago he left work as a medical doctor to pursue painting full-time. He currently shows at Lindberg Gallery in Melbourne, Chalk Horse Gallery in Sydney (of which he is also a director), Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane, Ecosse Gallery in Exeter/Bowral and Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sometimes, you just want a very well created oil painting, and English painter Dan Beard has a fantastic abstract style in which he creates his portraits. The artist has shown extensively throughout Europe, including England, numerous solo shows throughout Helsinki, Finland, and Iceland.
Street Art // Monday, June 18, 2012
Located in downtown Toronto, the Flatiron building built in 1891 by architect David Roberts was the first flatiron preceding the famed New York building. In 1998, Canadian artist, Derek Besant painted a mural that mirrors the building directly across from it. The mural consists of over 50 panels attached to a steel frame mounted on the wall and gives off the effect that the painting is fluttering in the wind, being held up by screws.
Street Art // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A favorite artist of ours known for making unique images on trains, Other, recently shared a new painting of his made from a mixture of oil sticks and spray paint on wooden canvas.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 08, 2012
In order to fully understand what light painting is, because, I don't know, I think it needed a definition, I went to Wikipedia and found this: "Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera." Knowing this, Simon Berger has created a fantastic series of light paintings made to appear as if light was raining on the figure in the photos.
Street Art // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
The collaborative works of artists, Remed and Okuda, for the group show “ESTO NO ES GRAFFITI” at Delimbo Gallery in Sevilla, Spain, are quite impressive. Remed’s fusion of strong shapes and rich color palette combined with Okunda’s monotone figures compliment each other perfectly. Remed has something special coming up soon in our printed magazine department. Keep an eye out!
Street Art // Saturday, June 02, 2012
Italy-based street artist, Aris, paints abstract and oddly shaped one-colored pieces , often on trains, and occasionally with distorted human figures.
Graffiti // Thursday, May 31, 2012
New York-based artist, Kevin Cyr, recently opened an exhibition entitled In Praise of Rust at Jonathan Levine’s gallery, featuring many recognizable names on the artist’s oil painted truck canvases. As the press release states, “In Praise of Rust features paintings of old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction.”