Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Just what we needed this morning, some beautiful, stream of consciousness, dreamy paintings to get us started. We came across the work of Italy's Lorella Paleni a few weeks, and were reminded again this morning, and from what we see of the recent Colombia student, we like where the work is headed.
Tattoo // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Alexandra Manukyan was born and raised in Armenia. She and her family immigrated to the United States in 1990. 'I focus on combining traditional oil painting techniques with surrealist symbolism to communicate the immediate and lasting impact of technological innovations on the human body and psyche...'
Erotica // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Vacon Sartirani is a visual artist born in 1982 in Bergamo (Italy). After graduating in decoration and in fine arts in Bergamo (Maestro D’arte, Liceo Artistico), in 2008 he gets a degree in Cinema, Art and Media Studies (DAMS) at the Bologna University. Sartirani's work is mainly about thought, mystery, obsession. He lives and works in Berlin.
Tattoo // Friday, August 03, 2012
Anita Kunz has recently been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour by her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. She has recently received an honorary doctorate from the Ontario college of Art and Design in Toronto.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A busy summer it has been all around in the art world, but in our home base of the San Francisco Bay Area, we have had two significant museum retrospectives that have made their way into the September 2012 issue of Juxtapoz. First off, we celebrate our cover story, Daniel Clowes, and his fantastic exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes. Over the years, the iconic comic book artist has given us cult-followed works such as Ghost World, Eightball, Wilson, and numerous covers for The New Yorker.
Tattoo // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
An incredible realist portrait painter out of Brooklyn, New York, Bruno Perillo creates gorgeously dark images of vixens and gents alike. 'Beneath the Rose' is a perfect example of Perillo's talent of this black-set beauty and the ink that she owns. Perillo is originally from Chicago and like gravity, is always present and always forcing change...
Erotica // Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Tatiana Suarez is a Brooklyn-based Miami native. Her charming style is distinctive; first, the trademark eyes that draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Suarez takes full advantage of the oil paint's ability to create creamy, soft images on canvas. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness. The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic -- even creepy -- creatures to create enchanted narratives."
Tattoo // Tuesday, July 17, 2012
'Natalia Fabia is of Polish descent and was raised in Southern California where she graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Inspired by light, color, punk rock music, hot chicks and sparkles, Fabia is fascinated with “hookers”, which fuels her paintings of sultry women.'
Erotica // Monday, July 16, 2012
"Celebrated fetish artist Brian M. Viveros is internationally embraced for his erotic paintings of doe-eyed beauties with Marlboros dangling seductively from their lips and has also recently been utilizing the medium of film to capture the dark and evocative debris that radiates from his mind. His paintings are a drunken mix of oil, airbrush, acrylic, and ink. In his work Viveros shines a light on his own inner world and society at large and aims to captivate even the most jaded eyes."
Graffiti // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Los Angeles born, Oakland-based artist, Pablo Cristi, creates vibrant paintings and sculptures relating to pop culture, graffiti, religion, history, gangs, and “Bling culture,” are favorite topic of all. As his website states, “ Cristi’s work is motivated by an active political awareness and is steeped in a critical inquiry of power, representation and history.” “ His investigations of the colonial past, present, and future often take the form of paintings and sculptural objects that deconstruct and commingle urban visual vernaculars.”