Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 27, 2015
Throughout his long career, Richard Diebenkorn always kept a sketchbook—a portable studio—to capture his ideas. The books contain 1,045 drawings that span the artist’s career and represent the range of styles and subjects he explored—from deeply personal sketches of his wife, Phyllis, to studies of the figure, to grand landscape studies, to the development and maturation of Diebenkorn’s signature style, a rich blending of figuration and abstraction.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Bare: Degrees of Undress celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin. Bare selects and remixes portraits from their collection around elements of nakedness. Fun and forthright, the exhibition will interrogate our instinctive, embedded and complex reactions to the bare. Surprising relationships appear, including portraits of Australia’s greatest sportspeople and foremost creative achievers.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Somewhere in an underworld, the Who riders battle the Lizard overlords, and David Jien is the grand puppeteer pulling the strings. Articulating consciousness and ruminations through visual imagery is the foundation of his storytelling language. Asking an artist to describe their craft can be a difficult quest, as the message is rooted not in words but in their creations...
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2015
We’ve had our eye on Larassa Kabel for a while now, and were first intrigued by her elegant, Photoreal pencil drawings of free-falling horses. She covers a range of heavy topics, from death to sexuality, and her investigations result in some of the most stunningly-rendered work we’ve seen in a while, including both her pencil drawings and oil paintings.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 06, 2015
Jim Cobb is a paint maker and fine artist based in Sydney Australia. Jim has been developing what he describes as ‘innovative artists’ paints’ for 50 years, compiling an impressive list of unique paints that offer more than some of their traditional counterparts. So we’ve decided to ask Jim a few questions about his passion...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 05, 2015
It’s hard to define illustrator and painter Apolo Cacho’s work; it’s a mixture of perverse, obscure, morbid but also magical and beautiful. Formed and based in Mexico City, his first solo show in 2013 at Fifty24MX Gallery journeyed into the decadence and power of breathtaking paintings of warrior-like characters coming alive through textures and colors.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Istvan (known as Etienne) Sandorfi was born in Budapest in 1948 and died in 2007. His father was director of the American company, IBM, in Hungary. Because of this association he served five years in Stalinist prisons during the Communist regime and his family was deported to an isolated Hungarian village. At the time of the 1956 uprising the Sandorfi family fled the country and became expatriates, first in Germany, then in France. Greatly affected by the violence of the revolution and by the aberration of political systems in general, Istvan took refuge in drawing, and then, at the age of 12, in oil painting.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Keyes has always created work with almost apocalyptic visions of a world abandoned, where humans have left behind materialistic remnants of civilization. But recently, his life and art have markedly evolved. In almost striking similarities with his work, he has become rooted in the Pacific Northwest, with the lush environment now on each canvas. Gone are the dioramas, the signature white-background pieces that famously identified him; enter a more personal style, darker, and oddly, paintings suffused with humanity.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The installation at the Crocker contains several early works made while a young Ligare still had strong influence from surrealism, abstraction, conceptualism, and realism. These early investigations include detailed pencil drawings of markings in sand as well as thrown draperies, whose titles named after Greek Islands became the gateway for Ligare’s career-long pursuit of mining ancient Greco-Roman ideology for concepts relevant to contemporary society.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 06, 2015
South Korean artist Yong Sung Heo this morning paints pale figures, seeking to examine the "inner psychological world" of young people today. The almost indistinguishable differences in the personalities of each of his subjects is intended to represent the things that today's youth have in common and the mind and attitude facing the current generation of artists.