Paintings by Kura Shomali and Steve Bandoma

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the work of Kura Shomali and Steve Bandoma, two fantastic artists from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Shomali describes his work as a way of 'digesting' the megalopolis of Kinshasha and in his most recent works the artist appropriates well-known images by African photographers. Bandoma also appropriates imagery but from contemporary advertising and magazines, recycling found objects in order 'to breat new life into them.'

Paintings by Michelle Hinebrook

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Michelle Hinebrook's paintings are infused with an understanding of optics and geometry as well as painterly intuition. Attempting to capture movement, within a deep, dynamic space with kaleidoscopic explosions of color and shape. She begins constructing compositions using a computer, ruler and airbrush, drawing hard-edge geometric shapes...

Paintings by Matthew Quick

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 22, 2013
“When the US seized Baghdad, the soldiers celebrated by destroying art. Removing contemporary politics, this destruction illustrates how little has changed psychologically in the 1500 years since the barbarian sack of Rome. With one notable difference. Rome was destroyed by uneducated warriors. In Baghdad, the event was stage-managed for TV.” – Matthew Quick

Paintings by Alison Blickle

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 21, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Los Angeles-based artist Alison Blickle this morning. She will be exhibiting some new work in "Huntress," at Kravets/Wehby Gallery in NYC, opening today! "My paintings let me live out fantasies through characters I create. These stories often involve my desire to feel a connection to something bigger than myself-- to nature, to my ancestors, or to a sense of spirituality."

The Art Of Sean Newport

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
We were lucky enough to spend the weekend at West Coast Craft here in San Francisco, we were also lucky enough to become familiar with San Francisco's very own Sean Newport. Newport creates these three-dimensional works by hand cutting geometric shapes and tiling them together to create peaks and valley's faced with electric colors and mesmerizing patterns. See an awesome collection of Newport's work after the jump.

The Art of Fredrik Söderberg

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Stockholm-based artist Fredrik Söderberg has spent the past years exploring art's connection to the occult world and to different esoteric traditions. Religion, religious experiences and meditation are important parts of his artistic work and his life.  In many of his works "a cosmic abstract expression is paired with an accurate figurative and archetypal style, incorporating pure and intricate Mandela images inspired from Tibetan Buddhism and Native American nature religion and traditional crafts, all meticulously executed in watercolor, mineral colors and gold leaf."  

Paintings by Christopher Murphy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Christopher Murphy sees his paintings and drawings as opportunities to "explore the conceptual contrasts of reality versus illusory and permanence versus ephemeral as applied to memory." Using old family photographs, Christopher obscures the reality that existed at the moment of the photo by drawing upon the blank stares, static poses, and skewed colors that often exist in dated photos. 

Paintings by David Cooley

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
Santa Barbara-based artist David Cooley uses a dental instrument-type tool to make small dabs of paints on his work. His mixed media pieces use acrylic, spray paint, resin and fabric as the backdrop. 

The Work of Matthew Palladino

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 08, 2013
This morning we take check out the fantastic work of New York-based artist Matthew Palladino. 'Drawing upon the visual language of illustration and graphic design, the pieces playfull reference pop culture, art history, the carnivalesque, and moralistic pitfalls.'

Shen Yuan's Watercolors

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Paris-based Chinese artist Shen Yuan primarily works in installation but this morning we are especially enjoying this small series of watercolors she did. Speaking about her objective as an artist, Yuan says, "I am trying to show language which lives in the material, the objects, I change something dead into something living, something useless into something useful."

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