Carved Paintings by Aimé Mpane

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Mpane’s rough-hewn portraits explore the fundamental connection between place and personal identity. Using plywood glued in layers and finished with an adze – an edging tool that dates to the Stone Age – he produces topographies of the human face reminiscent of relief depictions on a map. This layering reveals contour lines over forms that allude both formally and stylistically to African masks, but also reference Cubism – rooted in an interest in Primitivism – by incorporating bright colors and bold patterns.

The Necessary Work Of Jake Scharbach

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 23, 2014
Jake Scharbach grew up in the woods of Washington State without electricity. With his sister, they passed their time creating, making and enjoying art, so it’s no wonder he grew up to be as prolific as he is.

Ana Bagayan "Children of the Sun" @ Thinkspace

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thinkspace will be presenting Children of the Sun, the gallery’s second solo exhibition of new work by Armenian born, Big Bear based, artist Ana Bagayan. Bagayan’s work is inspired by her fascination with the metaphysical, and by a creative preoccupation with the limitless possibilities of the unknown...

Chalkboard Style Paintings by Maximilian Toth

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
We are enjoying Connecticut-based artist Maximilian Toth's beautiful chalkboard-style paintings this morning. His work often depicts teenage antics from joyriding in shopping carts to swimming, parties and fence hopping that are actually making us feel a bit nostalgic for those younger years...

The Art of Matt Rota

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
This morning we take another look at Matt Rota, an award-winning illustrator based in New York and an instructor at institutions that include the School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Matt paints almost exclusively in watercolor, creating complex and engaging narrative landscapes.

Influences: Marci Washington, Nov. 2013

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 16, 2014
Forget the relentless production of teenage vampire television shows or low budget slasher movies with continuing sequels and remakes. Marci Washington paints the dark arts from a past era, influenced by the ornate beauty and the mysterious worlds of Edward Gorey, L. Frank Baum, and Francisco Goya. Remix these masters of fantasy with Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and you get the work of this Berkeley-based artist.

Photorealistic Paintings on Wood by Ivan Hoo

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 16, 2014
Ivan Hoo, a native Singaporean artist who lives and breathes art. His photorealistic and anamorphic drawings and paintings use pencil and pastel to amazing effects! Among his most notable achievements, Ivan had his first exhibition in 50 x 50 Square Invasion Painting Show 2011. Moreover, Artspace Intinc Singapore celebrates with a collaboration with other international artists. Currently, his drawings and paintings are displayed in Art Speaks Studio, a local art space located in Singapore.

Preview: Brett Amory Prepares for ArtMRKT San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Brett Amory (featured in our February 2014 issue) has been hard at work the past few months creating his largest installation to date, which Hashimoto Contemporary will have on view this weekend at ArtMRKT Modern and Contemporary art fair in San Francisco. A continuation of the installational elements seen at his recent solo show at Lazarides in London...

Paintings by Anna Wypych

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
Polish artist Anna Wypych specializes in figurative realism. Her lifelike oil paintings seem effortless in the way that Anna captures the supple, natural curve of skin. In Anna's self portrait, she has successfully recreated all the details...

Paintings by Lisa Adams

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 05, 2014
"Lisa Adams creates images that are often unsettling, sometimes melancholy or by turns uplifting, but always affecting and richly atmospheric. THe scale on which she works affords her involved and tightly realised paintings an intimacy that echoes the personal nature of her subject matter. Indeed, she explores grand emotions on a humble scale so that the very act of looking at her paintings is a revelatory and ultimately rewarding experience. Adam's emblematic paintings hold the promise of divested secrets and play with constructions of language through the incorporation of witty titles."

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