Paintings by Philip Harris

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Philip Harris is an English artist specializing in realistic figurative painting and portraiture in oils or pencil drawing. Despite the extraordinarily technical approach to his work he is a highly personal and expressive artist whos paintings are sometimes disturbing and confrontational.

Oil Paintings by Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We just came across the figurative oil paintings of Oslo, Norway-based self-taught artist Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, who creates these beautiful paintings of subjects caught in dreamlike moments of flying, floating, or swimming.

Paintings by Istvan Nyari

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
This morning we take a look at the bizarre, surreal paintings of Budapest and London-based artist Istvan Nyari. In his work, Nyari always searches for topics and situations that could happen in real life but for whatever reason they don't or calling to life lifeless subjects such as puppets.

Newsprint Paintings by Gabriel Vormstein

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Berlin-based artist Gabriel Vormstein draws and paints on sheets of newsprint, of mostly four newspaper double-spreads glued together. His effortless watercolor sketches appear minimal but are rich in detail. The female figure is central to his work, often appropriating them from their original source whether it be Egon Schiele, Modigliani, or others…

New Work From Rachell Sumpter

Illustration // Friday, November 01, 2013
Rachell Sumpter paints splendors into a desolate, peopled wilderness. Using layered gouache and pastel, these are scenes at once of community and of isolation: figures stand in heavy, embroidered clothing, hidden and yet seen, in procession, in ceremony or in witness to a wonder. There are melting mountain tops and bonfires, ghosts and graves; vast monuments and intimate moments that speak to the legacies a generation leaves, to the promises it makes...

Paintings by Sherin Guirguis

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
Cairo-raised, LA-based artist Sherin Guirguis works primarily on paper, using ink, acrylic, and gouache to build large, vibrant organic shapes. She then cuts detailed geometric patterns into parts of the piece, producing beautiful and unique works!

Paintings by Luiz Zerbini

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Rio de Janeiro based artist Luiz Zerbini's work combines a myriad of sources, borrowing from the cityscapes of Rio, art history, and pop culture. Everything is dislocated in his work: the landscape loses its depth, and the grid gains it.

The Work of Drew Beckmeyer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Drew Beckmeyer this morning. Here are some facts about Drew Beckmeyer: he publishes the comic Everything Unseen, was nominated for a Grammy for best album artwork, was on the cover of New American Paintings, graduated from Art Center College of Design, and is a teacher at a Los Angeles elementary school. 

The Art of Peng Wei

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Chinese artist Peng Wei combines classical Chinese painting and subjects with altered traditional and contemporary materials. While she has focused the majority of her work on garments and shoes, she has recently expanded by applying traditional painting techniques onto three-dimensional objects. 

Caroline Larsen's Woven, Illustrative Paintings

Illustration // Monday, October 28, 2013
Caroline Larsen is an emerging artist based in Toronto, Ontario whose work resembles pixilated neo-impressionist textile weavings and illustrative renderings that are really oil paintings. Her amazing work is broken up into series' like 'Burning Up', mountain paintings and series of cargo ship works entitled P.A.N.A.M.A R.E.N.A. Her paintings are created by her decision to use oil with no added thinner and the result is mesmerizing.

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