Brian M. Viveros "Cleopatra" Dirty Pillow

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 13, 2014
Painter Brian M. Viveros has just released his iconic image "Cleopatra" as beautiful pillow. The pre-sale ends this Sunday (Father's Day, June 15)!

Paintings by Julita Malinowska

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Drawing inspiration from the movement of the human body in water, Polish artist Julita Malinowska paints large-scale works of people bathing and participating in beach-related activities.

Paintings by Yin Jun

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 06, 2014
Through his personal and unique style, Yin Jun powerfully expresses the emotions of the increasingly demanding and materialistic society of which we are all a part. The oppressed and weak cry and shout through captivating childish faces, letting others know about their dreams, frustrations and hopes as they release their inner feelings.

The Works of Jason Graham

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Jason Graham works full time as a tattoo artist at Grizzly Tattoo. However, inbetween zapping people and enjoying delights the city has to offer, he hides away to paint and draw stunning compositions with eccentric juxtapositions (usually with Frasier on loop). Using solely India ink on watercolor paper, his pieces evoke a flash tattoo style utilizing bold black lines and integrating geometric patterns.

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.

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