Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
I'm sort of a hybrid, like most contemporary painters. I'd say the closest description I could give of myself is that I'm a Photo-Surrealist painter. I'm a huge fan of Surrealism, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Mythological Art, and that attraction creates my own thirst to indulge. Photorealism has been the backbone of my painting technique but instead of making paintings that can be mistaken for a photograph, I'm attempting to create images with a sense of newness, featuring personal narratives and symbolism.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 09, 2015
The greatest challenge an artist faces is to adequately channel his first bursts of creative energy. It is necessary to constantly work at improving one’s skills in order to effectively tackle this challenge. I combine these practically obsolete concepts with modern decorative themes. In the present body of work, I wanted to create a slightly nostalgic atmosphere.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 08, 2015
We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we're accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it's not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Aleah is renowned for her ongoing ‘Aunties Project’, which comprises figural depictions of a group of the same women she has known all her life, capturing them unashamedly nude with a playful, exaggerated and Rubenesque figural style. Her new exhibition is centred around a theme that derives from several schools of thought, but predominantly Neopaganism, where each stage in a woman’s life cycle is symbolized. Her new works therefore are multi-generational, observing the female body at differing stages of life, both as separate phases and as part of a larger and necessary whole.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 29, 2014
Amy Adler just had a show at Acme Gallery in LA and we’ve been admiring her stunning, large scale pastel-on canvas drawings and photographic prints. From her massive Locations images of empty playgrounds to her cibachrome prints of Leonardo DiCaprio, to her monochrome series The Rainbow Hour, Adler explores a range of representational subjects through experimentations with photography and drawing.
Erotica // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Riccard Mannelli is a self-taught Italian cartoonist and artist who started his career in the 1970s focusing on portraits and satirical art works characterized by an expressionist style. He worked for various national and international newspapers and took a leading role in satirical magazines. Since 1995 he has been the coordinator of the Department of Illustration at the European Institute of Design where he teaches Anatomy and life drawing.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
While most of us will probably never find ourselves in scenes like these, we have all experienced the same emotions, ambiguous interactions and relationships he describes—confusion, embarrassment, helplessness, phoniness, lust, indulgence, anger and sadness. A self-described “modern day storyteller with an old soul,” Lee Chen-Dao expresses these sensibilities with hints of irony and an air of elegance, employing classical painting techniques to describe timeless human emotions and interactions in a modern context
Illustration // Monday, December 15, 2014
Esme Shapiro is an artist, illustrator and muralist working out of New York. Her sweet characters are always adventuring, and Esme's personal Tumblr project, "If U Find Yourself," has some sage advice about not inviting toads into your tub.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
Artist Cristina Vergano depicts wildlife locked in evolutionary struggles for primacy and reproduction. She freely mixes techniques that span from oil painting to collage, and often paints on unexpected found objects. Classical Latin quotes float through her paintings, shedding further meaning and lending a graphic, very contemporary dimension to this new body of work. The result is strong and original, sui generis...
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 12, 2014
The large-scale paintings I am currenty working on come out of a decade-and-a-half long feminist art project. The Breast Portrait Project exists in the intersections of art and social intervention, merging drawing, painting, artist book production, documentary photography, and writing. My work is a subversion of traditional purposes of portraiture, with a focus on making discoveries and facilitating transformation in my subjects, myself, and in communities of viewers...