Surreal Paintings by Alex Gardner

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 14, 2014
We are spending some time being mesmerized by artist Alex K. Gardner’s fascination with water.

The Work of Olaf Hajek

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Although German artist Olaf Hajek is best known for his illustrations accompanying stories in everything from The New York Times to Playboy, it's no question that his angular and surreal works can stand on their own. With stong, graphic lines, dreamlike colors, and rustic, stylized forms...  

Joram Roukes "Paramnesia" @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Next Saturday, July 19th, Thinkspace will be presenting new works by Dutch artist Joram Roukes (April, 2013) in Paramnesia. Roukes has been residing and working in Los Angeles over the past six months, drawing inspiration from his time spent in the city for this new body of work. Combining imagery distilled from the observed and the imagined, the artist’s paintings invoke a schizophrenic contemporaneity colonized by both disaster and desire. Roukes’ works present us with fractured identities and chasmic experiences: frayed realities ambiguously dramatized through the aberrations of fantasy

Erik Jones "Motion" @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 03, 2014
This Saturday, July 5th, Hashimoto Contemporary will present Motion, the debut solo exhibition by gallery artist Erik Jones. Jones’ work investigates form, both abstract and figurative, through a unique combination of hyperrealism and geometric expressionism...

The Works of Marcelo Daldoce

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Based out of New York City, Marcelo Daldoce, is a full-time artist that believes art making is a calling, study, leisure, therapy, and pleasure. Self-taught starting at the age of 16, he pursued painting throughout his studies landing him numerous group and focused exhibitions. Transforming the traditional painting, Daldoce creates a fine line between illusion and reality, slicing figures with geometric folds and patterns that jolt the conventional two-dimensional perspective. Each piece eccentrically focuses the eye so well it’s mesmerizing how precise his folded paintings bring a flat surface to life.

The Work of Igor & Marina

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are loving the work of Russian-born husband-and-wife team Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova. 'Characterized by a remarkable fusion of seemingly discordant elements: past present, figurative and abstract, traditional and avant-garde,' their work together features Renaissance-era figures floating over backgrounds of cryptic text and pattern 'while areas of intricate, realistic detail coexist with expanses of layered color.'

Paintings by Christian Hidaka

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
Japan-born, London-based artist Christian Hidaka's paintings generally focus on three types of space: deserts, mountains and caves. His images tend to "alienate themselves from traditional modes of landscape depiction: without a homely place of reference the viewer is left to wander in an alien world to explore possibility rather than impossibility."

Paintings by Marefumi Komura

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are enjoying Tokyo-based artist Marefumi Komura's paintings this morning. As Japan works to confront and accept the devastation that the March 2011 earthquake dealt to the country, Marefumi has felt a need to refocus his paintings towards ever-present and universal themes of 'fragility' and 'beauty' that hide within our existence.

The Art of Sabhan Adam

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The creatures found in self-taught Syrian painter Sabhan Adam's work could only be found in nightmares. The variety of dark and gruesome creatures all have a face that is similar to his own. "The figures I paint have so many things in common with me--they look like me, they have the same head and the same asian eyes as me. I draw myself with everything that exists inside--the sadness, the misery, the shocking things I have faced, the isolation, and the feeling of not belonging to this world."

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)!

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