China Re-imagined by North Korean Propaganda Artists

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Presented earlier this month at Beijing Design Week, The Beautiful Future, is a series of paintings made in Pyongyang, North Korea by a handful of propaganda artists. Commissioned by a pair of Beijing ex-pats who run a North Korean tour guide company, the paintings show contemporary China as it could have been, if it had continued with Maoist ideology. "North Korean artists are the best people at delivering a message without slogans." 

The Work of Hayv Kahraman

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
To Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman, "the body as object and as subject has a central function within his work."  Kahraman's paintings explore the victimization and displacement of women and 'social spatiality in which notions of hybridity, Diaspora and the third space are prevalent."

Incredible Acrylic Paintings by Korea's Kim Hyo-Suk

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Sometimes you see a series of paintings and just get stuck in a moment of awe. Korean artist, Kim Hyo-Suk, created this incredible series of acrylic paintings, My Floating City, with each painting sizing at around 6-feet x 7-feet. 

The Art of Tran Nguyen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
We've featured the work of Georgia-based artist Tran Nguyen on the site over the years and this morning we take a look at some of her more recent work as well as some favorites from years past! 

Paintings by Lui Liu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This morning we are taking a look at the paintings of Lui Liu. The Chinese artist possesses superb painterly techniques with his unique language finding a wide range of audience around the world. Through his paintings, Lui Liu creates a surreal world that transcends cultures and spaces.

Paintings and Performance Art by Olivier de Sagazan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Congo-born, France-based artist Olivier de Sagazan integrates painting, photography, sculpture and performance into a very unique hybrid practice! His existential performance series, "Transfiguration," involves the artist building layers of clay and paint onto his face and body and then shedding them to reveal "an animalistic human who is seeking to break away from the physical world." 

The Art of Tenzing Rigdol

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
We are enjoying the works of Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol this morning. Tenzing's work ranges from painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, to digital, performance art. Widely exhibited internationally, the artist currently lives and works in New York.

The Work of Igor & Marina

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
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.'

"Ascender," a Collaboration between Mars-1 and Brendan Monroe

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We haven't checked in with former Juxtapoz cover artist Mario Martinez (MARS-1) in a while and were excited to find out after a recent chat with the San Francisco-based painter that he has released a print from his 2012 collaboration with Oakland-based artist Brendan Monroe. The release follows several other print releases and another fantastic collaboration with another Jux favorite, Alex Grey. 

New Work From Toyin Odutola

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Nigerian-born, Alabama based artist Toyin Odutola has been hard at work! Following her second show at at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC, the artist will be in two upcoming group shows and has been continually updating her website with more fantastic paintings!

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