Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bunky Echo-Hawk’s paintings provide an often-humorous look at the impact of colonization on contemporary Native Americans. His work critiques cultural appropriation and illustrates in stark terms the stakes of near-genocide on populations of Native Americans.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Canada-based painter and illustrator Anita Evelyn Kunz explores the intersection of human and animal, violence and care. She recently sent us a self-published book of her paintings—a collection of her watercolor and acrylic work—that reveals the intricate details of her sometimes-disturbing imagination. In one, a human holds her baby in a skin pouch on her belly. In another, a cascading series of humans and monkeys nitpick each others scalps until they bleed.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
We’ve posted before about Nicola Samorí. He creates Baroque-style paintings, marred and destroyed in various ways. One thick painting slides off of the wood on which it was created. Several are portraits with the subjects faces scraped or peeled away. The destruction itself is unsettling, poking at our instincts to preserve and protect art, especially art from past eras.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
“Of course this painting is subversive.” Reads the text on a colorful painting that resembles the wall décor of a perverse cantina by Mexican artist, Cisco Jiménez. He presents an overload of imagery and text, an excessive amount of information for the viewer’s eyes and brain. The facts and fantasies of his paintings, the characters and the colors all join together to create the festive representation of a fragmented and troubled culture.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
In this watercolor series, Martha Ossowska Persson paints detailed renderings of hands in various positions or intertwined, making strange shapes out of the ordinary.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Gerry Judah: Fragile Lands will be presented by Encounter Contemporary at Copeland Gallery on May 19th. Fragile Lands will bring together a rare collection of Judah’s highly acclaimed three-dimensional paintings with a newly created sculptural series Bengal.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Simon Stålenhag paints sci-fi scenes of rural Sweden. Humans interface with robots, unidentified machines and urban decay. In some, dinosaurs have returned or the robots are neo-tribal.
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.
Graffiti // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
David Lyle is a Japan-born, New York-based painter, who uses a reductive process to create works from vintage found photographs from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The artist re-imagines the photographs combining contemporary cultural elements that often add humor and irony to the subject. These two new pieces reference graffiti and are appropriately titled “The Dealer” and “The Snitch.”
Erotica // Thursday, December 20, 2012
JKB Fletcher is a working artist from the UK, living in Melbourne, Australia. "My hopes are for Australia to provide a new cultural influence to my work and a maturity only developed through experience. My paintings address questions of whether photorealism or hyperrealism is anything more than a photograph with oil based paint. Using ‘reality’ and sensuality, Surface, texture, contrast and form to provoke thoughts and sensations of physicality and beauty" he states.