Juxtapoz // Monday, January 26, 2015
If you're unfamiliar with Duane Hanson's photorealistic sculptures of everday people, check these out. With friends like these, who needs real people?
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We aren't even quite sure if what we should call these rotund (okay, fat) realistic sculptures by Mu Boyan because they are only realistic in a sense. They are like fat cartoon characters come to life in fine art sculpture form. And they are naked. In fact, back in 2012, when we first learned of the work, we called them "naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air." And still they are...
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
In his latest series, Love the Skin You're In, British atist Oliver Jones considers the implications inherent in how the media advertises, manipulates and exploits the imagery of flesh. Rendered in colored chalk pastel, the artist's application and delicate handling of his medium mirrors the way in which we apply products to our own skin. Capturing both the translucency and fragility of the skin's surface, Jones' drawings scrutinize subtle variations, colorations and superficialities. The meticulous and time-consuming process by which the artist creates his work is in direct contrast to the immediacy of imagery captured in today's society, and negates the rapid pace at which we are accustomed to consuming images.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We came across these paintings this morning of Gustavo Silva Nuñez, a Venezuelan artist who has a great skill of capturing subjects as they swim or are submerged underwater in a series of paintings. One of the best things we see in these paintings is the way he captures the surface of the water. Well done.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 18, 2014
Based in Oxford, Mississippi, Glennray Tutor is an American painter best known for his incredible photorealistic paintings, suffused with bright colors and nostalgic themes. Part of the Photorealism art movement, Tutor's work is featured in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, and has been displayed alongside such esteemed artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 18, 2014
No question: We love the work of Yigal Ozeri. So much so that the artist will be in a book we are curating at the moment that will make its way onto bookshelves by late 2014. The New York-based, israeli born artist is the ultimate double-take artist. Is it a photo? Is it a painting? Take a look at some new works...
Illustration // Sunday, June 01, 2014
These realistic pencil renderings from an artist by the name of Kim Ji-Hoon are seriously blowing my mind right now. I don't even think my eyes are capable of seeing that much detail, let alone re-creating it. We came across some intricatley drawn illustrations of body parts (Arnold Schwarzenegger throwback), landscapes and animals from this incredible talent who chooses to remain pretty anonymous.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 16, 2014
Ivan Hoo, a native Singaporean artist who lives and breathes art. His photorealistic and anamorphic drawings and paintings use pencil and pastel to amazing effects! Among his most notable achievements, Ivan had his first exhibition in 50 x 50 Square Invasion Painting Show 2011. Moreover, Artspace Intinc Singapore celebrates with a collaboration with other international artists. Currently, his drawings and paintings are displayed in Art Speaks Studio, a local art space located in Singapore.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Creating an interesting wrinkled, crumpled paper effect while using oil on canvas, Stefania Fersini recreates photoreal fashion magazine portraits as a comment on excess and waste. "I’m fed up of going fast, tired of the excesses and superficiality. I need to paint to slow down. I take time off, to meditate, to fast from what is too much. To contemplate beauty, where there is some. I copy because the solution to excess is not to create 'new'."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
We know eyes are an important piece of the artist's puzzle when doing either figurative or any kind of painting, but these pieces from Redosking are quite impressive on the scale of talented of hyperreal works. Knowing that they are done by colored pencils with this much detail is another measure of the artist's talent.