Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
We saw these new works by Swedish fine artist, Markus Akesson, yesterday, and they stayed in the back of our mind's all night, so we figured that must be a sign. The new paintings, most of them shown here, were on display at the VIDA Museum in Borgholm, Sweden, through September 30, 2012. The works are all oil on linen.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
At just 20 years old, Paris based artist Alban Grosdider has created an amazing body of photographic work that touches upon a dark subject manner. The series, Drowning, is a project that confronts the feeling of submersion that one feels living in a big city.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 07, 2012
Oslo, Norway-based Henrick Uldalen is a young up-and-coming self-taught painter. His atmosphere and subject matter is often depicted as being in a limbo or dream-like state. Despite his realistic approach, photographic accuracy is not what he seeks to achieve.
Tattoo // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
John Anderton is an award winning expert in his field, currently enjoying realism work and large scale challenges in his tattoo art. John is influenced by the work of Mike DeVries and Nikko Hurtado and they are both influential in his approach to colour realism.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Ablution is a series of paintings that derive from performances that submerges the body into specific sites, addressing rituals of cleansing and maintenance, focusing on gender, labor, sexuality and race. What does it mean to be clean in today’s society?
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 26, 2012
Shin-Young recently creates portraits juxtaposing ordinary, routine tasks against a backdrop of current news articles featuring a variety of social, political and environmental issues and events.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Yes, that is right. This is a ballpoint pen drawing. Samuel Silva, the artist, used 8 different colors taking 30 hours to complete it. No other media. Simply 100 % ballpoint pen. Silva is Portugal-based attorney who does art as a "hobby." I don't think much more needs to be said. Just look at it.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tim Hendricks is a second-generation artist, taught by his father at a young age. Tim has been tattooing since the early nineties, he got his start by tattooing in the neighborhood he grew up in during his mid-teens tattooing local Hispanic hoodlums and punk rockers.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
We like to think that we just made up the term Photoreal Pointillism (although a tad redundant), but we love these acrylic pieces by William Betts. Instead of creating work with 19th century subject matter, Betts paints security camera footage instead. The artist has work on display at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart through October 7, 2012.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Discovery Channel kicked off this past Sunday night celebrating the start of their 25th year of Shark Week. I was curious how else sharks may have influenced culture beyond Jaws, eating Mythbusters, and of course leaping through the air in super slow motion. I was fortunate enough to come across Robert Longo, an amazing artist focusing on hyperrealism at massive scale.