Baton Rouge Gallery Announces Call to Artists for Surreal Salon Six

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 25, 2013
Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art is now accepting submissions for Surreal Salon Six, a national juried exhibition of pop-surrealist and lowbrow art from across America. Surreal Salon Six is aimed at once again engaging audiences in a multi-sensory art experience like no other in the region by shedding light on the growing popularity and exceptional quality of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement. Find out about submitting your artwork after the jump...

Preview: RON ENGLISH "POPAGANDASTAN" @ COREY HELFORD GALLERY, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Our good friend and 2x Juxtapoz cover artist (most recently the November 2012 Political Art issue, a real gem if you ask us) is about to showcase a new series of paintings, Popagandastan, at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City this October 26, 2013. Just in time for Halloween. And US general elections. Last month teased a few of the paintings from the show, and today we have a few more for you.

Nathan James "Punchlines" @ KK Outlet, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
We have been quite obsessed with the paintings of Nathan James on the site over the past few months, probably because he has a whole new batch of pop surreal paintings that just opened at KK Outlet in London entitled Punchlines. Jake Chapman of the famed Chapman Brothers notes of James' work,"Like all the best art, Nathan James’ new paintings challenge the idea that beauty is a universal term."

Update: The Wonderfully Bizarre Paintings of Christian Rex van Minnen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
One of our favorite artists that we learned about last year was Rhode Island-born, Christian Rex van Minnen. The paintings he had at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica were absolute standouts, a new, bizarre twist on pop-surrealism and classical painting that just captured our attention. We just saw some of his newer works, and wanted to show them today.

Odd Nerdrum Open House, Maisons-Laffitte, France

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
In our May 2013 issue,  Juxtapoz was honored to have the chance to speak with enigmatic Norwegian artist, Odd Nerdrum. Writer David Molesky finished the piece and headed to France for a special exhibition and open house that the Nerdrum Museum held at the artist's home in Maisons-Laffitte. The event also served as a release for a new book from the Nerdrum Museum called, "Crime and Refuge."

MICHAEL MARARIAN "RECENT PROJECTS" @ CHG Circa, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
On Saturday, May 18th, CHG Circa presents "Recent Projects" by artist Michael Mararian. Michael Mararian returns to Corey Helford's second space, CHG Circa, with more of his delightfully absurd and humorous works. Rendering traditionally cheerful images and concepts into frightening, yet humorous tableaus, Michael Mararian often focuses on children as the last bastion of innocence to explore the dark humor behind social and psychological issues.

Jacob A Pfeiffer @ John Pence Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We have a few bits of information about Jacob A Pfeiffer that you should know. First,  Jacob won a Milwaukee, WI skateboard contest "best trick" award in 1989 by ending his run with a magic trick. That is pretty good. Second, his father is the artist/teacher/activist who organized the Clay Stomp, an American-Soviet mural project. That is really good. And thirdly, Jacob is part of a great group show opening this Friday April 19th @ John Pence Gallery in San Francisco that you truly must see to believe. 

Preview: Ron English "Crucial Fiction" @ Opera Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
November 2012 cover artist and curator Ron English is set to open a new solo show, Crucial Fiction, at Opera Gallery in NYC on November 2, 2012. Just in time for the elections, Mr. English. As he notes, "...Give me your imagination, and I'll give you my skills." We're in.

Pardee's Picks: The Work of Victor Castillo

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
What colors should our dreams be? If your response were based upon the paintings of Chilean-born painter Victor Castillo, the answer might be "the colors that don't exist". In reality, I know that answer is an oxymoron, but in regards to Victor's lush and haunting paintings, it makes perfect sense.

The Paintings of Jacek Yerka

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 01, 2011
It is always nice to see a skilled fantasy surreal painter, as is the case with artist Jacek Yerka. His paintings, at times, look like the inspiration of for Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Delicatessen. That is a very good thing. Look at a mini-portfolio after the jump . . .
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