Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
We all want it, we all need it…$$$. Evan Wondolowski shows his meaning or shall we say obsession to money in these creative portraits. The bills are rendered into the likes of 50 cent, Denis Rodman, Ron Paul and Barack Obama, relinquishing the value from a medium of exchange to a medium of expression.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
The Avant/Garde Diaries has done it again with a fantastic video that artistically documents the money portraits of Mark Wagner. The artist is masterful at arranging and re-arranging American dollars into elaborate portraits of politicians and famous works of art... this video does his work justice.
Music // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It has been a question that has dogged the Western world for nearly 13 years: what do we do with CDs? Look, we love Catch A Fire as much as the next gal/guy, but really, you can love that no matter what medium. Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have taken the CDs of famous rock icons and made a portrait out of them. Of that particular icon to be exact.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We are enjoying new oil paintings by Canadian-born, London-based painter Andrew Salgado this morning, a very classical artist who creates beautiful portraits. Salgado says of his works, "I am interested in how my paintings might operate independently from their literal figurative foundation and engage with an exploration of color, reduction of forms, and triumph of substance as imbued with meaning and metaphor, overt, and suggestive."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sometimes, simple is just what you want. A great set of paintings and drawings from Jesús Devia, a Venezuelan artist who has a great use of color and space in these works we saw today. Born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela, in 1993, Devia is a graphic design student at Universidad de los Andes of Mérida, Venezuela.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
When we post hyperreal fine artists, we like to see them in context with their work as it gives the painting a more intense, dramatic feel. So looking at Ruben Belloso standing next to his work, in process, makes these portraits all the more better. Even though we kind of want one of the paintings to put its shirt on.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
In a very literal interpretation of 'we are what we eat,' Japanese-born, New York-based artist Saeri Kiritani glued together over a million grains of rice for her 5-foot high self-portrait. The work is titled 100 Pounds of Rice and won the National Portrait Gallery's 2013 competition.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 01, 2013
We know that hyperreal has been the talk of the Internet for years now, but what we have been liking recently is the addition of process works in regards to hyperreal artists. UK-based Kelvin Okafor pencil artists has great skill, and he calls himself a "passionate penciled artist. Highly interested in detail and precision."
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
My work is characterized by contrasts - the juxtaposition of opposites on several levels - which is recognized throughout my paintings. Fine detail, drawn lines and meticulously painted shapes clash with bold brushstrokes, spatters and blurred contours. Soft organic shapes and multifaceted figures meet hard, calculated geometric abstractions.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 09, 2012
A new portrait of the incredibly dark humored comedian Louis C.K. from the very talented and versatile artist and illustrator Jeremy Enecio. Done purely as a personal project, Jeremy states '(This is) A portrait of one of my favorite living comics. Actually, one of my favorite people for that matter.' I totally agree. LOVE.