Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2012
Erik Jones is an artist and illustrator focusing on contemporary figure painting and cover illustration. His colorful abstractions and geometric configurations add an unexpected element to his portraits of topless beauties. Jones is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
We know yesterday was Halloween, but why not have some classic lowbrow styles on this November 1st day. We like Billy Reynolds' statement, too: "I will always be a traditional painter, because nothing beats an original hand-made analog creation. Analog creations are of the highest order in human capabilities."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
At first these portraits by Irish artist, Denise Nestor look simple, but then you begin to see her work with facial structure, cheek bones, and expression has us wanted to know what's inside the head of each subject. Nestor's capturing of these intricacies make for a compelling series of pencil works.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A beautiful series of portraits by London-based painter, Alan Coulson. Of course, being a portrait artist can be a crowded field, but there are some that stand out, not for a photoreal style but for the ability to capture a feeling and emotions in the work. Few do it better than Coulson. His work is currently on display at London's National Portrait Gallery for the ???? BP Portrait Award 2012.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
Remember, this is the guy who ballpoint penned his way to that red-headed girl portrait that was the craze on our site and others a few weeks back. Samuel Silva is the "bored" Portugal-based attorney how does these pen works as a hobby, and well, he is really damned good at his hobby.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 31, 2012
Alison Blickle says her work is about "attaining unattainable experiences and connection." She paints sensual women by combining classical painting techniques with elements from landscapes. Alison currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She has recently shown at The Hole in NYC, as well as Richard Heller in Los Angeles, Deitch Projects, and with Eleanor Harwood of San Francisco.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 20, 2012
Damien Cuypers is an illustrator who's work always stops us in our tracks. We've seen it in the past, and yet again we are reawakened fans. The distilled details in each portrait capture minimal but charismatic features while simultaneously reveling in the pleasure of each colorful mark.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
We've always been a fan of artist Adam Isaac Jackson, but we really can't get enough of his black and white illustrations of girls covered in tattoos. Many of his illustrated ladies are covered head to toe in awesome ink designs and Adam's use of black and white keeps his images clean and sharp.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
It is one thing to draw portraits with crayons, and it is another thing to arrange the tips of crayons in such a way as to create a photorealistic portrait. Christian Faur does the latter, where he arranges the tips of crayons, stacked straight up, into pixel-like compositions that act as portraits. The results are quite impressive.
Tattoo // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Paco Arias is a tattoo Artist located in Mexico. Arias's realistic grey scale portraits are to be acnowledged as his strength, however his color work is equally as magnificent. We have posted a video so you can watch Paco's technique and process.