Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
Whatever twists and turns art may make in the relative favor or disfavor awarded any paradigm of style or content at a given moment, there is always a perennial divide between those who feel that less is more and those who feel, rather, that more is, well, never enough. These opposing attitudes, or competing aesthetics, have borne different names over the years, but let us simply call the former a kind of Minimalism and the latter a matter of Maximalism...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
We kick off the summer months with some bright lights and bold nights with June 2015 cover artist, Ryan McGinness. The NYC-based artist has his hands in a little bit of everything these days; installation, painting, Instagram-projects, murals, parties, museum shows... he is all over the place with imaginative and conceptual fine art. Carlo McCormick writes our cover story this month and finds meaning in McGinness's world of symbols
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to both kick off the 2015 year with a cover story on Brooklyn-based fine artist Dan Witz in our print edition. But we are even more proud that it will be released at our booth at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach and on shelves around the world during the holiday shopping rush. Witz is overdue for the cover, with his mosh pit paintings and unique street art being enjoyed by collectors and readers for over two decades.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 10, 2014
Quint Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of RYAN MCGINNESS: COMMUNITY IDENTITY STABILITY, which will feature ten new paintings and ten monoprint lithographs from stone, published by Edition Copenhagen. The paintings represent a quiet contemplation by McGinness on his work from the past ten years. They combine elements from past bodies of work into “studio views,” or paintings within paintings.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Remember being a rowdy young teenager, skating around where you know you weren’t allowed, thinking about stealing road signs and knocking down mailboxes? Of course both those things are illegal but what if those street signs were pieces of art and worth something more than just a hidden collection of felonies on your bedroom wall? Ryan McGinness has created just that congruently with New York City’s Department of Transportation in his new project Signs, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Ryan McGinness: Figure Drawings is a continuation of the artist’s Women series, which began in 2010. Drawing directly from nude models, McGinness approaches these drawings in the same manner in which he creates his signature undulating and layered icons. He begins with sketches, and refines those drawings down into their basic and most essential forms. In the Women series, the artist simultaneously embraces the inherent sensuality of his models through their graceful lines and gentle curves, while allowing his iconic drawings to be less about the individual woman and more about presentations of universal womanhood.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Back in 2009, Ryan McGinness installed a mural of painting panels at the entryway at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Now as a follow-up, McGinness and the museum will open "Studio Visit" on January 25, 2014, a three-part exhibition, the first gallery will provide a glimpse of McGinness’s studio practice, the second will display a selection of the objects McGinness chose from the museum collection alongside his sketches and final image, and the last portion will show early works the artist made while growing up in Virginia Beach.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 10, 2013
One of our favorite booths from the entire weekend of fairs in NYC was the Pace Prints booth at The Armory Show's Modern Fair. Pace featured works from Keith Haring, Wangechi Mutu, Shepard Fairey, Erik Parker, Ryan McGinness, Yoshitomo Nara, Hockney, and Chuck Close.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
On Tuesday night, Juxtapoz attended the opening of the brand new Miami Project art fair, featuring a fantastic list of artists including Cooper Cole, Richard Heller, Quint Contemporary, Eric Firestone, Marx & Zavattero, Eli Ridgway, 101/Exhibit, Kopelkin and more. Here is what we saw...
Erotica // Monday, September 17, 2012
For his third solo exhibition with Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA, New York-based artist Ryan McGinness presents "Women: New (Re)Presentations." In this diverse collection of work based on the academic tradition of nude figure drawing, McGinness uses a variety of mediums and canvases to deconstruct the female form, reducing it to its most basic and sensual elements. The show runs through Nov. 3rd, 2012.