Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 25, 2015
After looking at Alex Garant’s oil paintings, portraits swirling with extra eyes and lips, we’re actually a little nauseated. The paintings are beautifully executed but give the viewer a feeling that they’re drunk or disoriented. Garant calls herself “Queen of Double Eyes,” and intends the effects as an “exorcism of the soul,” her “protagonists trying to escape themselves.”
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 22, 2015
There is a wonderful song by the Swedish indie band Miike Snow called "Silvia," that I sort of wanted to sing when I saw the work of Silvia Grav. But I don't know her, and I have a policy that I only sing songs to people I know. But when you look at these photographs and surreal treatments by Silvia Grav, you are transported into a different universe. One that may make you sing. Enjoy the works.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Tonight we are intrigued by the paintings, drawings and prints of mysterious artist Jemima Panda. Sweet dreams.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 20, 2015
Definitely a show to check out at Kravets | Wehby's new space in NYC is Aya Uekawa's "Good Girls" exhibition. We featured Aya's work a few years back in our print editon, and this show has some of her strongest works to date.
Erotica // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
There are both surreal and subtly odd things going on in this photo series bt Andi Galdi Vinko for Dazed. The Hungarian artist says of the series, “I usually only work with hairstylists and makeup artists when it comes to commissioned projects and usually our hands are tied and we can't go crazy. Here, we had no rules to follow, no client and no demands”. Well, she and her friends basically have made us all wonder if you are supposed to have glue that close to your belly button.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
Robischon Gallery in Denver will open an exhibition next week featuring 11 recently executed paintings by Christian Rex van Minnen, who was featured in the April 2014 print edition of Juxtapoz. The show, "Golden Memes," opens on January 15, 2015.
In Session // Monday, December 22, 2014
We started the morning looking at photography manipulator Gabriel Isak's "The Shadow and the Self" series (the one with the blue backgrounds) but then fell into a bunch of his work and found a selection for you today. Born in Sweden, "Gabriel is currently residing in San Francisco where he is pursuing his dream as a photographer at Academy of Art University."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 18, 2014
Because we are at the end of the year, we are having some more playful posts on the site this week. INeedAGuide posted these amazingly bizarre photo manipulations from Japanese artist Izumi Miyazaki, and we like it when artists take the Murakami/magical realist vibe and make it even more surreal.
Erotica // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This series has had us in a good mood all morning, with its oddly surreal details and hidden pleasures in each shot. Some are more on a new erotic type style, others are just plain oddball, but mostly these are well-executed works from the Rennes/Paris-based artist Ines Kozic.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
We have always been huge fans of the works of Aya Uekawa, an artist we have featured in the magazine in the past because of her incredibly surreal but classic portrait styles and methods. We haven't checked in with the artist in a bit, but we compiled a collection of some of her recent works as well as a few classics from past shows in NYC and Europe.