Surreal Paintings by Alex Gardner

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 14, 2014
We are spending some time being mesmerized by artist Alex K. Gardner’s fascination with water.

José Luis López Galván: Erotic Surrealism

Erotica // Thursday, June 19, 2014
The artist José Luis López Galván was born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico in 1985. He was seduced by oil painting early on, and now it is the medium in which he works almost completely. He uses visual media to communicate concepts like death, fear or hypocrisy, without limitations of content in his work...

The Paintings of Marefumi Komura

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
We just felt like taking another look at the fantastic paintings of Japan's Marefumi Komura, both grotesque and engrossing at the same time. Maybe its just me, but does it look like these subjects are totally at peace with the destruction that is going on within them? 

The Paintings of Cesar Biojo

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 10, 2014
We are really enjoying the oil paintings of Cesar Biojo this morning, a mixture of realism and dream-like sequencing that is pretty great to take in. The Colombian painter recently finishing a PhD program at the University of Barcelona, and has a series of portraits and nudes that we have to show you today...

Rorik Smith's Polyhedral Panoramas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
If you want to be disoriented, as well as impressed, then these "polyhedral panorama" illustrations from Rorik Smith are quite amazing to behold. The North Wales based artist says of his work, "Dedicated to the solution of visual problems, the development and application of graphical representation systems to investigate and record the character of collections..."

Collage Works by Max Bucaille

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
At first mathematician, Max Bucaille (1906-1992) joined the surrealist group in 1947. Collagist and poet often overshadowed by Max Ernst, he built a major body of work . . .  see a selection of his classic works after the jump . . .

Surreal Sculptures of Andres Krisár

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 31, 2014
Anders Krisár takes realistic casts of human body parts and modifies them in beautifully horrifying ways, daring the viewer to expand their perspective on what is.

The Surreal Works of Jorge Santos

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Looking through our archives this week, we remembered how much we liked the cover story from June 2006 with Portuguese painter, Jorge Santos. We love the way his work is described on his website: "They are not pre-assembled sets such as that of the Realist painter, and any 'photo realist' instances are purely the result of the artist’s skill to portray a likeness."

Paco Pomet "Scapelands" @ Richard Heller, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Richard Heller Gallery is pleased to announce, Scapelands, a new collection of paintings by Spanish artist, Paco Pomet. The exhibition kicks off the new year for the Santa Monica/Bergmot Station gallery, with Pomet's new work opening January 11, 2014. 

Asger Carlsen "Hester" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We like the way V1 Gallery wrote their press release, so we are just going to go with it: Hester is not easy to explain. It has to be viewed and experienced. Hester is not easily understood. Sculptures of amorphous human figures photographed in non descript spaces. A cross between a David Lynch dream, a Henry Moore sculpture and a Francis Bacon painting, mixed by Dr. Jekyll in Frankenstein’s lab. Surreal cubistic tableaus in black and white.
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