Juxtapoz // Friday, January 03, 2014
A few months back, we showed you a preview of Kent Williams' excellent new works shown in "Ophthalm" at Evoke Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Part of that show was a series of drawings titled "Lord of the Flies," and today we have a full look at the series. Maybe you need a little William Golding inspiration to start your year off?
Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Jean Leblanc's work draws inspiration from the Surrealist movement in an upbeat contemporary manner. These illustrations are fraught with dripping faces, pipes, optical illusions and strange chromey surfaces. These are visual mind games, a playful place to spend a little time testing your eye.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
One of our favorite contemporary painters, Antwerp-based Kati Heck, just opened her first expansive museum show in Spain at the CAC Malaga, featuring 41 works: small- and large-format paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and video. So, if you have family in Spain, live in Spain, live close to Spain, maybe make this show a holiday season must...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Published in conjunction with his exhibition at Berlin's CWC Gallery, surreal and fantasy photographer Eugenio Recuenco has a new book released by teNueues entitled "Revue: Eugenio Recuenco." The Spanish artist creates worlds, whose imagination has tranformed fashion shoots into fairyrtales, and turns photographs into seemingly gothic, fine art paintings.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
A quick glance the web this morning had us stopping at the works of Henrietta Harris, a New Zealand-based illustrator who has created works for the likes of Amnesty International and Vice. Her biography reads, "Henrietta has developed the timeless style that can only be achieved by having occasionally dipped one’s paintbrush accidentally in one’s coffee, but also combines tradition with less hazardous digital methods, all of which has resulted in an extensive, mutable, and memorable body of work."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
Alex Roulette's paintings are both realistic yet subtly surreal. A strangely dreamlike landscape is occupied by young boys, as if recalling some idealized, American summer vacation. Yet the houses seem over simplified and out of place, as if reduced in detail and pasted on to the rolling meadows that span the scene. This morning we are taking a look through his more recent work!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
At first we thought this was work done on top of found art, but once we realized this was the brand new series of Italian painter, Agostino Arrivabene, we liked the work even more. Surreal, fantastical constructions of oil on wood, Arrivabene's works remind us of dark tarot cards. Update: This morning we take a look back through some more of Agostino's work including his wonderful sketchbooks and drawings!
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
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.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
We wanted to call these paintings "disturbing" because what appears to be grown humans with really big eyes that would really double well in a horror movie just lead us to want to say "disturbing." So may be suggest getting uncomfortably disturbed by the oil paintings of Tokyo-based Korehiko Hino.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Well, a good way to wake in the morning, in our opinion, is to just get right into the bizarre. And that is what we have in these visionary and creepy sculptures by Chris Riccardo, who takes grotesque sexuality and just interesting characters to a whole new level in his sculptures. Can you imagine showing up when he is putting these ceramics in the oven?