Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We are revisiting the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japan's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
The histories that Paco Pomet paints are absurd, bizarre, surreal, and humorous. Just when you think you are looking at a simple realistic painting, you notice that the man in the background has a woman's legs and is posed a little too sexy for his early 1900's facial hair. The Grenadian artist just posted a bunch of new works that were painted in 2012, and we got a kick out of each one.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
Originally published in 1973 and featuring Salvador Dali's paintings and etchings, Les Diners de Gala, is a cookbook featuring 12 chapters of exotic courses all rendered with a surrealist twist. The tenth chapter is even dedicated to aphrodisiacs.
Erotica // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Not only a Czech essayist, Dadaist, and influential leader of the Czech Surrealist, as well as an architect, painter, writer, social activist, a key figure of typographic aesthetics ... Karel Teige was all of these things, but today we will focus on the more erotic works. His collection of collages were both provocative and surreal, and show Teige as not only a talented artist, but adept at social criticism as well.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
NYC-based, Pennsylvania born Brad Kunkle's highly detailed works are definitely stunning. He captures women, sometimes sleeping, sometimes as if captured in a dream sequence, amongst piles of leaves, surrounded by nature, sometimes with hyperreal quality and other times more abstract and fleeting.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
Apart from being an artist, Pedro Friedeberg has also invented several styles of architecture, one new religion and two salads. He was born in Italy and now lives in Mexico where he works to criticize the absurdity of things through his paintings, sculpture, design, furniture and architectural fantasies. Pedro was featured in the December 2011 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We were sad to hear this morning that renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has passed away. Most well known for designing the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's "Alien," Giger influenced a generation of artists and filmmakers. Giger's work melded and combined mechanical, machine and human elements into nightmarish creatures, creating surrealist images in a style he described as "biomechanical" or "biomechanoids."
Music // Monday, May 05, 2014
A few weeks ago, we found an album cover for a Prefuse 73 record that blew our minds, but we couldn't find who the artist was. We just found out that Australian artist Dan McPharlin, who has an eye and hand for some incredible science fiction and surreal landscape works, is the man behind many great album covers.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Inspired by dreams, mental inspiration, and the loss of intimacy, the Italian born Marco Rea has been able to keep his works recognizable and original. Rea’s work rises from a glossy image, created in order to sell a product, full of messages of desire and fascination, which stir people to material fetishism for mass culture products.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
Originally published in the April 2014 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine: When it was all said and done, Baton Rouge Gallery's director, Jason Andreasen, asked what I thought of their Surreal Salon soiree, and I thought it was arguably the best party I ever attended...