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...
Illustration // Thursday, November 14, 2013
Looking at Dan May’s surrealistic, forlorn characters, one can feel the isolation and emotional drain of these furry creatures. But what is equally impressive is May’s ability to patiently use hair as a metaphor within his work to illustrate them...
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
If Salvador Dali lived today and really wanted to get into the medical profession but wanted to keep his artistic chops, we get a gut feeling that his work could possibly go in the direction of Milan, Italy's Valerio Carrubba. We have always wanted to coin a term such as "Anatomical Surrealism," but now we sort of want to call Carrubba's work "Anatomical Surrealist Landscape" painting.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On this International Picnic Day (woohoo) we bring you Till Rabus' homage to Salvador Dali, Surrealist Camping Lunch. It's not the first time we have posted the Swiss artists work, often balancing somewhere between myth and surrealism, he combines the strange with the ordinary!
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
We had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of Oliver Vernon, at the Joshua Liner Gallery. Renegade Trajectories is the name of a new series of paintings and works on paper and his third solo show with the gallery.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of the Swiss-American Surrealist painter Kurt Seligmann. A native of Basel, Switzerland, Seligmann was known for his imagery of medieval troubadours and knights. While living in New York, the artist assembled a library of over a hundred volumes. He said, "Though my interest in magic can hardly be brought into immediate relationship with my work as a painter...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
This morning, Montreal-based photographer, graphic designer, and silversmith Sofia Ajram welcomes us with a series of surreal dreamscapes. Sofia wants to share with you "the galaxies projected within and without: absolute space and absolute time."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
French photographer Laurent Chehere is no stranger to the photo world. His dreamy and fantastical images have been used commercially by Audi and Adidas. However, Chehere recently decided to hang up his commercial top hat and focus solely on creating fine art. His most recent series, entitled Flying Houses, plays on our child like fantasies of flight and how we think about our everyday surroundings.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Presented by Baton Rouge Gallery center for contemporary art (BRGCCA), Surreal Salon 5 is aimed at once again engaging audiences in a multi-sensory art experience like no other in the region by shedding light on the growing popularity and exceptional quality of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement. This exhibition is currently on display at BRGCCA through January 31, 2013 featuring works from 43 artists representing 18 states.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This makes our stomachs feel a little queasy, but we truly appreciate the digusting, fascinating, and creepy chair with resin guts by Chinese artist, Cao Hui. We appreciate the chair and the artist's statement: "In order to deceive others, we explain with theory after theory, but it all ends in laughter and sometimes we even amuse ourselves before god laughs."