Dreamscapes by Sofia Ajram

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."

The Floating Homes of Laurent Chehere

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.

Surreal Salon 5 @ Baton Rouge Gallery

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.

The Haunting Works of Marco Rea

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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.

A Chair With Guts

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."

Anatomical works by Danny Quirk

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
This isn't the first time we have shown his work, but we really love the anatomical self-dissection series by Massachusetts-based Danny Quirk. Look at the arm hair in these pieces, so well done. All this work is done with watercolors... 

Gabriel García Márquez, Illustrated

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
In this series, artist Anton Marrast has created four illustrations based on the short stories of Gabriel García Márquez. Surreal and sensual, Marrast's vignettes capture the magic of Márquez's prose while also standing as digital artworks that are striking unto themselves. Marrast hails from Moscow, Russia.

The Works of YDK Morimoe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
YDK Morimoe is a Japan-based visual artist who combines photography, painting, and digital special effects to create stunning surrealist works. Armed with a vivid imagination and enigmatic personality, the mysterious Morimoe has been able to create images that look at the fragility of traumatized and abused youth.

The Dark Universe of Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Even in the darkest parts of our mind could we ever come up with the intriguing and wonderful photography of Laurence Demaison. The French photographer and fine artist combines black and white photos with his own drawing and effected layers on top of the image, adding a ghostly dimension to the finished product.

The Paintings of Michael Page

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 29, 2012
We have seen the works of Michael Page over the years at Copro Gallery and Shooting Gallery, but this year we have become increasingly impressed by the works of the San Francisco-based painter. Each work is acrylic and oil on canvas, each one appearing to be a discovery of a distant universe or surreal dream brought to canvas.
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