International Picnic Day: Till Rabus' "Surrealist Camping Lunch"

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!

Opening: Oliver Vernon @ Joshua Liner, NYC

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.

The Work of Kurt Seligmann

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...

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.

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.
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