Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Javier Gonzalez Pacheco is a skilled erotic artist out of Barcelona who incorporates abstracted elements, geometric shapes and splashes of color to accentuate his sexy feminine portraits. The ladies he portrays in his works are undoubtedly sexy, whether alone or with their feminine counterparts. Javier is influenced by expressionist painting, as that style is visible in his digital works.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
San Francisco-based Hilary Pecis, who we featured in our May 2011 issue, has a new exhibition, In Accordance, up at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through July 17. We have championed Pecis' work in the past because we feel it represents a traditional painters embrace of new media and technology, as she researches and culls hundreds of Internet images on a particular concept and creates a canvas based on those findings.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2012
Let's face it, Google is our dictionary, our library, our research database, and our go to for just about anything from recipes to driving directions. Who uses encyclopedias anymore? A physical dictionary? Not us. It is a bit sad that these objects are becoming obsolete, but so it goes (to quote Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five).
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
PBS' Off the Book specials are fantastic short documentaries covering a wide-range of subjects, and new one recently aired and posted was "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art", talking about the wide-reaching impact the simple pixelated artform has had on the greater whole of contemporary culture, music, art, and memory. It has grown so far beyond Atari and Nintendo, with even the current E3 convention showcasing a nostalgia for the power of 8-bit.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Everyone has their vision of the end of the world, the apocalypse, when nature, aliens, or war catches up to us. Some think it will be a bomb, some think global climate change, I think that British boy band The Wanted. Russian digitial artist creates his "life after the apocalypse" illustrations with Photoshop and 3DMax, and they are stunning to behold, even if we hope he is wrong.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You ever see a classic portrait painting and think that the subject looks nothing like people look today? I do this all the time. Girl with a Pearl Earring? Scarlett Johansson almost pulled the look, but most of the time modern times and classical painting has a separation. Artist Dorothee Golz has taken modern bodies and scences and mashed them with the faces of some of the most classic of portrait art. At times, the results are fantastic.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 09, 2012
This is pretty cool, and to be honest, quite helpful. Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets teamed up to create the “Blind Self Portrait Machine”, a machine that will assist you in creating your very own self-portrait. Maybe some of you don't want this, but we are quite sure this is the answer to all holiday cards from now on.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2012
In an attempt to demonstrate a unique view on the fast-pace consumption of new electronic products and gadgets (and our rapid discarding of older technologies), Henry Hargreaves has taken some of the familiar products of the 20th and 21st centuries and deep fried them like a meal at your favorite fast food restaurant.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Coro is one of our favorite artists working today. Maybe saying artist isn't enough: he draws, illustrates, paints, graffitis, game designs, character designs, does advertising work, movie production, and some product design when all of this isn't enough. With his company Massive Black, he is quite busy. He is going to somehow find time to give us a daily drop on Juxtapoz' Twitter and Facebook accounts on the things he sees and does that we all think our readers should know...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
This ambitious and monumental project by acclaimed Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang has us mesmerized by its complex nuances in process and finished product revealing a poetic sense of versatility that relates to very specific instances of the interpersonal to larger concepts as broad as the "initial state of the universe."