Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2015
Trevor Wheatley is a good sport. Throughout the interview process, he entertained my urge to continually and playfully clown on various aspects of Canadian culture (to be fair, American culture got its share). In addition to acquainting me with “The 6,” taking me to eat some of the best phở I have ever consumed and guiding me to a better understanding of Canada’s passion for hockey, Trevor shared his imaginative world of graphic one-liners.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 27, 2015
Junko’s candy-colored erotic food fetish paintings are both grotesque and cute and her exhibit Ambrosial Affair will be up at Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto until March 15.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Here's some newer work from a Juxtapoz favorite, Brian Donnelly, who usually shows up in our Erotica department with his portraits of beastly nudes. Brian is a visual artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario whose new work is tending towards running pigments and illness, while maintaining his signature portraiture style.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 11, 2014
We have been excited about the work of Jen Mann for most of the year, especially because of her inclusion in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book and her newest body of work that is set to open on November 20, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto. We have a feature with Mann in the current December 2014 issue, with much of her new work being previewed there.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A Sri-Lankan born artist whose work floats between Western and Immigrant culture, Rajni Perera's work is an East-West dialogue of ideas, concerning immigrant identity issues (being an immigrant), female sexuality (being a woman), and science fiction and fantasy (being someone who enjoys science fiction and the dreams behind the genres). Currently cross-translating between the visual languages of Indian miniaturist art, Blaxploitation, and the images produced by the Hubble Deep Field Telescope, the work becomes a record of impossible discoveries and mythical creations.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
Nicholas Di Genova is an illustrator currently living and working in Toronto, Canada with near obsessive tendencies for intricate patterns, textures and linework in his creations of evolved creatures of the animal kingdom.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 18, 2014
Here is an update of images with Toronto-based artist Haejung Lee. She explains of her work, "My obsession with documentation is reflected in my artistic practice. I make art because I want to, but more importantly, I make art because I feel the need to. It is like I'm rushing to write something down on a piece of paper before I forget, before the rushing of the blood or thumping of the heart fades away and disappears completely. . . "
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
This series is an exploration of the modern gaze; of ambiguous figurative paintings that are revealed and transformed within the act of the individuals' views. These portraits are not an attempt to render physical characteristics but rather create a language of underlying sexual subtexts. Using ambiguity as a tool demands the viewer's exploration of their psyches and provokes self awareness...
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 25, 2014
The women of Troy Brooks present an elaborate pageantry of characters observed in allegorical settings. These women play out intimate scenes through a detailed visual language. They are usually caught in moments where something transformative has or is about to happen.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Jen Mann is a Canadian artist from Toronto, Ontario. Mann's dreamy, acrylic paintings are inspired by illusions and memories of her childhood, she experiments with a variety of different effects with color combinations and saturation to capture innocence and beauty. "I am fascinated by the subconscious, the soul, identity, and the way they interact to form meaning and beauty, or nonsense everything and nothing...