"I think that a sense of power can be projected on a variety of animal forms, it’s just dependent on how they’re composed." Painter Martin Wittfooth is one of the many artists featured in our newest book, Juxtapoz Wild.
"I sometimes try and portray animals generally thought of as meek and fragile—foxes, birds, and so on—with a sense of majesty or high-tension, powerful energy, whereas at other times, I’ve depicted large animals with a subdued, calm atmosphere and softer poses, which greatly influences the presence that these figures project to the viewer."
Favorite Juxtapoz artists fill the pages of Juxtapoz Wild with portrayals of beasts great and small. No spotted elephants or pink balloon poodles. Banish any thoughts of grapes and dead game on a platter. These paintings evoke the full range of Mother Earth’s creatures as they both murmur and roar amongst the foggy haze and moss-covered reaches of her landscapes. 28 artists including Sage Vaughn, Josh Keyes, Laura Ball, Martin Wittfooth, and Cathie Bleck give shape, vibrant color, and shades of meaning to the most humble or humbling creatures. Wild is a book to enjoy and study as it depicts the furry and feathered beauty made ever more fragile in our changing world.
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