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Artist: Junko Mizuno

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So I don’t really know if Junko Mizuno is super well known to the masses or if her artwork is more underground but huge with  people in the know, but either way its insane. Junko’s artwork is another one of those types that crosses a mixture of cute and horrific. There is lots of color and cute girls with big eyes and flowy hair but at the same time the girls tend to be naked and carrying bloody chainsaws or syringes. It has that happy tree friends kind of vibe, only not nearly as lame.

Junko Mizuno also has some of the coolest merchandise around from graphic novels, crazy action figures and even gruesome yet adorable versions of fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and the Little Mermaid. If you are into low brow art her work will suddenly appear everywhere you look from magazine articles to tv shows Junko will overtake the world with her wicked coolness.

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July 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Artist: Sas Christian

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Another Juxtapoz fav, Sas Christian is know for painting the cool looking girls with the enormous eyes. Her paitings are so smooth and detailed it blow my mind that they aren’t digital but actually oil paintings! Whats even more amazing about Sas Christian is that she is completely self taught!!

I see her work everywhere lately even my fiance pointed out some teen book that had a Sas Chritian painting on the cover. Its cool to see such amazing work get out there.

I think one of the neatest things about her paintings is that she shows a girl with a pretty face but just by the eyes or the background or something simple she makes the works seem so deep. My favorite work of hers called “Collette” which I couldnt find a pic of it to put on here is totally simple just a girl with brown hair looking at what I guess is herself as a reflection in a window because the background of the faded street makes it seem like she has no body or she is see through. Its just a really beautiful painting.

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July 14, 2008 at 12:44 am

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Artist: Tara McPherson

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So since today is my first day in the blog world, i figure I would do two posts to celebrate. Artist and major rock band poster drawer Tara McPherson is one of the coolest artists around.

 

Her style is sweet and edgy. The colors she uses are soft and girly and the girls she paints are pretty and feminine but there is still those unsettling elements that are obvious in her works as well. 

 

Always a Juxtapoz favorite, her art is far from obscure but I felt at least for me she is an artist definitly worth obsessing over.

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July 10, 2008 at 1:56 am

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