Interview: Cengiz Yar "Syria's Children" Polaroids

Photography // Thursday, October 01, 2015
Last year documentary photographer and photojournalist Cengiz Yar travelled through Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon photographing and interviweing child refugees between the ages of 5 and 15. With the help of The Impossible Project, Cengiz shot the project on old Polaroid cameras and then handed the photos out to each of the cildren.

Picture Book: Swampy

Photography // Thursday, October 01, 2015
In 2015, anonymity has become an anomaly—unless your name is Swampy. Once an ubiquitous subject in underground scenes after a New York Times interview and highly successful sold-out solo exhibition in San Francisco, Swampy decided suddenly that it was best to retreat into obscurity and hide out indefinitely while the fame train rode out. Like his identity, why he made the choice remains a mystery...

Brett Amory "This Land Is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 01, 2015
We stopped by Brett Amory's Oakland studio to catch him in the process of working on a new series of paintings for an upcoming exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York...

Paul White's Wasteland Wanderlust

Illustration // Thursday, October 01, 2015
Hollow shells of human transportation take center stage in Paul White's beautiful color pencil drawings. Machines that used to do nothing but move now know only stasis in these portraits of airplanes, trains, and automobiles that have been gutted, defaced and left to decay, never to fly, ride or drive again. A lovely quiet melancholy pervades these works, tragic everyday monuments commemorating a world of human possibility in indefinite inertia. White was born in Sydney, Australia and received his MFA from CalArts Los Angeles.

Riikka Hyvönen's "Roller Derby Kisses"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 01, 2015
Riikka Hyvönen started working with the bruises – called ‘kisses’ by roller derby – through collecting photographs of roller derby girls’ butts. She then captured the athletes’ injuries in giant artworks. “I hope people will see the beauty of bruises,” Hyvönen says. Pop, kitsch, and perhaps even slightly camp in their glittery leather glory, the 3D objects, made by Hyvönen are somewhere between sculptures and paintings.

Issue Preview: November 2015 with Grotesk

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Juxtapoz is very excited to have back our longtime collaborator and NYC-based designer, artist, and creative director, Kimou "Grotesk" Meyer to create a special cover for the November 2015 issue. From creating the visual identity for sports teams and brands, to new watercolor works and wooden sculptural pieces, Grotesk has been extremely busy and we have caught him at a great time to talk about his new direction.

An Animated Interview with Tom Waits

Music // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In this glorious interview, recorded on cassette tape in London in 1988, Chris Roberts interviews Tom Waits. Blank on Blank is one of our favorite PBS series and Tom Waits one of our favorite people, so naturally, we thouroughly enjoyed this. 

the photography of takashi Kawashima

Photography // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Takashi Kawashima is a Tokyo-based photographer who creates images that have ethereal, mysterious and captivating qualities drawing viewers in for further explanation. Kawashima envisions a world absent of humans, post-catastrophic, inspired and informed by numerous natural disasters that have affected Japan in recent years.

Kevin Ancell "Nos Vemos En Venecia"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
RVCA/ANP artist Kevin Ancell will be opening a new exhibition,  'Nos Vemos en Venecia' curated by PM Tenore tomorrow in Venice. Ancell was adopted at a young age and raised by a group of southern california surfers. They were the movers and shakers of the 1970s surf scene, and for ancell, surfing became a way of life as well as a teacher of discipline; it helped him meet challenges and overcome fear.

Hilary Pecis and Her Postmodern Landscapes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We’re long-time fans of Hilary Pecis’ incredible paintings, which also incorporate ink and collage. Her themes are political: a critique of consumerism and fetishization of objects, as well as exploring the human relationship to landscape.
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