Martin Wittfooth's Tooth and Claw

Illustration // Monday, July 08, 2013
Born in 1981 in Toronto and spending most of his childhood in Finland, Martin Wittfooth is a New York City-based artist with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. His luminous yet foreboding oil paintings portray scenes of nature fighting against the destructive hand of man, whether it's the toxic industries he's created or the evolutionary havoc he is wreaking on the animal kingdom. Humanity's footprint is forever etched into the landscapes of the earth, and through a powerful visual narrative Wittfooth explores its lasting effects through representations of animals interacting with man's industrial and societal creations, a sort of cautionary tale of what's potentially to come.

Issue Preview: August 2013 with David Choe, Vania Zouravliov, Colossus of Roads + more

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Nothing says summer vacation like the French Riviera. But in the case of David Choe and Estevan Oriol, they much prefer to spend the summer in one of the hardest places in the world to get into: Afghanistan. For the August 2013 issue, we get an exclusive, Anderson Cooper 360 style report from Afghanistan from the journals of David Choe and photos of Estevan Oriol. We follow their trek through the mountains, palaces, jails, and neighborhoods that most of the world has yet to see in over a decade. And they brought paint. 

Print Release: Jason Jägel "Spaces"

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
San Francisco-based fine artist, Jason Jägel, who has been in the magazine over the years in a variety of ways, just released a new screenprint via his website. Spaces is an 11" x 15", screenprint edition of 45 on 300 gsm Saunders Waterford paper. As Mr. Jägel told us, "With the help of a couple assistants (the erstwhile Charlotte Drury and J.P. McNicholas) studio Jagel has produced a nice silkscreen print! Offered to you 100% artist made and distributed."

Studio Visit: Blo in Berlin

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Juxtapoz friend Butterfly made it to Berlin for a studio visit with French graffiti artist Blo while he prepared for his new solo show, La Petit Mort, at Openwalls opening this past weekend. As the gallery noted,"LA PETITE MORT examines euphoric isolation of the artist, steeped in BLO’s past movements throughout the public sphere..."

MOMO Exhibition in Grottaglie, Italy

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
When you receive your August 2013 issue, you are going to find a feature on one of our favorite muralists/street artists/artists of the moment, MOMO. And as we cleverly time our interviews with specific milestones, we are happy to announce MOMO is going to open a solo show in Grottaglie, Italy on July 13, done with the great people behind Fame Festival and Studiocromie.

Impossible Architectural Illustrations by Toby Melville-Brown

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Toby Melville-Brown's The Tower Series explores various fantastical architectural scenarios in the form of skyscrapers. Toby explains, "I'm not commenting on environmental issues, nor condemning our excessive nature; I'm merely fascinated with the synthetic landscape we have constructed around ourselves."

Ben DeHaan's "Uncured" Photographs

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
This series of photographs by Ben DeHaan entitled "Uncured" features images untreated with UV light. Doing this allows the ink on paper to drip over time. "A digital photograph is simply ink sprayed on substrates to create an exact replication of a digital file. I'm interested in breaking down the image to its inherent properties to reflect on photography's role in constructing its significance." See some fantastic GIFs after the jump...

Nic Wallenberg's Human Speaker

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
The Human Speaker collar is able to turn one's mouth into a speaker. It bypasses the vocal chords and transmits vibrations directly into the upper throat so wearers can play music by only moving their lips and mouth. Since the collar can only produce up to two music notes, the collar's compositions can become more complex the more people using it come together. Watch a video after the jump...

Sculptures by XooAng Choi

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Xooang Choi works in sculpture and isntallation, creating painted polymer clay figures that often literally illustrate metaphorical terms of abuse in Korean. Xooang received her MFA in Sculpture from the National University in Seoul.

Illustrations by Ultrafry

Illustration // Sunday, July 07, 2013
Emilio Barnes aka Ultrafry is an artist from London specializing in black and white handcrafted pattern design, characters and lettering. 'A lot of my recent work is influenced by my personal experiences of the ‘Sleep Paralysis’ phenomenon - a condition of sleep disorder, night terrors and hallucinations; a case of which I frequently suffer from. Other elements of my artwork are inspired by Eastern cultural design, all things fantasy, astronomy, girls and confectionary.'

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