WALL THERAPY 2013 - Part 1

Street Art // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Juxtapoz has touched down in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy and we are dashing around town trying to catch up with all the murals being created from over 30 artists. With our host and founder of the event, Dr. Ian Wilson, we made our first stop at the old abandoned train tunnels where we found two new highly patriotic pieces from the elusive artist Chris “Freedom” Pape, which is the rarest of treats considering we can’t even recall the last time we saw something new from him this decade (The famed Freedom Tunnels in New York were named after Freedom who created some of the first mural ever in there). 

Agostino Arrivabene "To Pathei Mathos" @ Panorama Museum, Badfrankenhausen, Germany

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
The Agostino Arrivabene "To Pathei Mathos" retrospective exhibition at the Panorama Museum in Badfrankenhausen, Germany is composed of 125 works, mostly paintings (miniature to large) and drawings, etchings and sketchbooks. During the opening, Arrivabene guided visitors through the chronological layout, giving explanations of ideas, symbols, themes, and techniques. The thorough instruction on the works was rich with interesting anecdotes.

Olga Larionova's Hyperrealistic Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, July 25, 2013
It's hard to believe that Russian artist Olga Larionova's hyperrealistic drawings, masterfully rendered in pencil, are not photographs. Larionova's markmaking is finely attuned to the nuances of light, surface and texture, making for a seriously impressive body of work. 

Music Video: Volcano Choir "Byegone" directed by Michinori Saigo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Volcano Choir is the "side" project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin's Collections of Colonies of Bees. In 2009, they put out a stellar and understated album called Unmap that the office of Juxtapoz liked very much. And now that Vernon is a Grammy-award winner, he is back with the Choir and creating another great track, "Byegone," for the new album Reprave out September 3 on Jagjaguwar. The video was just released, featuring a tree, light sabers that blink, and a wonderfully serene experience directed by Michinori Saigo. 

Preview: Edward Walton Wilcox "The Gilded Tantrum" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present The Gilded Tantrum, a new exhibition by Edward Walton Wilcox. The Gilded Tantrum is perhaps Wilcox’s most conceptual exhibition thus far: through paintings and installations, it unfolds in picture-book fashion a world of Victoriana as wonderful as it is ineffably mysterious. The exhibition opens Saturday, July 27, in Los Angeles.

Gerry Judah "Porsche Display" @ Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
How to you honor a going-on venerable and luxury car maker like Porsche at a major car festival in England? Well, Gerry Judah was tasked with creating a monument to the 50th birthday of the 911, and what we came up with was a massive, powerful, defying sculpture that featured 3 911s sprung high above the ground. As Judah noted, "I wanted to show design in a perfect moment." Think he got it.

The Surreal Portraits of Korehiko Hino

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
We wanted to call these paintings "disturbing" because what appears to be grown humans with really big eyes that would really double well in a horror movie just lead us to want to say "disturbing." So may be suggest getting uncomfortably disturbed by the oil paintings of Tokyo-based Korehiko Hino.

Music Video: Fiona Apple "Hot Knife" directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Music // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Paul Thomas Anderson is no stranger to making the simple look elegant and breathtaking, with most of his films being minimal on the special effects but maximist on detail and subtle actions. So when he took over the director role for Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife" video, he took the same approach and created a graceful and classic-feeling video treatment. Enjoy. 

Magritte as 8-Bit... SuperMagritte.

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
I think from time to time we can expose a little fun, Internet art on the site. So whoever is behind this Tumblr/Blog page dedicated to 8-bit Mario-izing Rene Magritte's famous surreal paintings, we say bravo. Mostly what this work does for us is wish we had a Nintendo in the office to play Super Mario Bros 2. That one was our favorite. 

"Adrift": A Timelapse by Simon Christen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
Living in San Francisco, spending summers enclosed by a thick layer of fog, many of us in the Juxtapoz office have a love/hate relationship with nature's blanket. But there is such a beauty to the way fog moves through the Golden Gate and covers the surrounding hills and City, and this timelapse really does capture the romance of fog.

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