Jason Borders' Ornately Carved Skulls

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
Using a Dremel, Portland-based artist Jason Borders ornately carves each of these skulls by hand. Many of the characters that appear on his work are often repeated, fluctuating in style, motif, meaning and execution. The artists work "reveals the blurred line between imagination and reality, animal and human, life and death."

Photographs by Marcela Paniak

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
This morning we take a look at Polish artist Marcela Paniak's perfect series of scanned photographs adorned with dry flowers. The series, titled 'Elysium,' refers to the Elysian Fields, "a mythological space where blessed souls stay."

Jeremy Olson's Geometric Paintings

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
We are enjoying Brooklyn-based artist Jeremy Olson's sereis of geometric portraits this morning. Jeremy has a MFA from NYU Steinhardt and has had several exhibitions across the US.

Three Decades of "Jones Beach" by Joseph Szabo

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
We are about two weeks into Summer and were lucky enough to catch some of that beautiful California sunshine on the beach this fourth of July. Joseph Szabo, a teacher and photographer from Long Island spent almost three decades ('72-'99) photographing one of the busiest beaches in the world in this wonderful series "Jones Beach."

More Salt Sculptures by Motoi Yamammoto

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
This isn't the first time we have posted the incredible work of acclaimed Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. He has been on a roll lately, travelling around the world creating his labor-intensive salt installations. Prior to his two-week residency at the Monterey Museum of Art, he installed his Floating Garden project at the Mint Museum in North Carolina. Each project involves painstakingly pouring salt in patterns on the floor for several weeks.

Corn-Row Paintings by So Yoon Lym

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
New Jersey-based painter So Yoon Lym's series "Hair and Braid Pattern Paintings" were inspired by her time working as a teacher in a high school where she photographed students. The work focuses on the intricate and unique patterns of corn-rows and are acrylic on paper. 

Ryan McGinley's Fireworks

Erotica // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Another 4th of July is upon us and what better way to celebrate than light up some fireworks and... run through them naked. On second thought, best not to try this one at home. We'll leave the antics up to Ryan McGinley and his fearless models. Happy 4th everyone!

Raymond Pettibon on Baseball

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Because we are celebrating the 4th of July here in the United States, we are looking at some time-honored Amercan traditions to show you, and of course, baseball is about as summer pastime as its going to get. Luckily, Raymond Pettibon, one of the truly great artists of our generation and former Jux cover, has an affinity for baseball as well, and has made a career out of creating brilliant works on the game. 

Jasper John's Flags

Illustration // Thursday, July 04, 2013
“One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag, and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it.” Happy 4th from all of us at the Jux team. Check out these iconic flag pieces by Jasper Johns, and psst-- try staring at the circle at the center of the green flag before focusing on the grey flag beneath it.

How to celebrate George Orwell's 110th Birthday

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Timed with what would have been author George Orwell's 110th birthday on June 25, Dutch collective Front404 decided that they would give out party hats to various surveillance cameras around the city of Utrecht.The collective said of the project, "George Orwell is best known for his book ‘1984’, in which he describes a dystopian future society where the populace is constantly watched by the surveillance state of Big Brother. By putting these happy party hats on the surveillance cameras we don’t just celebrate Orwell’s birthday."

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