Simon Casson's Collage-like Paintings

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We are diggin the paintings of British artist Simon Casson this morning. His casual, yet formal style incorporates a randomness that somehow all comes together to form a pretty amazing overall piece.

Paintings by Glenn Brown

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We have posted the paintings of the very talented Glenn Brown before. Looking to the neo-classical and Renaissance masters for inspiration, Glenn's broad paint strokes are incredibly intricate and the paintings are often surreal and nightmare-like.

Books: "Republic" by Ren Hang

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A few weeks ago we featured the photographs of Chinese artist Ren Hang. The controversial photographer, whose work is banned throughout most of his native country, has a new book entitled Republic for sale. Le Journal de la Photographie had a short conversation with the artist about his new book, providing us with some wonderful thoughts on censorship and nudity.

Installations by Jacob Hashimoto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Jacob Hashimoto likes kites. We assume. Many of his installations involve thousands of white kite-like circular and hanging parts handmade from fabric glued to bamboo frames. Often suspended from the ceiling, the thousands of fans form a collective cloud throughout the room (one of the installations even features clouds painted on the fabric).

What's The Time?: Craola on the Beastie Boys

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
All month, we have been asking artists what their favorite Beastie Boys' memories are in conjunction with our June 2013 Beastie Boy issue. Today, we ask former cover artist, Greg "Craola" Simkins.  "When I was a young kid, I had to hide my Licensed to Ill cassette and me and my buddies would listen to turned down to a whisper. Flash forward years later and a vinyl version of 'Same Old Bullshit' fell in my hands and 'Egg Raid on Mojo' screamed into my already Descendents/ FYP/Jawbreaker obsessed mind and I couldn't believe it was the same band..."

Converse Wall to Wall Hong Kong: Buff Diss

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This past week, Juxtapoz took a trip to Hong Kong to both celebrate the inaugural Art Basel Hong Kong art fair, as well as spend time with the Converse team and their curated guest list of artists for their Wall to Wall Hong Kong project. Over the past few years, Converse has worked with artists from around the world to create over twenty Wall to Wall projects throughout Europe and North America. For Hong Kong, Converse brought artists from Berlin, China, Brazil, and France to complete the project. Today, we look at Melbourne-born, Berlin-based Buff Diss. 

Michael Johansson: "Real Life Tetris" Studio Visit + Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This past winter, Michael Johansson, famous for his "real-life Tetris" public and museum installations, opened "Familar Abstractions" at Vigeland Museet in Olso, Norway. During the preparation for that show, our friend and contributor Henrik Haven caught up with Johansson at his studio in Malmø, Sweden. Even in his space, everything has a place, in its right place.

Preview: Oliver Vernon "Renegade Trajectories" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Renegade Trajectories, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Oliver Vernon. This is Vernon’s third solo show with the gallery, and the artist will be present at the opening reception on May 30. Combining elements of landscape painting, figuration, and abstraction, Vernon’s practice pushes all of these categories beyond easy distinction, creating a hybrid visual language all his own. “The picture plane is a continuum of give and take,” says Vernon, “where positive and negative space give way to each other in rhythmic intervals. Energy oscillates and migrates, initiating changes along the way. And color is a navigational tool to guide the eye through the chaotic scape.”

SFMOMA's Countdown Celebration Party

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
It's the final countdown to SFMOMA's building closure! Of course, they'll be closing their doors in style. Don't miss their Countdown Celebration, which will be kicking off with a festive party on Thursday, May 30! There will be DJs and live music by Semi Precious Weapons, food + drink, photo booths, a gaming lounge, and tons more fun.

Illustrations by Sean Lewis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
We are enjoying Toronto-based artist Sean Lewis' illustrations of dangerous outlaws and criminals. Winning the gold medal at The Ontario Collge of Art and Design for the thesis work, Sean continues to put out expressive commerical and personal work on a regular basis.

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