Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
This morning we take another look at Matt Rota, an award-winning illustrator based in New York and an instructor at institutions that include the School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Matt paints almost exclusively in watercolor, creating complex and engaging narrative landscapes.
Photography // Monday, May 19, 2014
Rene Burri, a Duke of mid-century photography, has had some eclectic images of the last century. Originally Swiss, his career mostly grew during the mid 50’s for Magnum Photos, traveling the world and he has captured many great historical figures portraits, including Winston Churchill and Pablo Picasso. Mostly known for catching the ephemeral parts of life at the right time, his images seem to create emotions of curiosity that are familiar and nostalgic, lasting beyond just the view of a photo.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Using a single sheet of paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima intricately cuts sculptures of animals and textures. While some are encased in acrylic sheets, others are installed in three-dimensions. She is currently hard at work on a life-sized swimming polar bear constructed from a single sheet of white Washi paper. The artwork, titled Byaku, will be on display at the Jerwood Space in London beginning next month. Watch a video after the jump!
Photography // Sunday, May 18, 2014
Andrew Querner in a Vancouver-based documentary and portrait photographer. His work focuses on personal response to shifts and phenomena in the socio-cultural environment. In 2013 he was chosen as a PDN 30 New & Emerging Photographer. Lone Star is his most recent project in collaboration with the Canadian humanitarian organization, Universal Outreach Foundation.
Erotica // Sunday, May 18, 2014
In my humble opinion, the best way to spend any Sunday morning is to start off with a slow rising, followed by some breakfast in bed. Eggs, bacon, pancakes and all of that, a glass of orange juice, all made with love- served on a gorgeous, soft round booty. Rise and shine Jux Erotica fans <3
Illustration // Sunday, May 18, 2014
Everything that's right with the action-gore work of Boneface just might be the same things that make him perfectly wrong for any other creative endeavor. The titles of his humorously brutal illustrations, like 'Actionfu*kers' or 'Over My Dead Body' are so perfectly matched with the bloody, gruesome rendered narratives and comics he creates. Love.
Graffiti // Saturday, May 17, 2014
If you've driven around LA and pay attention to graffiti then you've probably seen something from Este. He killed Los Angeles for years and last summer decided to leave his hometown and spray his name all around the country. We recently caught up with him and talked about what he's been up to since leaving LA.
Photography // Saturday, May 17, 2014
While in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, photographer Pat Swain began documenting the grey, moody landscape and experimenting with digitally placing the Costa Rican flamingo within it. Being a bird that exclusively resides in beach-like environments, Swain created a narrative for these “lost” birds who have been struggling to survive in a habitat that is foreign to them.
Photography // Friday, May 16, 2014
Lurking on the eccentric and strange is a specialty on New York-based photographer, Martin Cartagena. His candid shots of the diverse cast of characters that make up The Big Apple are striking and revealing. It seems as long as there are 8.3 million people occupying New York there will never be a shortage subjects and new photographers to focus their lenses on them.
Graffiti // Friday, May 16, 2014
With the competition over and all large murals completed, a group of artists headed on a day field trip to Moorea Island to eat, swim with sharks and stingrays, and soak in the tropical luxuries. As most worked on their murals for just about a week, the rest and relaxation was essential. Reflecting on our week spent in Tahiti we can genuinely say that the group of artists chosen to participate were some of the most humble, egoless and talented individuals we've had the pleasure to watch work.