James Roper: "The Inscending Spiral"

Illustration // Monday, July 21, 2014
Having previously pursued filmmaking as a side project, artist James Roper has integrated ideas drawn from that area of his life into his current artistic pursuits. This series of works entitled "The Inscending Spiral" are actually illustrations of headshots...

ART ALLIANCE: THE PROVOCATEURS, Chicago, July 31—August 4, 2014

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
For the last 20 years, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine has stood for the outsiders, to create a place and dialogue for artists who stood outside of the museum programming of the time but were creating substantial and amazing work that needed its own historical context. We have been lucky in our 20th year to celebrate special events in NYC and San Francisco, but we are even luckier to get a chance to celebrate with our July 2014 cover artist, Shepard Fairey, as he curates a major public art and exhibition, "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago during Lollapolooza, July 31—August 4, 2014.

The Dark Illustrations of Lucas Ruggieri

Illustration // Monday, July 21, 2014
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lucas Ruggieri received his BFA in illustration from the Savanna College of Art and Design. Lucas' work mostly focuses on the use of pen and ink constructing narratives saturated in historical and contemporary...

Another November

Photography // Monday, July 21, 2014
In Laura Stevens’s series “Another November”, she explores the aftermath of a long term relationship and the way one copes with the heartbreak. Stevens photographed friends and people she found on the street and posed them in the moments she herself was personally going through during a break up. 

Matt Henry: Short Stories

Photography // Monday, July 21, 2014
Self-confessed 60’s obsessive, Matt Henry explores American culture through staged imagery. His sets are constructed in England where he lives, using props sourced from both the UK and the United States. Titled ‘Short Stories,’ Henry is interested in evolving a new genre of ‘narrative photography’ that stands away from associations with fashion editorial.

In the Magazine: Leif Podhajsky

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
We are all, in our own fashion, constantly collecting. Over time, moments, experiences and visions accumulate within our own cerebral catalogs, compiling a personal database. Events and elements gather in the inner consciousness as we build and house a type of visual anthology. To the creatively inspired, this input can also become an output, almost as effortlessly as it was collected. Leif Podhajsky has mastered this process of visual remixing, creating psychotropic landscapes within his infinitely ethereal imagination. Provoked by defining experiences and visual attractions, Leif arranges these altered perceptions, visually melting reality together with dreamlike repetition and seductively combined overlay.

Illustrations by Albin Brunovsky

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
Albin Brunovsky was a Slovak painter, graphic artist, lithographer, illustrator and pedagogue, considered one of the greatest Slovak painters of the 20th century. Primarily an illustrator of children's books, Albin was also lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and the designer of the last series of Czecholovak bank notes! 

Drawings by Stefan Zsaitsits

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
Slovakian-born artist Stefan Zsaitsits has a whole bunch new work since we last checked in with him. To us, the simple will always win out. A pencil, a piece of paper, that is the best. Stefan creates these fantastic, detailed, notebook-esque pencil drawings of various characters and a bit of dream scenarios around each's head. Simple, powerful, great work.

Aldo Tolino's "Crumbled Faces"

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
An interesting combination of sculpture and photography, to create one of these "crumbled faces," Austrian artist Aldo Tolino begins by shooting a portrait and then proceeds to print it on paper, crease it, tuck it and fold it before shooting that for the final photograph. 

Drawings by Nicholas Di Genova

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 21, 2014
Nicholas Di Genova is an illustrator currently living and working in Toronto, Canada with near obsessive tendencies for intricate patterns, textures and linework in his creations of evolved creatures of the animal kingdom. 

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