Photographs by Ren Hang

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Beijing-based photographer Ren Hang's images are uncensored, erotic, dirty, raw, somewhat deranged... you get the point. His work is censored in China but he has a growling list of international shows. He's pretty badass and doesn't seem to have a limit, and the images we chose are even toned down a bit compared to some of the others on his website which you should check out. They cast light on an otherwise shadowy Chinese underground youth culture, where lust and indulgence run as rampant as anywhere else in the world

Paintings by Robert Xavier Burden

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Robert Xavier Burden recently opened a solo show, Toy Box, at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco featuring 16 oil paintings both on canvas and on panel of "childhood icons in compositions of reverence and majesty. Watch a time-lapse of of his Optimus Prime painting after the jump... Toy Box will be on display through June 1st.

Underwater Photographs by Hengki Koentjoro

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro has been hooked on taking photos since he received a pocket camera for his birthday when he was a kid. He went on to study at the Brooks Institute of Photography and heavily influenced by Ansel Adams, Hengki went on to document the oceans surrounding Indonesia’s 13,000 islands in a dark, mysterious black and white. He says, "With the Zone System by Ansel Adams, you are in the practice of seeing things around you in monochrome or learning to see in black and white."

Sheryo x The Yok "Pipe Dreams" @ Krause Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Sheryo and The Yok have taken their illustrative style combined eastern and western elements to hand painted vases. Rending Chinese dragos, pipes, geishas, and New York culture, the duo portray vaules of ideology, devotion, relationships, dharma and karma. Opening last night at Krause Gallery, their show "Pipe Dreams" will be on display through June 16th.

Fabergé Fractals by Tom Beddard

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
We have to be honest, we're not quite sure what's going on here but we like it. Edinberg, England-based laser physicist, web developer, and business owner Tom Beddard is fascinated with the aesthetics of detail and complexity that is the result of simple mathematical or algorithmic processes. He produces these images using "Fractals" in his Fractal Lab...

Mercedes-Benz and the new CLA's "Untamed" Installation, Paris

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Countless Instagram photos are created every second. Photos that reflect particular points of view in the life circumstances of different people.But which motifs are really unique? Mercedes-Benz and the new CLA were looking for Instagram photos with that uniqueness. That are new. “Untamed”. Users from all over the world were asked to take part and upload their extraordinary views from their personal Instagram photo stream in sets of three. The idea behind this: the #Untamed Score showed how distinctive the style of the user’s photos was compared to those of others.

What's The Time?: The Lazy Hustler, Ricky Powell @ ArtNow NY

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
This weekend in NYC, Ricky Powell (and Craig Wetherby) will have his iconic street photos remixed and reworked by Ryan Keeley at an exhibition with ArtNowNy, Frank's Chop Shop, and the Good Life. Of course, Ricky is featured often in our Beastie Boys issue on newsstands now, and we wanted to take this time not only to honor Ricky's classic photography but get the word out on his new show. So, let's get a look... 

Preview: Souther Salazar, Marco Mazzoni, and Andy Kehoe @ Jonathan LeVine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC is set to open 3 new shows at their NYC space this Saturday, May 18: Souther Salazar's Souvenirs, Marco Mazzoni's Animaera,  and Andy Kehoe's Luminous Reverie. Guess what? These are all artists we want to see and endorse, and they have been in the magazine, most recently Mr. Mazzoni. The shows are on display through June 15, 2013. 

"It Was All A Dream" @ Abstracted Gallery

Street Art // Thursday, May 16, 2013
In conjunction with the 18th annual Art-A-Whirl, Abstract Gallery in Minneapolis will host a group exhibition entitled “It Was All A Dream” curated by artist Deuce 7. The show will feature an eclectic group of artists coming from various backgrounds and working in a variety of mediums. Their opening reception is tomorrow, May 17, 2013 from 5-10 p.m. Be sure to check them out if you are in or around Minneapolis.

Daehyun Kim's "Random Access Memories" Inspired by Daft Punk

Music // Thursday, May 16, 2013
Get ready. It will be the Summer of Daft Punk. We have been streaming the new album, Random Access Memories in the office all week, and we admit, this is will be a good soundtrack for a mellow night out or something more Parisian disco if you so want to go Parisian Disco. Daehyun Kim, who we have featured in the magazine this year, just did an illustration in honor of Daft Punk's new album, and shared with us the final piece and some detail shots. 

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