New Liqen mural in Barcelona, Spain

Street Art // Friday, December 28, 2012
Liqen’s newest mural is another unworldly, menacing, hybrid piece of machinery. Painted for the La Escocesa festival in Barcelona, Spain.

The Works of Sasha Biosyak

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
I'll give it to Russian artist and illustrator Sasha Blosyak for producing something I've never seen before. Hyper-color, super saturated aggressive dolphins, lazer-eyed, colossal bunny rabbits, battling it out with super-stretched werewolves... I don't know where the ideas for these drawings come from, maybe it has something to do with Russia, but I like it.

The Sculptural Works of Peter Madden

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
The surrealist work of Auckland-based college artist, Peter Madden, is just incredible. Using old magazines and other materials, Madden has been able to carefully construct a two-dimensional frame work that is bursting at the seams with energy and vibrance. Each collage gives a spirited look at the world around us and is crammed with fantastical imagery.

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: "Nightlife" by Emily Kai Bock

Music // Thursday, December 27, 2012
What we wrote on November 22: Wow. We don't know why we became so transfixed with this video, how we couldn't dare take our eyes off of it, but Emily Kai Bock's Nightlife video for musician Sebastien Schuller is one of the better ones we have seen all year. You don't need a big budget, some grand arching storyline, just an expert idea of light and mood. Somehow, we are either excited about our trip to Miami in two weeks, or terrified. Stunning simplicity at work.

Best of 2012: 3D Sketchbooks of Nagai Hideyuki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
What we wrote on June 26, 2012: There is a mutal consensus between ourselves and the readers of Juxtapoz; we love sketchbook viewing. But rarely do we get something that blends sketchbooks and a bit of optical trickery. Not only does Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki show you his sketchbooks, he creates a 3D effect that is a simple but exciting illusion.

Steve Powers "New Yorkers" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
Last week, we posted a video from the New Yorkers project, which aims to document the lives of the unnoticed everyday New Yorker that makes up the diverse population. Their newest installment highlights the work of Steve Powers, highlighting his massive mural project on the parking structure in downtown Brooklyn and talking about his views, and ideas on being an artist.

The Photography of Ellen Rogers

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
Ellen Rogers is a London-based all analogue photographer and filmmaker. To date she has been featured and interviewed in numerous magazines such as i-D, Vice, Tank, Dazed And Confused, Vice and many others. She has a monthly article at Lomography.com called ‘Sepulchral’ where she talks candidly about life as an analogue photographer. Last year Ellen released her first book of photographs named ‘Aberrant Necropolis’ charting her first 2 years of fashion photography.

CONY @ Gallery Goldstein, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gallery Goldstein in London recently held an exhibition showcasing the work of Paris-based artist, Cony. Closely associated with Horfe, the PAL crewmember creates loose illustrations reminiscent of old Walt Disney illustrations but with a darker and more contorted look. Included in the show was a toilet paper sculpture resembling a figure vandalizing the gallery walls in feces? Yes, that happened.

The Works of Chris Parrado

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
'Chris Parrado is 23 years old a Colombian Illustrator. Tired of the advertising world has decided to be a worker without tagline, who composed for tools and graphite flashes has been responsible for taking the complicated task of capturing moments that other people inadvertently omitted, perhaps to go lost in the saturation distressing contemporary world. The situations and characters in his works appear to be small frames taken from everyday life...

Best of 2012: Bic Pen Illustrations by Juan Francisco Casas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 26, 2012
What we wrote on March 9, 2012: We just stumbled across the works of Juan Francisco Casas, a Spanish artist who creates these fantastic nude/sex scene'd drawings with only a Bic pen. Casas captures his models in a consistent backdrop: bed, showers, or taking pictures... you get our point here, there is going to be some nudity in these drawings. Just enjoy the skill, if you will.

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