"Yoshitomo Nara" @ Pace Gallery West 25th Street, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
On Friday night, we stopped by the opening of famed Japanese artist and Juxtapoz cover artist, Yoshitomo Nara's newest body of work at Pace Gallery. Featuring his iconic girl characters, presented in sculpture, painting, and sketches, all spaced wonderfully in three large rooms, Nara continues to be one of the most appreciated contemporary artist in the world.

Watch: Becky & Joe's Man Ray-Inspired Music Video for Delicate Steve

Music // Monday, May 13, 2013
We are on a music video kick this morning, Becky & Joe are back again with another great handcrafted music video! We loved their psychedelic plasticine collage video for Tame Impala's "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards." This time, inspired by Man Ray, they used drawing, scratching, and mark making on actual Super 8, 16, and 35 mm film and acetate sheets for their video for Delicate Steve! Watch it after the jump!

Aaron Ansarov's Photographs of Portuguese Man O' War

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
Former Navy photographer and Florida-based Aaron Ansarov's photographs are not digitally edited abstract mirrored photography but actual photographs of Portuguese Man O' War. Our minds are blown...

Watch: "Blown Minded," New Music Video for Young Galaxy by Carine Khalife

Music // Monday, May 13, 2013
Young Galaxy's latest music video for their 2011 track Blown Minded was produced, directed, and animated by Montreal-based visual artist Carine Khalife using only oil paint on glass. Explaining her technique, Khalife says, "I would paint on the glass with oil so that it wouldn't dry, and I could play with it for hours. A camera, fixed overhead above the animation table and plugged in my computer, would capture my paintings frame by frame and create the animation..."

Anonymous Artist Leaves Behind Incredibly Detailed Styrofoam Cup Doodle

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
A Redditor recently came across a pretty impressive Styrofoam cup doodle. The cup was left behind at a car dealership in Norman, Oklahoma and is covered in intricate doodles, inside and out. Patterns, text, characters, and cartoon character from The Simpsons, Smurfs, Dilbert, and Beetle Bailey appear on the cup and the inner rim reads: "If you look deep within a piece of art you will find a piece of its creator."

Nonotak Studio's Installation Hypnotizes and Traps Vistors in a Light Prison

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
The light installation Isotopes v.2 by Nonotak Studio hypnotizes visitors with moving lights, attracting them to the center of the installation. Then, the rhythm and the intensity of the lights continually become more aggressive until they generate immaterial barriers: "it's easy to get in but neigh impossible to get out." The catalyst and inspiration for the project is the Fukushima nuclear disaster and it is meant to echo the way humans approach nuclear power. Watch a video after the jump!

Now Its a Party!

Graffiti // Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mers is one of those rare train writers who actually makes an attempt to paint something uniquely different and with a concept every time he goes to the train yard. On this panel, a brightly colored piñata is receiving a heavy swat sending Mers’s letters soaring through the air.

Video: Wall To Wall - Peachbeach

Street Art // Sunday, May 12, 2013
Converse and Cromatics newest project entitled “Wall to Wall” features the German duo, Peachbeach, painting their interpretation of converse’s shoe model “Star Chevron.” The following video documents their process in creating the mural. Check it!

Sun Drenched Pizza Lust

Erotica // Sunday, May 12, 2013
Get those beach bod's ready, its almost Pizza season!! An artist and photographer in Los Angeles by the name of Kristofferson portrayed in best when shooting this nude bunny working on her pizza-tan. I simply cannot express the amount of love I feel for this image. I'm freakin' starving over here.

David Choe x Aryz in Los Angeles

Street Art // Saturday, May 11, 2013
The collaboration gods have brought the supreme talents of David Choe and Aryz together for an epic mural in Los Angeles. The two each brought their own visual chaos to a wall in the downtown area on Matteo St. and finished in just two days.  

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