Go See: "The Biker" @ Levi's Flagship, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Last week, we attended the Levi's Vintage Clothing exhibition called "The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders" at the flashship store in downtown San Francisco. Featuring 21 painted motorcycle jackets from 13 international artists--many of whom are tattoo artists as well--and documents and photographs from Danny Lyon's "The Bikeriders," the show pays homage to the American biker legacy. We've got info (and pictures!) after the jump.

James Reka is Reka One

Illustration // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
James Reka is a young contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2002, Reka has established himself as a pioneer in Melbourne’s burgeoning street art scene, recognized for his cartoon and illustrative based works that make reference to pop culture. Reka is a dedicated and productive artist who creates his own world of mysterious creatures that communicate though color and movement, based around the style of abstracted fantasy and surrealism...

The Works of Finland's Riikka Sormunen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We just came across Finnish artist Riikka Sormunen's work this morning, and just in time, as the artist just released a new book, Big Mother, through Nobrow Press. A mixture of classic illustration, fashion, with a hint of symbolist style, Sormunen gives us a new favorite from the Northern Europe region. We need to get this book.

The Works of Julian Callos

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Julian Callos is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. Interested in nature, folklore, death and the "allure of the unknown," he creates cinematic and sometimes jarringly dreamlike illustrations of people seemly lost in their own minds. Callos works in both two- and three-dimensional media and draws heavily from pop culture; to see more, check out his blog.

Digital and Painting Works by Januz Miralles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A nice thing to wake up to in the morning, some good looks from digital and fine artist, Phillippines-based Januz Miralles. Through photo manipulation and photography, Miralles creates a handmade texture to an otherwise digital surface, allowing both to coexist. This a selection of works from 2012.

F1 Suspended by Paul Veroude

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dutch artist Paul Veroude has made it very easy for you to find out what's inside one of these speedy vehicles. Using a Mercedes GP Petronas F1, driven by renowned race car driver Michael Schumacher, the artist deconstructed the 2010 model and suspended each piece, right down to the nuts and bolts.

Lilwenn x Bom. K in London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
French muralists, Lilwenn and Bom. K of the DMV crew, combined efforts in painting an array of images resembling two heads. The mural was painted on the side of a building in East London.

The Face of David, in Pencil

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A great use of graphite from artist Linda Huber. From the artist: I started work on this 2 foot drawing 1-3-11 and finished on 1-26-11. The reference was small but very clear so I was able to work from it. I used a 2 inch grid, have to say working on such a large drawing can be difficult so that grid was a huge help. Since the David statue is made out of solid marble I needed to visualize the smoothness, the slight imperfections, the veins...

Posters from Viral Graphics

Illustration // Monday, November 19, 2012
Viral Graphics is the Athens-based collaborative project between Alexandros Pyromallis and Konstantinos Psichas. Incorporating original types into their graphic images, the duo creates highly collectible gig posters that simultaneously represent their clients' aesthetics and serve as covet-able artworks. (You can also buy them!)

In L.A.: Jim Drain @ Prism Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Last week, we attended the opening of Jim Drain's Drain Expressions exhibition at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles. The show "proposes a level of visual fecundity that has long been present in the artist's work - elaborate woven compositions, deconstructed paintings, immersive wall patterns, wall-mounted sculptures and gently satirical promotional posters are drawn together in the artist's first major exhibition in Los Angeles in 8 years."

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