Wheatpastes by Lavalet

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
We are enjoying the fun, imaginative wheatpastes of French artist Lavalet. Lavalet began making the site-specific pieces around France last year, coming up with creative and entertaining ways for his characters to interact with their surroundings. He also just opened an exhibition at NUNC ! Grenoble if you are in France.

Photographs by Gavin Watson

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
By the time Gavin Watson was 14, he was fully immersed as a skinhead in the world of 2 Tone and documenting his friends and brother with his camera. The book, Skins, based on these early pictures has been widely popular and considered by many as the 'most important photographic record of this unique subculture.' Another series of photos, Neville, follows his brother through his teens into adulthood. This morning we look through some of these pictures and their raw and honest youthful energy.

Alien-Looking "Kunsthaus Graz" Building Inhabits Historic Neighborhood

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
The historic center of the city of Graz is located on the River Mur in Austria is home to the Kunsthaus Graz, a building designed by Sir Peter Cook and Colin Fournier in 2003. The 2,500 square meter space is dedicated for changing contemporary art exhibitions, functions and events. The strange, blob-like, blue bubble blends with a heritage-protected part of the building and uses 930 computercon trolled light sources under the building's skin to create a 45-meter display that allows the building to communicate with its environment....

Juxtapoz @ Art Basel Hong Kong: Retna x Keith Haring

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
With a stunning backdrop, 79 floors above Hong Kong, we attended the special pop-up gallery show of Retna and Keith Haring tonight in Hong Kong during the Art Basel festivities. Featuring iconic Haring works mixed with new works by Los Angeles-based Retna, the works played in unison of a both an exploration of language and unique character construction.

Video: Survive - One Night Only in Detroit

Graffiti // Thursday, May 23, 2013
Previously exhibiting with great success for one night only in New Orleans, the organizers of Survive are taking their show to Detroit for another see it tonight or don’t see it at all kind of deal. Meaning, don’t sleep! Survive is a group of emerging artists from the Los Angeles-based graffiti crew, LTS and KOG, that includes Siner, Fishe, Dreye, Kyle Thomas, and Nathan Smith. 

The Vein x Dvein: "Magma"

Music // Thursday, May 23, 2013
Dvein (a collaboration between Fernando Dominuez, Teo Guillem, and Carlos Pardo) envisioned and produced this very cool new music video for "Magma" by The Vein. We highly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day to watch the swirling streams of liquid paint stream through deteriorating, screaming facial landscapes...

Illustrations by Simon Prades

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Saarbrüken, Germany-based artist Simon Prades. Simon teaches illustration at the university of applied sciences in Trier and mainly works in ink, pencil and aquarelle.

"See You on the Other Side," DOZE Collective's 2501 @ Soze Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
DOZE Collective's 2501 has been brewing something explosive for his solo show at SOZE Gallery in LA opening on the 24th of May. See You On The Other Side, is 2501s first one man show in the US and features balck and white works on paper in his predominatly abstract monochromatic painting style....

Amazing, Trippy GIFs from Paolo Ceric (aka PATAkK)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
If you didn't know, the dude who invented the GIF finally settled the debate over the pronunciation of the file type. It is pronounced "Jif." In celebration, we take a look at some GIFs by Patakk who uses Processing, Cinema 4D and After Effects to create his GIFs.

Skull & Sword: Grime, Henry Lewis, Yutaro, and Lango @ FFDG, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 23, 2013
Artists from the world famous tattoo shop Skull & Sword including: Grime, Henry Lewis, Yutaro, and Lango, are currently showing their works at FFDG in San Francisco. If your lucky enough to be in the bay area head down to the mission and check it out! It will be open through June 8th...

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