Jacob A Pfeiffer @ John Pence Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We have a few bits of information about Jacob A Pfeiffer that you should know. First,  Jacob won a Milwaukee, WI skateboard contest "best trick" award in 1989 by ending his run with a magic trick. That is pretty good. Second, his father is the artist/teacher/activist who organized the Clay Stomp, an American-Soviet mural project. That is really good. And thirdly, Jacob is part of a great group show opening this Friday April 19th @ John Pence Gallery in San Francisco that you truly must see to believe. 

"Fresh Paint" Group Show @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
A great group show, featuring a slew of artists that have been in the magazine in recent months (Sandow Birk, Bill Dunlap) will be part of Fresh Paint at Lazarides' Rathbone space in London. Brett Amory and Frank Laws are just a few others in the show that celebrates a new wave of contemporary painters that have been catching the eye of the Lazarides' team. Go check it. 

Nacho Guzmán for Opale's "Sparkles and Wine"

Music // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Remember when we just had movie previews at the theater and music videos on MTV? Now we got Daft Punk buying ad space on SNL to tease the costumes they are going to wear in support of their new album, and album teasers that are more creative than half the music industry. Nacho Guzman has created this fantastic teaser for French band Opale, and their new LP, Sparkles and Wine. The effect of the lighting shows you how much a face can change with shadows, color, and some good ol' LED lights.

Ken Yokogawa's 7000 Wooden Cube Structure is Held Together by Hooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We're not sure we would want to stand under this installation of 7000 wooden cubes held together by 36,0000 screw-in hooks by Architect and Professor Ken Yokogawa. Fascinated by the way metal chain armor retains its shape and form, Ken spent two years researching and building his structure, that he calls an inverted question-cube, at Nihon University of Science and Technology.

Wies Preijde's Fiber-woven Walls

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Netherlands-based artist Wies Preijde's latest installation uses a series of hand-woven walls and combination of lines, colors, views and passageways to give the observer the idea of walking through a transparent home. The varied vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines coalesce into rooms, windows, and other imaginary environments and passages. Visitors can move about the corridors and hallways of the slightly transparent fibre-woven walls.

Paintings by Ian Davis

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We are really enjoying New York-based artist Ian Davis' paintings this morning. Reminding us of some sort of totalitarian, communist propaganda, Davis' work focuses on "maleness, whose omnipresence, ineffectiveness and herd instinct he conjures up in small identical figures..."

More Anamorphic Installations by Bernard Pras

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Last week we posted an anamorphic (the art of stacking objects to create a huge 3D sculpture) portrait installation by Bernard Pras where he filled an entire room with found objects, creating a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui. This morning we take a look at more of the French artist's impressive large-scale compositions.

The Work of Luke Pelletier

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Painter, printmaker, musician and skateboarder Luke Pelletier is 20 years old has a portfolio that includes paintings, large murals, and a pinball machine. We are enjoying his vibrant, energetic, and fun work.

Andreas Franke's 'The Sinking World' @ An Underwater Gallery: 24.27 N, 81.44 W

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ever been scuba diving and thought to yourself, "You know what? All these beautiful fish are nice and all, but I would like to see some art down here!" Well, Andreas Franke's photographs are on display on the sunken UGNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, 27 meters underwater. The photographs depict everyday activities, such as doing laundry or riding a horse in a dress, underwater, and in our opintion, are pretty cool.

Teaser: ARYZ @ FIFTY24SF, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We stopped by FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco yesterday to say hello to January 2013 cover artist ARYZ and snap a few more teaser shots for you as he prepares for his new solo show, Style Is The Limit, opening this Friday, April 19th.

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