Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
Originally published on November 4th, 2013: Singapore-based artist Keng Lye is back with some new resin paintings. By meticulously painting layers of epoxy resin with acrylics, Lye produces works of art that float somewhere between painting and sculpture. Each piece can consist of patiently executed layers which are necessary to create the sense of depth they have. The series is titled Alive Without Breath.
Street Art // Monday, December 30, 2013
Borondo has newly painted a beautiful diptych mural of two figures with their arms crossed behind their backs in Tetuán, Madrid. Having in the past been described as a figurative impressionism style, his painterly esthetic exudes rich emotion and intensity.
Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Arthur D'Araujo was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1984 and has had an affinity for illustration since he was a little kid. Besides drawings, he is attracted to old school samba and colorful patterned shirts, it is clear that his talent for the illustrated line is quite profound.
Erotica // Monday, December 30, 2013
Known best for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes (kinbaku, Japanese rope-tying art) and of colorful, sensual flowers, Araki is an artist who reacts strongly to his emotions and uses photography to experience them more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through photography, using ropes like an embrace and the click of the shutter like a kiss...
Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 29, 2013
Originally published October 31st, 2013: Perhaps it's just the old, faded photos but it seems to us from looking at these vintage photographs that Halloween costumes used to be much much creepier and weirder than it is now.
Illustration // Saturday, December 28, 2013
For six weeks, RVCA took up residency on the beaches of Hawaii with their skate, surf and art teams. Titled RVCAloha, tribe leader PM Tenore bridged the various disciplines through a variety of projects and events. Teaming up with POW! WOW! Hawaii and Montana Cans, Dmote, Remio and Katch...
Graffiti // Saturday, December 28, 2013
Over the past year, graffiti artist, Kaput, and photographer, Kaid Ashton, have been working on a collaborative project that combines the two artists work in the streets. With each piece Kaput painted a different word, while Aston wheatpasted one his photos from his travels in the center. There is a short description for each piece and 11 in total.
Street Art // Saturday, December 28, 2013
The unusual sight of 150 reproduced CCTV cameras on the side of a building in Madrid, Spain is a powerful statement. “Cameras” is a new installation by the artist SpY, whose clever work regularly challenges the way we see everyday objects, landscapes and our urban environments.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 28, 2013
Originally published September 16th, 2013: One of our favorite sites, 50watts' has a running feature where they showcase Japanese science-fiction scans from their ever-growing collections of books and catalogs on Japanese illustration and design. We love looking through old book illustrations, and the sci-fi genre always is chalk-full of he most surreal, colorful, and bizarre.