Stephen Colbert Says It Right: Developments on the Spanish Art Restoration Story

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Not too long ago, the absurd news story about an uncommissioned fresco restoration gone wrong at  the church of Santuario de Misericordia in Spain went viral.The tragic yet hilarious refurbished image of Christ was more than enough to produce a laugh, and shortly after the incident, the church has become somewhat of a tourist destination as the magnificently horrific painting has attracted many onlookers.

Skin Deep: Photography by Julien Palast

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Photographer Julien Palast refers to his SkinDeep series as 'a study on the body-object, ephemeral sculptures of the human form. Instant bas reliefs reminiscent of classic imagery.' Palast shrink wraps the human body in brilliant technicolor, at once concealing it while also highlighting its curves and contours. Palast is based in Paris, France.

Superheroes by Robert M Ball

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
The work of London-based illustrator Robert M. Ball is a blend of cubism, colors, and classic creativity. Our favorite works frm Ball are his illustrations with comic book characters and superheroes, done in a retro Cubist style.

Rancor in the Foliage

Graffiti // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rancor piece with skulls by Read More books. Spanning two small structures with plenty of foliage.

Saber #DefendTheArts Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
As we wrote on the site already, Saber is returning to the skies and his skywriting project, this time in response to Mitt Romney, who stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected. After receiving donations, Saber is set to take to the skies above an American city on September 22 or 23, much like he did in LA in response to a mural moratorium. We got involved then, and we are involved now. 

Aryz @ Fundacja Urban Forms Festival

Street Art // Friday, September 21, 2012
After collaborating on a wall with Os Gemeos, Aryz stuck around in Lodz, Poland for the Fundacja Urban Forms Festival and painted another wall. Different from what we are accustomed to seeing, the Spanish artist painted a still life of flowers and a vase. Wonderful choice of color on this particular wall.

IN LA: Friedrich Kunath @ Blum & Poe

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
Fredrich Kunath’s stunning exhibition “Lacan’s Haircut” opened recently at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. Anchored by a large body of new paintings, this immersive exhibition also includse sculpture, floor coverings, video and an accompanying book entitled You Owe Me a Feeling with text by David Berman. Photos and more after the jump….

Tissue Series

Illustration // Friday, September 21, 2012
Lisa Nilsson creates illustrations using tissue paper in extremely intricate and awe-inspiring ways. She says of her process, "These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree."  

Parra "Kind Regrets" @ HVW8, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
We have had a chance to see a bunch of Dutch artist Parra in California this year. First, it was his massive mural and first US museum showing at the SFMOMA that was outstanding, and now, he is back on the West Coast. He will open a new series of works, Kind Regrets, at HVW8 Gallery, featuring acrylic on canvas works and pen on paper.

The Art of Johnny Ryan

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
I'm pretty sure the words "Johnny Ryan" mean "Fuck You" in Elvish or Klingon. That being said, a lot of people nowadays are scared to say "Johnny Ryan" to anyone, even half-assed quasi-celebrities that probably could use a good "Johnny Ryan",  because they're afraid of losing followers, or offending someone, or not being accused of "hatin on shit".

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