L'Homme Grotesque from Klesha Productions

Erotica // Sunday, December 23, 2012
'One day I dreamed a mouth that spoke to me from the heart of the galaxy. The geometric lines that composed it were fractals that intersected with a regular intervals. This voice was singing a Mantra in an unknown language: i did not understand the meaning of his words but I could snatch the essence of his voice.Informed me that the human was lifeform most anomalous of all the Cosmos: the perfection of the body, the mind irrationality and our false perception of time...

The Illustrations of Grace Molteni

Illustration // Sunday, December 23, 2012
Grace Molteni defines her illustration work as 'where pretty gets gritty,' and it couldn't hold more true. In her illustrations, emotional excerpts of text are mixed and matched with graphically designed portraits of youth. There is a certain angst that is apparent in her work, scratching it's way out through her traditional and digital media.

Sento in 1993

Graffiti // Sunday, December 23, 2012
In 1993, if you saw this in person (which was the only way to see graffiti then) your jaw would have dropped to the floor. This was a very progressive style for that time period from Sento Tfp.

Christopher Ulrich @ La Luz de Jesus, LA

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 23, 2012
Christopher Ulrich is a painter of surreal, iconographic images. He is influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy, and the vastness of cosmic reality. Illuminating this dark journey with insight, heart and determination he strives to understand the unraveling revelation that reveals itself in the work. The iconic baroque resin paintings of Ulrich are now showing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, CA.

"Bank (Bench) rescue" by Escif

Street Art // Saturday, December 22, 2012
Spanish muralist, Escif’s most recent piece depicts two riot police officers carrying a bench. The artist posted a photo of two riot police carrying a protester to accompany this wall. Recent protests during nationwide strikes in Europe and local strikes in Spain against austerity have resulted in massive violent clashes between protesters and police.

The Double Exposure Paintings of Pakayla Rae Biehn

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 22, 2012
We have shown a bunch of double-exposure photography techniques on the site this year, and we are fans of the double exposure styled paintings of Pakayla Rae Biehn. Having shown at Thinkspace in the past, we were familiar with the work, but having seen that we showed you a few double-exposrure bodies of work this week, we wanted to showcase Biehn's paintings.

Bles x Phable in 1996

Graffiti // Saturday, December 22, 2012
This was a golden era in San Diego when the yards were filled with top-notch graffiti from all over. Bles and Phable has a lot of great work in these yards.Beautiful graffiti even by today’s standards.

ESPO for Kurt Vile

Music // Saturday, December 22, 2012
In promotion for fellow Philadelphia resident musician, Kurt Vile’s newest album, Steve Powers aka ESPO, has created a mural in the City of Brotherly Love. The album titled “Waking On a Pretty Daze” will incorporate artwork from this mural into it’s packaging (Good choice Kurt Vile!) and will be released on Matador Records. Check out the mural off Front Street in Philly to see it in person.

Mark Mulroney: Carved Women

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 22, 2012
On a lighter note, some carved wooden sculptures of women, in every shape and size from New York based artist Mark Mulroney (featured in July 2011). In his artist statement, he explains, “People don’t want to die, and they want to have sex.” In regards to this, Mark states, 'I think almost all art is about looking at death and trying to defy it somehow. Having sex is a way of defying death. I make work about these things because they are what interests me...

Nature Disasters by Steve McGhee

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 22, 2012
As a digital artist focusing on art that reflects The End of Days and natural disasters, Steve McGhee has this to say about his images, 'My work reflects a personal interest in things human beings have little or no control over. We walk through life feeling like we’re indestructible, while in reality, we’re just the opposite...

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