Sculpture Art by Chun Sung-Myung

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fantastic, intense works by Korea sculpture artist, Chun Sung-Myung. The faces are of his own, and the photorealistic quality makes them even more eerie to stare at. We did a bit of looking around the web to see what everyone was saying about the work, and we heard a lot of Aphex Twin references. We say ... good call.

Mars Panorama by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Courtesy of NASA's panoramic camera (known as the Pancam) on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, we now have a new view of the Martian landscape. It is quite an incredible image of our much fantasized about neighbor in the solar system. Here are some details from NASA themselves: "This scene recorded from the mast-mounted color camera includes the rover's own solar arrays and deck in the foreground, providing a sense of sitting on top of the rover and taking in the view."

Frank Frazetta (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, July 12, 2012
In 1964, Frazetta started producing paintings for paperback editions of adventure books. His first cover for the pulp fiction novel Conan the Barbarian caused a sensation - numerous people bought the book for its cover alone. From this point on, Frazetta's work was in great demand. During this period he also did covers for other paperback editions of classic books, pen and ink illustrations, and of course Vampirella!

Steve "ESPO" Powers @ Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Music // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With the task of painting a 330-foot-long grandstand that represents the overall theme of this years Roskilde Music Festival, December 2007 and May 2012 cover artist Steven Powers discusses his process and challenges for this particular project.  Powers also speaks on the difference of connecting with people being an artist opposed to being a musician.

The Works of Chris Scarborough

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
We love when we stumble across an artist that one of our esteemed editors has already written about. But we continue to be fascinated by the work of Medford, Massachusetts-based Chris Sacrborough, whose series Aftermath series explores the idea of an existence after an ambiguous cataclysm like a new Big Bang.

Fresh Bred @ Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Quint Contemporary Art's current show exhibits work from an eclectic group of artists. The pieces in the exhibition by MIke Calway-Fagen, Joseph Huppert, Francesco Longenecker, Lee Materazzi (here), Timothy Earl Neil, and Ali Silverstein pull from a variety of art historical and current issues.

Double Exposures by Christoffer Relander

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
"We Are Nature" is a series of double and triple exposures by Finnish photographer, Christoffer Relander. The photographer says of the project, "All images are done “in-camera” while shooting with a Nikon D700. Afterwards, the files were contrast adjusted, black & white toned and more or less dodged and burned."

Tetris Blocks by Gaffa Gallery in Sydney

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
We know this is back from 2009, but the design team at Gaffia Gallery transformed Abercrombie Lane in Sydney, Australia with these life-sized Tetris blocks. Just a fun idea and an ode to one of the most famous video games ever. If only every street had some classic video game reference to behold... 

Paintings by Deenesh Ghyczy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
"Deenesh Ghyczy leads us into a world where habitual principals of thought and argument become meaningless. His figures stand beyond the cause-and-effect of everyday life; some are shown levitating, others in a state of complete inwardness. Streams of consciousness appear to be channeled and frozen in the recurrent motif of fragmented, disintegrating figures..."

The Illustrations of Pedro Felipe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Pedro Felipe was born in Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil but now lives in Belo Horizonte. At 22 years of age, the freelance illustrator likes to incorporate strange figures inspired by the city , including issues of violence, sex, addiction and the occult. Thank you to the Juxtapoz Latin America team for the head's up.

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