Dismorfobina: A Photo Series by Natalia Pereira

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Barcelona-based photographer Natalia Pereira created this incredible uncomfortable series, Dismorfobina. An elastic band is wound tightly across the model's face, leaving an unexpected, and deformed, portrait as a result. 

Street Works by Nikita Nomerz

Street Art // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Russian graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz continues to create astonishing street art. Throughout the years, Nomerz has traveled around his native homeland finding abandoned structures in cities long since forgotten. By adding eyes and facial gestures he anthropomorphizes old buildings in a way that gives them a unique character.

Merijn Hos

Illustration // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Merijn Hos was born in 1978 and is currently an Illustrator and Visual Artist based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a illustrator and working on personal projects. Merijn's work ranges from new-age minimalist design to wildly collaged illustrative works, maintaining a level of intellectual intricacy and contemporary appeal.

Ink Dots Black Spots Exhibition

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
In its inaugural year the 'Ink Dots Black Spots' exhibition was born from the idea to share artwork from numerous artists to their fans & the public, whilst contributing to those of us who support the fight against cancer. Each sale will add to our total donation goal for Cancer Council Victoria and prints are now available online! The show was made possible with help from Tattoos Down Under Magazine and Dangerfork printing and the 50 contributing tattoo artists.

Vladimir Shorokhova's Simple Lust

Erotica // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Russian illustrator Vladimir Shorokhova describes how he became involved with illustrating: "One day I came across a book by Omar Khayyam 'Rubaiyat', I only remember the illustrations. They seemed so effortless, drawn as if by chance and I distinctly remember the unusual style. Now I just paint what I feel... sometimes, the lines are drawn easily, as if the image is born of itself. Sometimes I fight on a single line for over an hour.' Vladimir creates beautifully minimal illustrations of the female form.

In LA: Retna @ Michael Kohn Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception for Retna’s latest solo exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery. The former Juxtapoz cover artist transformed the interior and exterior spaces with his complex system of multi-layered lettering in an installation of murals and paintings. Photos and more after the jump…

Second Printing: Alex Pardee's Book, "Awful / Homesick" Out Now

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Alex, take it from the top: "Due to popular demand and ridiculous prices on Ebay for the first printing, Zerofriends, Upper Playground & Gingko Press teamed up again to re-release it to you wonderful souls. I'm sorry to inform you though, that it's NOT in 3-D, unlike everything else that gets rereleased. But... it DOES have an all new cover and a new surprise twist ending!"

The Art of Scott Campbell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Scott Campbell has a heart. Sometimes it's a bloody heart that is somehow smiling while being held by Mola Ram, sometimes it's a heart in the form of robot, and sometimes it's his own heart, which he loosely splashes over hundreds of watercolor paintings that all have a heart of their own.

Nipplegate for the New Yorker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.

Preview: Tim Biskup "Excavation" @ Antonio Colombo, Milan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tim Biskup's exhibition of new paintings opens this Thursday at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The new body of work began with a series of abstract drawings created in a burst of creative energy. The urge to loosen up came after a visit to MoMA NYC for the William de Kooning retrospective as well as in reaction to the rigid complexity of the work for his Former State exhibition at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles nearly a year ago.

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