The Works of Douglas Fraser

Illustration // Monday, May 21, 2012
Douglas Fraser attended the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary where he studied graphic design and illustration. After four years at ACAD he moved to New York for graduate school, attaining a masters degree, MFA, from the School of Visual Arts.

Jeremy Fish "The Golden Hills" Print

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
Jeremy Fish, the 2x cover artist of Juxtapoz (most recently in October 2011), just released a brand new print today via Upper Playground, titled The Golden Hills. Printed with the fantastic Bloom Press of Oakland, California, the print is a signed and numbered edition of 100, 4-color screen print on Domtar Cougar 100# Cover paper.

JR mural on the High Line in New York

Street Art // Monday, May 21, 2012
Working on his continuous Inside Out Project wheatpaste photographer, JR, over the weekend acquired some prime real estate on the High Line in New York City.  A popular tourist attraction, the High Line was once an abandoned section of the New York Central Railroad that was recycled into an urban park spawning huge real estate development in the area.

Skating with Shadows: "Peter Brings the Shadow to Life"

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
A beautifully shot skate video, with the title taken from a line in an essay about Peter Pan, Joe Pease has created an alternate reality by focusing on the shadow as opposed to the person skating. After awhile, it becomes like a symphony of shapes and movement. The Nick Cave helps.

Femme Fatales by Beijing's Mu Lei

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
We love a good bit of noir in the morning, and we came across a whole series of femme fatales from Beijing-based fine artist, Mu Lei. A great use of a simple palette, with a piercing stare and vivid red lip makes these a stunning series.

The Backs of Birds by Audrey Corregan

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
We never thought looking at the back of a bird's head would seem some regal and peaceful, but Audrey Corregan's series, Obviously, has put us in a quite a serene mood. As Corregan says, "“They are big, almost our alter egos. These imposing creatures turn their backs on us in superb indifference, captivated by a sight that we cannot see."

Paintings by El Grio

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
This flat and graphic painting style with its emphasis on the flattened perspective and geometric forms creating vibration between the hues is pleasing in its wonkiness. El Grio paints objects that are familiar, yet with an approach that reformats the colors and shapes into an abstraction that is more lively than the initial thing itself . . .

Cesar Goes for Dental Hygiene

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
Whether Cesar had to paint that tooth character because he was painting the side of a dentist’s office or not, we like subtle reminders. After a recent first visit in 8 years and only $250 being spent, that religious regime or brushing, and flossing paid off.

The Work of Drew Mosley

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
Naked Beasts!!! Vancouver Island based artist Drew Mosley’s work is started from coffee and tea stains, he then adds inks and/or acrylics creating illustrations of little animals and friends that appear to be expressing their freedom into the vastness of the great outdoors. Unburdened by fur, unlike their normal animal counterparts, these creatures are born free!

M-City in Finland

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
Mariusz Waraz, aka M-City, recently took over the exterior of this large building with his distinct machinery looking esthetic in Pori, Finland. The artist was invited to participate in an exhibition entitled “Street Art – The New Generation” put together by the Pori Art Museum. Many well-known street artists are also involved with the show including Blu, Invader, Icy & Sot, and more.

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