Bodybuilder's World: Photos by Kurt Stallaert

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Perhaps we have a weak stomach, but there is something about these photos that makes our belly turn a bit. First, Belgian photographer Kurt Stallaert's series, Bodybuilder's World, started innocent enough; a family that looked a little too buff for their own good. Then the surreal, doctored photos of children who hit the gym with a steroid rage started to make us feel... intrigued and disturbed all at once. But, we love it, too.

New Print Release: Josh Keyes "Sirens"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Februrary 2010 cover artist, Josh Keyes, always garners attention when releasing a new body of work or print, and on Monday, July 16th at 11AM PST, Keyes will release his new print, Sirens. The print will be signed and numbered in an edition of 150 on archival Giclee on Optima One 100% cotton paper (300 gsm weight, sized at 18"x24" with deckled edges. What we like in particular is Keyes' posting process pics for the image on his blog this past week.

Hilary Pecis "In Accordance" @ Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
San Francisco-based Hilary Pecis, who we featured in our May 2011 issue, has a new exhibition, In Accordance, up at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through July 17. We have championed Pecis' work in the past because we feel it represents a traditional painters embrace of new media and technology, as she researches and culls hundreds of Internet images on a particular concept and creates a canvas based on those findings.

Paola Pivi's "How I Roll" Site-Specific Installation in Central Park, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A six-seat airplane will continue to roll in a circular motion 24 hours a day until August 26th, 2012 in Central Park. Alaskan-based artist, Paola Pivi, created this site-specific installation with the help of New York’s public art fund. How I Roll is part of a series of sculptures Pivi has created from large machinery, making them move and function in ways not originally intended.

Kansas City Library Parking Garage Turned Into Gigantic Books

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Maybe if we make the books really huge, like two stories huge, that will get people to read more often? While some people are descending upon Kansas City, Kansas for the Major League Baseball game tonight, Tuesday, July 10, we are focusing on the fantastic Kansas City Library District in Kansas City, Missouri, that has transformed a downtown parking garage into a public art piece that resembles gigantic books stacked in the neighborhood.

Drawings by Zakuro Aoyama

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We love looking at the works by artists who use just one material, such as a pen and pencil, and we love what we are seeing in the works of Brazil's Zakuro Aoyama. The commercial and fine art illustrator has a great series of detailed drawings as well as notebook sketches that show a diversity of both great linework and photoreal skill.

The Work of Russ Mills

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We have shown you the work of UK illustrator Russ Mills on the site before, but the artist just posted some new works on his site, our favorites to date. We love how the artist combines photography, illustration, and fine art. Mills say of his work: its a "collision of real and digital media it is primarily illustration based with a firm foundation in drawing, I focus mainly on the human form particularly the face, interweaving elements from the animal kingdom often reflecting the absurdity of human nature."

Film Stills from Le Monde du Silence

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If you are a fan of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic, you probably should watch Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle's Le Monde du Silence. Here we offer you some stills from the film (as provided by i like this blog). It's soaked in beautiful, nautical imagery and Cousteau-ian investigations of marine life. Feeling inspired to watch it yet? Good. Go do it.

The Work of Hyunjin Lee

Erotica // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hyunjin Lee is an illustrator, painter and digital artist based in Seoul, Korea, where the artist has already had three solo exhibitions. Lee has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs in China, Japan and Taiwán. With both subtle and colorful pieces, mixed with eroticism and innocence, we love Lee's explanation for the work: "I do not do this for world peace. It is a job for miss world. Just enjoy my little stories in every piece." World peace would be way too much to ask.

Lady Aiko paints Bowery Mural Wall

Street Art // Monday, July 09, 2012
Japanese born, Brooklyn-based artist, Lady Aiko, will become the first women to paint the famed Bowery and Houston mural wall that has seen the talents of artists such as Keith Haring, Barry Mcgee, Os Gemeos, Faile, and more. The artist began working on the wall yesterday and will continue through the week. More process and completed photos to come.