The Works of Karina Gratieri

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 20, 2012
Karina Gratieri aka Kari Grat, is a tattoo artist that has been at it since 2007.  Kari is from Brazil, and has been living and working in Örebro, Sweden since 2011- she is currently working at Tofu Tattoo. Her creative output and tattoo flash is exclusive to her signature style, being on the more feminine, traditional edge of the craft.

Erotic Plates

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 20, 2012
The series of erotic plates with 'Clodomiro' is the brainchild of photographer Miro Zagnoli and his daughter, illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli. The duo have created a family-run online shop that features everyday objects which appeal to their taste. Their first project is a series of fine bone china plates with erotically-inspired imagery, conceptualized in Milan and produced in Stoke-On-Trent in the UK.

Friends Of: Carlos Saldanha, Director

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
As part of our continuing series of Friends of Vik Muniz, today we look at director Carlos Saldanha. Carlos Saldanha is an Oscar-nominated Brazilian director of several beloved animated features, including the Ice Age series and his latest success, Rio—a love letter to his hometown. He joined Blue Sky in 1993 after graduating from the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since then, he has been considered one of the most successful directors of animated features in the industry.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: BANDO

Graffiti // Friday, October 19, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Bando.

Feature: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Ron English

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
In conjunction with Shepard Fairey opening a new exhibition, Sound & Vision, at Stolenspace in London tonight (and officially, Saturday, October 20), we wanted to publish our recent feature on Shepard from our current November 2012 Politics & Art issue. In conversation with Ron English at the end of August, the interview is a candid talk from two artists who have helped shape a dialgoue of modern politics and art, and have helped foster contemporary street art.

Opening: Alexander Heir "Death/Traitors" @ Klughaus Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
Tonight, Friday, October 19, 2012 Alexander Heir, the artist behind cult-punk brand DEATH/ TRAITORS, will be exhibiting new work at Klughaus Gallery in NYC’s Chinatown. Since 2007, Heir has been designing and printing shirts in his Brooklyn studio, building a reputation for both his clothing as well as fine art and design. Following the success of his first solo show at the Mishka Store in Brooklyn earlier this year, Heir will be showing new prints, paintings, and ephemera, expanding his world of skeletons, spirits, and demons.

Opening: Clare Rojas "Pith" @ PRISM, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
Tonight, Ocotber 19 at PRISM Gallery in Los Angeles, San Francisco-based Clare Rojas will be opening her second solo presentation at the gallery. Entitled Pith, this body of paintings signals a further exploration for Rojas, in respect to both subject and materiality. In this exhibition, we observe the artist’s concentration on abstract space and the blurring between architectural dimensionality and geometric flatness.

In L.A.: Hello Kitty, Hello Art @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by Known Gallery for “Hello Kitty, Hello Art” a one-day pop-up event. The gallery was filled with a new collection of Sanrio-inspired art featuring over 30 new paintings by graffiti artist POSE, custom chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, a neon installation by RISK and new works by 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey and Simone Legno — all incorporating a rainbow of Sanrio characters.

Moving The Still: A GIF Festival

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
As we are finalizing our plans for the 2012 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, we came across something we will not be missing this year. Tumblr has announced Moving the Still: A GIF Festival, curated by online art market Paddle 8. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the GIF, and it has come a long way from tricking out your MySpace page and dancing babies.

Kofie in Turin, Italy

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
Los Angeles-based draftsman, Kofie, recently completed this exceptionally large mural entitled "Futurino" for the Picturin Torino Festival in Turin, Italy. Kofie’s strong line work and geometrical shapes blends naturally into the architectural landscape. Definitely one of the biggest mural we have seen him paint yet.

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