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.

Erotic Works by Keith P. Rein

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
Sexy renderings of scantily clad, costumed vixens from Atlanta, GA based artist and illustrator Keith P. Rein. You can't really go wrong with simplicity in illustration, wood-grain backgrounds, a gorgeous female figure, nudity, some donuts and a head-dress, am I right or am I right??

Crochet Art by Inger Carina

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
This morning we are getting a kick out of the crochet art of Norway's Inger Carin, featuring an array of everyday objects crocheted. Guns, boxing gloves, television sets, cassette tapes, beer bottles, and credit cards all get a little handmade treatment. 

JR & TED: One year of turning the world inside out

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
It has been over one year since our May 2012 cover artist, JR, won his TED Award and gave his declaration to create a worldwide, public art photo project, Inside Out. Now, TED has released a video recapping the 2011 year winner JR and showing the man's speech about Inside Out's progress. An inspirational viewing.

"Suicide Status" by Anthony Gormley

Street Art // Sunday, May 20, 2012
Anthony Gormeley’s series of 31 life-size body cast sculptures have made their way to the rooftops of San Paulo and apparently the panicked calls to emergency services have been coming in steadily.  In 2011, the sculptures were exhibited in New York and the NYPD had to issue a public statement informing citizens that they were not suicide jumpers.

A Brief History of John Baldessari Narrated by Tom Waits

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
John Baldessari, hailing from National City in San Diego, California, is an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist that has been been practicing from the mid twentieth century to the present. With over 200 solo shows and nearly 1,000 group shows, Baldessari's work is well known and frequently exhibited to say the least.

Benjamin Ducroz's Phosphene

Illustration // Sunday, May 20, 2012
Benjamin Ducroz, is a Melbourne based artist, illustrator and motion designer who references the environment to find shapes, patterns and movements that inspire him to create the amazing, gorgeously abstract animation work that he does. While some of his work has an organic feel, they are also full of geometric tension- call it sacred geometry.

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