Back Talk: A Conversation with Chris Johanson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Chris Johanson remains one of our favorite enigmas in all of contemporary art, and we like to keep it that way. He will be opening a new exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in New York City on September 14, 2012, and because that seems enough of an occasion to send one of our favorite artists a list of questions, we did just that.

Preview: Candice Tripp "Petit-Mal" @ Black Rat Projects, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
London-based painter Candice Tripp, we have mentioned her work on the site before (and she was in our Juxtapoz Turns 18 show), is set to open a new exhibition, Petit-Mal, at Black Rat Projects in London on Thursday, July 26. Right before the Olympics kick off, you can go check out some of these creepy works by the Cape Town born artist.

HORFE All Over in Vardo, Norway

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
We stumbled on these photos of a few of the walls Horfe has been working on in Vardø, Norway. From what we see here, it looks like Horfe went the extra mile, with multiple highly detailed murals. Not the best or most detailed photos, however it give you an idea of the amount of work he has been creating there. Better photos real sooooon.

The Works of Joram Roukes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
We found ourselves this morning checking into what former Juxtapoz cover artist, Charlie Isoe, was up to, and we came acroos some mind-blowing paintings by Dutch artist, Joram Roukes. The oil paintings mix a bit of contemporary content with a mixture of pop-culture symbolism and stream of consciousness application. Roukes says of his work that they "refer to the moral dillemas one may find himself in, viewing todays western society."

The Magazine Rack Chair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
As you know, we are magazine people. We print a magazine, we read magazines, we love the physicality of it all. So when we saw this Magazine Rack Chair, designed by South Korean designer, Seung Han Lee, we were sold in the idea. A clever way to store, display, and house your magazine collection, and from the looks of it, quite easy to get to your rags when you are just sitting around.

EKTA in Finland

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sweden-based fine artist, illustrator, and mural artist, Ekta, recently painted this abstract mural with a variety of objects balancing on top of each other. This piece was painted for the 'Island in the Sun Festival,' which took place on the island of Jumbo, located south off the mainland of Finland.

Hanksy's Bi-Curious George

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Hanksy, the notorious prankster who has been mocking up a variety of celebrity spoofs that range from his 'Ferrell Cats' to Bruce Willis murals such as the one wittily titled "Pie Hard", recently implemented a new work: 'Bi-Curious George', a figure that pokes at the ongoing questionings of George Clooney's sexuality (a claim that has confidently denied by Clooney himself). The open-minded monkey is even armed with a (very) suggestively shaped banana.

Studio Visit w/ Robert Bowen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Featured in our August 2012 issue is San Francisco Bay Area based fine artist, Robert Bowen, who is set to show a new body of work in Lethal Injection, opening August 3 at 111 Minna Gallery. A self-proclaimed TV Baby who creates artwork that feels like a stream of consciousness of 1980's and '90's pop-culture, Juxtapoz contributor Shaun Roberts visits Bowen's studio to see the artist's workspace.

Conor Harrington in Vardø, Norway Continued...

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last week we posted a mural that UK-based artist, Conor Harrington, had painted for Komafest Festival in Vardø, Norway.  This week brings us additional mural work from Harrington, showing two colonial swordsman fencing or dueling painted in the artists signature style and technique.

Ryan McGinley for Bat For Lashes' "The Haunted Man" (NSFW)

Music // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Famed NYC photographer, Ryan McGinley, is no stranger to music photography. His haunting series following Morrissey as well as his recent Grids series at Team Gallery all capture music culture in unique ways. McGinley recently shot the cover of Bat For Lashes' newest comeback LP, The Haunted Man. A sliver of nudity after the jump . . . 

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