When Obama Flew Into an Explosion On A Corgi, and other Disasterpieces by Conrad Ruiz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We love it when we find kindered spirits of pop-culture debauchery and current affairs humor. Riding sharks, Obama on corgis, Olympic crashes, old WWF matches with Hulk Hogan, Conrad Ruiz jumps around cultural icons with watercolors on large format paper. He even created a San Francisco-themed "disasterpiece" that could be the world's biggest watercolor painting. Great works all around.

Portraits by Glenn Brown

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
You don't need us to tell you that Northumberland, England-born portrait artist Glenn Brown is extremely talented, and that his portraits look to the neo-classical, Renaissance masters as inspiration and that is broad paint strokes are incredibly intricate and compose an amazing picture. You have eyes for that.

Monkey Business: Aryz in Saint-Denis, Réunion

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Constantly jet setting all over the world to paint murals, Aryz is now in Saint-Denis, Réunion, a small island off the mainland of Madagascar. He has been keeping himself busy painting this massive pipe smoking monkey for the Big Up 974 Festival.

The Horrors "Changing The Rain" Video by Peter Fowler

Music // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Prepare for some pure psychedelic pop with British band The Horrors and their animated video single, "Changing The Rain." This totally trippy kaleidoscopic animation was directed by Pete Fowler, best known for his hallucinatory motifs and merry band of monstrous creatures.

Erotic and Commercial Works by Sam Weber (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sam Weber was born in Alaska, and grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, he moved to New York to pursue illustration and attend graduate school at The School of Visual Arts. "Pearl Fisher" is part of an ongoing series painted on acrylic and watercolor and finished digitally.

Tim Biskup "Walk With Bob" Print Release

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
In 2010, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebration of David Lynch's cult-followed "Twin Peaks," Tim Biskup created a re-worked portrait of the character Laura Palmer for a corresponding art show, "In the Trees." Today, Biskup released a print edition of "Walk With Bob," available both framed and unframed. You can buy it now in his webstore.

Agostino Iacurci Mural in Switzerland

Street Art // Monday, April 23, 2012
Rome-based multidisciplinary artist, Agostino Lacurci, recently finished this vibrantly colored cigarette-smoking bicyclist on the exterior of a large building in Lugano, Switzerland.

Back Talk: A Conversation with Stephanie Buer

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Stephanie Buer began pursing a career in art at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where she fell in love with the city and urban exploration. She spent the next ten years living in Detroit and developing as an artist. Her newest exhibition, Nothing Lasts Forerver, opens at Thinkspace Gallery on Saturday, April 28. We sat down and had a discussion with the artist on this occasion . . .

Animal Alphabet by Casey Girard

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Casey Girard is a Boston based freelance illustrator/designer. Her work is in watercolors and colored pencil on wood panels, as well as on paper. She employs a technique called burnishing for her colored pencil work to create a soft look on her surfaces. Her 'Animals in Alphabet' series portrays each of the 26 letters of our alphabet with a different animal counterpart.

Hey Sexy!: Jean Lowe @ Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
Opening this past Saturday was Hey Sexy!, a solo show by California-based artist Jean Lowe. Lowe's recent paintings and installations investigate our place within a consumer society evoking the intellectually provocative while simultaneously maintaining an entertaining playfulness.

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