Odo's Insanity

Illustration // Saturday, June 23, 2012
French artist & illustrator Odo, or Nico Odora's images are swimming with psychedelic pop-imagery, childhood nostalgia, confusions of skin and guts, geometric pattern work and an uneasy feeling of chaos and near insanity. His mediums of choice seem to be almost as varied, using ballpoint pen, archival ink, watercolor, Indian ink, graphite, coffee, blood, sweat and tears on paper.

Romance Novel Fantasies...

Erotica // Saturday, June 23, 2012
'Come on, you know the type. The heroine is innocent, virginal, and utterly bland. Her name is something ultra-feminine like "Melantha". She ends up swept off her feet by a dashing man named something macho like "Hawk" or "Wolf". Now, this Hawk guy is the sort of man we'd run away from in a dark alley. He's ill-tempered, violent, promiscuous, and sometimes even a rapist. But his "dangerousness" excites Melantha...'

Friday Spotlight: Jase

Graffiti // Friday, June 22, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Jase.

Phlegm In Bantry, Ireland

Street Art // Friday, June 22, 2012
Sheffield-based muralist, Phlegm, has been busy in the streets once again continuing to paint murals inspired by water related themes. These two newest pieces painted in West Cork, Ireland depict a salmon-submarine being navigated by the artist’s signature characters and a guy standing on top of a city that he could possibly be panning?

Life Swimmer by REMED

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
Remed has a way with mixing styles from past and present, and when he paints a mural there is no confusion to who is responsible. Not one to cover an entire wall in paint, his minimalist approach is just as effective. He recently created the following mural in San Benedetto, Italy using acrylic on concrete blocks. Be on the lookout for an upcoming feature with Remed in our printed magazine.

Video: Concrete Wall Project Presents Sawe

Graffiti // Friday, June 22, 2012
Herokid’s refreshingly creative new video in their ongoing series Concrete Walls Project highlights the Catalan graffiti writer, Sawe.  The artist’s playful illustrations are animated over the video, including a desaturated/yellow overall look and fitting soundtrack.  Graffiti videos tend to be plagued with cliché hip hop soundtracks and poor editing, leaving us to ponder why more are not being made at the following quality level.  The bar has been raised.

Drawings by James Ulmer

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
Repetition, variation in detail, and simple forms are some of the charming qualities that draw you into these select drawings by James Ulmer. Each work reinvents simple characters or gestures forming patterns that span the entire page.

"Good Grief" @ Double Break, a One-Year Anniversary

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
To celebrate their one-year anniversary of opening San Diego's Double Break, artist co-owners Matt Coors and Louis Schmidt will be showing an exhibition of their own work titled Good Grief. The exhibition will have new pattern-laden drawings, prints, and publications from the two UCSD MFA alums. . .

The Works of Tchmo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
We love the sentiment of Australia born, Montreal based aritst, Tchmo. The artist simply states, "I mash things up." Tchmo has a series of abstract, figurative, and ethereal portraits and landscapes in the collection...

Plastic Bottles Turned Fish Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 22, 2012
Think how many large fish sculptures could be created out of one days worth of world consumption of plastic water bottles, it would be much larger than a school of fish. In conjunction with the UN Conference of Sustainable Development (Rio+20) a number of illuminated fish sculptures were created from discarded plastic bottles in Rio De Janeiro.

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