Manuel Diumenjó's Impressionistic Nudes

Erotica // Friday, July 20, 2012
Fashion photographer Manuel Diumenjó captures an impressionistic series of black and white nudes in which he closely crops portions of the body. Divorced from their bodily context and yet still suggestive of various erotic zones, Diumenjó's female forms are almost completely abstracted while maintaining their fleshly sensuousness. He is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Steve Powers @ Komafest, Norway

Street Art // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Steve Powers newest addition to the urban landscape is in Vardø, Norway for Komafest. The public artist who is known for leaving witty punch lines and puns where ever he works has created this new piece with the words “Eternal Light and/or Eternal Night.”  The artist used the following phrase in reference to Vardø’s sun that does not set during this time of year.

Conor Harrington @ Komafest, Norway

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
UK-based painter, Conor Harrington, recently painted this mural in Vardo, Norway for Komafest. The mural shows a slain deer at the foot of man dressed in colonial wear.

The Creative Gun by Mark Fitz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
A Thursday in July calls for something a bit fun, a moment of summertime ease if you will. We just came across The Creative Gun by Mark Fitz and thought this could be a nice image for everyone to pass around. Good work from the Dublin, Ireland artist.

Zagga Zow @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Cooper Cole in Toronto is hosting a great line-up in the group exhibition, Zagga Zow, now on display through August 20, 2012. Cooper Cole went into the deep trenches of the urban dictionary to find out what Zagga Zow means, and they came up with "A word with literally no definition." In the meantime, Matt Leines, Larissa Bates, Devin Troy Strother, Marc Bell, Charlie Roberts, John Riepenhoff, James Kirkpatrick, Anders Oinonen, and Sara Clendering are all showcased.

The Work of Derek Stenning

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Victoria, BC-based Derek Stenning creates otherworldly compositions. Astronauts circling space stations in the future, floating in space, falling into deeper outer space are all the situations in the highly detailed work, as well as some remarkable space suit construction. 

Optical Illusions in Installations by Regina Silveira

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Have you ever wanted to feeling of figuratively falling into an installation? The optical illusions that Brazil-born Regina Silveira creates are quite astounding, making the viewer and gallery visitor become an active participant in the installation. The designs are simple, but the impact is stunning.

Olek's Crocheted Gator in Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
There is a lack of large animal themed playgrounds; actually there is a lack of creative playgrounds in general, the options are endless really. Why not a massive gator-themed space for kids and adults? In San Paulo, there is a playground shaped as an alligator and for the 2012 SESC Arts show they invited Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, to cover the trademark crochet creations.

Imaginative Paintings from Brecht Vandenbroucke

Illustration // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Humourus, bold, bright, and sometimes tortuous- Brecht Vandenbroucke's works are intricate visual narratives. In his work you can find multiple pop culture & social references that are both aesthetically pleasing and thought provoking.

Short Film With Kanye West

Erotica // Thursday, July 19, 2012
To celebrate the launch of her brand new magazine "25", model Anja Rubik has teamed up with Kanye West and director Barnaby Roper to create a short film dedicated to the theme of the first issue - Eroticism. The idea was to create an aesthetically beautiful version of porn.

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