Nick Pedersen: Sumeru

Illustration // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Nick Pedersen is a multimedia artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. In his breathtaking and visually meditative series "Sumeru," Pedersen metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice, creating a narrative that symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perception in the quest for spiritual awakening and rebirth.

Reuben Negron's House of Glass

Erotica // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
New York-based artist Reuben Negron's latest series of watercolors, "This House of Glass," is an intimate exposé on the things we keep hidden from others and often from ourselves as well. Through intensive interviews with volunteers, Negron uncovers the most vulnerable details of his subject's lives, dismantling their personal narratives and reconstructing them into poignant and emotionally honest portraits.

New Hyuro wall in Valencia

Street Art // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Spain-based artist, Hyuro, is no amateur at choosing great locations for her work, often choosing backgrounds that add depth and character to her pieces.  This newest wall in Valencia, Spain is bizarre, dark, and is mysterious in meaning.

New Bue with the kids

Street Art // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Parent pleaser Bue is at it again creating new work in the street that will undoubtedly put a smile on any kids face and maybe a few not so grumpy adults.  The artist is also responsible for the children's clothing line named Toykyo Kids.

A Rolling Stone @ Porter Contemporary, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A Rolling Stone opens this week at New York City's Porter Contemporary, a group exhibition opening Thursday, April 5, celebrating "50 years of the Rolling Stones, while also seeking inspiration from the proverb A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss. Afterall, as the proverb suggests, those who keep moving are never lacking fresh ideas or creativity.

Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A small contingent of Juxtapoz staff was in London this past weekend, taking in some of the sights and art sounds that the metropolis had to offer, and one of the highlights was the Pick Me Up Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House, featuring a series of artists, printmakers, DIYers, and shop booths all under the umbrella of graphic art.

Scissor Spiders by Christopher Locke

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Benefitting from the confiscated scissor epidemic that the TSA deals with each year, sculpture artist Christopher Locke has created this clever "scissor spider" series, and in turn probably had his work taken from him at the metal detector. The circle of an artistic life...

Lars Ulrich on "Obey Your Master: A Tribute to Metallica"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Juxtapoz-sponsored "Obey Your Master: A Tribute to Metallica" group exhibition concluded this month at Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles, so we caught up with Metallica's Lars Ulrich to pick his brain about the show, his philosophy on collection, and for a peek at some of the art that integrates Metallica's daily lives around their local headquarters.

Installations by Mikala Dwyer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Mikala Dwyer is a Sydney-based artist who's work has "shifted away feminist, post-punk inclinations and toward a focus on the occult" (to quote Artforum). Her interest lies in the exploration of "extra space" with her chosen materials often evoking referential political and social critiques.

Fantasy and Falbe with Federico Piatti

Illustration // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Federico Piatti is a freelance illustrator from Argentina currently based in Madrid, Spain. His works span from mystical fantasy to medieval times to modern day wizardry with his craft and medium stretching between traditional illustration to more painterly techniques. Some of his clients include Wizards of the Coast, National Geographic Learning, White Wolf, Boom! Studios, Stone Arch Books, Fantasy Flight Games, World Around Records.

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