The Work of Michael Kagan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
New York City-based Michael Kagan makes us remember why we love space travel in the first place; it documents well, even if it is oil on linen pieces based on photographs. He has a whole wonderful series of large scale paintings of NASA space missions, all created with both figurative and abstract flourishes.

Vhils "Entropy" @ Magda Danysz, Paris

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Lisbon-based, London-residing artist, Vhils, newest solo exhibition entitled “Entropy” opened last weekend at Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris. Expanding his practice, his new body of work explores portraits in a variety of techniques such as carved Styrofoam and wood, acid etched metal, laser cut posters, and ink and bleach on paper.

The Vibrant "Mess" of Michael Olivo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I'm not sure what to say about the work of Oakland, CA based Michael Olivo, but I like it. He creates these hideously vibrant messes of color and form, sometimes resembling epic wrestling matches with alien creatures stricken with some life-eating skin mutations. They're rich, exciting, and well, I can't say that I am not automatically attracted to them, in some strange way...

MegaBodega @ Family Business

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
An event series and zine mart entitled “Megabodega” begins tonight at Family Business in New York.  Organized by local artist, Victoria Yee Howe, this two-week long series will host a variety of book launches, readings, and parties, as well as offer art books, magazines, and zines for sale from around the globe.

Travis Millard for Dinosaur Jr's "I Bet on Sky" Album Cover Artwork

Music // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Two things to be excited about: one, Dinosaur Jr. is coming out with a new album, I Bet On Sky, this September 18, and our friend, Travis Millard, did the album cover artwork. When we saw the artwork last week, we said to ourselves, that looks familiar. After exhaustive research, our suspicions were confirmed.

Paintings for a Blind Man: The Work of Roy Nachum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This past week, as we would walk back to our hotel on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, we were struck by a billboard that featured a gorilla roar juxtaposed (hey-o) with a little girl screaming. It was remarkably striking, and one of the reasons we loved it was that we knew it was the work of fine artist, Roy Nachum, who just wrapped up a solo show in NYC at Joseph Nahmad. What makes it even more remarkable is that the work is layered with Braille.

New Works from David Choe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A few months ago, David Choe (cover artist of both January 2006 and May 2010) was news all over the world; Facebook IPOs, Howard Stern, Barbara Walters, painting the new Facebook headquarters, and then... silence. Choe recently opened up his sketchbook and studio to show a few glimpses on some smaller works that he has been creating...

3D Sketchbooks by Nagai Hideyuki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
There is a mutal consensus between ourselves and the readers of Juxtapoz; we love sketchbook viewing. But rarely do we get something that blends sketchbooks and a bit of optical trickery. Not only does Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki show you his sketchbooks, he creates a 3D effect that is a simple but exciting illusion.

Portraits by Rik Lee

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rik Lee lives and draws in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrated tattooed portraits of attractive females have caught the attention of such clients as Nylon, Vodaphone, Telstra, Vibe, Vice, Clandestine Industries, Hurley, Honour Over Glory, Stussy, Lee Jeans, and Oyster magazine. He works with grey lead pencils, textas, watercolours and his computer.

Peter Millard Homage to Hulk Hogan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We love being weirded out in the morning. Having a sort of tripped-out crayon-created homage to Hulk Hogan will do that to you. Peter Millard, a student at Royal College of Art, took the concept of one of the greatest actors of his time, Hulk Hogan, and gave him an animated tribute. Weird, funny, bizarre, and oh so good.

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