Cendrine Rovini's Eerie Mixed-Media Worlds

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 30, 2015
We posted on Cendrine Rovini's mixed media pieces before. Her current work is a similarly eerie mix of characters and surreal landscape, pieces that imply narrative depth. 

Germen Crew Transforms Houses in Mexican Village into Bright Mural

Street Art // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Germen Crew, a youth organization that works in public space in Mexico worked with local authorities this month to transform a hillside village into a dramatic mural. The project took place on a hillside in the Palimitas district in Pachuca, Mexico. The houses created a mosaic-style mural, and covered 215,000 square feet of painted space. Through the project, the group worked with 452 families in 209 households, who helped choose colors of paint.

Natalie Fletcher's Optical Illusion Painted Bodies

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Natalie Fletcher is a body painter who uses her technical skills to create optical illusions on skin. She also creates photographic scenes, blending her subjects into the background, whether a landscape or wallpaper. Fletcher lives in Bend, Oregon and recently won "Skin Wars," a reality TV competition show for body painters. Natalie is currently on a cross-country road trip body art project “100 Bodies Across America“. The trip started in March 2015 and she’ll be painting 2 people in each state. 

Interview: Jessica Hess "More is More" @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you happened to purchase or browse through our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book, you have have stopped in your tracks at the work of Jessica Hess. Her work with oil on canvas works depict the more depleted parts of urbanity, but also carry out such strong and absorbing color control that these almost photorealistic works become abstract in appearence. On Saturday August 1, Hess will open More is More, a solo show of new paintings at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, and we have an interview with Hess talking about the work and the city as inspiration. 

Oreo Art and Other Food Art Projects by Tisha Cherry

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
We just posted about Tisha Cherry's amazing Oreo-frosting-turned-into-fine-art-replicas on our Instagram, and then we saw a post about the work on our friends at KQED's blog. Tisha has been creating fun and interesting works of art with food and based on food on her Instagram, and we love the Van Gogh, Matisse, Murakami, Jaws, Ron English, and other oddly playful pieces. Go follow her!

Deedee Cheriel "Nature Resource" @ KP Projects, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Deedee Cheriel has a new body of work opening up at Merry Karnowsky's KP Projects this Saturday, August 1, featuring work that "mixes ancient legend with modern life, predator with prey, east with west, and man with beast - weaving an appropriately complex tapestry of the societal fusion that defines our contemporary world." 

Zaha Hadid designs museum for renowned climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz

Design // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like your museums located 2,275 metres above sea level, near the Kronplatz ski resort in South Tyrol, Italy, and you remember Ben Folds Five albums, and you like mountain climbers, you will love Zaha Hadid's new design for a museum built for climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz. As Dezeen notes, "London-based architect Zaha Hadid – already in the news this month after her design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium was scrapped – designed a structure built into the side of the mountain, emerging only at certain points to offer specific views."

“Silence/Shapes” by Filippo Minelli

Photography // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Italian photographer, Filippo Minelli explores smoke bombs often in nature in his series “Silence/Shapes.” He uses homemade smoke bombs to achieve a large amount of smoke for the very short amount of time allotted to fully photograph its impact. The smoke bombs in the images often mark what would normally be a serene or pure natural landscape.

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Brian Kane's "Healing Tool" Billboard Projects

Street Art // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Healing Tool is art designed for people in cars. A temporary public art installation using digital billboards on interstate freeways. The goal is to provide a moment of temporary relief and unexpected beauty during the daily grind of commuting. The piece builds on a body of work which simulates digital experiences in the real world. In this case, simulating the Photoshop Healing Tool to replace or patch over the landscape which is blocked by the billboard.
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