The work of Dustin Aksland

Photography // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Raised in the California’s farmland and culturally vapid Central Valley, Dustin Aksland made his escape after high school to pursue a life of the opposite, rich with adventure, travel and lots of photography. After attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Aksland moved to New York and has since been been filling his relentless appetite for shooting a wide range of subjects. 

Nature As Art by Andreco

Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
From Italian artist, Andreco, who we featured in Juxtapoz' print edition in the past: "In the climate change era the environment needs new symbols to withstand. 
We are in the century of the environmental crisis and my artwork is affected by it. 
My research is focused on the relation between humans and nature and between the built environment and the natural landscape."

Checkin in on the graffiti of Os Gêmeos

Graffiti // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The famed Portuguese twins from San Paulo, Os Gêmeos have kept their spray game up despite their large success in the art world They have continued to paint their letters in the same yellow they have since the beginning and have some of the most solid letters around.

Pencil Carvings by Salavat Fidai

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Well, this sure is fun! Russian artist Salavat Fidel carves miniature sculptures into the points of graphite pencils. Using an X-ACTO blade, the artist delicately cuts away to reveal hands, buildings, and your favorite tv and movie characters.

Nikolay Bakharev's Amateurs and Lovers

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Photographer Nikolay Bakharev was an orphan (his parents died when he was four) who worked as a mechanic until he developed his profession as a self-trained photographer. He grew up in East Russia near Mongolia, and still lives in Siberia. His work was featured in the "Ostalgia" exhibition in the summer of 2011 at the New Museum in New York which gathered art from Eastern European countries with a curious nostalgia for a painful past. As a critic in the Economist said: "All of this art is political, by the simple act of its creation."

Everything is Fucked: The Work of Paul Yore

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Australian artist Paul Yore is familiar with controversy. His work over the years has been met with intense discussions about censorship and artistic freedom. His art has been seized by police and he has had to defend himself against criminal charges. His work has been described as a "dystopian, fastidiously constructed world drenched in psychedelic color and engaging provactively with issues of gay politics, gender, environmental destructions and capitalist critique."

"Mollusk 10 Groop Show" @ Mollusk Surf Shop, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
In celebration of their 10 Year Anniversary, our friends at Mollusk will be celebrating with their largest group show yet featuring your usual Mollusk characters (and many Juxtapoz favorites) from across the years: Jeff Canham, Nat Russell, Geoff McFetridge, Thomas Campbell, Johanna St.Clair, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Peter McBride, Schuyler Beecroft, Jay Nelson, Rachel Kaye, Kyle Field, Alex Kopps, Kanoa Zimmerman, Will Adler, Dave Muller, Luke Bartels, Joe Curren, Andy Davis, and John McCambridge. 

Jim Phillips: The Screaming Hand Is Still Making Noise

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
I’m often asked where I got the idea for the Screaming Hand… like I had a store where I could get images. Sometimes an idea just pops in my mind, and I’ve trained myself to be receptive. Screaming Hand dates back to high school where I liked to spend my time drawing epic surfing and skateboard pictures and give them to my friends...

Converse Blank Canvas: Jason Jägel

Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Jason Jägel is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Blank Cavas project, featured on the back cover of our July 2015 issue. A longtime friend of the magazine, Jason helped interview Madlib and illustrate the cover for our August 2015 "Alter Ego" issue. More recently, he held a one day "Doomsday Show" at the Rappcats space in Los Angeles featuring paintings, prints and a limited run of individually hand-drawn CDs for Madlib's Mind Fusion African Earwax mix. 

Surf Craft: Benefit & Auction for Waves for Water, July 17 @ Chandran Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 06, 2015
On July 17, 2015, Juxtapoz once again teams up with UNIV, T.F.R. Gallery and Chandran Gallery for the second in what will become an annual Surf Craft benefit auction, held at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryll Peirce, Beau Stanton and Ty WIlliams to contribute original work on surfboards to be exhibited at the gallery with a live auction on Paddle8 in conjunction with the show. The online auction on Paddle8 will run from Wednesday, July 15—29, 2015.
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