Benjamin Shine's Fabric Sculpture Installations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 03, 2015
Artist Benjamin Shine's latest installation in Canberra, Australia are composed of more than 2000 meters of tulle fabric. "I began playing around with the idea of dancers because it was something I'd been working on, and I wanted to use the tulle because it links to dance and ballet," he told the Canberra Times. "And it's the first time they've been suspended from the ceiling as three-dimensional pieces that are like sculptures, and it's the first time I've used lighting to back light them so it's entirely new territory."

Graphite Drawings by Melissa Cooke

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 03, 2015
Melissa Cooke specializes in graphite on paper and through her drawing she investigates the relationship between photography, performance and drawing in portraiture. Her process includes dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush and then augmenting the smooth surfaces by erasing in details and textures.

Drawings and Murals by Hyuro

Illustration // Thursday, September 03, 2015
We've been big fans of Spanish artist Hyro's work for a while now and thought it was about time for a little update on the site. Here is a small collection of both her drawings and street work, which can be seen all over the world.

Paintings by Riccardo Mannelli

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 03, 2015
Riccard Mannelli is a self-taught Italian cartoonist and artist who started his career in the 1970s focusing on portraits and satirical art works characterized by an expressionist style. He worked for various national and international newspapers and took a leading role in satirical magazines. Since 1995 he has been the coordinator of the Department of Illustration at the European Institute of Design where he teaches Anatomy and life drawing.

An Update with Cahill Wessel

Illustration // Thursday, September 03, 2015
San Francisco-based artist Cahill Wessel recently sent us over several new drawings which we couldn't wait to share. And to top it off, he also completed a timelapse video showing the 60 hours of work that went into the appropriately titled "Still Life with Pizza Snake" piece. Oh, and he wrote the music for the video too.

Watch: Tobin Yelland on his latest HUF Collaboration

Fashion // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Born in Berkeley, CA, Tobin Yelland picked up photography at an early age with a focus on his immediate surroundings—the subculture and lifestyle of skateboarding. First published in Thrasher Magazine at age 15, Yelland's work has since expanded beyond the world of skateboarding to become a collection of images that lend voice to an entire generation, transcending many locales and social identities. He and Keith Hufnagel first met while shooting skate photos together in the early 1990s in New York City, and later lived together as roommates in Tobin’s Glen Park house in San Francisco along with Mickey Reyes in the mid 90s

Climb Through a Giant Convulsing Centipede

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Tube is a new installation concept by design collective Numen/For Use constructed of stitched safety nets which assume a form of a closed hose that pulsates and oscillates in the longitudinal section. The object is suspended from surrounding surfaces with numerous elastic strings, channelling a giant convulsing centipede. 

WWII Airplane Pin-Ups

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
From Viking ships to Egyptian chariots, warriors and soldiers have been decorating their weapons and vehicles for a very long time. In more modern times, the practice of putting personalized decorations on aircraft originated with Italian and German pilots in the early 1900s. This was followed by the popular practice of German pilots in WWI painting a mouth underneath the propeller's spinner. In World War II, female pin-up art began to appear and continued to it's peak during the Korean War. The decoration were tolerated by officials because it was scene as helping boost the morale of soldiers. Here is a collection of some of that nose art...

A Smartphone-Controlled Crystal Universe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The latest project by Japan's TeamLab allows you to walk through an LED illuminated universe and controll it with your smartphone. “The Viewer of the art work can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space,” says TeamLab. “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely.” In other words, it’s like Aristotle’s theory of causation meets TeamLab’s manipulation of digital lighting. “While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.”

Picture Book: Clint Woodside

Photography // Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Life experience is elusive in a world filled with image hoarding, obsessive sharing of photography, and a visual cacophony so packed that claustrophobia chokes and engulfs. It is a visual barrage barely removed from the anxiety-filled rhythm that is this overwhelming life. It is noteworthy and interesting to view contemporary work by a photographer that dances with this rhythm, but seeks to participate with a quieter visual poetry.
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