Marie-Lou Desmeules Turns People Into Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Leave it to Todd Oldham to introduce us to the strangest sculptures we’ve seen this year. Artist Marie-Lou Desmeules covers real humans in plastic and paint to create a living, grotesque but mesmerizing sculptures of well known figures, including celebrities and world leaders. Using a human armature is pretty a smart way to bring new “life” to your artwork, don’t you think?

Drawings by Corey Best

Illustration // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Corey Best was born in the rural countryside of northeastern Indiana but grew up throughout many towns and cities across Michigan. From the full range of environments spanning from the United States to Asia that were interacted within, he learned how large the world really was in all its wonder. Currently he has been living in different locations across northern Thailand since his move from Japan. His first love was nature and he to this day loves to wander and float, listening to and learning from all that he can from the ever expanding voids around him.

An Update with Brian Donnelly

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Here's some newer work from a Juxtapoz favorite, Brian Donnelly, who usually shows up in our Erotica department with his portraits of beastly nudes. Brian is a visual artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario whose new work is tending towards running pigments and illness, while maintaining his signature portraiture style.

Ekaterina Panikanova's Paintings on Books

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova paints across deliberately arranged spreads of old books and documents. The groupings of book act as a single but interrupted canvas for beautiful paintings and illustrations.

Yukai Du's "Way Out" Animation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
‘Way out’, Yukai Du's MA graduation animation is inspired by ‘Alone Together’ by Sherry Turkle and a reflection of modern life in this digital age. The exaggerated contrast between emotionless citizens and characterized phones reveals our over-­‐dependence on virtual communication. A dramatic and extreme consequence shows a negative attitude, for which no one can escape the trend of technology that originally comes from the endless appetence of human beings.  

Saner "Primitivo" @ Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
Mexico City-based Saner has been making some beautiful paintings over the past few years, and the pieces that are in his new "Primitivo" show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC are some of his strongest canvas works to date. For Primitivo, Saner "created lively portraits of characters wearing Nahuale masks reminiscent of those found on the streets of Mexico . . . "

Christian Rex van Minnen "GOLDEN MEMES" @ Robischon Gallery, Denver

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
Robischon Gallery in Denver will open an exhibition next week featuring 11 recently executed paintings by Christian Rex van Minnen, who was featured in the April 2014 print edition of Juxtapoz. The show, "Golden Memes," opens on January 15, 2015.

Jaime Brett Treadwell "Trick Magic" @ Mirus Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
We are huge fans of Jaime Brett Treadwell at this magazine. He has been featured in our print edition and also showcased in our New Contemporary book as well. On January 17, he will open a new body of work, "Trick Magic," at Mirus Gallery in SF. 

Cut It Out @Urban Nation, Berlin

Street Art // Monday, January 12, 2015
A couple of friends of Juxtapoz collaborating on this show. Henrik Haven, who is based in Copenhagen and has contributed to both the print and web editions of Juxtapoz, has co-curated with Olly Walker on a special show at Urban Nation in Berlin called "Cut It Out," a look into the "art of the stencil and features brand new works, equipment, tools and stencils by each artist." The show opens on January 31, 2015!

"Ferguson" by David Butow

Photography // Monday, January 12, 2015
No stranger to racially charged events, photographer David Butow witnessed the riots public outrage as results of the Rodney King beating and the O.J. Simpson trial while working as a magazine photographer in Los Angeles. Recently, he travelled to Ferguson, Missouri to get a better understanding for himself of what was going on as a result of Michael Brown’s death. 

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