MOMO "There Are No Wheels in Nature" @ Winterlong Galerie, Niort

Street Art // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
MOMO has been one of our favorite muralists in recent years, and we love the abstraction he has brought into the gallery and out onto walls. He just opened a new body of work, "There Are No Wheels in Nature," at Winterlong Galerie in Niort, France. For the show, MOMO created canvases, drawings, did a mural, an installation, a video, and a zine. Take a look at how the mural and installation shots came out...

WAT-AAH! RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH ITS ART INITIATIVE "TAKING BACK THE STREETS
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Street Art // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Juxtapoz has always stood by noble causes, and we especially support great causes for which art is being utilized to encourage change. Over the years we have published special political-themed issues and are proud to have created numerous art auctions for charities, the most recent being for a clean water initiative in the Philippines. Today, we are excited to see the announcement by WAT-AAH!, the first functional bottled water for kids and teens, for the continuation of its groundbreaking art initiative, WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back the Streets (TBTS). The initiative, which encourages kids to drink more water through street art, will return to New York City October 14th-15th at ArtBeam Gallery in Chelsea.


The Silence of Dogs in Cars

Photography // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Photographer Martin Usborne’s recent work stems from a strong childhood memory of being left alone in a vehicle. This was not an act of neglect, it was likely just a quick trip to the supermarket. He remembers wondering if his parents would ever return to him, feeling powerless and without a voice. The fear was strong enough that, years later, it was the basis for his series The Silence of Dogs in Cars.

Pop Art x Erotic Surrealism with John Wesley

Erotica // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Born in 1928 in New York, artist John Wesley received his BFA from UCLA in 1950. Wesley's minimal range of colors and cartoon-like line work led him to be placed in the pop-art category in the 1960s. This series of works focuses on his subject's range of fleshy tones, again keeping a simple color palate of complimentary blue and yellow backgrounds. We found a great description of Wesley as a Pop Artist and Erotic Surrealist. We can go with that. 

Illustrations by Alice Lin

Illustration // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Beijing-based freelance artist Alice Lin likes to use the techniques and toolds of Chinese painting to express herself. Her style is rich and full of details, integrating watercolor and several Chinese techniques to express a unique, weird and fanciful whimsical. 

Joe Rudko's Object Drawings

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Joe Rudko works with photographs and other found items, ripping, cutting, and folding their surfaes before extending the materials with paint, graphite, and photographic spotting pens. This collage process improvises and engages the materials in coversation, "rendering interpetation vulnerable and unstable."

Anila Quayyum Agha's Geometrical Shadows

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
In her "Intersections" project, mixed media artist Anila Quayyum Agha laser cuts intricate patterns into a wooden cube, casting the gemoetrical pattering in shadows across Islamic sacred spaces. "The viewer is invited to confront the contradictory nature of all intersections, while simultaneously exploring boundaries. My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic...

"Poussière d’étoiles" by Ludovic Florent

Erotica // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
We ran into this work this morning and loved the simplicity. From Fubiz: "'Poussière d’étoiles (Stardust)' is a series produced by the French photographer Ludovic Florent. It showcases dancers brimming with adding flour. Sand grains accentuate the majestic movement choreography. "

Boxes of Death 5 @ Gauntlet Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
This Wednesday, October 8th, Boxes of Death 5 will open at its second destination, Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco. Boxes of Death is an art exhibition where 50 artists are each given their own coffin to do with what they want. The idea spawned from Kane Quaye, a famous coffin maker from Africa. His philosophy was that a coffin should not just be a pine box, but something that represents the person inside and their life.

Music Video: CARIBOU "Our Love"

Music // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
We have been looking forward to Caribou's new LP, Our Love, to drop, and finally today its "officially" out for consumers to purchase. We think its one of his absolute best albums, and Caribou just released a video for the title track with music video director Ryan Staake of Pomp & Clout. The director say of the video, "In "Our Love", I wanted to create a slow, brooding film that contrasted the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years. The film (which was photographed by Luca Ciuti) was shot on location in Ireland, at the beautiful Lough Ine House, about an hour and a half outside of Cork."

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