Skinner for Adult Swim

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Our good friend and former cover artist Skinner has been teasing us over the last few weeks with clips of the monsters he's been working on for an Adult Swim project. We've been pretty excited to see the finished video and even more pumped to share it with all of you this morning! 

Ciler and Twisted Perspectives of Beauty

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
When you’re looking for dark collage and a disturbing intervention to imagery, Ciler is the man to go to. Brought up in Mexico he left the mexicanism aside, through his work he does not present neither a positive or a colorful reality, Ciler sees the violence, the death and the twisted perspective of beauty in the pre fabricated surroundings we live in.

New Yacht Has Submerged Rooms

Design // Monday, May 11, 2015
For those of you that have more money than you know what to do with and could see yourself enjoying sleeping under water, well, this might be the perfect yacht to add to your collection. Kleindienst Group's "Floating Seahorse" debuted in Dubai (obviously) at the Dubai International Boat Show and is a marine yacht that has underwater rooms that potentially could have incredible views depending on what body of water you choose to float it in.

The Work of Jesus Benitez

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Up until 2014, Jesus Benitez worked under the name of DHEAR, the last we saw of this was in his duo show “La Llegada de Apophis” with fellow Mexican artist Smithe at Fifty24MX in México City. His first solo-show with his new pseudonym, better his actual name, opened last July at Fifty24SF, portraying in his immaculate technique a shift in direction; somewhat rougher yet stylized maintaining his alien like character themed scenarios that we can immediately refer back to him. 

San Francisco Art Institute: Gala Vernissage & After Party

In Session // Monday, May 11, 2015
The first public showing of a motion picture took place in 1880 at an official San Francisco landmark that still hums in a hive of activity. Ansel Adams founded the first fine arts photography department in the country at the San Francisco Art Institute, where Annie Leibovitz began taking photos as a student. Count Ed Hardy, who opened the first custom tattoo shop in the U.S. and The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow as the first woman to win an Academy Award for Director, as alumnae.

Shadi Ghadirian "Qajar"

Photography // Monday, May 11, 2015
In her 1998 series "Qajar," Shadi Ghadirian tried to reconstruct the atmosphere of a previous era by using old backdrops. Her models, chosen among close family and friends, are shown wearing clothes from the turn of the 20th century and are carrying objects, mostly smuggled, into contemporary Iran.

James Jean's New Book "Xenograph"

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist James jean (February, 2013), recently opened up pre-sale of a new book Xenograph, a hardcover, clothbound book collecting paintings, drawings, digital works, and preliminary sketches of work created between 2010 and 2014.

KATHARINA GROSSE "The Smoking Kid" @ Johann König, Berlin

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 10, 2015
Katharina Grosse stands for colour-intensive, multi-layered, expansive painting, which moves into space, appropriates spaces or opens up spaces for the very first time. With the spray technique characteristic of her, the artist applies colour precisely not only to two-dimensional surfaces but also to undermaterials such as earth and plants, furniture, clothing and architecture. 

Gats "Drifting Forest" @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 09, 2015
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Drifting Forest”, a new solo exhibition by local graffiti legend GATS. Following his sold out two-person show last year alongside San Francisco-based painter Jessica Hess, GATS returns this May for his solo debut at the gallery.

The Quiet Surrealism of Li Wentao

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 09, 2015
Chinese painter Li Wentao has a peculiar vibe; these portraits are stunning and quiet, moving and eerie. We came across the work months ago and compiled some images over time, and wanted to share a few today. Some appear as straight-forward, nearly photoreal portraits, and others fall into classic nude portraits with a thin layer of dream-like effect. 

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