Incredible Etchings by Etsuko Fukaya

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
It's easy to get lost in the rich details of Japanese artist Etsuko Fukaya's etchings with the lively creatures filling every inch of the enriched world that the artist created for them. "I want to draw what is alive," she says. Fukaya specifically chose etching as a way to express those details and allow her to draw extremely delicate lines. Finding even a magnifying object distracting, she works solely using the naked eye.

Update: The work of Vasilios Paspalis

Illustration // Monday, June 23, 2014
As a Royal College of Art graduate, Vasilios Paspalis blends digital technology with traditional subjects matter creating strange, hyper-real compositions that are bordering on the surreal. His tense and precious renderings are both masterful and refreshing in their abstractions.

Paintings by Christian Hidaka

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
Japan-born, London-based artist Christian Hidaka's paintings generally focus on three types of space: deserts, mountains and caves. His images tend to "alienate themselves from traditional modes of landscape depiction: without a homely place of reference the viewer is left to wander in an alien world to explore possibility rather than impossibility."

Paintings by Marefumi Komura

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
We are enjoying Tokyo-based artist Marefumi Komura's paintings this morning. As Japan works to confront and accept the devastation that the March 2011 earthquake dealt to the country, Marefumi has felt a need to refocus his paintings towards ever-present and universal themes of 'fragility' and 'beauty' that hide within our existence.

Another Look at Faces 5 by Ashkan Honarvar

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
If you have a light stomach, maybe this isn't for you? Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar (Utrecht is a really nice town, by the way), has created this series called "Faces 5", where he has created a mutilated face and replaced the blood and injury with frosting, candy sprinkles, and what appears to be candy canes.

The photographic work of Anthony Hernandez

Photography // Sunday, June 22, 2014
Anthony Hernandez illustrates society’s class and racial divides throughout his photographic career. Beginning in the 1970’s in Los Angeles, Hernandez focused primarily on spontaneous portraits. In Rodeo Drive, Hernandez’s portraits show the wealth and excess of the upper class. 

All Men Must Die

Graffiti // Sunday, June 22, 2014
In typical Los Angeles fashion, Hoser and Versus altered a billboard to their advantage. 

Tomas van Houtryve – Blue Sky Days

Photography // Saturday, June 21, 2014
Most of us may find it surprising that at this point in time most Americans will have been ‘seen’ by a drone, even if they have never looked up into the sky to see one themselves. Interested in ‘the changing nature of surveillance, personal privacy and war,’ photographer Tomas van Houtryve recently acquired a drone, adapting it to be able to take high definition imagery from the sky with video transmission back to a monitor on the ground.

An interview with Cink

Graffiti // Saturday, June 21, 2014
Writing graffiti since 1986 Cink is one of LA's OG bombers who still is spraying around LA and other parts of the world today. We got a chance to catch up with him recently and talk to him about the different changes LA graffiti has seen over the years.

Matthew Feyld: Yesterday & Today

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 20, 2014
We have been a huge fan of Canadian artist, Matthew Feyld, for a long time. The funny thing is, we have been a fan of two different kinds of Matthew Feyld's now for the past few years, and didn't even register that they were the same person. The first one is a minimal figurative painter with almost comic influence and the second is one with wonderful abstract sensibilities. 

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