Hyper Realistic Paintings by Roberto Bernardi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Italian artist Roberto Bernardi will be opening an exhibition of new hyper realistic paintings at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in NYC on May 1st. Bernardi spends up to a month creating each painting, using traditional painting techniques of oil on canvas. 'I normally focus on subjects considered banal, like the inside of a fridge, a washing-up machine, the inside of a sweet machine or simply sweets themselves. I like to portray them from an interesting point of view that reveals how interesting they actually are.'

Oil Paintings from Gustavo Peńa

Erotica // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
There is a lack of online information on Dominican oil painter Gustavo Peńa but his work really speaks for itself. This series incorporates masked subjects, ray guns and topless babes...

Original Star Wars Concept Illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This morning we take a look at some of the Star Wars concept illustrations of Ralph McQuarrie who designed the original trilogy as well as Battlestar Galactica, E.T. and Cocoon. "Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy...

This Is What it Looks Like When a Drone Flies Through Fireworks

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Somebody flew a Phatom camera attached to a helicopoter drone and flew it through some fireworks, capturing a view that we've definitely never seen before. Pretty cool...

Kyle Platts @ Pick Me Up 2014

Illustration // Monday, April 28, 2014
Freelance illustrator and comic book artist Kyle Platts lives and works in South-East London. These pieces come from a series Kyle created for Pick Me Up, the annual contemporary graphic arts festival...

Juxtapoz Psychedelic Book Release & Exhibition @ The Well, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
Saturday we hosted a special release party and exhibition for our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book at The Well in Los Angeles. WIth special guest appearances by masters of the psychedelic genre, on-site painting from Alex and Allyson Grey and sounds from Saint, SteezusChrist and Demonbabies, as well as work by Andy Gilmore, Steven Harrington, Oliver Hibert, David D'Andrea, Eric Beltz, Scott Balmer, Deanne Cheuk, Mark Whalen...

iPad Sketches from Ryan Cecil Smith

Illustration // Monday, April 28, 2014
Illustrator and cartoonist Ryan Cecil Smith lives and works in Osaka, Japan. His work can be found in the men's lifestyle magazine Popeye. These works were created on Ryan's iPad with an app called Brushes...

Banksy Meat Truck Illustration

Street Art // Monday, April 28, 2014
Remember this one from Banksy's month-long residency on the streets of NYC, "Better Out Than In"? The Meat Truck, aka "Sirens of the Lamb" was probably the best part of the project, featuring a truck that drove around Manhattan with stuffed-animals on their way to the slaughterhouse. Well, in honor, Banksy has a nice drawn illustration of the piece on his site today. Maybe its a slow news day. Maybe we like the drawing. Maybe we miss Anthony Hopkins?

Hernan Bas "Case Studies" @ Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present the first exhibition in Hong Kong of work by Hernan Bas. This show, entitled Case Studies, features new paintings by Bas, who is primarily known for his expressionistic and highly detailed figurative paintings, but also for his works in sculpture, film, photography and installation.

A Shrine to Minimal Vintage Album Cover Design

Design // Monday, April 28, 2014
Jive Time Records, a Seattle-based store specializing in used vinyl has put together a little blog where they have been collecting minimal vintage album cover design, or to be more specific, a "shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these simple shapes come to life on vintage album covers."

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