FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: VOTE RIP

Graffiti // Friday, December 13, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Vote RIP.

Another Look: The Work of McBess

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
We don't know much about McBess, aka Matthieu Bessudo, but according to his website, he is an "expensive" illustrator and art director for hire. We just love his energetic works, full of music references and comic book style. Black and white, a few pieces of color, but a great sense of humor. 

The Work of Evelyne Axell

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
Belgian artist Evelyne Axell (1935-1972) invented a genuine proto-feminist perspective on Pop Art iconography in the 1960s and early 70s. Axell was an acclaimed theater and film actress and screenwriter, before she turned to painting, tutored by the Surrealist René Magritte. The female eroticism in Axell’s work constituted a challenge to art world conventions of her time.

Life in the Nude: Dario Campanile

Erotica // Friday, December 13, 2013
Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Dario Campanile started to sketch as a very young child. At the age of six, his talent for art was encouraged with the gift of a small set of watercolors from an uncle, himself a painter. When he was 14, Dario was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him his first oil paints to cheer him up. As soon as he began to work with them, there was a sense of familiarity of being able to easily express himself in this medium...

The World’s Most Realistic Finger Painting by Kyle Lambert

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Or so the claim goes, and I had to keep going back to my colleagues in the office to make sure this wasn't a photograph. Apparently, using just an iPad, the app Procreate, and over 285,000 brush strokes, artist Kyle Lambert was able to recreate ever precisely a photograph of Morgan Freeman taken by Scott Greis. You have to spend time with the timelapse to understand how this goes down...

Opening: Mode 2 @ Le Fix, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
A few days ago, our friend in Scandinavia, Henrik Haven, went to check out the set-up and behind the scenes look at former cover artist MODE 2's new installation and works at Le-Fix Gallery in Copenhagen. Today, we have the final presentation and completed works, a mix of motion, hip-hop, graffiti, nudes, abstraction, pencil works, pen works, paintings, and some dancing. Check the works out...

New Book: ''Revue: Eugenio Recuenco''

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Published in conjunction with his exhibition at Berlin's CWC Gallery, surreal and fantasy photographer Eugenio Recuenco has a new book released by teNueues entitled "Revue: Eugenio Recuenco." The Spanish artist creates worlds, whose imagination has tranformed fashion shoots into fairyrtales, and turns photographs into seemingly gothic, fine art paintings. 

video: Nekst Forever

Graffiti // Thursday, December 12, 2013
"In 2012 the Graffiti world lost a great. NEKST will be missed forever for his bold and unrelenting style. His name will always be synonymous with what a true graffiti writer is. A group of friends gathered in Detroit to reproduce NEKST'S John Hancock on the front of the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art." The memorial was painted by Vizie, Pose, Revok, Omens, Screw and Dont.

An armadillo by Roa in Miami

Street Art // Thursday, December 12, 2013
We watched the world-traveling artist, Roa, paint this swiftly in just one day and retreat out of the mayhem that is Wynwood Walls during Art Basel. Thos image of a very innocent looking armadillo will occupy this wall for two weeks before this entire building will be torn down to make way for “development.”

Update: Paintings by Japan's Ai Shinohara

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Nothing like a pinata girl or fishes that like to immerse themselves in your chestal cavity to get you through the week. That is what we are dealing with in the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japa's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!

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