Rough Sketches Turned into Real Furniture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
For his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts, student Daigo Fukawa created this collection of "rough sketch products," a very clever set of furniture that, well, look like scribbles of...furniture! At first glance they look like digital renderings but they are actual, probably fairly uncomfortable, chairs, tables, and couches.

Swamp Donkey rock spot

Street Art // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Just a skull with some tusks chillin on a rock. Swampy takes it out on mother nature.

Another Look: The Works of Hsiao Ron Cheng

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
We have always been a fan of the work of Taipei, Taiwan-based illustrator Hsiao Ron Cheng, and we noticed that there was an update on her site and wanted to share some of the new pieces."My work alludes to the deformation that physically separates children from plants and animals," she says. "The environments and situations that I paint are often of surrealist nature, reminiscent of school, and partly based on phantasy."

Neopopstreetfunk 5 @ Gallery M Squared

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Neopopstreetfunk has announced Neopopstreetfunk 5, a group exhibition of original paintings and mixed media showing at Gallery M Squared in The Houston Heights. Five years in, the Best of Houston award-winning pop and street art event continues its tradition of showcasing Low Brow and Avant Garde art from the Houston underground and beyond. The show opens Friday, December 13th at 7pm.

Chaos in the D

Graffiti // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This Chaos spot is simply black, blue and white, but somehow it’s stil looksl like a super technical streetside piece.

Os Gemeos for Nelson Mandela

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As everyone surely knows by now, the world lost one of its most influential, iconic, and pwerful symbols of peace this past week with the passing of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela. We have seen a few art pieces in honor of Mandela, but in our world, Brazilian twins Os Gemeos recent post on their Instagram account is simple but strong tribute to the revolutionary. The piece was accompanied by a great quote... 

Marci Washington "Sleeping Spell" @ Rena Bransten, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ending the year on a strong note, Rena Bransten Gallery of San Francisco is getting set to open a body of new work from Juxtapoz favorite, Marci Washington on December 19, 2013. Sleeping Spell will feature a series of new watercolor paintings that channel gothic, horror, mystery, and fashion traits, and remind us why we loved Washington's work so much it became the cover of our Dark Arts book!

The Work of Mark Powell

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
London artist Mark Powell cleverly re-purposes old, used, and often tattered ephemera. Using cancelled envelopes, maps, and other found items as his canvases, he produces striking, life-like, and inked drawings. His sketches are made using only a Bic Biro pen, often incorporating the original stamps, logos, and addresses. 

Piracy: Using CDs to Make a Portrait

Music // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It has been a question that has dogged the Western world for nearly 13 years: what do we do with CDs? Look, we love Catch A Fire as much as the next gal/guy, but really, you can love that no matter what medium. Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have taken the CDs of famous rock icons and made a portrait out of them. Of that particular icon to be exact. 

Simon Beck And His Giant Snow Crop Circles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Simon Beck, an English artist who creates giant snow crop circles, has a background in orienteering and an affinity for the wacky world of geometry. In 2004, Beck began his mesmerizing craft as a form of physical exercise, and since then it has happily grown into something far more amazing and complex.

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