An Update with the Hyperreal, Hypersexual Bic Drawings of Juan Francisco Casas (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
We are familiar with the works of Juan Francisco Casas because when it first appeared on the web a few years ago, we were all quite amazed at the bic pen detail and extreme photoreal quality of the work. Now, we trying to figure out how the artist gets this hypersexual work on social media... 

Jason Edmiston "Eyes Without a Face" @ Mondo Gallery, Austin

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Eyes Without a Face at Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX features a collection of original art by Jason Edmiston based on 1:1 representations of some of pop culture’s most iconic eyes. The show is a unique experience showcasing 150 original pieces inspired by film, music, comics, video games, toys and more. Each piece will be presented in life-sized proportions, from tiny plastic toy people, humanoid actors, to giant beasts and more.

Recreating Historical Photos as Models by Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
As you will see today, we are going on model-trend. This is a pretty cool story of Swiss artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger taking time away from design jobs in 2012 to recreate the famous Andreas Gursky's Rhein II photograph using a "still life built completely in their studio." The end result turned into a series of models the duo created from some of the most famous photographs ever taken.

Stephen Ives "Bleak" @ Backwoods Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.

Revisiting the works of Yung Cheng Lin

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
We have shown you the works of Yung Cheng Lin before on the site, and love the Taiwanese photographer surreal and sensual images that we noted "dance on the edge of beautiful and grotesque." Let's take a look at some of her best work to date... 

My Morning Jacket and Other Updates with Neil Krug

Photography // Monday, March 16, 2015
Our friend and one-time-featured artist/photographer Neil Krug is no stranger to working in the music world, having shot Lana Del Rey and Bat For Lashes amongst others. We just saw that he is the man behind the new My Morning Jacket album cover (The Waterfall, due out soon), and it gave us the chance to look through some of the newer sun-drenched psychedelic splendor of Krug's recent work. 

The Dripping Hyperreal Paintings of Mike Dargas

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
You know we like a good hyperreal painter here at Juxtapoz... I mean, we made an entire book on the subject in late 2014. We just came across these works by German painter Mike Dargas, and although we were about to throw these in Erotica (I mean, dripping honey and chocolate on women in this context is a little on naughty side). we found the paintings of the tough guys at the end not so much erotic as they were badass and mean. 

Lamar Peterson "Weekend Gardener" @ Fredericks & Freiser, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
This show came down this past weekend, but Larmar Peterson is making some brilliant paintings. As Fredericks & Freiser note on the show, "Peterson dissects the American dream as he comments on domesticity, masculinity, representations of blackness, and class anxieties. Having shown for more than a decade, Peterson is now exploring new medium as he increases the scale of his works and moves from acrylic to oil. His evolving practice mimics the narrative of his pieces as he captures movement and transformation, change and balance..."

Nuart Festival on Hypebeast

Street Art // Monday, March 16, 2015
As you know if you follow Juxtapoz Magazine, we spend a week each year in Norway for the Nuart Festival. For the 2014 festival, Nuart founder Martyn Reed was filmed by Hypebeast to capture the essence of not only the festival, but the town of Stavanger, Norway and the concept of bringing and developing art culture on the West Coast of Norway. We think you should watch because Reed gives a succinct message about the positive impacts that any art culture can have on a population regardless of genre.

Everyday Objects With Anna Valdez

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
Anna Valdez creates still life portraits of everyday objects, elevating them and inviting you to consider their importance and role in our daily lives, like many artists before her who have treated mudane subjects with reverence. But her compositions are unique and her content is clearly personal, with a pervasive element of mystery that keeps catching our eye.