In the Magazine: Alex Gross

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Alex Gross paints intense images of an ominous future. In fact, the future isn’t so distant, it’s here. And it isn’t full of flying cars or “robot servants bringing us drinks,” as the artist points out in this interview. I caught up with this design-minded oil painter just before the opening of his new exhibition, Future Tense, alongside the release of his new monograph of the same name. This doubly meaningful title is poignant and accurately describes our precarious surroundings for the foreseeable future. The future’s so tense, you gotta wear shades. And if you’re a figure in an Alex Gross painting, those shades are probably Gucci.

Tiffany Bozic "Qualia" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Qualia, an exhibition of new works from Tiffany Bozic. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery featuring nine works of acrylic on maple panel. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 16th from 6–8PM. The artist will not be in attendance, however, as she will be on an expedition to Namibia with husband Dr. Jack Dumbacher and daughter Tesia as they study the genetics of the elephant shrew. Much of Bozic’s work is informed by first hand experience with these expeditions with her family.

Hideaki Kawashima "Back and Forth" @ Richard Heller Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
HIdeaki Kawashima is one of our favorite contemporary Japanese artists, and the fact that Kawashima studied under the great Yoshitomo Nara just makes us like the artist even more. He is set to open a new body of work at his US gallery, Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, with "Back and Forth" opening on October 18th, 2014. 

Hauntingly Beautiful by Alexis Wood

Erotica // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Photographer Alexis Wood has a great resume shooting for high-end and widely read fashion mags, but we love this new series she shot called "Hauntingly Beautiful" featuring model Annamarie Bartolozzi. Of course putting someone in the woods with a good photographer is going to make for a good shoot, but the use of facepaint and costume makes this particularly an interesting take on fine art and fashion photography.

Live Audience!

Photography // Thursday, October 09, 2014
In her photographic series “Live Audience!”, NYC-based photographer Stephanie Diani captures individuals who frequent tapings of television shows as live audience members. The show that they attende range from “Dancing With the Stars” to “Judge Judy”. When photographing each person, Diani prompted them to react to fictitious show scenarios, illustrating their range of facial expressions. 

Update: The Anatomical Works of Bologna's Nunzio Paci

Illustration // Thursday, October 09, 2014
From the blog Archipel: "Nunzio Paci is an artist living and working in Italy. His whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of his observation is body with its mutations. The intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination." We love this work, and love how it advances a genre in anatomical works that we have been seeing in recent years. And Bologna continues to be a hotspot for young creatives. 

Matthew Stone: Ecstasy & Body Language

Erotica // Thursday, October 09, 2014
A throwback post if you will, we look at two bodies of work, figuratively intertwined here, from artist Matthew Stone. "Body Language" was first seen at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen back in 2010, and features photography and collage of nudes as landscapes, where Ecstasy was seen in Los Angeles in 2013 and features more abstraction and collaged works of nudes. The artist lives and work in London, UK. 

Paintings and Illustrations by Miss Take

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Miss Take has been drawing and painting for as long she can remember. At 18 the Denmark-born, Copenhagen-based dropped out of school and has been making a living doing what she loves since!

Play WIth Your Food: Daikon Radish Sculptures by Masanori Kono

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
The last time I went to a Japanese restaurant, I didn't get a chance to play with my daikon radishes. Sometimes I make a little mini snowman with my radishes while I eat my California roll. Masanori Kono has turned played with food into an art, so much so that it will make you feel guilty eating a daikon radish panda bear. 

"10 Seconds" The Process of Hand-Made Neon Signs

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
ike Heist has been working in the neon industry in Portland, Oregon for 30 years. He is a master in his craft, and is responsible for the bending of some of the city's most iconic signage. 10 SECONDS is a short film about work and happiness, and shares a bit of Mike's thoughts and insight into the amazing process of hand-made neon signage...

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