100 Faces by Tomiyuki Sakuta

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A master of printmaking and an imagination of great heights, Tomiyuki Sakuta created intricate and finely tuned prints depicting wildly composed faces, 100 to be exact. Each piece comes in a wooden box decorated with a copper plate with the title of the series engraved, accompanied with a grinning face. The cherry on top, a dark purple ribbon in the tradition of the Japanese tea ceremonies. Whimsical and obscure, 100 Faces is a marvelous show of fun and horror.

Watch: Tone by Trent Jaklitsch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A remarkable short film documenting painting in minuscule shots, New York filmmaker Trent Jaklitsch creates mind-blowing macro sequences of paint. Rather than having the focus be the end-all painting, it hones on the act of painting. From simply making art, to mixing paint, to the bold, and to the subtle strokes applied, Jaklitsch brings all the above to our attention.

The Paintings of Adam Lupton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
“Canadian artist Adam Lupton‘s gaze explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Painting in oil, blurring lines between realism and expressionism helps Lupton probe the internal and external dialogue faced in his multi-directional narratives. His recent work pits moments of choice against the visualization of their outcomes: temporal planes coexisting on a singular surface. With the notion of quantum mechanics having every possible outcome to a situation realized in splintered universes, he paints figures with varied levels of connection to reality.” 

INSA's Shanghai Restaurant Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
INSA's latest work is set in the interior of a restaurant in Shanhai. "A user activated Lighting installation cascades through the space terminating in INSA's trademark 'Grafitti Fetish' - an exploration of the iconography of modern aspirations: for the artist, the graffiti fetish concisely embodies the central concern of his output. The graffiti fetish pattern derives from two archetypal icons associated with contemporary femininity: high heels and curves...

"Janky Donuts" @ Lot F Gallery, Boston

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
When people came to see the “Janky Donuts” exhibit at Lot F Gallery, many thought they were going to visit a new donut shop in town. This may have had to do with a few false food section articles that circulated around, or the professionally designed logo and website. In actuality, “Janky Donuts” is an art exhibit, a pop up donut shop installation of sorts, put together by the !nd!v!duals collective. Instead of soft sugary dough, the Janky Donuts are made of silkscreened painted wood...

Sea Monsters

Photography // Monday, August 18, 2014
In 2007, photographer Damian VanCamp began an exploration into human fear. During his investigation, VanCamp determined that what is most terrifying to individuals is not a fear of “The Unknown”, but rather self-imagined projections of what we interpret “The Unknown” to be. In his series “Sea Monsters”, VanCamp finds inspiration in these self-imagined fears and creates his own composited creatures of the dark. 

Opening: Clayton Brothers "Open to the Public" @ Mark Moore Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 18, 2014
A few weeks ago, we previewed the new Clayton Brothers show that opened up this past weekend in Culver City at Mark Moore Gallery. Well, now we have shots of the Brothers at the show, some of the art in context, and some of the more installations aspects of "Open to the Public." The show is up through September 27, so go check out the new works from the 2x cover artists.

H.R. Giger for Supreme Fall/Winter 2014

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 18, 2014
The kids like to line up good and early for a new Supreme drop, while we just like to admire their art collaborations from a distance because we have work to do and can't wait in a line for 6 hours for a five-panel. But we appreciate it. For the Fall/Winter 2014 line, Supreme teamed with the late/great Swiss painter and former Juxtapoz cover artist, H.R. Giger, on a coaches jacket and skate deck collection. That deck is a must-have.

Music Video: Arcade Fire "You Already Know"

Music // Monday, August 18, 2014
Arcade Fire have turned most of their support of their last LP, Reflektor, into an ongoing art project. Stage personas, TV specials, lots of masks, etc. Seems only appropriate then for their newest music video for 'You Already Know," the band can be seen shooting what appears to be a slightly higher budget selfie video with talking/singing paintings. We approve.

An update with Read More books

Graffiti // Monday, August 18, 2014
Today we check in on what the elusive traveling graffiti writer, Read More Books has been up to in the spray department.

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