Paul Kooiker's Erotic Portraits

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Paul Kooiker, a photographer based in Amsterdam, has created some incredible nude and erotic portraits. They run the gamut in tone from creepy and voyeuristic to ethereal. In 1996, his award-winning series called Untitled: Peeing Women in the Forest, was a series of shots, blurry and from a distance, of women peeing in the woods. 

Bunky Echo-Hawk's Contemporary Critique of US Colonialism

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bunky Echo-Hawk’s paintings provide an often-humorous look at the impact of colonization on contemporary Native Americans. His work critiques cultural appropriation and illustrates in stark terms the stakes of near-genocide on populations of Native Americans.

Godfather of the Cute Cat Photo

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Can’t look anywhere on the internet without a kitten picture popping up? Partially responsible is Walter Chandoha, the first photographer to delve into the then-niche genre of cat portraits. You’ll likely recognize his work—iconic single-color backgrounds and glamour backlighting with cats and kittens acting, well, cute… 

Steve Cutts' Anti-capitalist Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Since quitting his job with a firm that illustrated for companies such as Google and Reebok, Steve Cutts has turned a corner with his subject matter, critiquing the very systems which used to employ him. He is now a freelance illustrator, the bulk of his work critiquing the capitalist system, the plunder of the earth’s resources, and our tech-obsessed culture. 

Second Look at "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian"

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco spent the last 15 years enriching our vast collection with compelling contemporary art, and now they’re showing off the highlights. For the first time ever, they have presented a large-scale exhibition of contemporary highlights from the museum’s collection.

Ji Zhou's Hand-Sculpted Maps

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Ji Zhou collects maps, hand-sculpting them into peaks and troughs to mimic mountaintops. He includes books that are assembled into cantilevered towers resembling city skyscrapers. These ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ illusions are then photographed, further augmenting reality. As always, Ji Zhou chooses to question rather than offer his own conclusions: What is civilization – a constructed illusion created by man or an inevitable product of evolution? What is the truly ‘civilized landscape’– tautology or oxymoron? 

The Fractal Paintings of Gustaf Lillestierna

Illustration // Monday, September 21, 2015
Gustaf Lillestierna is a Swedish artist who paints repetitive images of portraits, recreating a fractal effect through painstaking traditional means. This bizarre crossing of traditional and digital means defies the strictures of process. 

Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens'

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens' are tiny, usually aquatic life forms like fish and seahorses that are put through a process of chemical replacement of the proteins and dyeing of the bones. The result is a transparent creature that glows in eerie vibrant colors. The creatures are then sealed in vials filled with glycerin and preservatives.

Saner for Festival Asalto in Zaragoza

Street Art // Monday, September 21, 2015
Mexican muralist Saner completed a beautiful piece for Festival Asalto. Saner, who had a succesful solo show at Jonathan Levine Gallery early this year. is back in Europe for a two man show at Swinton Gallery in Madrid. Despite having murals painted by four continents in the last years , this mural marks the return of Saner to Spain after his first visit six years ago.

New Jaz Mural in Cologne for City Leaks

Street Art // Monday, September 21, 2015
Franco Fasoli aka Jaz is taking his murals to the next level. With solid colors and hermetic shapes, Jaz recreates the collage-style he had been developing on his last gallery-works. It's always good when a Muralist looks for new directions on his own style.
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