Juxtapoz x Converse: Andrew Schoultz Profile

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
During 2014 SXSW, Juxtapoz and Converse have once again teamed up, bringing artists to Austin to create installations, performances, and interactive art to accompany the music, tech, and film experiences going on throughout the early weeks of March. One of the artist featured this year is Andrew Schoultz...

Vector Illustrations by Orlando Arocena

Illustration // Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Orlando Arocena is a Mexican-Cuban American artist specializing in digital illustration. The clean, angular nature of vector illustration lends itself to a certain sci-fi flavor that permeates throughout Arocena's work. 'As a kid growing up in a “cultural melting pot” neighborhood, Orlando loved seeing what other cultures found important. 

In Memory of Shawn Whisenant (AKO)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I always talk about Shawn Whisenant as the only true artist I know. The only one who hustles hard to remain an artist in San Francisco with no day job. The only one who answers to nobody and thrives, despite the everyday struggles of living on a shoestring. The only one who sleeps in the back rooms of galleries, makes new friends every day, turns a neighborhood walk into a photo essay, and makes beautiful things out of garbage. The epitome of a real artist, he made stunning work with stories literally sewn into every piece...

David Jien: New Works

Illustration // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A suite of new drawings sees David Jien exploring a bizarre world of fine-art museum appreciation and elevated anatomy. Jien received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2009. As a first generation Taiwanese-American, a veteran tagger who spent time in jail, and a recent art school graduate, Jien utilizes the unique facts and experiences of his life as raw material for the fantastic stories and characters that are represented in his work. 

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

video: Roger Ballen's "Asylum of the Birds"

Photography // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Last week we received an email from Roger Ballen notifying us that his new video “Asylum of Birds” was close to being released and with it the South African artist said, “The video is almost ready; you will not forget it.” And after viewing it several times we agree, it’s unforgettable.

Kenji Hirata "Stone Love" @ Enamel Art Space, St Louis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Our friend and recent collaborator, Kenji Hirata, just opened a new body of work at Enamel Art Space in St Louis, and the gallery has a great studio visit video that we wanted to share today. The show features of new works of paper and canvas, expanding on the Brooklyn artist's already futuristic and abstract style. The show is open through March 9, 2014, so you in the Midwest, brace the cold and go check it. 

Hackney Wick Takeover @ V & A Museum, London

Street Art // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A London instituition was taken over this past Friday night, literally titled the "Hackney Wick Takeover" at the V & A Museum in London. This was the third "takeover" in a series of Friday Late Takeovers that invites London’s creative communities to take over the Museum for an evening, presenting a range of music, art, design, architecture and more. The Hackney Wick takeover featured artists such as Paul Insect, Sweet Toof, Charlotte Papon, Manos Chatzikonstantis, and more. Our friend Butterfly went and shot the opening...

Andy Warhol: Early Record Covers

Music // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Before he was coined The Prince of Pop Art, Andy Warhol was one of the most highly sought out graphic designers in Manhattan. Before making his mark designing rock and roll album cover art, Warhol was responsible for a recently found collection of jazz album art...

Preview: Brett Amory "Twenty-Four In London" @ Lazarides Rathbone

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Brett Amory,  who we featured in our February, 2014 issue, will be opening a new solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone this Friday, March 7th, 2014. We stopped by Brett's studio in Oakland to get a little preview just as he was finishing up and getting ready to ship everything to London...

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