Artful Nudes by Fashion Photog Julien Vallon

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Pre-Conscience/Conscience, or PCS/CS for short, is an experimental art series by fashion photographer Julien Vallon who has clients such as Kanye West, Vogue, L’Officiel Brasil and Adidas. This artful nude series is “a long reflection on subconscious movement.” Julien explains: “During several hours, according to Jung’s precepts, I try to open the inside world of my models to reveal their true identity through their own movement, until each impulse becomes natural.”

In the Magazine: Ben Venom

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Ben Venom is a badass quilter. I had the opportunity to visit his studio in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury and see his fine German threads, boxes of old leather jackets, and mountains of used jeans and T-shirts used to craft these massive quilts. Full of occult symbology, each one could be a cozy centerpiece for a satanic ritual. Venom earned his nickname as a teenager, and he is a self-taught, one-man show with a standard sewing machine, whose upcycled art represents his community and his subcultural interests...

Marc Simon Frei and His Tesla Sparks

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
By arcing objects to a Tesla coil, an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891, used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity, photographer Marc Simon Frei created mini lightning storms. These are really smart and fun and we look forward to seeing more from this photographer.

The Work Of Melodie Provenzano

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Melodie Provenzano’s photoreal still life paintings are works filled with rich detail. Provenzano works on one painting at a time and makes it her entire world until the painting is complete. She begins the process by arranging objects from her huge collection of toys, glassware, figurines, bows and so on.

New Awesome Work By Federico Babina

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Federico Babina is at it again! Twenty-seven imaginary houses that correlate to the best and most famous film directors, from Jim Jarmusch to Lars Von Trier. The varied styles of the directors are intrepreted as architecutral designs, creating charming images. Babina believes that it's similar with architecture details, where even the most subtle of details helps create an imprint of the creator.

Rough with the Smooth @ DAX Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Tomorrow, June 20th, 2015, DAX Gallery will present Rough with the Smooth, an exhibition featuring the Star Wars iconography, lyrical subverted pub sign style works of RYCA, along side the work of contemporary hyperrealist sculptor, Kazuhiro Tsuji. Rough with the Smooth, was curated by BritWeek Art Program Director, Charlie Jane and Copro Gallery owner, Greg Escalante

"The Road" @ Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Opening tomorrow, Robert Koch Gallery presents The Road, an exhibition that explores the timeless narrative of the road. Spanning the history of photography, from the nineteenth century to the present, the exhibition features work by sixteen photographers for whom the road was muse. The exhibition investigates the road as a symbol of freedom, a metaphor for growth and modernity, and a conduit for reflection and discovery. 

"The Doomsday Show" with Jason Jägel @ Rappcats, Los Angeles

Music // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Not sure if you remember dear reader, but back in August 2014, we did a very special issue that we dubbed the "Alter Ego" issue, featuring a cover story on musician Madlib with cover illustration by SF's own Jason Jägel. So, we highly endorse you going to check out the special one-day only day show of paintings and prints by Jason Jagel at the Rappcats space about Madlib's collaborator, DOOM. There will be prints for sale, 40 “Extra Doom” hand-embellished Hoecakes prints, and back stock of MF DOOM Operation Doomsday lunch boxes (out of print), and two new tees.

Brigitte Lacombe "Complicities" @ Phillips, NYC

Photography // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Sometimes it appears to be a little cheating when it comes to taking photos of celebrities because of the story already been told. But man, these black and white photos by Brigitte Lacombe are just stunning, intimate, perfectly captures a moment in time. Take this shot of Julia Roberts in 1989. Just damn outstanding if you ask us. Lacombe's work will be on display at Phillips through July 30, 2015.  

Franco Fasoli a.k.a. Jaz's Mural in Montreal

Street Art // Thursday, June 18, 2015
Franco Fasoli a.k.a. Jaz has a new mural up in Montreal, Canada as part of the city's Mural Festival. The piece is called The Popular and mirrors his collage aesthetic, in which complex images are rendered in fragmented blocks of color. 

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