Juxtapoz Hyperreal: Joel Rea

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 12, 2015
I'm sort of a hybrid, like most contemporary painters. I'd say the closest description I could give of myself is that I'm a Photo-Surrealist painter. I'm a huge fan of Surrealism, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Mythological Art, and that attraction creates my own thirst to indulge. Photorealism has been the backbone of my painting technique but instead of making paintings that can be mistaken for a photograph, I'm attempting to create images with a sense of newness, featuring personal narratives and symbolism. 

Sawe in Barcelona

Graffiti // Sunday, January 11, 2015
Sawe’s fill-in on this piece reminds us of Matisse’s color palette and compositions during his Cut-Outs series. 

"Division of the Vision" @ Yossi Milo Gallery, NY

Photography // Sunday, January 11, 2015
On January 15, 2015, Yossi Milo Gallery will present Division of the Vision, an exhibition of sculpture, video and photo-based work by Israeli artist Assaf Shaham. This is Shaham’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Assaf Shaham draws attention to the divide between perception and reality in still and moving images. Recognizing that obeying prescribed roles of artist, camera and subject, limits the possibility of representing reality, his work attempts to break down and reconfigure these roles.

"Taxi" by Mike Harvey

Photography // Saturday, January 10, 2015
During his four year career as a taxi cab driver in the Neath community of Wales, Mike Harvey photographed around 120 of his passengers. After having some friendly banter and an exchange of stories, Harvey would request permission to take their photograph and those that participated would have their fare waived as a thank you. 

Zephyr catching a pose

Graffiti // Saturday, January 10, 2015
Classic throwback photo of graffiti legend Zephyr posing next to a flatcar panel he painted.

Juxtapoz x Squarespace: Beyond the Cover

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 09, 2015
To officially kick off the year, we are proud to announce the February 2015 issue with cover artist, Sage Vaughn. The Los Angeles-based Vaughn has long been a friend of the magazine, and with his upcoming exhibition at Judith Charles in NYC coming up this Spring, it was time to sit down and talk to the artist about new transformations in his work. That's right, we are taking a walk into the Garden. 

PJ Harvey "Recording in Progress" @ Somerset House, London

Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
PJ Harvey has long been a bit of a chameleon in the music world. Her last album, Let England Shake, showed that not only could an artist hit an artistic peak 8 albums in, but also transform their sound and songwriting approach. It was one of our favorite albums of 2011. When news broke that Harvey was gonig to recording her next album live, in front of more or less a museum-going audience at the Somerset House in London from Janaury 16, 2015 on, we thought it was a genius statement about the time, energy and artistic craft that goes into making an album...  

Shabazz Palaces "Forerunner Foray" by Chad Van Gaalen

Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
We've been fans of Shabazz Palaces for a while now and they've always done a fantastic job seeking out the best talent to do their music videos. Their latest is no exception. Directed by musician, animator, and label mate Chad VanGaalen, "Forerunner Foray" (off their latest album Le Majesty) is a surreal, psychedelic animated time-travelling, pizza-surfing adventure through space.

Nasa's "vintage" travel posters for newly discovered planets

Design // Friday, January 09, 2015
We're going to the moon!!! Or, some really far-off distant planet! NASA, probably just sitting around their offices really bored about looking into space around the holidays, have created "vintage" style travel posters for 3 newly discovered planets, including the ever-popular Kepler-16b. As the Guardian notes, "(The posters) created by the space agency’s visual strategists Joby Harris, David Delgado and Dan Goods, the posters feature art-deco typography, bold colours and classic design, evocative of the golden age of travel."

Borondo "Animal" @ Londonewcastle Project Space

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 09, 2015
We got to spend some time with Spanish artist Borondo while at Nuart this past year, and loved his painterly style that ended up becoming multi-storied murals. Beautiful, intense stuff. The artist will open his largeest solo show to date, "Animal," at Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, London, on February 5. We got a little teaser video to show you today...  

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