Illustrations by Albin Brunovsky

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Albin Brunovsky was a Slovak painter, graphic artist, lithographer, illustrator and pedagogue, considered one of the greatest Slovak painters of the 20th century. Primarily an illustrator of children's books, Albin was also lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and the designer of the last series of Czecholovak bank notes! 

Trash Bag Sculptures by Khalil Chishtee

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee uses trash bags to mold and sculp human figures. "We live in the age of plastic, and plastic bags are the most ordinary form of this material...Anything made out of bronze, wood, stone or painted on a canvas carries the appearance of being worth looking at, because of its history, but if one can change the impact of that history, one is an artist."

"Faking It," Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existed since the medium was invented

Shen Yuan's Watercolors

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Paris-based Chinese artist Shen Yuan primarily works in installation but this morning we are especially enjoying this small series of watercolors she did. Speaking about her objective as an artist, Yuan says, "I am trying to show language which lives in the material, the objects, I change something dead into something living, something useless into something useful."

Looping Video Portraits by Jean-Yves Lemoigne

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
French photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne creates looping video portraits using the all powerful Red EPIC camera. A professional advertising photographer, Lemoigne brings expert professional lighting to the "photoloops" giving them a unique and intriguing subtleties. 

Travis Louie "Strange Discoveries" @ Merry Karnowsky, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Juxtapoz will be checking out the opening of Travis Louie's newest exhibition, Strange Discoveries, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, November 9th. Louie is one of contemporary art's big talents in creating his own universe of characters and narrative, creating an alternate history of the odd world around us. 

Arcade Fire "Afterlife" directed by Spike Jonze (Live at the YouTube Music Awards)

Music // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The YouTube Music Awards premiered this past weekend, streamed live, and was so... well, random, that we couldn't quite pinpoint if we enjoyed ourselves or found ourselves waiting for a disaster. It didn't come, and we really did enjoy the Arcade Fire portion, where they played Reflektor highlight, "Afterlife", done in conjunction with Spike Jonze directing Greta Gerwig to dance. And dance she did. 

Andy Rementer x Case Studyo "PEOPLE BLOCKS"

Design // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
When real people won't play with you, turn to people as blocks. People Blocks is a new collaboration between Case Studyo (the makers of fine limited quantity artist "objects")and artist Andy Rementer. The limited series features four unique wooden characters entirely made and painted by hand. The individual pieces are interchangeable, allowing them to be re-assembled and stacked to create custom characters or abstract sculptures.

IN L.A.: Black Moon @ Sloan Fine Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
This past weekend we were invited to attended the opening reception of Black Moon, a very special two-day exhibition at Sloan Fine Art featuring new works by four amazingly talented Los Angeles based artists, Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia, Elizabeth McGrath and Marion Peck.  Photos and more after the jump…

Gale Force Wind to the Face by Tadao Cern

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Vilnius, Lithuania photographer Tadao Cern brought participants into his studio, blew a gale force wind right into the center of their face, and then took pictures of them as they looked like mutants. Seriously, that had to be the most fun you could ever have with other helpless humans.

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