Former Writer: Colour on Surface

Photography // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
In his series Former Writer, Austrian artist Thomas Albdorf mixes his love for sculptural work with his background in graphic design to create striking and odd photographic compositions. The assemblages he's photographed were born from his habits of walking through deprived areas in search of abandoned objects, but get their colorful flair from his early fascination with graffiti art.

Single Mothers: New Album Art by Cleon Peterson

Music // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Our good friend and October 2014 cover artist Cleon Peterson just completed album art for the band Single Mothers, and, well, the cover is epic. The band also sent us the look of their new video for the track "Half-Lit" this morning, which is a classy look into what energy looks like in black and white. 

MOMO "There Are No Wheels in Nature" @ Winterlong Galerie, Niort

Street Art // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
MOMO has been one of our favorite muralists in recent years, and we love the abstraction he has brought into the gallery and out onto walls. He just opened a new body of work, "There Are No Wheels in Nature," at Winterlong Galerie in Niort, France. For the show, MOMO created canvases, drawings, did a mural, an installation, a video, and a zine. Take a look at how the mural and installation shots came out...

WAT-AAH! RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY WITH ITS ART INITIATIVE "TAKING BACK THE STREETS
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Street Art // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Juxtapoz has always stood by noble causes, and we especially support great causes for which art is being utilized to encourage change. Over the years we have published special political-themed issues and are proud to have created numerous art auctions for charities, the most recent being for a clean water initiative in the Philippines. Today, we are excited to see the announcement by WAT-AAH!, the first functional bottled water for kids and teens, for the continuation of its groundbreaking art initiative, WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back the Streets (TBTS). The initiative, which encourages kids to drink more water through street art, will return to New York City October 14th-15th at ArtBeam Gallery in Chelsea.


The Silence of Dogs in Cars

Photography // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Photographer Martin Usborne’s recent work stems from a strong childhood memory of being left alone in a vehicle. This was not an act of neglect, it was likely just a quick trip to the supermarket. He remembers wondering if his parents would ever return to him, feeling powerless and without a voice. The fear was strong enough that, years later, it was the basis for his series The Silence of Dogs in Cars.

Pop Art x Erotic Surrealism with John Wesley

Erotica // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Born in 1928 in New York, artist John Wesley received his BFA from UCLA in 1950. Wesley's minimal range of colors and cartoon-like line work led him to be placed in the pop-art category in the 1960s. This series of works focuses on his subject's range of fleshy tones, again keeping a simple color palate of complimentary blue and yellow backgrounds. We found a great description of Wesley as a Pop Artist and Erotic Surrealist. We can go with that. 

Illustrations by Alice Lin

Illustration // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Beijing-based freelance artist Alice Lin likes to use the techniques and toolds of Chinese painting to express herself. Her style is rich and full of details, integrating watercolor and several Chinese techniques to express a unique, weird and fanciful whimsical. 

Joe Rudko's Object Drawings

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Joe Rudko works with photographs and other found items, ripping, cutting, and folding their surfaes before extending the materials with paint, graphite, and photographic spotting pens. This collage process improvises and engages the materials in coversation, "rendering interpetation vulnerable and unstable."

Anila Quayyum Agha's Geometrical Shadows

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
In her "Intersections" project, mixed media artist Anila Quayyum Agha laser cuts intricate patterns into a wooden cube, casting the gemoetrical pattering in shadows across Islamic sacred spaces. "The viewer is invited to confront the contradictory nature of all intersections, while simultaneously exploring boundaries. My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic...

"Poussière d’étoiles" by Ludovic Florent

Erotica // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
We ran into this work this morning and loved the simplicity. From Fubiz: "'Poussière d’étoiles (Stardust)' is a series produced by the French photographer Ludovic Florent. It showcases dancers brimming with adding flour. Sand grains accentuate the majestic movement choreography. "

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