ARYZ in Linz, Austria

Street Art // Friday, April 04, 2014
Last month, former Juxtapoz cover artist, ARYZ, painted a new mural in the city of Linz, Austria. ARYZ was in Linz for this year's edition of of "Bubbledays." The wall is located at the industrial harbor part of the city, next to the River Danube. ARYZ calls the piece "Overprotection," and there is a nice video to accompany the piece... watch!

Roidssss!

Graffiti // Friday, April 04, 2014
Roids does it again. Never one to settle in painting the same thing, Roids continues to push the boundaries of his own spray capabilities (which seems limitless) This is one of his finest pieces to date!

Dan Witz "NY Hardcore" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Tomorrow Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be presenting NY Hardcore, recent works by Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz in what will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery, accompanied by a printed catalog. With a career spanning over thirty years, Dan Witz is known for his tromp l’oeil street interventions and extensive studio practice. Applying old master painting techniques in the manner of Bosch or Brueghel to his works on canvas, the artist depicts hyper-realistic figurative imagery in portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Benjamin Sack Draws Complex Imaginary Cityscapes

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Benjamin Sack's incredible cityscapes are drawn with extraordinarly complex detail and filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. "The overarching theme of this 'symphony,' Sack says, "is the hero's journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic." Watch several videos after the jump...

Watch: Building Becomes a Playable Rubik's Cube

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Puzzle Facade brings the experience of solving a Rubik’s cube to the urban space. It transforms the Ars Electronica’s media facade, into a giant Rubik’s cube, inviting passers-by to engage with an interactive experience that takes place in the city of Linz (Austria). In Puzzle Facade the player interacts with the specially designed interface-cube...

Video: Adventure Time with Action Bronson and the Smart Crew - South Africa

Graffiti // Friday, April 04, 2014
Adventure Time with Action Bronson takes us to the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa where Bronson connects with his graffiti roots and fellow members of New York's infamous "Smart Crew" to leave something behind for the people of Cape Town.

"Bikers" by Yan Morvan

Photography // Friday, April 04, 2014
“I think the very first photo I took was in 1967 at the Monaco Grand Prix. I was 13 and photographed race cars with my dad. That was the year that Lorenzo Bandini crashed and burned, and I took photos of it with my Kodak camera” says Yan Morvan when asked about how he initially became interested in photography. His book Gangs Story (banned by French court) was the result of 20 years of work in which he documented the Hell’s Angels, Skinheads, postitutes and even serial killer Guy Georges,who in turn kidnapped Morvan for three days. 

Update: Jay Shell's "The Rap Quotes"

Street Art // Friday, April 04, 2014
Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. 

Michael Kagan "Thunder in the Distance" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 03, 2014
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Thunder in the Distance, an exhibition of new work from New York-based artist Michael Kagan. This will be the artist’s first US-solo show, featuring large-scale works, as well as several smaller paintings of the same medium, oil on canvas. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Kaws "Final Days" @ CAC Málaga, Spain

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga is presenting the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum of KAWS, entitled FINAL DAYS. Curated by Fernando Francés, it includes five large-scale, carved wooden sculptures of his celebrated COMPANION, among other figures. In their numerous different versions, they represent the work for which KAWS, who is also a forerunner of the Art & Toys movement, is internationally known.

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