5 Tips For An Effective Online Portfolio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The staff at Juxtapoz looks at a lot of artist's portfolios and we always try to stress the importance of having a clean, straightforward and functional website. It's an essential tool that can play a large part in how successfully your promote and showcase your work. It can mean the difference in attracting clients and having your work shared and written about on blogs and art websites...

Succubus: The Work of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We posted about Alva Bernadine recently on the site, and we forgot that the artist helped us with the Guy Bourdin story we ran a few months back.Today, we show you the series, "Succubus," and the explanation of the series in the artist's own words...

Game Of Thrones... As Explained in a Google Maps print

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I'm a man of simplicity, and for every time someone asks me what I thought about the last episode of "Game of Thrones," and for every reference of Emilia Clarke that I don't understand, some genius who goes by "selvag" on Reddit created this Game of Thrones map in the Google Maps aesthetic that helps give a little context and sense to the uber popular fantasy show. It's only going for $21 on Etsy right now. I'm sure George R.R. Martin has his already. 

Fine Art In The Streets Of Tehran, Iran

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tehran, Iran is a complicated place. Based at the immense Albourz mountain range, it holds about 12 million people in its expanded metropolitan area. And like any large city, it is fast and full of billboards. Billboards of ads or religious statements and not so much any more but phrases like Death To America, but for 10 days starting May 7, more than 1,500 billboards are displaying 700 works of art. Munch, Magritte, Hockney, Matisse and Picasso among traditional Persian miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and world famous Iranian poet and artist Sohrab Sepehri.

New Work by Myriam Dion

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We have seen and adored Myriam Dion delicate and intricate cut newspaper works of art where she would leave behind some elements of an article. In her new work, she has incorporated collage. Exploring the relationship between folk art and popular culture, Dion creates fragile masterpieces. To add to the juxtaposing elements, the titles of each piece is the newspaper’s date and primary subject.

The Japanese Art of Candy Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Candy and animals. This is an excellent combo. And where else can you find this level of cuteness than in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. At Ameshin, the candy shop run by Japanese confectioner Shinri Tezuka, you will find these adorable and delicious treats. Tezuka also offers classes on and demonstrations of Amezaiku, the 1300-year old traditional art where sugar, starch and water is sculpted and colored.

Wes Anderson Characters in LEGO by Matt Chase

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Matt Chase, illustrator and graphic designer, has created an awesome series combining two of our favorite things: LEGOs and characters from Wes Anderson films.

Moon Photo Book by Benjamin Freedman

Photography // Monday, May 11, 2015
With less than 2 days remaining, photographer Benjamin Freedman is raising money through a Kickstarter campaign to self publish a photobook of work he created during a residency in a remote town in northern Iceland. The book, titled “Observations of Foreign Objects”, uses abstraction and found objects to create a fictional sci-fi narrative about a lunar phenomenon in an isolated small town. 

Moses & Taps's "Splash - Rules of Vandalism" @ Le Paris(s) Urbain, Paris

Graffiti // Monday, May 11, 2015
Organized by The Grifters, Splash – Rules of Vandalism is a new exhibition by renowned graffiti writers, Moses and Taps opening at Le Paris(s) Urbain on May 30, 2015. Being their first exhibition in Paris, the press release explains, “ Moses Alias Taps™ will render the quinta essentia of pure graffiti and challenge another basis - to write a name. “Just paint...” or “A waste of paint...”, Top Sprayers will confront YOUR interpretation on what is standing between the Alpha and the Omega.”

Magic Hecksagon Print @1xRUN

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Jux contributor Kristin Farr manages to crank out tons of colorful, magical, geometrical paintings in between interviewing artists for the magazine, and there's only one day left to treat yourself to her new print at 1xRun. Inspired by folk art, her "Magic Hecksagon" paintings are infused with good luck and mystical powers. 

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