John Waters "Bad Director's Chair" @ Spruth Magers, Berlin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
One of the most celebrated directors in American independent cinema, John Waters (featured in our August 2010 issue) is at his vibrant best when flaunting Hollywood’s rules or reveling in bad taste. The director of Pink Flamingos (1972) and Pecker (1998) brings the same wit and audacity to the art gallery. 

"Words by Rakim" by Matt Bieler

Music // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Rakim is a legend, no need to argue or debate that issue. This wonderful video, "Words by Rakim," is not only insightful into the world of an accomplished hip-hop artist, but an artistic approach to the medium of documentary shorts. Matt Bieler, great job.

The Incomparable Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
In the past few years NYC-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu's career has risen to the highest of heights in the illustration community, garnering limitless praise, attracting an impressive list of clients, and earning the sincerest admiration of fellow illustrators around the world. Her prolific output and visually sumptuous images never fail to stimulate the senses and elicit a sense of awe regarding her technical and compositional prowess. 

Update: The Photoreal Works of Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
New York-based artist Yigal Ozeri has continued to take hyper-realism to the next level. It's hard to believe that his work isn’t an actual photograph. Capturing solar flares, dreamy light, and contrasting color tones, he’s shown just how far he’s willing to go to capture a moment.

The Book Collages of Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Bristol based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson creates incredible works of art by carving discarded encyclopedias and literally exposing their inner beauty. By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which Robinson aims to transform.

Tran Nguyen's Dreamscape Works

Illustration // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Georgia based artist Tran Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in the states. She received her BFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Tran says she is "fascinated with creating visuals...

The Works of Jessica Drenk

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Jessica Drenk was raised in Montana, where she developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today. Tactile and textural, her sculptures highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials. Drenk's work is also influenced by systems of information and the impulse to develop an encyclopedic understanding of the world.

Gesaffelstein: Pursuit Music Video

Music // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Today we’re enjoying French musician Gesaffelstein’s Pursuit music video. Gesaffelstein has worked alongside, Tiga, Miss Kittin, Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, and produced two tracks on Yeezus. No amateur to the music scene, Gesaffelstein’s Pursuit video is a great sample of an audible world and visual world coming together.

Psychedelic 1960s: The Poster Art of Wes Wilson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
With our special Psychedelic 1960s feature now on newsstands, which features an in-depth look into the "Big 5" of the San Francisco poster art scene in the 1960s, we plan on showcasing the five's art on the site in the coming days. Today, we look at Wes Wilson, an artist whose poster art designs took typography to its most mind-bending possibilities. (As in, its pretty damn hard to read what bands were playing, but you knew you wanted to go!) 

Yoshitomo Nara @ Blum and Poe, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Blum & Poe is very pleased to announce a comprehensive solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara (and 2x Juxtapoz cover artist). The exhibition will be the artist's seventh with the gallery and will include a selection of new paintings, a series of large-scale bronze sculptures, and a survey of approximately two hundred drawings made over the last thirty years.

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