Psychedelic 1960s: The Poster Art of Rick Griffin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Coinciding with our special feature in our March 2014 issue on the rock poster art scene in San Francisco in the 1960s, we are looking at the portfolios of the "Big 5" who helped define the era. Of all the famous 1960s poster artists, especially living and working in San Francisco during that time period, Rick Griffin is widely considered to be the most influential. Part psychedelic, part sexual revolution, part comics, part surf bohemia, Griffin embodies California's visual history. 

Scott Campbell "The Smartest Thing I Ever Did Were Foolish Things For Love" @ Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
From the press release of tattoo and fine artist Scott Campbell's new exhibition: Emerging from a New York group of artists of the early 2000’s, consisting of Nate Lowman, Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Campbell has become an internationally recognized figure within the art world. Known for his intricate works in a variety of unusual and exciting mediums, Campbell is at the forefront of young artists reintroducing craft and technique into art.

Tahuya Yoshikawa For Deus Ex Machina

Design // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Renowned surfboard shaper Tahuya "Tappy" Yoshikawa teamed up with Deus Ex Machina and created a run of limited edition skateboards. Yoshikawa custom shaped each board as he would a surfboard. In addition to Yoshikawa's heavy aesthetics, he also finished the skateboards with his signature psychedelic resin style. These will be available exclusively at the Deus Temple show room.

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.

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