Life as a Stormtrooper

Photography // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Malaysian photographer Zahir Batin has created a photo series that gives us a glimpse of what the life of a “Star Wars”stormtrooper would be like. Using a combination of actual figurines and handmade props, Batin depicts scenes ranging from dramatic moments, to mid-action depictions, to just plain hilarious happenings. By toying with the viewers’sense of scale, Batin constructs spaces that are truly visually convincing. 

First Look: Christian Rex van Minnen "Glazed and Confused"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We are very excited to get a first look at Christian Rex van Minnen's work for his upcoming "Glazed and Confused" exhibit at Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Featured in our recent April, 2014 issue, van Minnen explores the techniques and styles of Old Masters' oil painting while seeking out opportunities within the traditional layers and glazes of paint to create a confused stratum of form, content and meaning...

112-Meter High Gas Tank Becomes A Massive Light Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany is a former 20,000 square meter former gas tank that has been converted into an exhibition space. Last year it housed the Big Air Package, the world's largest inflatable structure without a skeleton (also the largest indoor sculpture). More recently, German creative studio Urbanscreen has taken it over with a light installation taking over 320 degrees of wall and the ceiling! Watch a video after the jump...

Supersisters Trading Cards

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
For the dedicated sports fan, a collectible trading card is a glorified and appreciated form of professional athletic recognition. Published in 1979 with a grant from the New York State Education Department, Lois Rich and her sister Barbara Egerman contacted five hundred women of achievement and created cards for the first seventy-two that responded.

Shok1's Rainbow Negative Hands

Graffiti // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
London-based graffiti writer, Shok 1, recently painted a pair of rainbow hands that resemble X-ray negatives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bud Snow @ The Naming Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Based in Vancouver BC, Bud Snow (aka Julia Davis) is a public and private artist who explores forms such as automatism, action painting, community installation, and personal and societal mythology while emphasizing scale. She coined the term Neo Primalism meaning, “A new approach to ‘cave painting’ – an urban explorer that sits as an outlier to both the social platform of graffiti, and the beaurocratic channels of public art.” 

Watch: Pharrell x Major Lazer “Aerosol Can” ft. Mike Giant

Music // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dub-electro trio Major Lazer (Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire) along with Pharrell dropped their single "Aerosol Can" earlier this year. For the video, long-time Mad Decent creative contributor Kyle DePinna directs an animated timelapse of none other than Mike Giant as he writes out the lyrics on white walls in marker. Interesting.

Art by Vera Elena Solodovnikova

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Vera Elena Solodovnikova is an artist born in Riga, after studying Fine Arts in London, she lives and works in Barcelona. In her works she tries to illustrate what the Earth will look like, if human beings disappear from the world. According to the imagery, a new era will begin in which animals rule the planet and develop their own customs, beliefs, traditions, and cults.

The Laser and Fluorescent Works of Matthew Schreiber

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Matthew Schreiber, in the vein of another fantastic light and installation artist James Turrell, creates brilliant, immersive site-specific laser, fluorescent light installation works that we have really enjoyed for the past few years. Matthew Schreiber just opened a new solo show at Johannes Vogt Gallery in NYC, spanning across both exhibition spaces of the gallery and combines works across varying mediums including light sculptures, holography, photography, and an immersive architectural intervention that features a laser diode installation that takes over the entire rear gallery.

The British Are Coming! @ Copro Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
The British will be arriving in LA Saturday May 3rd for an exclusive one night only take over of the Copro Art Gallery for BritWeek LA 2014: showcasing a unique collection of original artworks from top British Artists including: Pure Evil, Insa, Nick Walker, RYCA, Banksy, Inkie, Goldie, China Mike, Ben Eine.. and a celebration British style! There are many surprises in store for the night.. an evening not to be missed!

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