Casey Gray "Wave Pool" @ Park Life Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
This Friday, April 10th, 2015 San Francisco-based artist Casey Gray will present a new series of paintings for his first show at Park Life Gallery. The show titled Wave Pool, will feature Gray's “wavy” paintings that depict universal symbols of everyday life in a wavy or rippled motif that communicates a feeling of uncertainty or mistrust; a general cynicism related to the current changing socio-economic climate and related identity crisis of San Francisco.

Illustrations of Architects' Buildings and the Animals They Look Like

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
If you've ever thought that the Eiffel Tower look a little bit like a Giraffe or that the Guggenheim could be a snail, then you're not alone. Federico Babina, whose architecture-influenced illustrations we've been enjoying for years, has a whole series of famous architects' classic buildings and the animals they look like!

ROA "Metazoa" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Currently on view at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC is Metazoa, a series of new works by Belgian artist ROA in what is his debut solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist is also painting a public mural at a building owned by Mana Contemporary located in New Jersey near the approach to the Holland Tunnel.

The Arrival of Dr. Kola

Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Illustrator and designer Erick Thomas has found an outlet to create amazing graphics and products through his birth of Dr. Kola. The edgy, provocative illustrations and exciting line work keep your eyes rolling across every graphic. Erick is an LA based artist with east coast roots and draws inspiration from pop culture and his experiences through the commercial side of the industry.

Jean Bedez's Graphite Drawings

Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
In French artist Jean Bedez's graphite drawings, "pasts and presents interweave and we read man’s immemorial procession towards ruin. These strictly black-and-white works resonate with that “art of combat.” Each one becomes a chessboard on which religious, economic and political powers endlessly change places and the aura of sacredness."

video: Roger Ballen's Outland (2015)

Photography // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
If you are going watch this new video by acclaimed photographer and our November 2014 cover artist, Roger Ballen, we highly suggest you refrain from going to sleep for at least a few hours after viewing it to prevent any possible terrorizing nightmares. Seriously, this fantastic video entitled Outland is dark, creepy and enigmatic. Released in conjunction with Phaidon Press releasing a revised version of Outland, filmmaker Ben Jay Crossman gives us an insightful perspective showing the viewer “the mind inside the mind.” 

"Look Up" by Kamila K. Stanley

Photography // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Over the years, photographer Kamila K. Stanley has been photographing the sky at different times and locations—places including Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. In her recent series Look Up, the artist examines colors, shapes, complexion and character, in order to overlay portraits of women photographed in her studio, onto the collection of images she has gathered throughout the years of what lies above us. 

Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s

Erotica // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Before home video brought pornography into living rooms in the 1980s, adult films were projected to audiences in theaters and even reviewed by Variety and The New York Times. Films were often made under threat of legal action and for every big-budge film, "there were smaller films made in motel rooms with ookers or women who hated it...Just because it's old doesn't mean it's classic. Here are a collection of posters from that era of adult film...

Aakash Nihalani's Interactive Canvases

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
We continue to enjoy the work of NYC-based artist Aakash Nihalani, and have been really in to the new interactive projections he has been sharing on social media recently. Nihalani tells us that "In this sereis, cubic designs are projected onto a white wall, creating an interactive canvas for the viewer... 

Watch: An Intimate Portrait of REVOK

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
An intimate portrait of Revok as he prepares for his solo show with Library Street Colletive in Los Angeles and talks candidly about maturation as an artist. Video by Keegan Gibbs and presented by House Beer.