Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Juxtapoz x Brixton ‘Sight & Sound’ Video Series (Part 1)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Check out part one of Brixton's four part video series documenting our trip and two-night Sight & Sound event with them during SXSW. This segment highlights our first day in Austin, TX and includes footage from Jason Jessee’s art show at No Comply Skateshop.

William S. Burroughs Shooting T-shirts... with his name on it

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
We are going to start this post off with saying we have absolutely no idea what is going on here. But somehow, William S. Burroughs, at the age of 82, shooting guns at t-shirts with his own name on it is sort of some form of abstract art. Or just weird. Maybe just weird. 

"Karma" by Oscar Monzó

Photography // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Oscar Monzón’s book “Karma” is a study of the car as public and personal space. The book is intelligently designed, with strange juxtapositions of shiny chrome mechanical objects and surreal portraits from odd angles. Monzón uses an intense flash aesthetic and embraces his invasion of others privacy: showing photographs of drivers doing drugs, flipping the camera off, and in dire situations.

The Strange Paintings of RUBENIMICHI

Erotica // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
RUBENIMICHI creates paintings that are seemingly the bizarre lovechild of the religious, the scientific, the satanic and the tribal. The painter seems to explore the visual path of inherited myths, like that of Adam and Eve, and re-envisions them with a satirical twist that is often provocative or dark.

Robert C. Jackson's Candy-Filled Still Lifes

Illustration // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Robert C. Jackson is a contemporary still-life artist whose paintings are far from the traditional definition of a "still life." Populated by balloon animals, toy dinosaurs, cakes, candies, cookies and ice cream, these paintings are immeasurably fun--yet don't be fooled by the bright colors, there's more than just fun going on in these scenes. 

The Collaborative Mind of J. Powers Bowman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
J. Powers Bowman creates collaborations with himself. Combining his insanely intricate elements of land air and seascapes, with more landscapes, cities and patterns, his illustrations are drawn, photocopied, cut, drawn and reconstituted again- all by him. I don't really know what that means but the result is just as insane as it was to begin with, but more complex. I'm going to go ahead and categorize this under 'blowing my mind.'

Paintings by Ricky Allman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The last time we featured the work of Ricky Allman, oil was spewing from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. We thought he seemed pretty confident despite the omnipresent gloom. We're not sure if the gloom is any less omnipresent these days but we thought we would re-visit the Kansas City-based artist's work. Allman grew up as a Mormon in Utah prepping for Doomsday. When he was 25 and moved to Boston "suddenly the mountains were replaced with skyscrapers and my surroundings felt much more threatening. The architecture felt like it could come crashing down on me any moment."

Interview: Aaron James Draplin, March, 2014

Design // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The following interview first appeared in our March, 2014 issue: The best way to stay inspired and current in any creative field is by keeping tabs on your peers. For any of you designers, Aaron James Draplin better be on the top of your list, and not because his name starts with the letter A. In addition to Aaron’s impressive list of clients he is also behind those cult-like notebooks you see being jotted in all over the world, Field Notes.

Fashion Design by Masha Reva

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
This morning we take a look back at a selection of work by Kiev-based artist and fashion designer Masha Reva.

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