Optimist Studio Visit: "Packrat's Paradise"

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 02, 2015
Photographer Brock Brake did a studio visit with graffiti artist Optimist on the occassion of a new gallery show of work made over the last eight years, "Packrat's Paradise."

The Natural Wonders of Inka and Niclas

Photography // Monday, February 02, 2015
Inka and Niclas are a Swedish photography duo and they focus on human interaction with nature. These images are jaw dropping.  Inka and Niclas are a Swedish photography duo and they focus on human interaction with nature. These images are jaw dropping. In their work, "a happy conversation between a human and nature is revealed in sweeping tableaus, lush color fields, and small, but undeniably engaged individuals, couples, and groups. Whether deeply involved in the conversation, or expectant that it will happen, the subjects bare a desire for this connection." Desire is the word. We want to be there, sitting by that rainbow rock.  via thisispaper.com and @anothermagazine

Wonky Aristocrats by Genieve Figgis

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 01, 2015
Genieve Figgis's work has been described as "Roccoco paintings left out to rot," but we beg to differ. Some of these trippy, drippy figurative paintings are remixes of specific historical painting, but their vibe is super fresh and funny. 

video: Aper for Montana Cans

Graffiti // Sunday, February 01, 2015
What's the best way to test Montana's new color Iroko Red? By painting a CTA clean train which is what Canadian writer Aper does in this video.

"Zonians" by Matías Costa

Photography // Sunday, February 01, 2015
Photographed from 2011 to 2014, Matias Costa’s Zoiians is a series of images that follow the traces of the Zonians memory and the moments before their near disappearance. “Known as the Zonians, these people were stripped of their privileges in 1999 when their land ceased to be a North American territory. 

Painting Passion 4: Body Count

Graffiti // Saturday, January 31, 2015
We're not sure what to make of this new video by Jesse Edwards. It's pretty weird, but awesome at the same time. And it has appearances by Adek and Katsu, so you should probably just watch it.

Annie Ling's "Awhereness"

Photography // Saturday, January 31, 2015
“Romania and Moldova are beautiful countries with an ugly problem. Every year, thousands of women, men and children are trafficked outside and within the borders for sex and forced labor,” writes Patricia Chabvepi on the project Awhereness by Brooklyn-based photographer Annie Ling. 

Marcas Contemporary Hosts Trekell Artist Showcase

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 30, 2015
Aligned with their vision to support artistic diversity and public interaction within the arts, Marcas Contemporary and Trekell Fine Art Supplies are inviting six artists to paint in front of a public audience while fielding questions about their art practices and work methods.

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Friday, January 30, 2015
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. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report. 

Photorealistic Paintings by Kip Omolade

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 30, 2015
Beginning his art career as a graffiti artist while interning at Marvel Comics and The Center for African Art, Kip Omolade has created beautiful portraits connected to ancient, realistic African sculptures. The series, Diovadiova Chrome, investigates immortality.


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