Chewbaaca Shares Amazing Behind-The-Scene Pics

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Peter Mayhew, otherwise sometimes known as the man behind Chewbacca, has released some pretty epic behind-the-scenes pics from Star Wars on his Twitter account.

Allison Schulnik's Clay-Mations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We are in awe of Allison Schulnik's latest animation. Her use of stop-motion oil painting and incredible clay-mation alongside a haunting soundtrack makes for yet another breathtaking short. 'Although a haunting sense of foreboding, discomfort and unease is palpable, a sense of understanding, compassion and hopefulness for her cast of characters is still evident...'

Illustrations and Collages by Bjorn Copeland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Bjorn Copeland this morning. 'Copeland guts and recombines found materials into psychotropic Pop assemblages. Having founded the experimental noise-rock band Black Dice while studying at RISD, Copeland's artistic and musical careers have developed simultaneously. A crossing of audio and visual ways of thinking have become almost second nature to him; when conceiving of Pop, it is with Paolozzi-style collages, DIY record covers, 50’s rock-and-roll and pop-electronic beats in mind.'

The Works of Michael Swaney

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
We came across the work of Michael Swaney a few times since the new year, as the artist is set to show at a few galleries we love in Europe, Blokker in Madrid and Krets in Malmo, Sweden. Swaney is part of a great group of Canadian painters, Neil Farber comes to mind, who have transitioned from character-based work to abstract paintings. Definitely keeping an eye on Swaney in the coming years...

"The Simpsons" Honor Japanese animator/director, Hayao Miyazaki

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Crazy to think the venerable television mainstay "The Simpsons" is 25 years old, even though most of us on staff can't think of a time when the show wasn't part of global pop culture (pretty sure a few people on this staff actually never lived in a world of Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie, but we digress) In a recent episode of the show, the creators made a homage to Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, the man behind beloved animation films like Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Totoro.

New Works of Dean Monogenis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
One of our favorite artists we discovered last year was Brooklyn-based painter Dean Monogenis, an artist who can create wonderful architectural settings that balance on the edge of futurism and surealism. Not only did the artist have a busy 2013 with a ton of new paintings, he is currently showing in a group show at Walter Maciel in Los Angeles... 

Paco Pomet "Scapelands" @ Richard Heller, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Richard Heller Gallery is pleased to announce, Scapelands, a new collection of paintings by Spanish artist, Paco Pomet. The exhibition kicks off the new year for the Santa Monica/Bergmot Station gallery, with Pomet's new work opening January 11, 2014. 

Amir H Fallah "THE COLLECTED" @ The Third Line, Dubai

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
An artist and curator we have truly appreciated over the years is Los Angeles-based painter Amir H. Fallah (also the man behind the great art brand Beautiful/Decay). Over the past few shows he has had as a fine artist, we have increasingly been impressed with his work, a mixture of psychedelic, surreal commissioned portraits, with his recent work currently on display at The Third Line in Dubai. 

Interview: Land, October, 2013

Design // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
With an enthusiastic email off to our editor a few months ago I suggested doing a piece on who I thought was "Work By Land" based somewhere in the North West. A few months later I've come to know the dynamic design team Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes who together make LAND, who are actually based in Austin, Texas. Being a not-so-secrete admirer of LAND I could not have been happier to grab their ear for a brief moment in their hectic schedules. 

Hair Drawings and Installations by HONG CHUN ZHANG

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
China-born, Kansas-based artist Hong Chun Zhang has a fascination with hair, whether large format charcoal drawings of hair that extend to the floors of a gallery, or her Hairy Object series that puts hair in absurd situations, the work is both well-rendered and fascinating. Some people feel repulsed by a clump of hair, and Zhang embraces it.

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