Opening: "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery—The People

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
As you may already know, or maybe you were there, but Juxtapoz celebrated a special 20th birthday exhibition, "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine" at Jonathan LeVine Gallery this past week in NYC. We were excited to see old friends, new friends, artists, curators, editors, and anyone and everyone who has contributed or supported the magazine over the past two decades. We had two wild nights of openings and parties, and with the gracious support of the entire Jonathan LeVine Gallery staff, Converse, Liquitex, and all our friends, here is a look at the people who came out and celebrated.

Bus Stops in Krumbach, Austria

Design // Monday, May 19, 2014
Bus stops are rather mundane, and turning them into public art projects is something cities have done for years to make them more appealing. Mostly, they just become advertisement centers for upcoming summer blockbusters. In Krumbach, Austia, a selection of renowned international architects turned 7 bus stops into mini-design projects. Some bizarre, some functional, some just a nice place to sit and look at a field. 

Studio Visit: Shark Toof: "I'm Shark Toof, Who The Hell Are You" @ Inner State Gallery, Detroit

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Shark Toof’s latest solo exhibition opened this past weekend  at Inner State Gallery in Detroit. In conjunction with the exhibition, titled "I'm Shark Toof, Who the Hell Are You?", we recently stopped by his studio for a sneak peek at what he’s been working on. Photos and more after the jump…

Anders "STRØK" Gjennestad @ Reed Projects, Stavanger, Norway

Street Art // Monday, May 19, 2014
Each year when we head to Nuart in Stavanger, Norway, we always like meeting and learning about new waves of European street artists. One artist who has been at Nuart in the past is Anders "STRØK" Gjennestad, who now has an exhibition of stencil works at Stavanger's Reed Projects.

The Victorian Revolutionary of Photographic Portraiture

Photography // Monday, May 19, 2014
In 1863 at the age of 48, Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera and immediately formed a passion for it, soon joining the photographic societies of London and Scotland. She primarily chose to photograph portraits and utilized the motion blur of longer exposures and carefully guided light to create her highly stylized images. Many of her photographs referenced religious iconography with many photographic representations of angels and the Virgin Mary, as well as visual references to mythology and Renaissance painting. 

Pow! Wow! Taiwan 2014

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Jasper Wong has been throwing massive street art gatherings for the last five years, starting in Hong Kong, moving to Hawaii, and this year, for the first time, in Taiwan. The festival is called POW! WOW! because that's the reaction Jasper wants to see as locals witness international artists' murals unfold on their city streets. Many Juxtapoz-featured artists will be coloring and crushing the walls of Taipei...

Chalkboard Style Paintings by Maximilian Toth

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
We are enjoying Connecticut-based artist Maximilian Toth's beautiful chalkboard-style paintings this morning. His work often depicts teenage antics from joyriding in shopping carts to swimming, parties and fence hopping that are actually making us feel a bit nostalgic for those younger years...

The Art of Matt Rota

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
This morning we take another look at Matt Rota, an award-winning illustrator based in New York and an instructor at institutions that include the School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Matt paints almost exclusively in watercolor, creating complex and engaging narrative landscapes.

Photographs by Rene Burri

Photography // Monday, May 19, 2014
Rene Burri, a Duke of mid-century photography, has had some eclectic images of the last century. Originally Swiss, his career mostly grew during the mid 50’s for Magnum Photos, traveling the world and he has captured many great historical figures portraits, including Winston Churchill and Pablo Picasso. Mostly known for catching the ephemeral parts of life at the right time, his images seem to create emotions of curiosity that are familiar and nostalgic, lasting beyond just the view of a photo.

Intricate Paper Sculptures by Nahoko Kojima

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Using a single sheet of paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima intricately cuts sculptures of animals and textures. While some are encased in acrylic sheets, others are installed in three-dimensions. She is currently hard at work on a life-sized swimming polar bear constructed from a single sheet of white Washi paper. The artwork, titled Byaku, will be on display at the Jerwood Space in London beginning next month. Watch a video after the jump!

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