The Legendary Mati Klarwein

Erotica // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mati Klarwein is often considered "the man literally responsible for every great, legendary record cover you've ever seen--if he didn't do it, he inspired it." The masthead of the psychedelic visual revolution, Klarwein's aesthetic is a beast of its own and its reverberations can be seen in a staggering amount of contemporary illustration, especially artwork made for music. These wild, expressive images harness an erotic power of their own, fueled by the iconically free-flowing sexuality of the era.

Preview: Charlie Immer "Loose Juice" @ La Luz de Jesus, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Inspired heavily by horror films, cartoons, nature, candy, and video games, January 2014 cover artist (cover of the Alex Pardee curated "Imagination Issue" no doubt) Charlie Immer‘s striking, surreal work is both humorous and unsettling. “Loose Juice” is Immer’s first solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and features paintings focused on Endurance. The show opens this Friday, April 4, 2014. 

SHEPARD FAIREY "50 Shades of Black" @ Subliminal Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
We are just getting your calendars prepped for your mid-April exhibition schedule, and Shepard Fairey's "50 Shades of Black" should be checked out. The show is Shepard's third installment of his album cover series, and the 50 Shades of Black show is back on Fairey’s home turf of Los Angeles and the opening night event will include a performance by legendary DJ Z-Trip, who created the soundtrack to Fairey’s Sound & Vision show at Stolenspace in London.

Dennis Stock's "California Trip"

Photography // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
In 1968, Dennis Stock traveled up and down the West Coast documenting the hippies and various countercultures prevalent at the time. His book “The California Trip” catalogues these adventures photographed in black and white, but has become difficult to come by since going out of print. Stock who passed away in 2010 spent the majority of his life working for the prestigious Magnum photo agency. 

Watch: Wes Lang "The Studio" @ ARoS Aarhus Muesum of Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
A favorite here in the Juxtapoz office, Wes Lang, recently traveled to Denmark for his first solo show in a museum space at the ARoS Aarhus Museum of Art. As part of the exhibition Wes built a full working studio and idoart.dk stopped by for a visit. Check out some photos and listen to Wes reflecting on his work in a video after the jump...

Jeremy Fish "Hunting Trophies" @ Mark Moore Gallery, Project Room, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Two-time Juxtapoz artist and recent collaborator on our recent Surfcraft project, Jeremy Fish is set to open a brand new body of work at Mark Moore Gallery's Project Room on April 4, 2014. "Hunting Trophines" will comprise of 25 new paintings placed into a 17 x 17 foot hunting lodge installation, which knowing Fish will be epic and immersive. Which means you are going to want to check it out in person. 

Chloe Early "Suspended" @ The Outsiders, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Outsiders London are pleased to announce our debut solo exhibition with a Juxtapoz favorite and London-based artist Chloe Early. Suspended features several large-scale paintings alongside a selection of exquisite smaller works, referencing the romantic splendor of Renaissance religious art while exploring the themes of weightlessness and gravity. Andrew Telling created a wonderful companion short film for Suspended that was just released as well. 

Paintings by Ryan McLennan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Every animal is at a loss; how is one to known if they are the predator or the prey in the uncertain microcosm presented? In this bizarre world the trees bare few leaves and seem of little importance to anyone besides the occasional moose cleaning the skin from its new antlers. Humans may have inhabited this place at some point, but not anymore...

Judith Supine Scales the Queensboro Bridge

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Coinciding with the opening of his "Golden Child" exhibition at Mecka Gallery on Saturday, Brooklyn-based artist Judith Supine sent us over a video of him scaling up the Queensboro Bridge to install one of his pieces. Previously Supine has hung his paintings on the Williamsburg Bridge in 2009 and the Manhattan Bridge in 2007.

Klara Kristalova "Big Girl Now" @ Lehmann Maupin, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Currently on display at Lehmann Maupin is an exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by Czechoslovakian-born and Sweden-based artist Klara Kristalova. In her second exhibition with the gallery, Kristalova continues her work in ceramics to visualize psychological states of being and explore the complexity of the human condition...

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