The Latest from HOTxTEA

Street Art // Monday, March 30, 2015
We’ve always enjoyed the work of HOTxTEA, a street artist who ditched spray cans for yarn who now creates beautiful images, often using color gradients mixed with his simple, graphic installations. The use of yarn is inspired by his grandmother, who taught him to knit. 

Amir Fallah "From the Primitive to the Present" @ Charlie James Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2015
LA painter Amir Fallah was featured in our magazine last year and we always enjoy keeping up with his latest projects. For a new show at Charlie James Gallery, he created five large-scale paintings inspired by a family’s personal objects he collected from an estate sale in North Hollywood. Incorporating these objects into his imagery, he built a narrative around them through his investigation of the objects, including diaries and home videos, and the new series is the evidence of his process. We asked him a few questions about this new project.

EYES WIDE SHUT

Photography // Sunday, March 29, 2015
In her latest series “How We See” artist Laurie Simmons explores the notions of beauty, identity, and persona, by photographing close-up portraits of young women; evoking the tradition of the high-school portrait—when teenagers present their idealized selves to the camera. 

An update with Begr

Graffiti // Sunday, March 29, 2015
Begr continues his Y'all Don't campaign spraying his name all over the City of Angels.

Snapshots of “Dangerous” Women

Photography // Saturday, March 28, 2015
Coinciding with Women’s History Month, Rizzoli Publications will be releasing a book containing a collection of photographs gathered by art collector Peter J. Cohen depicting adventurous and rebellious women during the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s who visually pushed through the boundaries of acceptable behavior for women in their time. 

Laylah Ali "The Acephalous Series" @ Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 28, 2015
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Acephalous Series, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Laylah Ali. This is the artist’s first show with the gallery and her first solo exhibition of paintings in New York since 2005.

THE DUCK SHOW: Curated by Ryan Travis Christian @ Minotaur Projects, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2015
In late 2014, there was a Duck show curated by the great Chircago artist Ryan Travis Christian. Now, that Duck show has evolved into DUCKS! and is opening tonight (March 27) at our friend Louis Schmidt's new LA space, Minotaur Projects. There will be ducks painted by Jason Jagel, Richard Colman, Nat Russell, Mel Kadel, Paul Wackers, Ryan Travis Christian, Brian Willmont, Allison Schulnik, and so many more we can't even name them. 

Recap: Brixton & Juxtapoz Present Broadcast [Day 1]

Music // Friday, March 27, 2015
Here is a recap of day one, which saw us getting kicked off the roof of the Buckshot. Nots opened up at 4:00pm and got us all ready for the rest of the night’s lineup. Sheer Mag, The Rooms, Blind Shake, Adult Books, Arctic, Kim and the Created and Iceage are all some of our favorite live bands now.. and Kill the Kool aka THE SPITS might be the best band in the world.

Music Video: Jamie xx "Loud Places"

Music // Friday, March 27, 2015
Jamie xx has finally announced a long-awaited solo debut album, In Colour, out on Young Turks, June 1st/2nd in the US. If you don't know, Jamie xx is the from the xx, the London-based trio that the kids like. Jamie xx's releases around In Colour have been fantastic, and this festival ready "Loud Places," (with a video directed by Simon Halsall & JB Babenhausen) is now on rotation in our office.

The Importance of Having a Professional Website

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2015
Like a paintbrush and a canvas, building a website is an essential tool that every artist can utilize. These days there is no barrier between the artist and the general public. There is no doubt that with an online presence your work can more easily be found, shared, and recognized. Whether your are an artist, photographer, writer, or creative of any type, having a clean and functional website can be one of the most effective ways to market your work. 

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