Happy Magic Water Cube, a Waterpark in Beijing

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
That isn't a screenshot from an underwater Pixar film, it is an actual water park in Beijing, China! It is located in the former home of swimming and diving events during the 2008 Olympics, the Beijing National Aquatic Center. Designed by Forrec Ltd., the colorful fantastical world sits in one of the few structures to remain in use and profitable following the event. 

Kehinde Wiley "World Stage: Jamaica" @ Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Kehinde Wiley will be bringing his continuing series "The World Stage" (this time Jamaica) to Stephen Friedman Gallery in London this fall. Opening October 15, the exhibition features Jamaican men and women assuming poses taken from 17th and 18th century British portraiture, the first one in the "World Stage" series to feature portraits of women.

3-Ton Aerical Mosaic of Johanessburg by Gerhard Marx

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
From a distance this enormous sculpture appears to be an aerial photograph blown up and mounted. However, as you look closer you will find that it is a huge mosaic made from natural stone, red brick, ceramic elements and glass! The 56-panel sculpture weights almost three tons and was created by artist Gerhard Marx and Spier Architectural Arts for the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair.

Photographs by Adeline Mai

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Photographs of people taken underwater naturally have an otherworldy feel to them and it can be easy to twist and maneuver the body into unique and visually interesting positions. The photographs in Adeline Mai's series, "Weighlessness" series are distinctively different than most, utilizing warm colors rather than the usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water as.

Photocopy Machine Erotica: Lieve Prins

Erotica // Friday, October 04, 2013
"The photocopy machine and scanner has become an iconic informal meeting place in offices throughout the world, a universal grey box suited only for talk around or over. But for more than 20 years, Lieve Prins has refined an ability to speak with and through this humble office-bound device, transforming a mundane reproducer of 2-D documents into a gorgeously expressive medium capable of capturing..."

IN L.A.: Xara Thustra "THX" @ NEW IMAGE ART

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Yes, that picture is amazing right there of Xara Thustra and Jeffrey Deitch, doing a hangout session outside of Thustra's THX exhibition at New Image Art Gallery in LA last Saturday night. Maybe it wasn't just a show. It was more of an event, with live music, projections, and a little slice of some San Francisco thrown in the mix. Through a mix of graffiti, Mission School aesthetics, activism, and plain old art invasion of a gallery, we recommend checking out THX. 

Seth Armstrong "Lovin’ Thy Neighbor" @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Los Angeles based painter Seth Armstrong: Lovin' Thy Neighbor. Armstrong’s paintings feel cinematic and theatrical, delighting in the jarring minutiae of a surrealist’s penchant for unexpected details. Looking to the absurd moments in the every day, the artist creates works that capture the recognizable and the familiar, as punctuated by fantasy and surprise. 

Pete Fowler "Theme From Boat Weirdos (extended version)" @ The Book Club, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
The Book Club is happy to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Pete Fowler. Known for his psychedelic character design, Fowler’s work has over the years, taken to a wide variety of media – most notably toy designs, print making, large-scale acrylic paintings, sculpture, custom synthesisers and music videos for the likes of The Horrors and Super Furry Animals. Fowler is also one half of the cosmic yacht rock musical duo, Seahawks.

IN L.A.: Studio Visit With Mercedes Helnwein

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Mercedes Helnwein’s latest exhibition opens this upcoming Saturday, October 5, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, and for the occasion,  we were invited to stop by Helnwein's studio for a preview of what she has been working on for the past few months. Photos and more after the jump..

Intricately Cut Newspapers by Myriam Dion

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Canadian artist Myriam Dion will take a newspaper and intricately cuts patterns into the pages, leaving behind elements of an article's text or photographs. These elements perfectly compliment the incredible detailed and flawless patterns in the final work.

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