Realistic Drawings by Steve Caldwell

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 17, 2014
This morning we check out UK-based artist Steve Caldwell's portraits. Known for producing meticulously realistic artwork in acrylics, Steve has produced work for exhibitions as well as private collections, commissions and the publishing industry including Puffin Books, Scholastic, Oxford University Press, and more.

"Brand New Paint Job" by Jon Rafman

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 17, 2014
Jon Rafman, whose fascinating collection of Google Street View screen captures we have often admired, has another ongoing projected titled "Brand New Paint Job." For the series, Rafman takes familiar settings and transforms the surfaces into patterns and paintings from classic artists such as Picasso, Monet, Haring, Duchamp, Matisse, Basquiat, O'Keeffe, and more.

One Industries x Misfits Collection

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 17, 2014
This past February at the San Diego Supercross, our friends at ONE Industries debuted a special limited edition collection of Misfits branded motocross race wear with some of the top the athletes: including the Rockstar KTM race team, featuring Jason Anderson, Ivan Tedesco as well as privateer rider Kyle Peters.

Work From Egene Koo

Illustration // Monday, March 17, 2014
Egene Koo is an illustrator based in Korea. Her beautifully illustrative oil paintings are a unique fusion of nature, fashion, and portraiture, depicting richly colored wildlife in the same space as over-sized high heels and well-dressed models with wide-eyed cat and rabbit faces, an unusual combination of elements that is both dreamy and unsettling.

Video: Chuck Close - Up Close And Personal

Photography // Sunday, March 16, 2014
“No hair, no makeup, no wardrobe, pick something, wear it, come on in, comb your own hair and uh..lets get going” says Chuck Close as he speaks on the preparations made for his photo shoots. Vanity Fair caught up with the infamous American painter and photographer in his studio where he was shooting large format Polaroid’s of celebrities. Close continues saying how he likes the participant to be a part of the active process and he doesn’t take “glamour shots.” Insightful perspective on the artist’s process and ideas behind his photographs.

MONTANA VERSUS PROJECT: Amend VS. "Merlot Red"

Graffiti // Sunday, March 16, 2014
To promote a range of new spray paint colors, Montana Colors invites established writers to test out one color each in this video series entitled “VERSUS Project.” This time around Oakland-based writer, Amend, busts out a trackside piece using the “Merlot Red” color.

Sight & Sound: Reigning Sound, Natural Child, Tijuana Panthers, and More.

Music // Saturday, March 15, 2014
The second day of our special Sight & Sound music showcase with Brixton featured Reigning Sound, Natural Child, Tijuana Panthers, The Drowning Men, Team Spirit, Big Ups, Destruction Unit, Nikki Lane, and Trouble in the Wind!

Hannah Whitaker "Cold Wave" @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Photography // Saturday, March 15, 2014
M+B is pleased to announce Cold Wave, Hannah Whitaker’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibition runs from March 15 to April 26, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 15 from 6 to 8 pm. This show expands on Whitaker’s interest in the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel who introduced the notion of unknowability to mathematics, a field often characterized by certainty. His ideas problematized early 20th century philosophical claims to truth and knowledge, a dialectic inherent to the medium of photography.

"Wonderland" by Jason Eskenazi

Photography // Saturday, March 15, 2014
Jason Eskenazi’s ‘Wonderland’ is a story and documentation of Russia in the 90’s. The book is a fairytale, narrative remnants of a utopian dream lost, and an amazing documentation of a failing nation. These images show violence, strange domestic scenes, destruction of cities, and upper class social circles. 

Wooden Street Art Figures by Joe Iurato

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 15, 2014
We love these little dudes. Of course, at first, you think there is some photo trickery involved, but at a closer look, you can tell that Joe Iurato is just really good at creating characters that fit seemlessly in their surroundings. As Joe notes, "I use layers of hand cut paper and spray paint to create texture and form - a modern adaptation of an old-fashioned printing process. My art is nothing more than the exploration and documentation of personal experiences. The pieces form an abstract of my life."

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