The Work of Olaf Hajek

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Although German artist Olaf Hajek is best known for his illustrations accompanying stories in everything from The New York Times to Playboy, it's no question that his angular and surreal works can stand on their own. With stong, graphic lines, dreamlike colors, and rustic, stylized forms...  

Joram Roukes "Paramnesia" @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Next Saturday, July 19th, Thinkspace will be presenting new works by Dutch artist Joram Roukes (April, 2013) in Paramnesia. Roukes has been residing and working in Los Angeles over the past six months, drawing inspiration from his time spent in the city for this new body of work. Combining imagery distilled from the observed and the imagined, the artist’s paintings invoke a schizophrenic contemporaneity colonized by both disaster and desire. Roukes’ works present us with fractured identities and chasmic experiences: frayed realities ambiguously dramatized through the aberrations of fantasy

"Big Up" by Ben Watts

Photography // Friday, July 11, 2014
Big Up is an impressive array of portraits featuring rappers, actors, boxers, dancers, skateboarders, children, and other street characters. London-born photographer Ben Watts started this collection in 1990 when he came to New York from the Sydney College of Arts. Fascinated by the faces and energy of New York’s urban youth culture, the book started as a collection of personal snapshots that continued to build over a dozen years.

The Art City Project "Way Out West"

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Yesterday The Art City Project launched Way Out West, a public art exhibition reflecting the changing social landscape of the West Coast and exploring the role of contemporary art in public spaces. The month-long installation spans billboards, transit shelters, bus takeovers, and other alternative spaces throughout San Francisco's transitional inner Mission neighborhood and features art from contemporary artists with roots in California including Chris Johanson, Andrew Schoultz, Jen Stark, Brett Amory, Casey Grey, Jeremy Fish, and more.

"Morpheus" Group Show @ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Copro Gallery presents a group exhibition curated by James Cowan & Morpheus Gallery. Morpheus began in 1989 by publishing books and prints by Swiss surrealist and ALIEN designer, H.R. Giger, and expanded to include such artists as De Es Schwertberger, Jacek Yerka, Judson Huss, and Zdzislaw Beksinski. The show opens Saturday, July 12. 

Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, July 11, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

ColArt Americas and Juxtapoz Present the Griffin Art Prize USA 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Launched on June 1, ColArt and Juxtapoz aim to seek out a new and emerging artist and provide him or her with a platform to create new work and excel their skill during a four-week residency in the center of London’s global contemporary art market. The winning artist will receive a prize package valued at more than $15,000, including flights, accommodations, a living stipend and access to necessary materials from the fine art brands, as well as a mentor that will oversee a number of tutorials with art professionals, visits to exhibitions, galleries and social events. At the end of the residency, the winning artist will show his or her work in an open studio exhibition in a section of ColArt’s Griffin Art Gallery. 

Juxtapoz x Adobe Present: The Making of... A Jeremy Fish Drawing

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
For the past few months, we have been following a special project between Adobe, Juxtapoz, and Jeremy Fish, in which Fish will be creating an animated mural that utilizes the new updates to Adobe Creative Cloud and the new creative hardware, Adobe Ink & Slide. Previously we had asked, “What if Fish took his 100 drawings—telling not only his history but also a special story about San Francisco—and created an animation that could be projected in a public space in the city for passersby to see as part of a moving-mural experience?” At the end of July 2014, Fish will be projecting the mural in the North Beach neighborhood, which he calls home.

ALEXANDRE FARTO aka VHILS @ EDP FOUNDATION, Lisbon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Our friend VHILS just opened his first museum show, a substantial body of work, at the EDP Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal... and we have some great shots of the full installation. VHILS has been doing fantastic works in both gallieries and in the streets for years, and has been one of the most innovative street artists working in Europe. The exhibition was curated by João Pinharanda.

Scene Report: São Paulo

Graffiti // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s São Paulo Scene Report.

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