Matt Doust "Final Works" @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Prior to the opening of this show, Matt Doust passed away from an epileptic seizure, and with his family's blessing, Thinkspace honored Matt by presenting a final body of work this month. The result is a stunning body of hyperreal paintings. An accomplished portraitist, Doust’s hyperrealistic paintings explore the concept of identity through the external betrayals of the body. 

“Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes,” Featuring Superjail! Creator Christy Karacas

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
The second episode of Microsoft's Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes, a three-part series featuring an intimate look at creative inspirations behind the work of influential artists, features New York-based animator Christy Karacas and creator of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Superjail! Series. The episode follows Christy around his home borough of Brooklyn as he researches, creates storyboards and animates his characters all with his tablet.

Nuart 2013: The Final Shots

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Here is a final look at some of the street works, murals, and beer tunnel installations that help complete the story of Nuart 2013 and our week in Stavanger, Norway. Aiko, David Choe, ROA, Faith47, and Vhils all had standout pieces, but we loved seeing the works and meeting DALeast, Martin Whatson, Strok, Dot Dot Dot, Ernest Zacharevic, and all the artists who put work up all week... 

The Photography of Roger Ballen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Roger Ballen's name may be familiar to you if you are a Die Antwoord fan. Ballen directed the "I Fink U Freeky" video for the South Africans and recently had an exhibition featuring photographs of the group at Mouche Gallery in LA. Here is a collection of his always intriguing work, mostly from his 2009 series Boarding House.  

Isabel Martinez' "Quantum Blink" Series

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
'According to quantum mechanics we have forty conscious moments per second, and our brains connect this sequence of nows to create the illusion of the flow of time." The photographs in Isabel Martinez' series Quantum Blink consist of two exposures taken one after the other. With in-camera masks, the photographer achieves the striped pattern and allows her to blend two images together and at the same time 'keep them from fully fusing into one another.'

Mountain Hut Located on Europe's Highest Peak

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
The Efuge du Gouter is a self sufficient hut located on Europe's highest peak and is meant to house mountaineers after they reach the end of their climb. A helicopter was used to transport materials, wood was cut from nearby forests and the 69 pilings anchor the structure 12m into the mountain rock. Withstanding winds up to 300 km/h the building also as a melting unit to keep off the snow!

Brian Adam Douglas' Cut Paper Painting

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Brian Adam Douglas (aka ELBOW-TOE) uses a unique cut paper and collage technique he calls 'paper painting.' Painting individual parts of paper, he carefully cuts them and sticks them to a wooden panel to create the final painting-like composition. "Forgoing the relative ease and fluidly of the brush stroke, the artist methodically builds his compositions through shards of color incised from sheets of paper..."

Shaina Craft's 'Experiments in Flesh'

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
New York-based artist and soon-to-be MFA graduate of The New York Academy of Art 'explores the human face and the mental condition of her subjects." The primarily figurative work reflects and obsession with the human form. Her large oil paintings are glazed with many layers of sheer color, creating a luminous effect.

Kincaid Blackwood Photography

Erotica // Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kincaid Blackwood writes erotica and takes erotic photos. He shoots kinky stories that seem both dreamed and real, and doesn't shoot what he thinks will turn someone else on, but rather "whatever story is inside." Blackwood lives in Atlanta, GA, but claims that "no place is really safe from my images." We love the narrative power of his images. NSFW!

Rocío Cañero Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, September 14, 2013
Rocío Cañero's artwork is nasty-slick-amazing and we love it. Born and raised in Madrid, Cañero grew up around graffiti, skateboarding and crews, and her artistic career actually began in photography. It's not hard to see how the urban street aesthetic has influenced her work.

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