'Aurora,' Christopher Kelly's Massive Polar Bear Puppet

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Ready to march in London for Greenpeace International's day of action to protect the arctic is a massive people-powered Polar Bear. 'Aurora,' the giant puppet was designed by Christopher Kelly and manufactured by Factory Settings. Weighing 3 tons, the bear requires 15 puppeteers and 30 volunteers to operate. The head itself is the size of a smart car!

Paper Designs by Lobulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
We are enjoying these vibrant, detailed paper art pieces by London-based Lobulo Design. Lobulo's subjects range from Mr. T and Lady Gaga to anatomical dissections of frogs.

Where's Seokmin Ko?

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Seoul-based Korean artist Seokmin Ko's photographic series The Square evokes both a peaceful sense of being at one with the world around us and a feeling of being lost. Addressing ideas of normalcy and identity, the artist holds up a giant mirror to reflect his surroundings and camouflage himself from the viewer...

Photographs of Musically Animated Paint

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
In this series "What Does Music Look Like," photographer Martin Klimas pours vibrantly colored paints on a surface resting above a speaker. He then blasts some Kraftwerk and Miles Davis, which causes the paint to bounce to the funky rhythms while he snaps away with his camera to capture high-speed shots of the vibrating paint.

'American Tint,' a Collection of Photochromes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
One of our favorite sites, 50watts, has compiled a wonderful collection of Photochromes they found in the Beineke Rare Book library. Photochrome is a photographic technique that was popular between 1890 and 1910 with prints being turned into postcards. The process involved pressing half-tone negatives against special litho stones and retouching the tonal scales of colors to strengthen or soften them.

Eric Yahnker "EBONY & BENGHAZI" @ Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
One of the most interesting, irreverent, humorous, and talented artists working in galleries today has to be Eric Yahnker, who controls a colored pencil and critique of pop culture better than anyone. The May 2011 cover artist just opened a brilliant new show, Ebony & Benghazi, at Ambach & Rice in Los Angeles, featuring both massive colored pencil works on paper, installation pieces, and apparently, a naked woman hanging out in the gallery. 

BLAB Show 2013 @ Copro Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Copro Gallery will be presenting the eighth annual BLABSHOW  group art exhibition. Curated by Monte Beauchamp, the group show includes artists such as Nicoletta Ceccoli, Travis Louie, Souther Salazar, Glenn Barr, Camille Rose Garcia, and many more!

David Ellis "Hudson River Alley" @ Joshua Liner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Hudson River Alley, an exhibition of paintings and mixed-media works by the New York-based artist and former Juxtapoz cover artist, David Ellis. This is Ellis’s second solo show with the gallery, and the artist will be present at the opening reception on September 12. We have a preview of some of the tobacco stain works and other paintings that will be in the exhibition.

The Fractal Paintings of Gustaf Lillestierna

Illustration // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gustaf Lillestierna is a Swedish artist who paints repetitive images of portraits, recreating a fractal effect through painstaking traditional means. This bizarre crossing of traditional and digital means defies the strictures of process. 

Lucy McLauchlan For The New Library Of Birmingham

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Lucy McLauchlan has always been one of the most talented muralist that we know, as well as fine artists who also creates site-specific works that seemlessly fit into their environments. Her newest project, a site-specific work of multiple panels in the rotunda of Europe's largest library,the new Library of Birmingham.

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