Shok1's Rainbow Negative Hands

Graffiti // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
London-based graffiti writer, Shok 1, recently painted a pair of rainbow hands that resemble X-ray negatives in Brooklyn, New York.

Bud Snow @ The Naming Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Based in Vancouver BC, Bud Snow (aka Julia Davis) is a public and private artist who explores forms such as automatism, action painting, community installation, and personal and societal mythology while emphasizing scale. She coined the term Neo Primalism meaning, “A new approach to ‘cave painting’ – an urban explorer that sits as an outlier to both the social platform of graffiti, and the beaurocratic channels of public art.” 

Watch: Pharrell x Major Lazer “Aerosol Can” ft. Mike Giant

Music // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dub-electro trio Major Lazer (Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire) along with Pharrell dropped their single "Aerosol Can" earlier this year. For the video, long-time Mad Decent creative contributor Kyle DePinna directs an animated timelapse of none other than Mike Giant as he writes out the lyrics on white walls in marker. Interesting.

Art by Vera Elena Solodovnikova

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Vera Elena Solodovnikova is an artist born in Riga, after studying Fine Arts in London, she lives and works in Barcelona. In her works she tries to illustrate what the Earth will look like, if human beings disappear from the world. According to the imagery, a new era will begin in which animals rule the planet and develop their own customs, beliefs, traditions, and cults.

The Laser and Fluorescent Works of Matthew Schreiber

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Matthew Schreiber, in the vein of another fantastic light and installation artist James Turrell, creates brilliant, immersive site-specific laser, fluorescent light installation works that we have really enjoyed for the past few years. Matthew Schreiber just opened a new solo show at Johannes Vogt Gallery in NYC, spanning across both exhibition spaces of the gallery and combines works across varying mediums including light sculptures, holography, photography, and an immersive architectural intervention that features a laser diode installation that takes over the entire rear gallery.

The British Are Coming! @ Copro Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
The British will be arriving in LA Saturday May 3rd for an exclusive one night only take over of the Copro Art Gallery for BritWeek LA 2014: showcasing a unique collection of original artworks from top British Artists including: Pure Evil, Insa, Nick Walker, RYCA, Banksy, Inkie, Goldie, China Mike, Ben Eine.. and a celebration British style! There are many surprises in store for the night.. an evening not to be missed!

Katie Jones-Barlow: A Useless Manual

Illustration // Monday, April 21, 2014
Currently working in London, Katie Jones-Barlow's work has a focus in creating a harmonious relationship between text and image. She says she is inspired by responding to literature by using found materials and...

“Black Friday” by Seph Lawless

Photography // Monday, April 21, 2014
Self-described American-based artist and political activist/artivist, Seph Lawless set out to photograph two shopping malls in Ohio that are now abandoned as a result of the economic recession. Once centers of activity for their communities, they are now overgrown with vegetation, floodwaters, and decay; an unfortunate trend that is sweeping through shopping centers across the nation. "It's a powerful symbol of America's economic decline,” explains Lawless. 

Janette Beckman "Rebel Cultures: Punks, Rap and Gangs" @ HVW8 Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
In the summer of 1982, Janette Beckman was introduced to members of the East LA gang El Hoyo Maravilla. She proceeded to document this culture much as she had with British punks and the emerging New York hip-hop scene. HVW8 presents her photographs of these seemingly disparate tribes bound by a common rebel spirit.

Staedtler pencil sculptures by Lionel Bawden

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Lionel Bawden constructs elaborate and fluid sculptures strictly with Staedtler pencils. As it is noted on the Australian artist's site, "Bawden’s core practice exploits hexagonal coloured pencils as a sculptural material, reconfigured and carved into amorphous shapes, mining the material’s rich qualities of colour, geometry and metaphor."