Michael Lundgren's "Matter"

Photography // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
 “Embracing a minimalist approach, the images navigate an octave of duality—burial and emergence, solidity and transience, deep and shallow time—the life of cells and the life of stone. The sequence is structured on the connotation of the images, building tension through color relationships and oscillating into black-and-white to enhance and disturb picture logic,” says photographer Michael Lundgren. 

The Works of Marcelo Daldoce

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Based out of New York City, Marcelo Daldoce, is a full-time artist that believes art making is a calling, study, leisure, therapy, and pleasure. Self-taught starting at the age of 16, he pursued painting throughout his studies landing him numerous group and focused exhibitions. Transforming the traditional painting, Daldoce creates a fine line between illusion and reality, slicing figures with geometric folds and patterns that jolt the conventional two-dimensional perspective. Each piece eccentrically focuses the eye so well it’s mesmerizing how precise his folded paintings bring a flat surface to life.

Lena Klyukina's Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Based out of Vilnius, Lithuania, Lena Klyukina floored us with her detailed and precise pieces. Her illustrations reminisce the 60s and 70s psychedelic age while creating compositions of cyber punk themes on a fine art level. Her artwork explores the emotional feelings we have with nature and ourselves in radical worlds. Check out more of her artwork here as well as her blog.

“Archimusic” by Federico Babina

Design // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
We are always happy to see Frederico Babina’s artsy and colorful collections combing architectural elements and inviting themes. “Archimusic” is another contemporary approach to transform 27 popular songs by David Bowe, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart…to name a few, into graphic design. Representing the horizon with a music stanza, the composition morphs together displaying a fun illustrative building idea to represent many musicians.

Look Who's Coming to Tea: The Work of Tina Lugo (NSFW)

Erotica // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Inculcated by waves of Saturday morning cartoons, characters portrayed in comic book literature, and videogame culture, Tina Lugo became instantly infatuated with the bright colors of the animated world. As she grew up, the social and sexual undertones of these cartoons unbridled themselves from the confines of her childhood memory...

Lana Del Ray shot by Neil Krug

Music // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
We have posted about Neil Krug's psychedelic-style photography a bunch before, and have had his work in our print edition. He tends to do these things... shoot album covers and promotional material for some of the best musicians of the moment. Lana Del Rey just released her second LP, Ultraviolence, and Neil shot the cover as well as a bunch of great shots surrounding the album.

Travis Bedel's Anatomical Organics

Illustration // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. By merging human physiology with natural flora and fauna, Bedel creates mash-up visions of organic matter that comment on a common origin. We're really enjoying the decorative quality of these works as well!

Matthew Tammaro

Photography // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Toronto raised, Los Angele-based photographer Matthew Tammaro works with color and composition in a manner that is strikingly unique. The artist initially pursued a degree in drawing and painting before dropping out for photography school, and his fine art background certainly makes sense after viewing his images. 

Gary Baseman "The Door is Always Open" @ MOCA Taipei

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open makes its Asian debut this summer at MOCA Taipei, following a successful exhibition at The Skirball Center in Los Angeles this past April. Featuring over 500 works created by Baseman over three decades, the retrospective is the most comprehensive look into Baseman's career to date.

"Magnum Contact Sheets" @ Milk Gallery

Photography // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Magnum Contact Sheets is a new exhibition at Milk Studios  that reveals how Magnum photographers have captured and edited their best shots from the 1930s to the present. The contact sheet, a direct print of a roll or sequence of negatives, is the photographer's first look at what he or she has captured on film, and provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into their working process.