The Work of Elisa Malo

Illustration // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
In the depths of a person’s stare, if you look very closely, it’s said you’ll manage to see into their soul. For Elisa Malo, Mexico City based illustrator, the souls she finds are the kind you’d wish you’d never dwelled into. Her focus is in the lines of an obsessive compulsive; each drawing, painting or sketch seems to grasp certain attributes or faults of a person’s being in her dramatic naive style.

Smithe in Casablanca

Street Art // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
A couple of weeks ago in Casablanca, Morocco , Mexican artist Smithe presented a mural amongst several other artists from Mexico, Spain and Morocco for the Sbagha Bagha street art show during Boulevard Music Festival. For over ten days the artists adorned the walls of this white city in the third edition of this music and art festival. Exploding out of its wall Smithe’s cyborg like characters, disintegrate and attack, a sci-fi moment suspended by the breeze of the atlantic ocean.

Illustrations by Penelope Gazin

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Penelope Gazin has taken sensuality into a place cornered by guts, fluids and sex, the best kind of all of these. She has a background in character animation but has, for a while now, been fully focused in freelance illustration as well as creating her own merchandise. There is something incredibly enchanting and creepy about her characters; attractive and repulsive and at times with elegant feminist satire.

"First Notes From a Theory of Hell" by Gerardo Montiel Klint

Photography // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Having studied at both the Escuela Activa de Fotografia and Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City, photographer Gerardo Montiel Klint has worked hard to acquire the skill set it takes to create brilliant imagery of the hyperreal esthetic.

The work of Lalla A. Essaydi

Photography // Monday, October 05, 2015
Lalla A. Essaydi grew up in Morocco and now lives in U.S. where she received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/TUFTS University. Her art, which often combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body, addresses the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. 

A non-ordinary reality...

Graffiti // Monday, October 05, 2015
Here is additional proof that hallucinogenic drugs can be highly beneficial to ones creativity and artistic practice.  It would be safe to say Baer has been to the deep end and back many times before.

Kraze Kaput Bee...

Graffiti // Monday, October 05, 2015
As long as Kaput continues to put out classic joints like this, we will keep giving them airplay with No Regrets.

Beyond the Cover: Grotesk

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 05, 2015
Tucked away on the ground floor of the Doubleday & Cartwright offices in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, an agency responsible for the groundbreaking and elegant sport-focused Victory Journal, and countless fine art-imbued commercial sports campaigns, Kimou “Grotesk” Meyer can be found in his studio making things. Lots of things....

Aaron Ansarov's Photographs of Portuguese Man O' War

Photography // Monday, October 05, 2015
Former Navy photographer and Florida-based Aaron Ansarov's photographs are not digitally edited abstract mirrored photography but actual photographs of Portuguese Man O' War. Our minds are blown...

Contemporary Tibetan Thangka Paintings by Tsherin Sherpa

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 05, 2015
As a child, Nepalese artist Tsherin Sherpa underwent six years of intensive training as a traditional Tibetan thangka painter with his father Master Urgen Dorje. Mixing the techniques and imagery of thangka, Sherpa now give his paintings a contemporary edge. "Sometimes if one gets too obsessed with the rules, there's a danger of getting entangled in that very obsession."
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