Alberto del Pozo's Deities

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
The Orichas Collection consists of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería. There are approximately 25 orichas in the Santería pantheon, 17 of which were depicted by del Pozo in this series. Santería refers to the Afro-Cuban practice of Lucumí or Regla de Ocha, a religious system originating with the African Yoruba people. The Orichas Collection includes the original pen, ink, and crayon illustrations.

Jacob Aue Sobol's "Arrivals and Departures" @ Yossi Millo Gallery, New York

Photography // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Arrivals and Departures chronicles Jacob Aue Sobol’s travels across the Asian continent by train during 2012-2014, with stops in Moscow, Russia; Ulan Batar, Mongolia and Beijing, China, and numerous rural communities along the way. During three separate month-long trips, Sobol photographed the changing landscape from his window seat, as well as encounters with inhabitants of the locations where he disembarked. 

Summer according to Anne Constance Frenoy

Erotica // Thursday, July 02, 2015
We were looking through the great New Erotic Photography book by Prestel this morning, and came across the works of Anne Constance Frenoy. Seeing that it is summer, and that Frenoy has a series of works of nudes in summer, and that she is based in Paris where we just came back from, and that she seems to capture a little 1970's nostalgia, we wanted to share them today. 

Cliffside Living on the Aegean Sea

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Or perhaps we should say "conceptual" cliffside living on the Aegean Sea by OPA. "Casa Brutale" by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture)is an insane concept of how to build a living space on a cliff, with amazing staircase ideas, swimming pool, glazed facade and other just fantastic details and minimal looks that would make the dude from Ex Machina jealous.

Maybe the Best Hand Painter You Will See

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Artist Russell Powell has an interesting process: he creates realistic portraits on his hand. I don't think I have ever heard of anything like that before. After he creates this insanely interesting process, he applies his palm to paper to create a "hand-stamping" effect. And as MyModernMet notes, "the stamping showcases Powell’s unique fingerprints and will always remind us from where his beautiful images originated." Sweet stuff.

Issue Preview: August 2015 with Mary Iverson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Juxtapoz is very excited this month to have one of our favorite painters, the great Seattle-based artist Mary Iverson on the cover of August 2015. Although perhaps not overtly political, the August 2015 issue is our look at some of the best artists in the world's approach to environmental issues. From climate change to extinction, using Earth materials to challenging conventional means of production, we gathered an eclectic group of artists that are inspiring and progressive.

Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959

Design // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Many eras have passed in Cuba since Fidel Castro took office in 1959 after the Revolution, but the special character of the graphic art spawned in that chaotic, fertile moment has endured, as this volume shows. In Cuba, posters were, and continue to be, popular tools to disseminate ideas, to encourage the Cuban people in the construction of a new society and to spread information on government programs and/or propaganda...

Wire Mesh Portraits by Seung Mo Park

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Some people paint portraits, and others (or in this case, one other) cut layer upon layer of wire mesh to create a portrait. Korean artist Seung Mo Park starts with a photograph then superimposes it over layers of wire with a projector, and then starts snipping away! We've posted the impressive wire work of Seungo Mo Park before, examining his flawless sculptures...

Realistic Wood Carvings by Randall Rosenthall

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
At first glance the artwork of Randall Rosenthal seems to be piles of old magazines, newspapers, and boxes of money. Look a little closer and you will (maybe) notice that they are actually carved wood painted in impressive detail! Using only acrylic paint and a single piece of Vermont White Pine, Rosenthal is able to create a realistic looking sculpture solely from his imagination.

"Calculation" Drawings by Rafael Araujo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Using only a pencil, ruler and protractor, Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates these beautiful renderings of the three dimensional space butterflies occupy and the mathematical spirals of sea shells. 

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