The World of Caratoes

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Cara To AKA "Caratoes" is an illustrator and street artist based in Hong Kong. Her artwork combines mind-blowing neons with swirling, sensitive linework that have a mesmerizing gestural quality. Cara has worked in many different areas, including animation and game design, and her artwork spans many mediums and genres while retaining a strong recognizable character. Some of her recent projects include hand-made 3D hologram illustrations, paintings that are accented with geometric string-work and GIFs that are nothing if not visual candy.

David S. Allee @ Morgan Lehman Gallery in NYC

Photography // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Having started out with a career in urban planning, David S. Allee decided pursue switch careers to photographer. Allee explains, “My interests haven’t changed much since becoming an artist” he says, “structures, the built environment, that’s what I’m still drawn to, but in a less tangible and more abstract way.”

Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock "Floating World" @ Shooting Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Our good friends Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are both artist, happen to be married, and happen to have a collaborative art show opening at Shooting Gallery in San Francisco on July 12, 2014 under the moniker KEFE. We think you pronounce it "Kay-Fay" but we can't be certain. As the press release states, "The works in Floating World: Part One showcase both collaborative and solo pieces from KEFE, artist duo Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock, and are an exploration of, and center around, their profound love for Japanese traditions and culture."

Ink, Death and Coffee

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sean Beaudry is a Savannah, Georgia based illustrator, originally from Detroit Michigan that achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work tends to reflect the natural world, isolation, and the macabre in heavy intricacy.

An update with Bates

Graffiti // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Today we check in on what the prolific graffiti writer, Bates has been up to as he travels and leaves his mark.

"Stellar," a series of GIFs by Ignacio Torres

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
'This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.'

Jaka Bulc

Photography // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Jaka Bulc, born in 1989, started casually taking pictures while hiking but now travels far to make photographs. His website features small series, sometimes with as little as two images, of painterly, dotted landscapes in icy color palettes. 

Broken Fingaz' Sex Picnic

Erotica // Thursday, July 10, 2014
We're in LUST with these images from the new erotic zine 'Sex Picnic' from Israel's very own Broken Fingaz crew. Launching July 18 at MEN Gallery in London, if you find yourself on this side of the globe, you can't miss this. Plus there will be live performances from two local hardcore bands Who Cares and Idlehands and of course more provocative imagery than you can shake your stick at.   

Madlib Invasion: Madvillain "ALL CAPS"

Music // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
We have been celebrating our special Madlib cover story on the site and through all of our social media channels all week, and we get to have a little fun playing with all of Madlib's projects over the years. Today, we look at the work Madlib has done with DOOM and Madvillain, and the fantastic superhero character that came out of the classic Madvillainy LP. And yes, that LP is 10 years old this year. Here is a look at the "All CAPS" video....

Feature: Jim Houser @ FFDG, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
On July 11, our good friends at Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco will open a solo show, "Night Got Quiet—Not Quite Light," featuring all new works from Philadelphia-based artist Jim Houser. The show will feature 15 new mixed media paintings and site-specific installation works. The works, as you can see, will feature Houser's well-known and established iconography and narrative painting style, but with new twists and turns along the way. FFDG passed along an interview with Houser, that you can read now.

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