Drawings from the '70s and '80s by Lee Quinones

Graffiti // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Last month, the iconic graffiti writer Lee Quinones, whose work first drew attention when it adorned the side of New York subway cars in the ‘70s, exhibited a number of his drawings from those early days at a pop-up gallery curated by Nicole Klagsbrun. In case you missed the exhibition, we put together a few of our favorites here for you to check out.

"Sublime Gestures" by Tom Turner

Photography // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Focusing on the main ideas of time, memory, and perception, Texas-based artist Tom Turner explores the relationship between people and their environments in his series Sublime Gestures. Layering red, green, and blue color channels from multiple source images of the same landscape, Turner creates vibrant false color composite images of our national parks. 

Juxtapoz Presents: Art Shorts @ SF DocFest, June 13, 2015

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
On Saturday, June 13 at 7pm at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, SF DocFest film festival will premiere “Juxtapoz Presents: Art Shorts," a program of short documentaries that spotlight artists and works featured in recent issues of Juxtapoz. Opening the evening will be Robert Williams: Slang Aesthetics by Steve “Sketch” Vallino, a fast-paced exposé of the artist's recent retrospective at Barnsdall Community Art Center in Los Angeles. This new short film includes narration by Williams himself and features highlights from the opening of his landmark show.

And There is a Darkness: The Works of Noritoshi Hirakawa

Erotica // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
We will start by saying we don't know much about the works of Noritoshi Hirakawa, but we found a new series of the Jaoanese photographers work in a great new book by Prestel, "Desire: New Erotic Photography" and wanted to share some of our favorite works from the collection. Hirakawa comes first... 

Are Heavily Special Effected Movies Any Good w/Out Special Effects? "Mad Max" Can Tell Us..

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
By all accounts around the Juxtapoz office, "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a really good movie, one of the best action-movies of the last few years. But, what happens when you strip much of the "special effects" from a movie loaded with lots of great "special effects." This documentary short shows us what "Mad Max" would look like without all the effects. And it's not bad... 

Volcom Featured Artist Series: Mike Parillo

Fashion // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Our friends at Volcom just released a special Featured Artist colletion with Los Angeles-based artist Mike Parillo. Mike creates a fantastic blend of abstract and rich paintings, and its pretty cool that the style has been applied to a bunch of different gear, including mens hats, tees, women's bathing suits,men's boardshorts towels, belts, and more. Watch the video, and shop the collection. 

Julie Cockburn's Surreal Altered Photographs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
London artist Julie Cockburn hand-alters found portraits with embroidery, cut-outs, or collage.  She makes surreal ordinary vintage photographs that she finds at garage sales or on the internet. 

Street Art and Paintings by Stephan Doitschinoff, AKA Calma

Street Art // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
We've posted on Stephan Doitschinoff, a.k.a. Calma, before, and featured him in our Brazil issue in 2009, but wanted to post some images of his street art and paintings. Calma is the son of an evangelical minister, and his art processes religious imagery. 

June Lee's Bystander

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Korean artist June Lee's work is based on the social phenomena of the bystander, what she calls the "Bystander Effect." "Countless things Countless things that happen quietly in our society are cases of bystander effect that make select individuals into outcasts. Thinking how I can become a social outcast due to the distant indifferent bystanders, I find this a serious problem that can’t be overlooked in silence.

Pride! Olek in Chile

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Just in time for Pride, our favorite crochet warrior, Olek, crushed a monument in South America with her colorful camo pattern that she crafts into cozy coverings, reimagining patriarchal symbols worldwide, among other impressive endeavors. Her stunning projects continue to astonish and amaze, and she gave us the scoop on her latest mission...  

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