Celebrating Psychedelic and Pop Art in Album Covers

Music // Friday, August 16, 2013
This morning we take a look at some of our favorite covers from "Groove Is In the Art," an archive celebrating "an era when psychadelic graphics and pop art met the mainstream on instrumental and classical album covers in an explosion of line art and color." 

Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings by John Franzen

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
When working on what he calls morphogenetic freehand drawings, German artist John Franzen starts with begins with one straight line and then one by one another right next to it. Over time, the tiny, inevitable imperfections in his otherwise straight freehand lines become amplified as he continues to add them. The series and project is called "One Line One Breath." Watch a video after the jump...

Paintings by Léopold Rabus

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Swiss artist Leopold Rabus. The figures in Rabus' work are very often gruesome, awkward, a little crazy and darkly humorous. They are reconfigurations and caricatures of people from his neighborhood and life in Neuchatel.  

David Mach's Coat Hanger Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
We've posted the work of Scottish-based artist David Mach before. His magazine installations and sculptures are pretty incredible, appearing in waves and carrying everyday objects through the gallery with him. This morning we are admiring his coat hanger sculptures, which are quite impressive.

Forgotten and Abandoned Monuments in Former Yugoslavia

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
Photographer Jan Kempenaers toured the countryside of former countries that made up Yugoslavia and documented old, forgotten monuments. Many of the monuments are WWII and concentration camp memorials commissioned by president Josip Broz Tito in the 60s and 70s. Following the fall of socialism they were and remain abandoned and forgotten.

Animation: Anete Melece's "The Kiosk"

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
We recommend taking a minute out of your morning to watch this trailer for a wonderful looking new animation by Anete Melece. "For years now, the kiosk has been Olga's little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit. To distract herself, she reads travel magazines and dreams of being far away. An absurd incident starts the beginning of her journey." We are looking forward to the full feature!

POW! WOW! SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 15, 2013
Partnering with Flexfit, the first year of POW! WOW! School of Music is a special program focused on music education for Hawaii’s youth. POW! WOW! School of Music provides unique learning opportunities for a select group of local musicians between the ages of 13-18. These young musicians participate in classes on composition, vocals, percussion, guitar, ukulele, keyboard, bass, recording, performance and the music business with local and national musicians, teachers and music industry professionals. The students collaborate with each other and create original music that was performed at POW! WOW! Hawaii’s closing night festivities.

Kamea Hadar's 'Face Value' at Cukui Gallery

Erotica // Thursday, August 15, 2013
'Face Value' at Cukui gallery will feature new canvas works by Kamea Hadar and explores the human form and its relation to themes of sex, culture, and the human condition. The contrast of highly finished detail and rough paint strokes makes for an interesting balance of seemingly static imagery and the dynamic nature of an artist’s hand. This not only moves the viewers’ eyes around the pieces but pushes and pulls perspectives in and out. The use of negative space also adds to the dancing of perspective as well as allowing the audience to input pieces of their own interpretation. The show opens August 16th from 7-10pm.   

Hannah Stouffer's 'E.P.S.T' Time-Lapse Video

Illustration // Thursday, August 15, 2013
Contributing writer and editor for Juxtapoz, Hannah Stouffer, recently sent over the completed video time-lapse from her 'E.P.S.T.' (Existence, Possibility, Space and Time) installation at The Standard in downtown Los Angeles, CA, that she completed in June of this year. The wall is running until the end of the month, so if you havn't had the chance to check it out, now is your chance to do so- or watch the exclusive video with us here! 

LIVING WALLS 2013 - Part 2

Street Art // Thursday, August 15, 2013
On our second day in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference, we walked out of our hotel straight into the beautiful Piedmont Park, which is as pristine and well-manicured a public park can get. From there we caught up with some more wall action, first checking out Agostino Lacurci’s vibrant painting of a character sitting in a chair accompanied by four masked dogs. Then we saw Jaz’s first mural painted for the conference: a stunning piece involving bulls around a fire in the woods, creating a serene but dark overall ambiance. 

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