Paintings by Marion Lane

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
We are enjoying the works of Los Angeles-based artist Marion Lane this morning. 'Though Lane's paintings look something like hybrids between amoeba DNA and corner-shop candies, they contain hints of all the vital ingredients of the city's make-up, from sun and sea to concrete and steel - rendered with such hypnotic appeal that it's hard to look away.'  

Vija Celmins' Limitless Spaces

Illustration // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Vija Celmins was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1938. She immigrated to the United States with her family when she was ten years old, settling in Indiana. She received a BFA from the John Herron Institute in Indianapolis, and later earned her MFA in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Celmins received international attention early on for her renditions of natural scenes—often copied from photographs that lack a point of reference, horizon, or discernable depth of field. 

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Printed Matter presents the second annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 31 through February 2, 2014, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 30. And did we mention that Juxtapoz will be there with our own booth? Well, we just told you. We can't wait.

Barbara Kruger @ Kunsthaus Bregenz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
We are just getting around to showing Barbara Kruger's massive installation, exhibition, and public art project surrounding her museum retrospective at Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria. The former cover artist showed a mixture of past classic works, new site-specific installation panels, video works, and of course, a citywide public art display to promote the museum. 

Serena Mitnik-Miller "INBETWEEN" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
We are excited about this show because it features one of our favorite California artists at the moment. Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present INBETWEEN, an exhibition of watercolor paintings from the San Francisco-based artist Serena Mitnik-Miller. 

Music Video: Damon Albarn "Everyday Robots" by Aitor Throup

Music // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur, Gorillaz, and a few other projects of note, is set to release his own first solo album, Everyday Robots, on April 29, 2014, and is kicking off the release with a video for the title track. The video is directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup and "uses CGI software and actual cranial scans to create a unique digital portrait of Damon." Go watch... 

Art, Sex and Octopi: An Interview with Zak Smith

Erotica // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Zak Smith is a lot of things--artist, writer, porn star, firebrand--and everything he does rings with a consistent kind of brutal, carnal honesty. His graphic, grungy style of drawing is influenced by comic books and alternative porn, and he even completed a series of 100 drawings featuring women and octopi, Dream of the Fisherman's Wife-style. Smith also recently composed a set of tips for art critics, which I'd recommend to anyone who spends time looking at art, critics or not (or are you now?). Zak Smith received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale University (on a loan, long since paid off), and currently lives and works in LA.  

Brock Hofer's Neon Demons

Illustration // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Brock Hofer is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Canada. His hyper-graphic illustrations of gnarled monsters and neon demons are detailed to an almost sickening degree. Hofer's work shows influences from the skate scene and street art, most notably the work of artists like Skinner and Alex Pardee. His usage of a wide selection of super-saturated colors in tandem with deft, authoritative line-work give these drawings an immense impact.

Update: Drawings from Daniel Horowitz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Daniel Horowitz sat down at his desk and began, with no particular purpose or direction, drawing on a blank piece of paper. That piece of paper turned into two, three, four, and eventually 365. A mixed media artist, Daniel's work has been featured in The New York Times, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal. He is now the cover illustrator for The American Reader. His 365 Series has been turned into a book (a limited print of 365 copies of course). 

High-Speed Footage of People Waiting for the Train

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
For his "Stainless" series, photographer Adam Magyar rides the train through busy train stations, using a high speed camera to capture people waiting to board the train. The result, when played back at a normal frame rate is "an endless row of living sculptures brought together by the same subway line, the same direction, the same intention of taking the train to get caught and carried away by the urban flow. All their motions slowed down, they are graceful and stainless, holding their breath waiting for their train to pull into the station."

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