Update: Paintings by Japan's Ai Shinohara

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Nothing like a pinata girl or fishes that like to immerse themselves in your chestal cavity to get you through the week. That is what we are dealing with in the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japa's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!

88 Variations on the Same Building by Victor Enrich

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Taking a building in Munich, Germany, photographer Victor Enrich gave himself the task of trying to come up with 88 separate variations of the structure using only what already existed. The result is a fantastic exercise in creativity and imagination, not to mention a few rather brilliant new building designs that we think should be explored...

Rough Sketches Turned into Real Furniture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
For his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts, student Daigo Fukawa created this collection of "rough sketch products," a very clever set of furniture that, well, look like scribbles of...furniture! At first glance they look like digital renderings but they are actual, probably fairly uncomfortable, chairs, tables, and couches.

Swamp Donkey rock spot

Street Art // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Just a skull with some tusks chillin on a rock. Swampy takes it out on mother nature.

Another Look: The Works of Hsiao Ron Cheng

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
We have always been a fan of the work of Taipei, Taiwan-based illustrator Hsiao Ron Cheng, and we noticed that there was an update on her site and wanted to share some of the new pieces."My work alludes to the deformation that physically separates children from plants and animals," she says. "The environments and situations that I paint are often of surrealist nature, reminiscent of school, and partly based on phantasy."

Neopopstreetfunk 5 @ Gallery M Squared

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Neopopstreetfunk has announced Neopopstreetfunk 5, a group exhibition of original paintings and mixed media showing at Gallery M Squared in The Houston Heights. Five years in, the Best of Houston award-winning pop and street art event continues its tradition of showcasing Low Brow and Avant Garde art from the Houston underground and beyond. The show opens Friday, December 13th at 7pm.

Chaos in the D

Graffiti // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This Chaos spot is simply black, blue and white, but somehow it’s stil looksl like a super technical streetside piece.

Os Gemeos for Nelson Mandela

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As everyone surely knows by now, the world lost one of its most influential, iconic, and pwerful symbols of peace this past week with the passing of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela. We have seen a few art pieces in honor of Mandela, but in our world, Brazilian twins Os Gemeos recent post on their Instagram account is simple but strong tribute to the revolutionary. The piece was accompanied by a great quote... 

Marci Washington "Sleeping Spell" @ Rena Bransten, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Ending the year on a strong note, Rena Bransten Gallery of San Francisco is getting set to open a body of new work from Juxtapoz favorite, Marci Washington on December 19, 2013. Sleeping Spell will feature a series of new watercolor paintings that channel gothic, horror, mystery, and fashion traits, and remind us why we loved Washington's work so much it became the cover of our Dark Arts book!

Piracy: Using CDs to Make a Portrait

Music // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It has been a question that has dogged the Western world for nearly 13 years: what do we do with CDs? Look, we love Catch A Fire as much as the next gal/guy, but really, you can love that no matter what medium. Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have taken the CDs of famous rock icons and made a portrait out of them. Of that particular icon to be exact. 

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