New Work from Sagaki Keita

Illustration // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
An illustration favorite, Sagaki Keita has recently updated his portfolio with a few new works featuring his maddeningly intricate doodle-infested renderings of huge and notable works of art and architecture. This is art that combines the high and low, the part and particle, contemporary and classic. Spend some time with these pieces, they're well worth a long look!

Martin Woutisseth's 'Twin Peaks Illustrated'

Illustration // Monday, January 06, 2014
Twin Peaks is one of Martin Woutisseth's favorite TV series. In his re-creation of the television show, Martin needed to illustrate 33 characters. He speaks about the richness of the Twin Peaks universe, in terms of symbolism and detail, and wanted to be sure that nothing was lost in translation.

New Neon: Light, Paint & Photography @ Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There is a great show open right now in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area called New Neon: Light, Paint, and Photography at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, featuring a roster of California and international artists that work in and around the medium of neon light and paint. Not only is our very own contributing writer Kristin Farr in the exhibition, but Juxtapoz favorites like Richard Colman, Kill Pixie, Patrick Martinez, Amir Fallah and otheres all made their way into the great show. It is open through February 23, 2014. 

Kota Ezawa "Panorama" @ Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
We have long been huge fans of Kota Ezawa's lightbox and painting works, and love that kicking off the new year, the artist will have a new series of works, Panorama, on display at Christopher Grimes Gallery in Santa Monica, California. "Ezawa’s work references images in popular culture, cinema, television and art history. Through such media as digital animation, slide projections, paper cut-outs, watercolor, light boxes, and collage, he recontextualizes and distills these iconic images to their most essential forms, communicating the symbolic power they have on the collective psyche." 

Hyperreal Noodle Sculptures by Seung Yul Oh

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
One of our favorite pieces of art from 2013's Art Basel Hong Kong was the outside, interactive sculpture, "Periphery", by Seung Yul Oh, on display in the main hall of the Fair. We were happy to see this great project also pop up on the web in recent days, the New Zealand-based, Seoul-born artist's series of hyperreal, resin sculptures of various Korean noodle dishes. Hanging over 12-feet above a gallery floor, Oh not only created the noodles to suspend in air, but the meats, vegetables, and eggs all are hand-crafted and appear edible. 

Sheet Music Art by Mike Lemanski

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
Mike Lemanski (b. 1986) hails from Huddersfield, UK and graduated from the Highlands School or Art and the Bradford School of Arts. Since then, he has been a successful freelance illustrator creating posters, album covers, book and periodical covers and a gorgeous and playfully intricate series of sheet music illustrations.

City DNA Paintings by Lu Xinjian

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
Based on aerial views from Google Earth, Chinese artist Lu Xinjian creates abstract paintings of major cities across the world in his series City DNA. What appears to be a mess of abstract shapes and colors, soon becomes a coherent view of the subject city, allowing the city's nuances and unique characteristics to shine through.

The Work of Joseph Parra

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
We stumbled across some great works by Baltimore-based Joseph Parra this morning, a wonderful collection of screenprints, digital prints, and charcoal on paper works. Some of the works have an eerie, distorted effect applied to them, where the charcoal drawings are highlighted by expressive linework.

The Work of Chelsey Tyler Wood

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
Chelsey Tyler Wood’s new series of paintings and drawings place female bodies into cramped wooden crates. Her photorealistic execution not only demonstrates her commitment to craftsmanship and detail, her renderings call into question the assumed ‘realness’ of female portrait photography in the age of Photoshop.

Pardee's Picks: Bonus Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 06, 2014
There's about 673 things about curating an issue of Juxtapoz that happen during its production process that I love, but one of the creative highlights is working with photographers and collaboratively art directing the portrait shoots with them...

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