Buddy Nestor's 'Spiritual X-Ray' Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Buddy Nestor's abstract portraits of female artists are his attempt to capture the true nature of humanity. The physical and psychological images he paints are what he calls "spiritual X-Rays." He says, "The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women. However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create."

Smithe paints a dizzying mural in Brooklyn

Street Art // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Invited by the people at All City Canvas for their Global Series 2013, Mexico City artist, Smith painted a massive and highly detailed 200-foot long mural in the neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn. We highly recommended if you are in BK to go view this in person, as the pictures do not do it justice!

Announcing: Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2013

Music // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
As we have the past two years, Juxtapoz is back at San Francisco's major music and art festival, Outside Lands, curating the visual art that you will see around Golden Gate Park from August 9-11, 2013. This year, we have added a few surprises to our line-up, as well as created a few new products at our tent...

Preview: Eric Joyner “First World Problems” @ Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
On Saturday, August 10, 2013, Corey Helford Gallery presents “First World Problems” featuring the wild, visionary robot paintings of artist Eric Joyner, his fifth solo show with the gallery. Eric Joyner’s paintings explore surreal robot sagas of mechanical life in the material world.

$500 Reward

Graffiti // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
This reward poster for the snitching of graffiti vandalism was of interest for the celebrity photographer, Terry Richardson, who posted it on his photo blog.

Hennessy Introduces its Limited Edition Os Gêmeos V.S. Bottle

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Brazilian-born identical twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo are true rock stars of contemporary art. Known better to the world as Os Gêmeos, the two-time Juxtapoz cover artists are famous for their versatile body of work that draws inspiration from the folklore and hip-hop culture of their homeland. The brothers have taken on a new, unique project: creating a new, limited edition bottle for Hennessy's V.S. cognac...

Preview: Luke Cheuh “Random Acts of Sadness” @ CHG Circa, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
On Saturday, August 10, CHG Circa presents “Random Acts of Sadness,” featuring the new paintings and sculpture of popular Los Angeles artist Luke Chueh. The art of “Random Acts of Sadness” finds Chueh’s animal personas coping with his sad and tragic narratives.

Experiments in Photography by Lucas Simões

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Lucas Simões is an artist living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Through a combination of both geometric and organic shapes overlaid, he's been able to use cut out photographs of close friends to explore identity and cultural individualism.

Photographs by Louis Draper

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Over the last 25 years, historians and curators have been digging into previous generations of photographers who were marginalized and pushed into obscurity becuase of their color, gender, geography, or class. One of their discoveries has been Louis H. Draper, who luckily had preserved much of his archive and has recently gathered visiblity and much esteem. Take a look at some of his wonderful photos after the jump...

Gina Ruggeri's Spatial Illusions

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Trompe l'oeil, is an art technique that creates the optical illusion that depicted objects exist in three dimensions. A comparable illusion would be 'forced perspective', a technique used in architecture. Artist Gina Ruggery has employed the technique in her paintings on gallery walls, creating eye-catching images of logs, stones and smokes that seem to both disappear and emerge from the walls.

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