The Work of Monir Farmanfarmaian

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
http://synapticstimuli.com/Born in Tehran in 1924, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian is at the forefront of contemporary Iranian art. Her work illustrates a commitment to traditional Persian techniques and patterns, combining mirror mosaics, Islamic geometric patterns and...

"Control Room" by Roxy Paine

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Artist Roxy Paine takes the concept of a diorama to a new level, creating life-size recreations of fast-food restaurants or a control room. Payne is inspired by environments that are meant to be activated by human interaction. This installation, titled Control Room, is hand-carved from birch wood, formed with steal, and finished with automotive paint. 

Paintings by Brett Williams

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
We are enjoying these paintings by South African artist Brett Williams. Brett is a self-taught artist who is also color blind and currently based in Cape Town.

“Time For Change” by Waone of Interesni Kazki in India

Street Art // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Waone of the surrealist muralist duo, Interesni Kazk,i has been trekking through India and occasionally leaving one of his otherworldly pieces behind. The one is on the side of a small weathered building and is entitled “Time for Change.” It's located in Kairalinagar, Varkala, Kerala, India.

Louise Zhang's Neon Viscera

Illustration // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Louise Zhang's brilliantly psychedelic abstractions are mind-numbing meditations on the vagaries of color. Great fields of purples and pinks gradate into intestinal tracts of neon viscerae, the cosmos and the microscopic all coming to mind in a candy-sweet cacophony. 

Ben Eine "Heartfelt" @ Judith Charles Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ben Eine, who is famed for traveling the world with his signature style of block letter street art proclamations and is in the personal collection of the White House, will open a new solo show, "Heartfelt," at Judith Charles Gallery in NYC this week, February 5, 2014. The British artist will also be presenting a series of limited edition prints to coincide with the new series of paintings. 

Opening: Sage Vaughn "Nobody's Home" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
As we have noted on the site (and in the print edition) in recent months, Sage Vaughn just opened his new solo show, "Nobody's Home," at Lazarides Rathbone this past weekend in London. Our London contributor, Butterfly, made it to the opening, and now you can see Vaughn's new paintings in the gallery context... 

Plastic Doll Faces by Freya Jobbins

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
We love this series of faces composed of pieces of plastic toys by artist Freya Jobbins. Freya was born in Johannesburg, South Africa but grew up in West Sydney, Australia. She see's the toy assemblages as her humorous side and her print making as her 'voice.'

Watch: Plastic Infinite by Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Sculpture, the UK based duo of Dan Hayhurst and Reuben Sutherland, comes Plastic Infinite. While played under a strobe light or filmed at 25fps, the 7" picture disc comes to life as the animated images circle round the turntable. Created like a zoetrope, the video showcases the imagery in action juxtaposed with eccentric intermittent jungle-like sounds.

Graphite Drawings by Melissa Cooke

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Melissa Cooke specializes in graphite on paper and through her drawing she investigates the relationship between photography, performance and drawing in portraiture. Her process includes dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush and then augmenting the smooth surfaces by erasing in details and textures.

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