Lee Jin Ju for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Music // Saturday, March 01, 2014
We have shown you the work of South Korean artist Lee Jin Ju on the site in the past, and the artist has contributed album cover art for Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new LP, "Days of Abandon." (due April 22, 2014). The American band picked the painting "The Material of Mind," to be the cover, and now that Pains has released a single, lets listen in... 

Ryan McGinley's First Shots

Photography // Saturday, March 01, 2014
Ryan McGinley is one of contemporary photography’s most celebrated practitioners, known predominantly for his images of the naked youth in transcendent landscapes. AnOther Magazine recently featured McGinley in their printed magazine, publishing his earliest works that initiated his sensibility and style. "This selection was hidden away in my archives, I had to blow the dust off the negatives."

Siddharta Steel interviewed by Kems

Graffiti // Saturday, March 01, 2014
Kems recently launched a new website entitled "All Chrome" with various features including a new interview with Siddharta Steel about hoping freight trains across Canada and India. There are many impressive photos accompanying the interview and be sure to check out the rest of Kems' website for more visual awesomeness.

The Hyperreal Works of Dutch Artist, Jantina Peperkamp

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
The photorealistic painting of the Dutch artist Jantina Peperkamp emit a soft and exquisite light with an incredible precision, while the viewers can read a certain loneliness and desolation in it. The final result is established by the energy that arises between the artist and her model, as the artist functions as observer and as identifier. Because Jantina Peperkamp considers all her paintings as self-portraits, and it is very important for the painter to recognize herself in her models.

Ludo "Fruit of the Doom" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Fruit of the Doom, new works by Paris-based artist Ludo in what will be his debut solo exhibition in New York. In conjunction with Fruit of the Doom, Ludo will be creating public street interventions at multiple locations in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn...

Juxtapoz and Brixton Present: Sight & Sound in Austin, TX

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
As the world of arts and entertainment begin to descend to the Southwest in a few weeks, we have a few plans going on ourselves. On March 13th & 14th, in Austin, Texas, Juxtapoz and Brixton are pleased to collaborate on a special musical showcase, "Sight & Sound," at the Yellow Jacket Social Club, featuring two huge line-ups including the newly reformed Coachwhips, Reigning Sound, Fresh & Onlys, Natural Child, Together Pangea, Drowing Men and more.  

Jeremy Lipking's Naturalist Nudes

Erotica // Friday, February 28, 2014
Jeremy Lipking's oil paintings take a cue from the great realist tradition of the late nineteenth century, intimate portraits of reclining nudes and women in nature depicted through a mixture of open gestural touchs and sharp lifelike renderings. The human figure dominates his compositions, with Lipking's subjects often turning their faces away so that the body itself takes center stage. The son of a professional illustrator, Lipking attended the California Art Institute. He is based in Los Angeles.

Fuzi @ Muddguts, Brooklyn

Graffiti // Friday, February 28, 2014
This weekend, the Parisian “Ignorant Style” graffiti writer and tattoo artist, Fuzi , will be having an exhibition and be leaving skin stained with ink at Muddguts in Brooklyn.

Hideaki Kawashima "come out" @ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
We have long been fans of the works of Hideaki Kawashima, who studied under another great Japanese artist in Yoshitomo Nara and has shown at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monca in the past. Kawashima just opened a new body of work, "Come Out," at Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo this past week, featuring work that "possess a sense of body: each is painted with distinct hair-styles and clothing. As if rendered in ideal model form, it is as if in each their full personality has been released."

While You Were Steeping w /Geoff McFetridge

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
Jerry Seinfeld may have his often-brilliant "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" series, but the art world wants to have its relaxing-beverage-art-video series as well. "While You Were Steeping" is a "series of films showcasing what you can do while you are steeping...", and the first artist up is Juxtapoz cover artist and surf project collaborator, Geoff McFetridge. 

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