Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
These staged studio photographs depicting the five stages of inebriation are thought to be comissioned by a temperance group for educative purposes or to be used by an engraver for illustrations. In 1866, the Premier of New South Wales, James Martin introduced the "Drunkard's Punishment Bill."
Graffiti // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Another day baking in the hot Tahiti sun and our pale winter skin is beginning to turn into a summer bronze. We once again made our rounds around town to find many of the artists closer to completing their large murals, while many of the competitors found more new walls to paint. The two-day competition for the hefty $10,000 prize starts today and we look forward to seeing what some of the artists have up their sleeve.
Photography // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini. These were the pillars of Italian Neorealism; the auteurs who captured the psyche and desolate conditions of the Italian lower-class from 1944 to 1952, lost in a desperation that poverty begets. Their contemporaries, photographers like Ugo Zovetti, Ferruccio Crovatto, and Bruno Rosso, used their medium in similar fashion.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Rene Almanza has really interested us for years. We were lucky to spend extensive time with the Monterrey, Mexico based painter in San Francisco a few years back, and watched him build a series of portraits were both done in a classical stlye as well as contain hidden narratives of futuristic post-humanism. The artist just opened a new body of work, "Landscape," at FIFTY24MX Gallery.
Graffiti // Friday, May 09, 2014
The Ono’u Tahiti graffiti festival is well underway, with news stations and locals flocking to the city of Papeete to get the scoop on what is one of the biggest art related events this island has seen. Between eating fresh fish and taking multiple swims in crystal clear waters, we have been zig-zagging between walls to keep up on the progress.
Photography // Friday, May 09, 2014
In her photographic series “Projects”, South Korean artist Nikki S. Lee fully immersed herself a-la-Daniel Day Lewis into each role she portrayed in her photographs. From ethnic groups to style driven social cliques to the elderly, each person she portrayed took on it’s own project which also served as each image’s title; for example “The Drag Queen Project”, “The Punk Project”, and “The Yuppie Project”.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 09, 2014
We had Adam Parker Smith in the print edition of Juxtapoz in 2013, and we can definitely attest to the absurd making its way into his work. Look at that portrait above. That was in the magazine. Creepy, huh? Adam is about to open his third solo show at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco, featuring work that "objectifies a crisis that occurs when one does not look away once the exercise ends."