F.Scott Hess "Retrospective" @ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Timed perfectly with our extensive feature on F. Scott Hess in the current issue of Juxtapoz, the artist will have a presentation of classic works at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery opening Feburary 2, 2014. Curated by Mike McGee, the show is a collaboration between CSU Fullerton, Begovich Gallery and LAMAG.

Update: The Faux 3D Work Of Ron van der Ende

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. He is a photorealistic sculptor using found wood! " Van der Ende's faux 3D perspective often has viewers convinced that his sculptures are paintings, clearly a testament to his skills...

The Work of Bill Durgin

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Bill Durgin's 'photographs reflect a fascination with the body as form. The complex figurations, undulating arrangements of flesh, as the body seems to collapse onto it self, image an almost abstracted figure lacking appendages and hair...  

Owls by John Pusateri

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A beautiful series of pencil, charcoal, and pastel owls with fantastic intricate details by John Pusateri. A teacher at Unitec New Zealand, we are very happy that for a change, we are featuring photorealistic work that is not a human...

Illustrations by Takahiro Kimura

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Takahiro Kimura was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1965. He studied technology of painting and graphic design at Salesian Polytechnic, and then studied skill of drawing, landscape painting and fashion drawing at Setsu Mode Seminar.

Randy Taylor's Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Photos

Photography // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
"I descended into the smelly, wet, and dark bowels of the powerless building, which had flooded floor-to-ceiling with contaminated water..." Photographer Randy Taylor lost 40 years of his work that he had archived in a storage facility in New York to Hurricane Sandy...

2014 Vans Custom Culture Contest

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Vans, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, Journeys and truth, has invited high school art students across the country to take part in the fifth annual Vans Custom Culture art and design competition, to celebrate student creativity and support arts education. Win a trip to New York City and a shot at $50,000 for your high school art program. Talk to your art teacher today!

Two new Pref pieces

Graffiti // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Nobody quite creates the kind of pieces Pref does. They are a mixture of multi-layered words creating phrases, but can be difficult to read at times. These two spell out “ways and means” and “Eat spray love.”

Clark Goolsby's Neon Abstractions

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Born in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California, Clark Goolsby creates cacophonic compositions of eye-catching neon colors, geometric shapes and collage. He experiments with elements of surrealism intermingled with abstracted gradients, evoking a sense of innocence in his desire to find a balance between life and death. 

The Forested Mind: An Interview With Joanne Nam

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Joanne Nam's paintings are only a fraction of the lush, labyrinthian stories that inspired their creation. Stark, finely wrought visions of nightwalks and blurry memories populate the landscape of Nam's world, leaving a ghostly but familiar chill with the viewer. In this interview, Joanne Nam delves into her upbringing in the forests of Korea, relating the strange impressions her life has left on her that continue to inspire her work. "I am not going to paint an old man dragging a dead dog," she says--a recurring memory of hers--"However, I would definitely paint a girl feeling the strangely beautiful disturbance." Nam lives and works in Los Angeles.

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