Saner @ Cross Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
For the past few years, especially if you have followed our blog, you have known that Mexico City based Saner has become a wanderer of the world. He has been across the globe, both exhibiting art and working on public art projects, all of them noteworthy and pretty great. A few days ago, the artist made his way to New Zealand, a place he hasn't been before but was invited by Cross Street Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand to show work and work on a mural. Today, we have look at some of the drawings on wood that were shown. 

Made from Wood: The Sculptures of Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
These are kind of creepy don't you think? Like, if you walked into a friend's house and saw these heads, cut from wood, sitting on their mantle, you may have a few questions. Then again, people who get those weird Harry and the Hendersons bigfoot statues on the side of the road in Humboldt County are a little weird, too. We prefer the creativity of Japanese-based sculptor and woodworker, Yoshitoshi Kanemaki. 

Asgar/Gabriel "Armed with fever and good health" @ Torrance Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Austrians are coming to Torrance. We have always been huge fans of the duo, following their careers and watching them as they have explored different mediums and approaches to what we always felt was a love for psychedelia and counter-culture activities. Now, Asgar/Gabriel will open "Armed with Fever and Good Health" at the Torrance Art Museum on March 29, 2014. 

The Paintings of Marefumi Komura

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
We just felt like taking another look at the fantastic paintings of Japan's Marefumi Komura, both grotesque and engrossing at the same time. Maybe its just me, but does it look like these subjects are totally at peace with the destruction that is going on within them? 

We Are In Friend Love With Yumi Sakugawa

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
“What’s friend-love? It’s that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It’s not love-love. You don’t want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it’s just as intense and just as amazing.”

Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
An interesting project that sees photographer Zacherie Gaudrillot-Roy removing the bulk and structure of buildings and leaving only the set-like facades for the viewer. As the artist notes, "This series thus offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge."

'About A Woman' by Lilia Mazurkevich

Erotica // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Lilia Mazurkevich is a graduate of the Kiev College of Art and Design and the City & Guilds of London Art School. Her 'About A Woman' series inserts humor and irreverence into the genre of nude portraiture, juxtaposing the female body and wild animals in whimsical and often absurd configurations.

Juxtapoz x Converse in Austin, TX

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Going on three years, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine and Converse have collaborated on site-specific public art projects around the United States as part of the Converse “Wall to Wall” campaign. From Austin to San Francisco, Brooklyn to Portland, we have ushered the world’s best muralists into neighborhoods to celebrate and promote creativity and the arts.

Tim The Optimist

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Given the name Tim by friends, it quickly morphed in to Optimist, which was a sign for him to become a more positive person.

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

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