The Beautifully Eerie Work of Stephan Balleux

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 23, 2015
Stephan Balleux is a Belgian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His work deals with the position of painting in our digital age. The various techniques (drawing, painting, sculpture, video and special effects) constitute as many fields of investigation. From these experiences emerges an image, in constant change, erasing any temporality. Like a virus, the pictorial texture propagates itself and its digitalization becomes an eminently contemporary process.

Zio Ziegler "The Creative Dialectic" @ Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 23, 2015
This Saturday, January 24th bay area artist Zio Ziegler will open a new show at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach, CA.

Suits of Armor for Your Cats

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 23, 2015
Jeff de Boer is a Calgary-based multi-media artist with an international reputation for producing some of the world's most original and well-crafted works of art. With an emphasis on metal, he is best known for such bodies of work as suits of armour for cats and mice, armour ties and sword-handled briefcases, rocket lamps and pop culture ray guns, and exquisite high art, abstract works called exoforms.

Expressing Abstract Mathematical Concepts Through Art

Illustration // Friday, January 23, 2015
Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko is a distinguished Russian mathematician, professor, well-known topologist, supporter of radically revising historical chronology, and it turns out, very talented at expressing abstract mathematical concepts through artwork. "Since the mid-1970s, Fomenko has created more than 280 graphic works. Fomenko description of his technique probably sounds unlike anything that most of us have ever previously heard or learned about drawing. He never starts with rough sketches, copies, or outlines. Rather the final drawing appears all at once as a clean copy. "Each mark is final, and my hand does not return to it again". He compares his technique to the process of developing a photo "like using a rag to wipe a thick layer of dust from a picture that already exists".

Vintage Erotic Bookplates

Erotica // Friday, January 23, 2015
We're enjoying this fantastic collection of vintage erotic bookplates (ex libris) from a whole host of countries and decades, though beware, many of the illustrations can be very nsfw...

How and Nosm @ PAUL MESAROS GALLERY, West Virginia University

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 22, 2015
Our good friends How and Nosm are currently at West Virginia University for both a Deem Distinguished Artist Lecture in the School of Art and Design and tonight's (January 22) opening reception for the exhibition at the school's Paul Mesaros Gallery. Jacob Lewis from Pace Prints and now his own namesake space in NYC is an alumnist and active at WVU, and helped bring this show to the campus. For those of you in the Morgantown area, go see it!

Photographing Miners With Mining Materials

Photography // Thursday, January 22, 2015
Taking artistic immersion to another level, photographer Sean Hawkey photographed Peruvian mine workers with glass plate negatives using the same silver nitrate used in the mining process. The wet collodion method of photographing that Hawkey used required incredibly heavy equipment including a large format camera and over 30 pounds of glass used for plates. 

INSA's Space GIF-ITI: Probably the World's Largest Animated Gif

Street Art // Thursday, January 22, 2015
INSA has been doing some crazy great animated gif work in recent years, what he has dubbed "Gif-Iti." Well, the UK-based painter has taken it to a new level: Space Gif-Iit. That's right, an actual animated painting you can see from space, live from Rio. Let's take a gander... 

Music Video: Viet Cong "Silhouettes"

Music // Thursday, January 22, 2015
We have mentioned it before on this site, especially with the Viet Cong track "Continental Shelf" video we posted a few months back: we are really happy the Canadian bands self-titled debut LP is out now. This is the Brook Linder-sci-fi weirdo adventure video for the track "Silhouettes" that should get you equally excited about the Viet Cong album.

Weston's Westons

Erotica // Thursday, January 22, 2015
We saw this series back in 2009 at Danziger Gallery in NYC, some stunning iconic and rare Edward Weston prints from the Cole Weston Trust. The balance of nudes and nature, the shadows of sand formations versus the model's bodies make for some striking pairs. From the gallery,"Focusing on Weston's obsession with sensuous form, the show gets to the heart of Weston's work and his passion. As Huntington Curator of Photographs Jennifer Watts has written: 'Weston never cropped his photographs. He's really about finding the form and honing in on it in a clear, concise, framed way'."


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