John Leigh aka Karborn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The London based artist Karborn or also known as John Leigh creates these immaculate, and intricate collages. In addition to exhibiting internationally Karborn teamed up with Arktip Magazine out of Southern California for issue no. 31.  With his hands in all the right pockets we expect to see Karborn popping up a lot more this coming year.

Drawings of Men Farting from the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
These images, taken from scrolls produced during the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868), depict he-gassen or "farting competitions." Yes, that's right, farting. According to the website Naruhodo, "Similar drawings were used to ridicule westerners towards the end of the Edo period, with images depicting the westerners blown away by Japanese farts." 

Wire Mesh Portraits by Seung Mo Park

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Some people paint portraits, and others (or in this case, one other) cut layer upon layer of wire mesh to create a portrait. Korean artist Seung Mo Park starts with a photograph then superimposes it over layers of wire with a projector, and then starts snipping away! We've posted the impressive wire work of Seungo Mo Park before, examining his flawless sculptures...

Juxtapoz Presents: Silas Hite - Music and Art

Music // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"When the music in me slows down, I pick up a pen and draw. When the ink begins to flow less easily, I trade the pen for an instrument and resume where I left off with a renewed sense of purpose. It’s a symbiotic relationship between art and music. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to tap into it and spend my days creating."

Paintings by Marion Lane

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
We are enjoying the works of Los Angeles-based artist Marion Lane this morning. 'Though Lane's paintings look something like hybrids between amoeba DNA and corner-shop candies, they contain hints of all the vital ingredients of the city's make-up, from sun and sea to concrete and steel - rendered with such hypnotic appeal that it's hard to look away.'  

Vija Celmins' Limitless Spaces

Illustration // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Vija Celmins was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1938. She immigrated to the United States with her family when she was ten years old, settling in Indiana. She received a BFA from the John Herron Institute in Indianapolis, and later earned her MFA in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Celmins received international attention early on for her renditions of natural scenes—often copied from photographs that lack a point of reference, horizon, or discernable depth of field. 

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Printed Matter presents the second annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 31 through February 2, 2014, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 30. And did we mention that Juxtapoz will be there with our own booth? Well, we just told you. We can't wait.

Barbara Kruger @ Kunsthaus Bregenz

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
We are just getting around to showing Barbara Kruger's massive installation, exhibition, and public art project surrounding her museum retrospective at Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria. The former cover artist showed a mixture of past classic works, new site-specific installation panels, video works, and of course, a citywide public art display to promote the museum. 

Serena Mitnik-Miller "INBETWEEN" @ Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
We are excited about this show because it features one of our favorite California artists at the moment. Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present INBETWEEN, an exhibition of watercolor paintings from the San Francisco-based artist Serena Mitnik-Miller. 

Music Video: Damon Albarn "Everyday Robots" by Aitor Throup

Music // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur, Gorillaz, and a few other projects of note, is set to release his own first solo album, Everyday Robots, on April 29, 2014, and is kicking off the release with a video for the title track. The video is directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup and "uses CGI software and actual cranial scans to create a unique digital portrait of Damon." Go watch... 

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