“La Pesanteur et la Grâce” by Hubert Crabières

Photography // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
In his series “La Pesanteur et la Grâce” (Gravity and Grace), Hubert Crabières photographs human awkwardness within seemingly innocuous domestic spaces. In these photographs, Crabières captures a sense of intimacy withheld in the mundane. The subjects of the photographs are often nude with their bodies abstracted within the frame of the image. 

In a Parallel Universe... Wes Anderson's The Shining

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Steve Ramsden noticed acted upon a hunch that a lot of us had thought: Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" have some similar vibes to them. Of course, Anderson and Kubrick are both extremely detailed orientated with their sets and shots, and Anderson is definitely influenced by Kubrick, but Mr Ramsden has made a parody trailer of what could be Wes Anderson's "The Shining."

Antti Kalevi Makes an Art Show

Illustration // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
We want to go to Finland, and perhaps Antti Kalevi will give us reason to. The Helsinki, Finland-based artist has pretty much captured all the trends and styles of what is going on in art in 2015, and made a series of playful illustrations/computer drawings called "Art Show." These are fantastic. 

Update: Leslie Ann O'Dell's Haunting Portraits

Erotica // Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Leslie Ann O'Dell is a photo-illustration artist from Denver, Colorado. She plays with concepts like perception, isolation/company and ego all while maintaining an ethereal darkness. Leslie's works continually surprise her audience. Each time you look at a piece you will notice a detail you may have missed before. Take a look at the rest of Leslie's beautifully decorated figures and portraits here.

Liu Bolin's "Hiding in the City" @ Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich

Photography // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Edwynn Houk Gallery in Zurich is currently exhibiting Hiding in the City, which features the creatively deceiving and camouflaging photography of Liu Bolin. In this process, Liu incorporates sculpture, performance art, body painting and photography. 

In Conversation: Book Jacket Designer, Richard Bravery

Design // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
“What book are you reading?” or “This work reminds me of a quote from the post-modern author XYZ.” Invariably bandied about in culture conversations since the invention of the printing press, it’s fun and enlightening to match literature with visual art. In the past several years, UK-based art director and book cover designer Richard Bravery has envisioned these connections, and invariably paired prominent emerging artists with some of the most classic novels of the last 100 years. From Cleon Peterson on a Philip K. Dick novel, Parra on Kurt Vonnegut, and David Hockney on Ali Smith, Bravery enhances storied literature with a multi-faceted identity.

The World According to Anne Barlinckhoff (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
In terms of fashion photographers who work with minimal resources and let nature do most of the talking (whether model or nature), Anne Barlinckhoff does some of the best work in the world. She says of her photography and commissioned work, whether for Vice or gallery works, "In my photographs combining the human form, nature and animals. I am always searching for something that I never would expect to happen, that I could not anticipate...

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
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. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Olga Zavershinskaya: "Paper Work"

Erotica // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Born in Voronezh, USSR Olga Zavershinskaya has completely dedicated herself to photography since 2007. Olga says that the basis of her work is an idea closely associated with the method of realization, emotional and aesthetic principles...

Dennis McNett: Legend of the Wolfbat @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
As always our good friend Dennis McNett is busy as ever. After finishing his residency at Shreveport Regional Art Council, he brought his Wolfbat tribe to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. His installation there, entitled "Tale of the Rainbow Crow," is inspired by the native story of how the crow was once the most colorful bird of all the birds and had in his feathers all of the colors of the rainbow...

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