Colored Pencil Illustrations by Taisuke Mohri

Erotica // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Japanese artist Taisuke Mohri creates these photo realistic images using only colored pencil on paper. Close-ups of Taisuke's work show the detail in each fold of his subject's skin. Taisuke is even able to...

Paul Mavrides "Art Work Makes You Free" @ Steven Wolf Fine Arts, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Juxtapoz is going to make a field trip today to a show that we are really exicted about, but seeing that it comes down on Saturday, we think you need to head over as well if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area. Paul Mavrides, a member of the influential Zap Comix! underground comic collective and longtime resident of SF's Mission District, has a show up at Steven Wolf Fine Arts. This is Mavrides' first show in 10 years, and is a collection of found object wood paintings.  

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, February 13, 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. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

Psychedelic 1960s: The Poster Art of Rick Griffin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Coinciding with our special feature in our March 2014 issue on the rock poster art scene in San Francisco in the 1960s, we are looking at the portfolios of the "Big 5" who helped define the era. Of all the famous 1960s poster artists, especially living and working in San Francisco during that time period, Rick Griffin is widely considered to be the most influential. Part psychedelic, part sexual revolution, part comics, part surf bohemia, Griffin embodies California's visual history. 

Scott Campbell "The Smartest Thing I Ever Did Were Foolish Things For Love" @ Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
From the press release of tattoo and fine artist Scott Campbell's new exhibition: Emerging from a New York group of artists of the early 2000’s, consisting of Nate Lowman, Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Campbell has become an internationally recognized figure within the art world. Known for his intricate works in a variety of unusual and exciting mediums, Campbell is at the forefront of young artists reintroducing craft and technique into art.

Tahuya Yoshikawa For Deus Ex Machina

Design // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Renowned surfboard shaper Tahuya "Tappy" Yoshikawa teamed up with Deus Ex Machina and created a run of limited edition skateboards. Yoshikawa custom shaped each board as he would a surfboard. In addition to Yoshikawa's heavy aesthetics, he also finished the skateboards with his signature psychedelic resin style. These will be available exclusively at the Deus Temple show room.

John Waters "Bad Director's Chair" @ Spruth Magers, Berlin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
One of the most celebrated directors in American independent cinema, John Waters (featured in our August 2010 issue) is at his vibrant best when flaunting Hollywood’s rules or reveling in bad taste. The director of Pink Flamingos (1972) and Pecker (1998) brings the same wit and audacity to the art gallery. 

"Words by Rakim" by Matt Bieler

Music // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Rakim is a legend, no need to argue or debate that issue. This wonderful video, "Words by Rakim," is not only insightful into the world of an accomplished hip-hop artist, but an artistic approach to the medium of documentary shorts. Matt Bieler, great job.

The Incomparable Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
In the past few years NYC-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu's career has risen to the highest of heights in the illustration community, garnering limitless praise, attracting an impressive list of clients, and earning the sincerest admiration of fellow illustrators around the world. Her prolific output and visually sumptuous images never fail to stimulate the senses and elicit a sense of awe regarding her technical and compositional prowess. 

Update: The Photoreal Works of Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
New York-based artist Yigal Ozeri has continued to take hyper-realism to the next level. It's hard to believe that his work isn’t an actual photograph. Capturing solar flares, dreamy light, and contrasting color tones, he’s shown just how far he’s willing to go to capture a moment.