Urs Fischer "Melodrama" @ Sadie Coles HQ, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
A few more days and into the new year to go and see a great looking installation show from Urs Fischer up at Sadie Coles in London through January 6, 2014. Not only are there 3,000 pastel-coloured plaster raindrops throughout the show, you have an entire installation of clay sculptures taking in the drops.

The Works of Nina Chanel Abney

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
We became familiar with Nina Chanel Abney's work over the years of showing at NYC's Kravets/Wehby Gallery, but it was the gallery's recent pairing of Abney with Juxtapoz' personal favorite Charlie Roberts that got us really into the last two years of Abney's work. Born in Chicago and based in NYC, Abney has works in the colleciton of the Brooklyn Museum and Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Best of 2013: Ron Mueck

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
Originally published on November 18th, 2013: Ron Mueck, whose larger-than-life hyperreal sculptures have seen huge success in the past year with his incredible show at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris saw his exhibit travel to Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires on November 16th. It will continue on to the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro in March of 2014. 

Best of 2013: Hyperrealistic Animals Made From Painted Layers of Resin

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 30, 2013
Originally published on November 4th, 2013: Singapore-based artist Keng Lye is back with some new resin paingings. By meticulously painting layers of epoxy resin with acrylics, Lye produces works of art that float somewhere between painting and sculpture. Each piece can consist of patiently executed layers which are necessary to create the sense of depth they have. The series is titled Alive Without Breath.

Diptych mural by Borondo in Tetuán, Madrid

Street Art // Monday, December 30, 2013
Borondo has newly painted a beautiful diptych mural of two figures with their arms crossed behind their backs in Tetuán, Madrid. Having in the past been described as a figurative impressionism style, his painterly esthetic exudes rich emotion and intensity. 

The Work of Arthur D'Araujo

Illustration // Monday, December 30, 2013
Arthur D'Araujo was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1984 and has had an affinity for illustration since he was a little kid.  Besides drawings, he is attracted to old school samba and colorful patterned shirts, it is clear that his talent for the illustrated line is quite profound.

Erotic Master: Nobuyoshi Araki

Erotica // Monday, December 30, 2013
Known best for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes (kinbaku, Japanese rope-tying art) and of colorful, sensual flowers, Araki is an artist who reacts strongly to his emotions and uses photography to experience them more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through photography, using ropes like an embrace and the click of the shutter like a kiss...

"Vote 4 Ever" by Tunks x Abno

Graffiti // Sunday, December 29, 2013
In honor of Vote RIP, this tribute “Vote 4 Ever” rooftop spot was painted by Tunks and Abno in Oakland.

Best of 2013: Halloween Used to be Creepier

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 29, 2013
Originally published October 31st, 2013: Perhaps it's just the old, faded photos but it seems to us from looking at these vintage photographs that Halloween costumes used to be much much creepier and weirder than it is now. 

RVCAloha x Pow! Wow! Hawaii

Illustration // Saturday, December 28, 2013
For six weeks, RVCA took up residency on the beaches of Hawaii with their skate, surf and art teams. Titled RVCAloha, tribe leader PM Tenore bridged the various disciplines through a variety of projects and events. Teaming up with POW! WOW! Hawaii and Montana Cans, Dmote, Remio and Katch...  

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