An over the seas collaboration

Photography // Friday, May 29, 2015
Thanks to the Internet, photographers Johann Bouché-Pillon and Gabi Pérez stumbled upon each other’s work, making it possible to meet via e-mail and exchange ideas. The two created a very simple collaboration where they paired already-made photographs into diptychs that mirrored well together. These mostly consisting of color coordination and shapes. 

KISS book by Maggie West + book release at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles

Erotica // Friday, May 29, 2015
KISS is the debut art book from Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West. The book features 20 pairs of people kissing each other under colorful, surreal lighting. KISS takes a unique, abstract approach to a subject that has depicted throughout centuries of art. By placing a universal activity in such a dreamlike setting, the book causes readers to reexamine the energy and intimacy taking place with each embrace. 

Barry McGee & Todd James "FUD" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
We like Todd James. He has been on the cover of Juxtapoz twice now, and continues to make fantastic works. We like Barry McGee, too. He too, has been a cover artist and continues to be one of the most recongnizable and successful artists to balance graffiti energy and fine art aesthetics into one beautiful mix. They are both showing new works in FUD, opening at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen this weekend. It is McGee and James' second double exhibition at the space.

Music Video: Spoon "Inside Out" by LeBlanc + Cudmore

Music // Friday, May 29, 2015
Spoon, who we have featured in the magazine in the past as well as enjoyed their newest album, They Want My Soul, countless times in our office over the past 10 month or so. Hey, we are heading to see their show in Oakland, California tonight (May 29). The band has finally released an "official video" for the brilliant track "Inside Out," directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. Imagine a slow-burner of casual fights, girl groups, and a diner. It's all here. 

Martha Persson's Watercolor Hands

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
In this watercolor series, Martha Ossowska Persson paints detailed renderings of hands in various positions or intertwined, making strange shapes out of the ordinary. 

El Tarot del Fuego By Ricardo Cavolo

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
Ricardo Cavolo is a young Spanish artist and illustrator getting an amazing international impact nowadays. Worker and prolific, his paintings flood murals, album covers, posters, books, clothes and every conceivable surface. His art is clear and distinctive with vibrant colours, rosy characters and the omnipresent eyes of fire. His hand made illustrations have now faced one of the most classic tarots, the Tarot ofMarseille, getting a superb modern and personal one called Tarot del Fuego.

Ryan Mcginley's "1999 -2015" @ Kunsthal KAdE, Netherlands

Photography // Friday, May 29, 2015
Kunsthal KAdE’s new summer exhibition opening tomorrow, May 30th, is a major overview of work by American photographer Ryan McGinley (b. 1977, New Jersey, US). The show will include works from every series and period in the photographer’s career, from the gritty snapshots of his early life in the urban underworld of late-1990s Manhattan right through to his recent, highly aesthetic ‘road movie’ photographs of young nudes shot amid the untamed nature of the rural United States.

Recap: Theriomorphism II @ Madrid Art Week

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
The so-called ‘Madrid Art Week’ transforms the Spanish capital into the hub of contemporary art scene for just one week. There are several events that, year after year, attract thousands of people interested to the capital. Such as Arco, Art Madrid or JustMad…let alone some other relevant exhibitions, art projects and meetings about art that lead on these days. However, one of the most renowned events was the second edition of Theriomorphism, the annual exhibition held by iam Gallery.

Rick Begneaud "Thread Song" @ Woodward Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
During the mid eighties, Rick Begneaud toured as a chef for the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. Traveling extensively, he appropriated not only the tastes, but the textiles and small elements from villages throughout the world to embody those locations from a different perspective.

Graphic Design and Playing Cards

Design // Friday, May 29, 2015
One of the most versatile items ever invented is the playing card. The number of decks sold each year is staggering; the US Playing Card company alone sells more than 100 million decks to individuals per year and another 20 million decks to casinos. The number of games played with standard playing cards is impressive as well. Pagat, one of the largest collections of card game rules on the internet, lists more than 1,200 games, not including solitaire and newly invented, but not well known, games.

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