The Beautifully Eerie Work of Stephan Balleux

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 24, 2014
Stephan Balleux is a Belgian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His work deals with the position of painting in our digital age. The various techniques (drawing, painting, sculpture, video and special effects) constitute as many fields of investigation. From these experiences emerges an image, in constant change, erasing any temporality. Like a virus, the pictorial texture propagates itself and its digitalization becomes an eminently contemporary process.

Gillian Lambert's Self-Deception

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 24, 2014
Self-Deception is a series of illustrated self-portraits by Gillian Lambert, who recently graduated from Kenyon College with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. “I have always found something beautiful in the grotesque– the repulsive, the awkward, the vulnerable, the psychologically enigmatic.” she says about this series of self-reflective works.

Clarks Originals x MF Doom by Charlie and Joe

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 24, 2014
MF Doom recently designed his own signature pair of Clarks Originals Wallabees and to accompany the release, Charlie Robins and Joe Alexander shot this brilliant little promo video following Doom on a ride to Somerset village of Street, the location where the shoe was born.

Fabien Merelle's Otherworldly Scenarios

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 24, 2014
Fabien Mérelle is a highly talented and emerging young French artist who creates delicately detailed drawings in black ink and watercolour. Mérelle was granted a residence at the prestigious Casa Vélasquez in Madrid and in 2010 he was the first winner of the highly lauded Canson Prize. 

Retna for Juxtapoz x Chandran Gallery x Univ Benefit Auction for Waves for Water

Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 23, 2014
As we have mentioned over the past few weeks, RETNA has contributed a surfboard to the Chandran Gallery x Juxtapoz x Univ benefit auction for Waves for Water, an organization on the ground in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Through March 31st, a special curated selection of hand-painted surfboards will be available at auction on Paddle8.

video: Flo Fox

Photography // Sunday, March 23, 2014
Despite blindness, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, photographer Flo Fox continues to shoot the streets of New York City. No longer able to hold a camera, she instructs her aides to take photos for her. Back in 1980, Tom Snyder interviewed Fox about her photography work right as she begun using a cane to walk and was loosing some of her eyesight. 

video: Jukebox Cowboys paint a train

Graffiti // Sunday, March 23, 2014
Watch this highly entertaining video as members of the Jukebox Cowboys use stealthy moves to sneak around the city, bust into a gallery and paint a train.

“The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater”

Photography // Saturday, March 22, 2014
Throughout the 1950’s, 60’s, and early 70’s, Ralph Eugene Meatyard created a series of photographs titled “The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater” in which he photographed his wife wearing an old hag’s mask in the role of Lucybelle Crater, along with other Meatyard family members and friends who are also wearing masks. 

Video: Anemal X Fresh Paint #3

Graffiti // Saturday, March 22, 2014
Watch as Anemal and friends use Fresh Paint as they tear up the streets of Oakland, California painting some crazy highway spots and then travel to Hawaii where they paint some scenic water run offs.

Recap: Vans Village @ SXSW

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 21, 2014
While we were down in Austin during SXSW for Juxtapoz Projects, we were able to spend some time with our friends at Vans and check out what they had going on over at Vans Village, a pop-up store featuring exclusive merchandise and collaborations, competitive BMX Ramp and daily Open Mic sessions. We were most excited to learn that Vans brought out our mutual friends and artists Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, and Smithe to paint shipping containers and the actual store itself! Enjoy a photo recap...

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