Matt Ritchie "Conferno" @ Spoke Art, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
This Saturday, August 2nd, Spoke Art will present the latest solo show by Bay Area artist Matt Ritchie aka Matt136. Titled “Confero” the show is a collection of small hand cut wood pieces individually painted and assembled to create larger inclusive combinations. Matt’s new body of work pays homage to a plethora of cultural interests and subjects from the artist’s past. 

Askew in Shoreditch, London

Graffiti // Friday, August 01, 2014
We haven’t seen many people paint like this ever and that’s why Askew is ahead of the class. This new wall was painted in Shoreditch, London while in town for his exhibition “Oceanic” at Rex Romae Gallery.

Hilarious Renaissance Art GIFs

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Too funny for words, we love these high-larious GIFs by the wicked Scorpion Dagger.

Audrey Kawasaki, Deedee Cheriel and Tara McPherson @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
This Saturday, August 2nd, Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition featuring new work from Audrey Kawasaki, Deedee Cheriel and Tara McPherson. Audrey Kawasaki began her artistic career in her native Los Angeles, after attending Pratt Institute in NY. Moments in the artist’s personal life inform both subject matter and context for her paintings, with strong line work and delicate oils blending seamlessly onto naturally grained wood panels.

New Show: 'Five Years of Work By Stefan Glerum'

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Stefan Glerum, who lives and works in Amsterdam, has a new show: Five Years of Work By Stefan Glerum. It will run at Kemistry Gallery in London until 16 August.

In the Magazine: Maiko Takeda, June 2014

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
When F is for Fashion, in Maiko Takeda’s atelier, it’s not necessarily born of function. These are not logos branded on a five-panel cap. Form, fluidity and fantasy expand the narrow confines of the genre for this young artist who grew up in Tokyo and now designs and hangs her hats in London.

18th Century Alphabet Engraving Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Alfabeto Pittorico is a gorgeous engraving series of the twenty-four letters of the alphabet and one ampersand by Antonio Basoli.  This pictorial alphabet is a collection of pictorial thoughts composed of objects beginning with the individual letters of the alphabet.

Kaleidoscope Views of the Middle East’s Mosques

Photography // Friday, August 01, 2014
Through the use of wide-angle fisheye lenses, Northern Iranian photographer Mohammad Domiri captures the geometric structures and visual patterns of the majestic mosques located throughout the Middle East. Focusing on the way light enhances a space, Domiri seeks out the bold stained glass windows of each mosque he photographs and waits for the perfect moment when light to penetrates the space, which he then photographs. By using his fisheye lens, Domiri helps to guide the viewer through the entire space and visually absorb its grandeur.

The photography of Phebe Schmidt

Photography // Friday, August 01, 2014
Phebe Schmidt is challenging our perception and digestion of the world around us, one pastel-hued, glossy photograph at a time. The Australia native bears a bold, pop style not unlike the work of Toilet Paper and Maurizio Cattelan, among several other influential contemporary photographers, but the driving force behind Schmidt’s work sets her apart (not to mention her cultivation of equally revolting and seductive imagery). 

Olivia Bee’s Romanticized Images of “Lovers”

Photography // Thursday, July 31, 2014
In her series “Lovers,” Brooklyn-based photographer Olivia Bee explores the nostalgia of teenage romance. From innocent kisses captured in a dusk lit garden to intimate moments of sleeping side by side, Bee truly captures the warmest elements of a new relationship. Through her romanticized use of lighting and her raw candid compositions, the viewer is invited to relive the tender moments that she so intimately captures.

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