Pardee's Picks: Matt Ritchie Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
A few weeks prior to Patrick O'Connell's in-depth interview with "Imagination Issue" artist Matt Ritchie, photographer Chloe Rice and I went to pay him a visit in his home studio and wood shop in Castro Valley, CA, and submerged ourselves in the hand-carved, scratched and painted world that he has created for over two decades. That world is aesthetically tiny... 

Best of 2013: Sculptures by Jonty Hurwitz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Originally published on February 1st. 2013:  It may be a tad hard to see what is going on here, but look closely. Artist/scientist Jonty Hurwitz creates what appear to be ordinary abstract sculptures, but when viewed in a cylinder, reflective surface, the sculpture takes on the appearence of a figurative shape. Hurwtiz won the 2009 Noble Sculpture Prize.

Paintings by Tristan Pigott

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tristan Pigott's 'paintings are simple explorations of human characteristics, depicted and enhanced with the use of proportion and surreal ideas. His interest in how people perform in every day life informs his work: he exploits characteristics of a person's self-projection such as the use of fashion, which he makes poignant in his paintings, whether in a humorous approach, or by use of composition.'   

Michael Dotson: Future Forward

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Michael Dotson (born 1982, Cleveland, OH) lives in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from American University in Washington, D.C. and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. His work has been included in exhibitions at DCKT, New York, NY; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY; and throughout the United States. He has received press coverage in Dwell Magazine and New American Paintings.

Music Video: Metronomy "I'm Aquarius" Directed by Edouard Sailer

Music // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Directed by French filmmaker Edouard Sailer, "I'm Aquarius" is the most recent video from Metronomy ahead of the release of their new album Love Letters. The sci-fi video features an astronaut leaving on an adventure through the universe and landing on a strange planet.

Best of 2013: Meticulously Constructed Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Originally published on February 26th, 2013: From delicately carving rolls of tape into detailed landscapes to building towers out of loose towel threads and constructing intricate structures out of toothbrush bristles, Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki takes everyday objects and transforms them into amazing sculptures.

Where you can find Juxtapoz

Vault // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
We've created a map with all the brick and motor locations that carry Juxtapoz. Stop by your local shop today and pick up a copy. 

Best of 2013: James Jean, February 2013

Vault // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
For the rest of the month, we are looking back on some of our favorite features from our print edition. Today, we look at the February 2013 cover story with James Jean. At the time, James Jean retired, then didn’t really retire at all. In a similar vein of Michael Jordan, who retired from one phase of his career only to return stronger and more well-equipped to dominate once again, Jean left the illustration world behind in 2008, redefining himself as one of the most talented and intriguing fine artists of his generation...

Estevan Oriol "LA Portraits" Book Signing + Exhibition @ Known Gallery, LA

Photography // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This Saturday, Juxtapoz' contributing photo editor, and one of Los Angeles' iconic documentarians, Estevan Oriol, will open an exhibition and hold a book signing at Known Gallery on Fairfax Avenue. His new book, LA Portraits, is a follow-up to his now famous LA Woman book: Portraiture of Los Angeles Volume 1. Go get a book for your budding photographer in your life, get it signed, and go check out the show before it comes down on January 4, 2014.

Kati Heck @ CAC Malaga, Spain

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
One of our favorite contemporary painters, Antwerp-based Kati Heck, just opened her first expansive museum show in Spain at the CAC Malaga, featuring 41 works: small- and large-format paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and video. So, if you have family in Spain, live in Spain, live close to Spain, maybe make this show a holiday season must... 

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