Scott Albrecht "Here and Now" @ Andenken Gallery, Amsterdam

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
Here and Now showcases Scott’s latest work which plays off of his graphic style of intricate typographic woodworks, colorful patterning and found object re-appropriation. In this collection the artist takes inspiration from recent events in his life that have resulted in larger shifts or change happening around him. The work is aimed to highlight these situations in varying degrees – from coping with the unforeseen, to recognizing the opportunities from what is available.

Oil Paintings by Ridley Howard

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
Inspired in part by the visual tension of mid-20th century Italian cinematography, Ridley Howard balances optical design and two-dimensional arrangement with elusive narrative. Occasional graphic overtures—large spiraling swaths of pale green, off-kilter skyscrapers, monochromatic playground structures—imbue banal architectural spaces with intrigue, encouraging the viewer to identify the point where fact ends and fiction begins.

Classic Heavy Metal Magazine Covers

Erotica // Friday, July 03, 2015
The American version of Heavy Metal Magazine began in 1977 as a magazine for adult comics, a blend of dark fantasy, science fiction and erotica. Initially it displayed translations of graphic stories originally published in the French version, Métal Hurlant, and included work by Enki Bilal, Philippe Caza, Guido Crepax, Philippe Druillet, Jean-Claude Forest, Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Milo Manara. Work by international fine artists such as H. R. Giger and Esteban Maroto have been featured on the covers of various issues.

Graphite Drawings by Michael Schall

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
Brooklyn-based artist Michael Shall does not draw from photographs but uses images to "gain an understanding of how certain things are structured." He then uses these s structural understandings to create his imagined worlds where those forms can do whatever he wants them to. "...these forms can do whatever I want them to, and it all looks believable, or almost believable."

Alberto del Pozo's Deities

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 03, 2015
The Orichas Collection consists of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería. There are approximately 25 orichas in the Santería pantheon, 17 of which were depicted by del Pozo in this series. Santería refers to the Afro-Cuban practice of Lucumí or Regla de Ocha, a religious system originating with the African Yoruba people. The Orichas Collection includes the original pen, ink, and crayon illustrations.

Jacob Aue Sobol's "Arrivals and Departures" @ Yossi Millo Gallery, New York

Photography // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Arrivals and Departures chronicles Jacob Aue Sobol’s travels across the Asian continent by train during 2012-2014, with stops in Moscow, Russia; Ulan Batar, Mongolia and Beijing, China, and numerous rural communities along the way. During three separate month-long trips, Sobol photographed the changing landscape from his window seat, as well as encounters with inhabitants of the locations where he disembarked. 

Summer according to Anne Constance Frenoy

Erotica // Thursday, July 02, 2015
We were looking through the great New Erotic Photography book by Prestel this morning, and came across the works of Anne Constance Frenoy. Seeing that it is summer, and that Frenoy has a series of works of nudes in summer, and that she is based in Paris where we just came back from, and that she seems to capture a little 1970's nostalgia, we wanted to share them today. 

Cliffside Living on the Aegean Sea

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Or perhaps we should say "conceptual" cliffside living on the Aegean Sea by OPA. "Casa Brutale" by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture)is an insane concept of how to build a living space on a cliff, with amazing staircase ideas, swimming pool, glazed facade and other just fantastic details and minimal looks that would make the dude from Ex Machina jealous.

Maybe the Best Hand Painter You Will See

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Artist Russell Powell has an interesting process: he creates realistic portraits on his hand. I don't think I have ever heard of anything like that before. After he creates this insanely interesting process, he applies his palm to paper to create a "hand-stamping" effect. And as MyModernMet notes, "the stamping showcases Powell’s unique fingerprints and will always remind us from where his beautiful images originated." Sweet stuff.

Issue Preview: August 2015 with Mary Iverson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Juxtapoz is very excited this month to have one of our favorite painters, the great Seattle-based artist Mary Iverson on the cover of August 2015. Although perhaps not overtly political, the August 2015 issue is our look at some of the best artists in the world's approach to environmental issues. From climate change to extinction, using Earth materials to challenging conventional means of production, we gathered an eclectic group of artists that are inspiring and progressive.

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