Madlib Invasion: Quasimoto "Low Class Conspiracy"

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
For the next month on Juxtapoz.com, we are going to be looking at the career and influence of Madlib. Not only is he known as a versatile musician, Madlib has led a career of alter-ego art direction and created a cast of characters that are important pieces in his canon. Of course, Quasimoto comes to mind first, and Jeff Jank's legendary character design provided a context to Madlib's musical vision. Today, we show you "Low Class Conspiracy," as part of the STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST #4. Directed by Kristoffer Crook. Stay tuned for a very special August 2014 issue announcement in the coming week....

Katrin Fridriks "Flying Awareness" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
Icelandic abstract painter Katrin Fridriks returns to Lazarides Rathbone this summer with her first London solo exhibition, Flying Awareness. Inspired by the artist's remote native land and a continuation of her experimental use of color and liquid painterly movement, the new body of work follows Fridriks acclaimed participation in Lazarides' 2013 group shows, BRUTAL and Fresh Paint.

The Works of John Wesley (NSFW)

Erotica // Monday, June 30, 2014
Born in 1928 in Los Angeles, illustrator John Wesley now works in New York at the age of eighty-five. Wesley began painting at twenty-two after holding a series of odd jobs. His cartoon like acrylic paintings are simple in line work and color palate...

Michael Waraksa's "Recycled" Creations

Illustration // Monday, June 30, 2014
Michael Waraksa explains his work by saying, “I see collage as a form of recycling. I am attempting to build something new and unexpected by layering and juxtaposing a variety of disparate elements together. Scraps of text, photographic material from books, magazines and the web...

David Cronenberg–The Exhibition @ EYE, Amsterdam

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
Through 14 September, EYE presents a major exhibition focusing on director David Cronenberg, who acquired cult status with his idiosyncratic films about the relationship between body, mind, technology and mass media. The exhibition explores Cronenberg’s world through the main themes of his films: the physical and psychological transformation of his protagonists.

Immersive 360° Installation of Virtual Universe

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
An impressive and immersive installation at Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology used laser scans, CGI and projection mapping. Currently on display at SAT's Satosphere, an 18-metre wide dome, Nimbes is a 15 minute piece that guides users through a virtual universe, displaying constellations, rural landscapes and crumbling buildings.

The Work of Tomoko Kashiki

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
When Japanese artist Tomoko Kashiki stands in front of a new white panel, she has a clear vision of what beauty is for her. It "is a very fragile conviction, intrinsically linked to my feelings at any given moment - it changes and is transformed by my feelings." Tomoko holds a PhD in Painting from the Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts and has exhibited widely across Japan and in Europe.

In the Magazine: Kikyz1313

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
Death anxiety is an extremely common, persistent fear of our own destiny, and the inevitable outcome for us all. It's no wonder that this daunting unknown can propose an overwhelming fear as we are constantly attempting to guide and understand our very existence. The perception that we should be afraid of this reality, or the path to it, rather than revel in the beauty of life, seems almost as morbid as death itself...

Soviet-Era Banned Western Music Pressed onto X-Rays

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
During the 1950s, when vinyl was scare and before tape recorders were available, people in the Soviet Union would take banned bootlegged jazz and rock records and press them onto salvaged x-rays cut into discs. "They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole...

Watch: App Art with Franky Aguilar

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
For their latest video, KQED Art School took a trip to Oakland artist Franky Aguilar's studio. Aguilar is the artist behind the wildly popular mobile art apps CatWang, Snoopify, Ima Unicorn, and GifYogurt, to name a few. Inspired by street culture, candy colors, and Internet iconography like cats and pizza, Aguilar works with artists to create a user experience that is equally fun and creative...

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