James Jarvis x Norse Projects Capsule Collection

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Earlier this week on the site, we mentioned that James Jarvis had just opened a new exhibition of drawings at colette in Paris called "Spheric Dialogues." Now, the London-based illustrator and former Juxtapoz cover artist has teamed up with Danish brand Norse Projects on a capsule collection of artist designed tee shirts, as well as a limited run of 4 prints in an edition of 30 each. The Norse Store has the entire collection available now!

Alex Prager "Face in the Crowd" @ Lehmann Maupin, NYC

Photography // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Alex Prager has been quite busy in recent months, first opening her first US museum survey at Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC this past November, and now opening a new solo show, "Face in the Crowd," at Lehmann Maupin in New York City. And she had a six-page feature in the December issue of Juxtapoz. Busy times. Not only will she have a new body of work to show, Prager will be presenting a three-channel video installation as part of the exhibition. 

Asger Carlsen "Hester" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We like the way V1 Gallery wrote their press release, so we are just going to go with it: Hester is not easy to explain. It has to be viewed and experienced. Hester is not easily understood. Sculptures of amorphous human figures photographed in non descript spaces. A cross between a David Lynch dream, a Henry Moore sculpture and a Francis Bacon painting, mixed by Dr. Jekyll in Frankenstein’s lab. Surreal cubistic tableaus in black and white.

Kilian Eng's Concept Art for 'Koyakatsi'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
One of our favorite artists, Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng, seems to pump out incredible work faster than we can keep up with. One of his more recent projects has been the concept art for a "mind-bending action film" called Koyakatsi and directed by Ayoub Qanir.  

Thomas Cian's Moleskine Sketchbooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
We're always fascinated with the sketchbooks of artists and Milan-based Thomas Cian's were no exception. His dedicated "Friendsbook - a mole for my friends" is filled with wonderful pencil drawings of those close to him.

Adrian Esparza Reweaves Serape Blankets into Geometric Patterns

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Taking Mexican serape blankets, Texas-based artist Adrian Esparza deconstructs and reweaves the threads into beautiful and colorful geometric patterns. Esparza sees the work as an evolving self-portrait. The serape blankets represent a tradition and cultural identity, displaced from its site of origin, and an object he encountered regularly as a Mexican-American raised on the border. The geometric patterns that he creates are also reminiscent of Macramé and other handcrafts from his childhood.

Portraits Made From Collaged "Specimens"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Taking hundreds of tiny photographs, gelatin capsules, vials, insect pins, and other "specimens," artist Michael Mapes collages his own interpretation of renowned dutch portraits. Using the paintings of Rembrandt, Nicolaes Eliasz PIckenoy, and others, Mapes recreates the work in painstaking detail using the tiny fragments and pins. 

LEGO "The Simpsons" House Set

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Next month you will be able to purchase a Simpsons-themed LEGO set depicting their house and complete with LEGO Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Homer, Marge and Ned Flanders! A LEGO-themed episode The Simpsons, now in its 25th season, will also air in May.

Ryan Ady Putra "Permanent Vacation" @ Deus Ex Machina, Bali

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Artist Ryan Ady Putra’s solo exhibition “Permanent Vacation” opened this past weekend at Deus Ex Machina in Bali. Staying in the south area of Yogyakarta, Ryan Ady Putra is now completing his studies at the Institute Art of Indonesia. The man who was born in Jakarta in 1990 is a young artist who is currently busy pursuing his career in the local art scene as well as internationally. His interest in drawing is growing since he lived at Magelang, the city in the north area of Yogyakarta. At that time, he began to know about skateboard scene and music, specially punk.

The 3rd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Spoke Art is pleased to present the Third Annual Supersonic Invitational, a group show dedicated to highlighting emerging as well as established artists in the New Contemporary art movement. Zach Tutor, curator of Supersonic Electronic, has invited 41 artists, including Juxtapoz favorites Brett Amory, Alex Pardee, Jen Mann, Aaron Nagel, Conrad Roset, and more. 

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