In Memory of Matt Doust

Erotica // Saturday, August 31, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. We learned yesterday that we had lost one of the most gifted, hyperrealistic and erotic painters of our time. California raised, Australian artist Matt Doust has been creating captivating yet controversial works since the beginning of his career. The 29-year-old passed yesterday due to an epileptic seizure, and was set to open an exhibition of his work in LA on September 7th. The show will still open, as a celebration of Matt's work.

New Elian and Pastel murals in the Bronx

Street Art // Saturday, August 31, 2013
Elian and Pastel are two Argentinian artists we had the pleasure of meeting this year at Living Walls in Atlanta. These two close friends are a hilarious duo of laughs and good times. Both artists have very different esthetics to their work, but each work in the realm of minimalism and abstraction. After Atlanta, they made their way to the New York for the Los Muros Hablan Festival and dropped some major pieces at 138th Street and Grand Concourse in the South Bronx.

New Jenks Piece

Graffiti // Saturday, August 31, 2013
Never one to disappoint in the department of funk and flavor, Bay Area veteran, Jenks drops another serious spray paint heater on the streets.

Los Angeles close to ending decade-long mural moratorium

Street Art // Friday, August 30, 2013
On Wednesday, a 13-2 vote was made by the City Council setting the wheels in motion to lift a decade-long restriction on murals in Los Angeles. Since 2002, the mural moratorium had been enforced, which originally was intended to curb proliferating advertising. With the new rules that are expected to be finalized by the end of next week, artists will be required to register their project and pay a $60 fee. The mural will be restricted to industrial and business zones, excluding single-family residential homes and those that have any commercial messages.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: STORI

Graffiti // Friday, August 30, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Stori.

The Work of Øivin Horvei

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
In the September issue of Juxtapoz Magazine we spoke with Oslo native Øivin Horvei as he and his 12-year-old daughter followed this wife to Boston where she took a position at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Setting up a small studio in his new home, he continued his playful mixed media work and we spoke about the idiosyncratic Harvard bubble, parenting, and what, to an American, seems like an astonishing level of government support given to the average Norwegian.

In L.A.: Merry Karnowsky Gallery "SUMMER SESSIONS: LIVE PAINTING"

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, LAUNCH (producers of TARFEST), and District La Brea, closed out the District La Brea summer block party series with a live painting event Featuring some of LA's top artists : CRAOLA /  AXIS / devNgosha / Edward Walton Wilcox / Britt Ehringer + NAMAAK collective / KMNDZ  and special guest artist Nunca from Brazil. Each artist created hand painted murals on 10ft x 25ft - 300ft wide wooden barricades, which stretch out over 500  feet along the West side of La Brea Avenue between 1st and 2nd Street. 

Saber "The Ugly American" @ The Outsiders, Newcastle

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
Former Juxtapoz cover artist and politically active graffiti legend SABER opens a brand new body of work, The Ugly American, at The Outsiders Newcastle in England on September 6, 2013. The show will consist entirely of work created in the gallery itself.

Zohar Lazar: Good name, great art.

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
Zohar Lazar is an example of an artist by whom we have seen a ton of his work but couldn't never put a name to the output. Lazar has done cover for the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Village Voice, and a ton of other commercial projects but also is an accomplished painter who has shown at Morgan Lehman last summer. 

The Wonderfully Surreal Universe of Aya Uekawa

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
We have always been huge fans of the works of Aya Uekawa, an artist we have featured in the magazine in the past because of her incredibly surreal but classic portrait styles and methods. We haven't checked in with the artist in a bit, but we compiled a collection of some of her recent works as well as a few classics from past shows in NYC and Europe. 

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