Update: The Wonderfully Bizarre Paintings of Christian Rex van Minnen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
One of our favorite artists that we learned about last year was Rhode Island-born, Christian Rex van Minnen. The paintings he had at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica were absolute standouts, a new, bizarre twist on pop-surrealism and classical painting that just captured our attention. We just saw some of his newer works, and wanted to show them today.

Paintings by Lui Liu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This morning we are taking a look at the paintings of Lui Liu. The Chinese artist possesses superb painterly techniques with his unique language finding a wide range of audience around the world. Through his paintings, Lui Liu creates a surreal world that transcends cultures and spaces.

Sculptures Made From Sugar by Joseph Marr

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sydney born, Berlin-based artist Joseph Marr constructs beautiful sculptures entirely out of sugar. Using both traditional and digital techniques, Marr uses candy as a medium to show "how we are trapped in the sticky situation and how attractive the tasty desire really is." 

An update with Shida

Street Art // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The streets of New Zealand have been seeing a number of new large-scale works by Shida around, many in collaboration with Eno. Check out these six new walls from the Australian artist.

"Gunwolf," A Manga Comic Book with a Soundtrack

Music // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Get ready for thirty-six pages and 16-tracks of explosive radness as you follow Gunwolf, Hirohito Co.'s number one corporate enforcer who has a penchant for synth-rock, a reputation for mayhem, and the skill to carry it out. Gunwolf: Get Ready to Get Killed [Fax Manga #1] is the first of a series of comic books from Nick Ebeling and A.P. Menzies of Dirt Bike Press and illustration by Akiko Stehrenberger.

New Book: "Houston Rap" by Peter Beste

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
A great new book from photographer and former Juxtapoz featured artist, Peter Beste. (You know Beste for this series as well as his series covering Norwegian Black Metal). Houston Rap is an immersion into the everyday life of the Houston Hip Hop community. This hardcover 272 page book features the photography of Peter Beste who spent 9 years documenting the culture alongside writer Lance Scott Walker. 

Incredible Photorealism by Franco Clun

Illustration // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Franco Clun has been producing incredible photorealistic drawings for half a century, and the impact of his dedicated practice shows in the work. "I always had overwhelming passions," Clun says, "and drawing is one of them. These outrageous examples of photorealism infuse reality with unbelievable sensitivity and flow.  

Surreal Erotica by Czech artist, Karel Teige

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
From our sister site, Juxtapoz Latin America: Not only a Czech essayist, Dadaist, and influential leader of the Czech Surrealist, as well as an architect, painter, writer, social activist, a key figure of typographic aesthetics ... Karel Teige was all of these things, but today we will focus on the more erotic works. His collection of collages were both provocative and surreal, and show Teige as not only a talented artist, but adept at social criticism as well. 

Opening: Kehinde Wiley "The World Stage: Jamaica" @ Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce that it will host ‘The World Stage: Jamaica', coinciding with Frieze London, Kehinde Wiley's first ever UK solo exhibition. Born in 1977, Wiley has already achieved international recognition for his highly naturalistic paintings of contemporary urban men adopting heroic poses directly referencing classical portraiture. Juxtapoz' London correspondent, Butterfly, made it out to the opening. 

Misaki Kawai "Hair Show" @ The Hole, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Hole is proud to present the much-anticipated first solo exhibition by Misaki Kawai at a New York gallery in six years. In Hair Show, Kawai will present large scale sculpture, painting, drawing and furniture. After traveling around Asia for the bulk of 2013, Kawai returned to her studio in Brooklyn with not only tons of sketches and ideas but also materials gathered from Tibet to Vietnam; all manner of fabric, textiles and her favourite pom-poms.

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