Frieze Week Highlight: Fay Ku w/Eight Modern @ Pulse

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
One of our favorite artists we saw this weekend in NYC for Frieze and surrounding fairs was Fay Ku at the Eight Modern booth in Pulse. Eight Modern, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had a few strong pieces from the Taiwan-born Ku, who has built a body of work on paper that "recalls the callousness and lack of empathy of children, who have not yet learned the customs and niceties adults use to mask society's true savagery."

Gallery View: Needles & Pens 10 Year Anniversary Show

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
Needles and Pens is currently having their 10-year anniversary show at the Luggage Store in San Francisco. We stopped by on Friday night for the opening reception of the massive group show, featuring over 70 participating artists, a book release, and live bands! Party! The show will be on display through June 8th so if you are lucky enough to be in the bay area, we recommend you check it out!

"Yoshitomo Nara" @ Pace Gallery West 25th Street, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
On Friday night, we stopped by the opening of famed Japanese artist and Juxtapoz cover artist, Yoshitomo Nara's newest body of work at Pace Gallery. Featuring his iconic girl characters, presented in sculpture, painting, and sketches, all spaced wonderfully in three large rooms, Nara continues to be one of the most appreciated contemporary artist in the world.

Watch: Becky & Joe's Man Ray-Inspired Music Video for Delicate Steve

Music // Monday, May 13, 2013
We are on a music video kick this morning, Becky & Joe are back again with another great handcrafted music video! We loved their psychedelic plasticine collage video for Tame Impala's "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards." This time, inspired by Man Ray, they used drawing, scratching, and mark making on actual Super 8, 16, and 35 mm film and acetate sheets for their video for Delicate Steve! Watch it after the jump!

Aaron Ansarov's Photographs of Portuguese Man O' War

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
Former Navy photographer and Florida-based Aaron Ansarov's photographs are not digitally edited abstract mirrored photography but actual photographs of Portuguese Man O' War. Our minds are blown...

Watch: "Blown Minded," New Music Video for Young Galaxy by Carine Khalife

Music // Monday, May 13, 2013
Young Galaxy's latest music video for their 2011 track Blown Minded was produced, directed, and animated by Montreal-based visual artist Carine Khalife using only oil paint on glass. Explaining her technique, Khalife says, "I would paint on the glass with oil so that it wouldn't dry, and I could play with it for hours. A camera, fixed overhead above the animation table and plugged in my computer, would capture my paintings frame by frame and create the animation..."

Anonymous Artist Leaves Behind Incredibly Detailed Styrofoam Cup Doodle

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
A Redditor recently came across a pretty impressive Styrofoam cup doodle. The cup was left behind at a car dealership in Norman, Oklahoma and is covered in intricate doodles, inside and out. Patterns, text, characters, and cartoon character from The Simpsons, Smurfs, Dilbert, and Beetle Bailey appear on the cup and the inner rim reads: "If you look deep within a piece of art you will find a piece of its creator."

Nonotak Studio's Installation Hypnotizes and Traps Vistors in a Light Prison

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
The light installation Isotopes v.2 by Nonotak Studio hypnotizes visitors with moving lights, attracting them to the center of the installation. Then, the rhythm and the intensity of the lights continually become more aggressive until they generate immaterial barriers: "it's easy to get in but neigh impossible to get out." The catalyst and inspiration for the project is the Fukushima nuclear disaster and it is meant to echo the way humans approach nuclear power. Watch a video after the jump!

Jesse Tise: Space Spells

Illustration // Sunday, May 12, 2013
Jesse Tise is a freelance illustration designer that earned his BFA in Illustration Design from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He is currently pursuing his creative endeavors through galactic and celestial illustrations in the realm of the unknown. Beautiful range of futuristic folk renderings.

Now Its a Party!

Graffiti // Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mers is one of those rare train writers who actually makes an attempt to paint something uniquely different and with a concept every time he goes to the train yard. On this panel, a brightly colored piñata is receiving a heavy swat sending Mers’s letters soaring through the air.

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