The Digital Darkness of Pierre Fudaryli

Erotica // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Mexico-based digital artist and photo manipulator Pierre Fudaryli is throwing us for a nice loop this morning as we gather our heads around this dark, stunning, and disturbingly absorbing series of works. The work is like a mixture of late-era Pink Floyd covers meets Dali meets an upsetting peyote afternoon. 

A look inside Trent Parke's "Minutes to Midnight"

Photography // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
“Minutes to Midnight is an apocalyptic book, but they are real documents, they’re real events, real moments in time that have happened,” explains Magnum photographer Trent Parke. Shot over the course of two years and covering over 90,000 km, Minutes to Midnight is a seductively dark, black and white, enigmatic narrative of Parke’s homeland of Australia. 

In the Magazine: Tristram Lansdowne

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Nothing is more engaging than fantasy. When at the height of imagination, we are capable of conjuring rational or unrealistic scenarios based purely on our own desires. The possibility, in combination with perceived actuality, defines existence. We are composed of things known and experienced, and that which can be imagined, which is eminently apparent in the paintings of Tristram Lansdowne...

Humberto Casas Junca's School Desk Drawings

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Artist Humberto Casas Junca draws on classic school desks, combining his detailed drawings of violent events in Colombia with Norwegian black metal logos. Maybe if our drawings were this good when we doodled and carved our desks in school we wouldn't have spent so many recesses in time out....but maybe not.

"Ocean Atlas," the Largest Underwater Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Jason Decaires, whose underwater sculpture gardens have been featured on the site before, recently installed "Ocean Atlas" in the Bahamas. The sculpture, commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, is constructed using sustainable PH-neutral materials and will create an artificial reef for marine life and draw tourists away from stressed natural areas.

The Ballpoint Pen Illustrations of Shohei Otomo

Illustration // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ahead of his exhibition at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne with Kasuke Kawamura, we take a look at Tokyo artist Shohei Otomo's hyper-realistic ballpoint pen illustrations. One of the most high-profile names of Tokyo's independent illustration scene, his illustrations combine traditional japanese and pop-culture imagery to present a biting commentary on contemporary Japanese culture.

Iconic Magnum Photographer René Burri dies at 81

Photography // Monday, October 20, 2014
The famous Swiss photographer René Burri left us today, at the age of 81 after a long illness. He leaves behind an important body of work on recent history, which has been published in countless newspapers, journals, magazines, exhibitions and books all over the world. Among his most famous photos are portraits of Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso and Le Corbusier, a breathtaking view into the streets of Sao Paolo and his stories of Cuba and Vietnam. 

Martin Parr's "Autoportrait"

Photography // Monday, October 20, 2014
Released as a book in 2000, Autoportrait by Martin Parr is a collection of photographs not actually taken by the well known Magnum photographer, but, rather, taken of him. During his travels for assignments, Parr would have his photo taken at various portrait studios, by street photographers, in photo booths, any avenue he could find where he could walk away with a photo of himself. 

Kerry James Marshall's "Look See" at David Zwirner

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 20, 2014
Kerry James Marshall just opened a new exhibit, Look See, at David Zwirner in London, which "examines notions of observing, witnessing and exhibiting."

Jim Hodges at The Hammer

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 20, 2014
Jim Hodges' exhibit, Give More Than You Take, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is definitely worth a visit.