"Brooklyn Biennial Submissional" @ Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
For the very first time (we think they call this "inaugural"), the Cotton Candy Machine in Brookyln is hosting a submission based show, opening tonight, December 13th, 2013, celebrating submissions sent in all year long to the gallery. They picked the the best of the best, and now you can go see the selection.

HAZE x Kiehl's Holiday Collection

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
Maybe you are still looking for some nice stocking stuffers, or just need some last minute holiday eyes. We assume there is a Kiehl's store near you, and if you go, maybe you can find yourself giving the gift of nice skincare wrapped with the graphic treatments of NYC-based artist, HAZE.

Devin Troy Strother "I Just Landed in Rome" @ Marlborough Broome Street, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
We knew Los Angeles-based artist Devin Troy Strother was off to big things when we first started to see his artwork on our radar about 6 years ago, and now the artist has a string of great shows that have now led to a new body of work, "I Just Landed in Rome," open at Marlborough Broome Street in NYC. The show features a new series of large-scale sculptures of the black female body, all taking poses take a cue from art history — "mimicking Renaissance paintings and classical Roman statues." 

New BLU mural in Santiago, Chile

Street Art // Friday, December 13, 2013
Participating in the Hecho En Casa Street Art Festival in Santiago, Chile, Blu painted the following piece in a large man-made drain. Charged by opposition to man’s persistence to destroy nature, Blu painted this piece to raise awareness and to protest the HidroAysén megaproject. If carried out, the project will consist of five hydroelectric plants in Chile’s Aysen Region, two on the Baker River and three on the Pascua River. 

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: VOTE RIP

Graffiti // Friday, December 13, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Vote RIP.

Another Look: The Work of McBess

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
We don't know much about McBess, aka Matthieu Bessudo, but according to his website, he is an "expensive" illustrator and art director for hire. We just love his energetic works, full of music references and comic book style. Black and white, a few pieces of color, but a great sense of humor. 

Life in the Nude: Dario Campanile

Erotica // Friday, December 13, 2013
Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Dario Campanile started to sketch as a very young child. At the age of six, his talent for art was encouraged with the gift of a small set of watercolors from an uncle, himself a painter. When he was 14, Dario was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him his first oil paints to cheer him up. As soon as he began to work with them, there was a sense of familiarity of being able to easily express himself in this medium...

The World’s Most Realistic Finger Painting by Kyle Lambert

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Or so the claim goes, and I had to keep going back to my colleagues in the office to make sure this wasn't a photograph. Apparently, using just an iPad, the app Procreate, and over 285,000 brush strokes, artist Kyle Lambert was able to recreate ever precisely a photograph of Morgan Freeman taken by Scott Greis. You have to spend time with the timelapse to understand how this goes down...

Opening: Mode 2 @ Le Fix, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
A few days ago, our friend in Scandinavia, Henrik Haven, went to check out the set-up and behind the scenes look at former cover artist MODE 2's new installation and works at Le-Fix Gallery in Copenhagen. Today, we have the final presentation and completed works, a mix of motion, hip-hop, graffiti, nudes, abstraction, pencil works, pen works, paintings, and some dancing. Check the works out...

New Book: ''Revue: Eugenio Recuenco''

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Published in conjunction with his exhibition at Berlin's CWC Gallery, surreal and fantasy photographer Eugenio Recuenco has a new book released by teNueues entitled "Revue: Eugenio Recuenco." The Spanish artist creates worlds, whose imagination has tranformed fashion shoots into fairyrtales, and turns photographs into seemingly gothic, fine art paintings. 

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