Drawings by Joe Biel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This morning we take a look at the drawings of Los Angeles-based artist Joe Biel. His most recent work has increased both in scale and complexity, addressing a theme of poetic collision between beauty and the (sometimes cruel) absurdity of the contemporary world. "This collision produces a variety of situations, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, all of which reveal a vulnerable sense of humanity."

Illustrations by Monica Ramos

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
We love these illustrations by Brooklyn-based artist Monica Ramos. Monica was born and raised in the Philippines and graduated from Parsons in 2012 her work has been featured in The New York Times, Lucky Peach, Pulp Magazine, Rookie Mag and Oh Comely!

The Absence Of Water

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
The Sutro Baths has been a San Franciscan destination since the 19th Century, so Juxtapoz is familiar with how arresting decaying pools can really be. When we came across Gigi Cifali's series "Absence of Water" we were excited to see that we're not the only ones who find beauty in old pools. "Absence of Water" was Cifali's first solo show  at the Ritrovo di Shazar which opened 16th May 2011, in Benevento, Italy.

Who Is Chad Gordon? @ Wolves Within, Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Our friends at Wolves Within in Brooklyn are opening a Fall season exhibition in their space this Thursday, September 26, featuring collage work from Chad Gordon. Who is Chad Gordon? Well, that is the name of the show, so we are getting ready to learn as well. But what we do know is the opening night reception is this Thursday, Sept. 26, from 7:00PM-10:00PM.

Banksy: “Better Out Than In”

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
We were wondering when Banksy would make an appearance again, as it has been over a year since the last London Olympics pieces. And then today, via the artist's website, the world was served an announcement of sorts of something happening in October 2013. 

Ruben Ireland's Ghostly Enchantresses

Illustration // Monday, September 23, 2013
Ruben Ireland is a graphic artist and illustrator based in London. His art fuses traditional techniques with digital processes, creating thoughtful, dreamlike images of seemingly magical beings in abstract spaces, these pensive enchantresses often interacting with mystical elements and wild creatures. Ireland's eclectic tool kit includes ink, acrylic, dirty water, foods, and weathered paper, all used in conjunction with Photoshop and a wacom tablet.

DRIFT by Joshua Hagler and Maja Ruznic on Kickstarter

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Juxtapoz friend and recently featured Bay Area artist Joshua Hagler and fellow artist Maja Ruznic have set out on a journey through the Middle East and Europe, and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a book collection. As the duo notes of the project "The project brings us through Europe as well as Jordan where we will be organizing visual storytelling workshops with Syrian refugees. Having both worked from personal experiences and with individuals struggling with psychological trauma in our past work, Drift becomes not only a search for home but an experiment to see what happens when the work is created in a state of transience and full involvement."

Gallery Floor Covered in 100,000 Porcelain Skulls

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Bangkok-based artist Nino Sarabutra filled the floor of Ardel Gallery in Bangkok with 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls and invites visitors to step on them. As her friends, family, and neighbors to helped make the skulls, she asked them to contemplate their life and think about what they would leave behind. Heavy...

Forensic Sculptures Made From Bones of Dead People

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Before computers, in coroner and law enforcement offices, forensic artists would mold facial reconstruction sculptures from the bones of unidentifiable victims skeletal remains. In this series of photographic portraits titled Unspeaking Likeness, Arne Svenson traveled around the country taking pictures of these sculptures.

Edward Burtynsky's Aerial Photographs of "Water"

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has spent his career documenting the ways in which man is transforming and redefining nature. His latest series focuses on water and over a 5 year period, Burtynsky traveled to 10 different countries examining "Water."

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