Another Look: Roger Ballen & Asger Carlsen

Photography // Thursday, October 23, 2014
With Roger Ballen on the cover of the magazine this month, we thought we would take a look back at one our favorite collaborations: Asger Carlsen and Roger Ballen. We are big fans of Asger Carlsen who we interviewed in the January 2013 issue of the magazine. The idea of the two working together seemed like such a natural fit that we were not even surprised to see it. But that doesn't mean we were any less excited to see it!

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, October 23, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report. 

Art of the Moment: "Worn Out" by Palestinian artist Iyad Sabbah

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A stunning work has just been producing in Gaza by artist Iyad Sabbah, documenting and preserving the destruction of the neighborhood of Shuja’iyya during the recent conflict and the now homeless community that once lived there. As DesignBoom points out, Sabbah "has set a family of clay figures wandering away from the war-torn wreckage. The models that comprise ‘worn out’ seem almost mummified, as if completely consumed by the death and devastation surrounding them."

The Wonderful Works of Edward del Rosario

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
We remember seeing Edward del Rosario's work at Richard Heller Gallery a few years back, and wanted to revisit this morning. His bio is great: Edward del Rosario was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was pushed down a flight of stairs when he was two years old. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. 

Giuseppe Mastromatteo: "INDEPENSENSE"

Erotica // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Giuseppe Mastromatteo has been working as an artist for more than a decade. After a period spent as a recordist assistant inside a record company, Mastromatteo graduated from Accademia di Comunicazione di Milano with a degree in art direction. He writes about art, teaches advertising at various significant academic institutes, and collaborates with the Triennale Museum of Milan in the role of art director.

Ryan Koopmans' "Paradise Now"

Photography // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ryan Koopmans is a Dutch & Canadian photographer fascinated by the interaction of nature with man made elements. His series Paradise Now takes a look at the construction of urban utopias and how they raise questions of what is natural in the context of these new cities. 

Enamel Kingdom "Goin Inward" @ Lot F Gallery, Boston

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
It's harrowing to consider the caliber of plutocratic monster who might hang one of Enamel Kingdom's menacing tiger slabs behind the desk in his lair. One imagines the sort of curiously cultured alpha-Neanderthal who fires underlings because it's Friday and often introduces himself by announcing, Your worst nightmare just walked into the room.

Dissected Classical Sculpture by Cao Hui

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Beijing-based artist Cao Hui has constructed and dissected classical sculptures to reveal raw, fleshy, innards. Hui has previously pulled the guts out of a sofa and opened the gruesome, gory inside of a suitcase.

Paintings by Zhu Yiyong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
We are liking this haunting series of oil paintings by Zhu Yiyong. Investigating the effects of pollution on modern urban China, Yiyong uses a unique technique involving thin layers of paint on finished works representing dust and dirt.

Masterworks @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Greeks elevated the mantle of Master Builder to the consummate maker of design and monument, font of wisdom and knowledge. Big ideas in big packages. Even today, Lego chooses the term “Master Builder” to describe the designers who make their elaborate, time-tested constructions. The paintings in Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative are also super-scale, both in size and scope.

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