MIKE BROWN RIP MURAL

Graffiti // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Artist Joseph Albanese honors Mike Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Today we remember Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Amadou Diallo, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley and the countless other young black men whose lives have wrongfully been taken by corrupt law enforcement agencies and a deeply corrupt judicial system.

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Tuesday, November 25, 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. Gordon Gekkoh delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Keiichi Tanaami "Cherry Blossoms Falling in the Evening Gloom" @ NANZUKA, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We wish we were in Tokyo this month! That way we could see Japanese psychedelic master Keiichi Tanaami's new show, "Cherry Blossoms Falling in the Evening Gloom" at Nanzuka. If you remember correctly, Tanaami was featured in our Juxtapoz Psychedelic book. His newest show will feature both sculptural works and large canvas paintings. 

Truth and Consequences

Photography // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In his series “Thruth and Consequences”, Paris-based photographer Thomas Chéné traveled to the United States to visually capture loneliness, isolation, and a collection of seemingly vulnerable characters. Using what appears to be a community on the verge of becoming a ghost town, as the setting for his visual narrative, Chéné creates a visual narrative that explores the shared feelings of isolation among his subjects and their inner struggles with their own purpose. 

In the Magazine: Hajime Sorayama

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hajime Sorayama's work has always seemed ahead of its time. Since the 1970s, echoing an aura of futuristic seduction, his half-human, half-robot gynoid figures reflect a vision of fantasy, predicting what lies ahead. His range of achievements are equally spectacular, with unprecedented recognition from major museums and a variety of collectors, clients and experiences so vast that they too seem otherworldly. However, like many defined creatives, Sorayama possesses a heavily weighted level of self-criticism and drive to fulfill the highest levels of personal expectation...

The Body and Soul of Choi Xooang

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
South Korean artist Choi Xooang shows us the realism of the human emotion frozen in an instant. The flow of life through polymer clay figures breathes the difficult reality we face today if Man does not confront the outer world. Choi personifies what he feels inside canalized by every emotion in a multidimensional way. He works through the whole body or a part, focusing on the intensity of sensation as he crystallizes life filled with so much severity and darkness....

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings

Illustration // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We love it when we see a wonderful art project get support on Kickstarter. Illustrators Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller have spent the past five months making a series of highly detailed drawings that they are hoping to print in a beautiful hardocver book.

The Sci-Fi Illustrations of Shusei Nagaoka

Illustration // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Japanese illustrator Shusei Nagaoka is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 80s which included Electric Light Orchestra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Deep Purple, Space, Maze, George Clinton, Kitaro, Rose Royce, Caldera, and Pure Prairie League. 

video: ONO'U TAHITI FESTIVAL GRAFFITI 2014

Graffiti // Monday, November 24, 2014
Back in May, Juxtapoz had the pleasure to attend and participate in the Ono’u Graffiti Festival in Tahiti; the first of it’s kind on the island. We covered the event extensively online and in print, however filmmaker Selina Miles was also on the ground to create a video documenting the happenings and people that made up this unique event. 

The West Coast is the “Best Coast”

Photography // Monday, November 24, 2014
In his series “Best Coast”, artist Patrick Joust takes a photographic journey along the US West Coast. From redwoods to rocky seaside tableaus, Joust shows us the variety of landscapes and communities that lay along the Pacific. Each image draws the viewer into an intimate glimpse of each scene and provides not only a view of each setting, but a mood as well.

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