Deedee Cheriel "Nature Resource" @ KP Projects, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Deedee Cheriel has a new body of work opening up at Merry Karnowsky's KP Projects this Saturday, August 1, featuring work that "mixes ancient legend with modern life, predator with prey, east with west, and man with beast - weaving an appropriately complex tapestry of the societal fusion that defines our contemporary world." 

Zaha Hadid designs museum for renowned climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz

Design // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like your museums located 2,275 metres above sea level, near the Kronplatz ski resort in South Tyrol, Italy, and you remember Ben Folds Five albums, and you like mountain climbers, you will love Zaha Hadid's new design for a museum built for climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz. As Dezeen notes, "London-based architect Zaha Hadid – already in the news this month after her design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium was scrapped – designed a structure built into the side of the mountain, emerging only at certain points to offer specific views."

“Silence/Shapes” by Filippo Minelli

Photography // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Italian photographer, Filippo Minelli explores smoke bombs often in nature in his series “Silence/Shapes.” He uses homemade smoke bombs to achieve a large amount of smoke for the very short amount of time allotted to fully photograph its impact. The smoke bombs in the images often mark what would normally be a serene or pure natural landscape.

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Brian Kane's "Healing Tool" Billboard Projects

Street Art // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Healing Tool is art designed for people in cars. A temporary public art installation using digital billboards on interstate freeways. The goal is to provide a moment of temporary relief and unexpected beauty during the daily grind of commuting. The piece builds on a body of work which simulates digital experiences in the real world. In this case, simulating the Photoshop Healing Tool to replace or patch over the landscape which is blocked by the billboard.

Lynn Bianchi's Spaghetti and Dessert Eaters

Erotica // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The scenarios Lynn Bianchi constructs emphasize the irony of body-consciousness. Small and heavy women cavort nude in celebratory displays of eating and dressing, challenging our ideals on weight, beauty and sexuality. Playing off Vargas pin-up girls, dress-up plays on sexuality, her work shows that every woman has import, in a nude spaghetti-eating way.

Uno Moralez: Graphic Graphics

Erotica // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Talented Russian illustrator Uno Moralez works in a graphic, near analog, bit-style, creating nostalgic, compelling illustrations that are both grotesque and beautiful.

Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints of Star Wars Scenes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
We've been really into woodblock printing lately... and we've always been into Star Wars. The Rhythm Project is taking characters from Star Wars and depicting them using the ukioy-e art of Japanese woodblock printing. A cultural mashup of sorts, the prints focus on famous scenes like the epic battle on Hoth and Darth Vader brandishing a lightsaber. Officially licensed by Lucas Films, the prints are available through the Japanese crowdfunding site, Makuake.

Watch: Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PBS just released the latest video in their fantastic Blank on Blank series of animated interviews from their archives. In the 1960s, Hunter S. Thompson spent more than a year living and drinking with members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, riding up and down the California coast. 

Takato Yamamoto's "Heisei Estheticism"

Erotica // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Takato Yamamoto's artwork is the brilliant, heavy-lidded daughter of illustration, sex and violence. Yamamoto's lush linework and exacting compositions depict young asian women in serene moments studded with darker narrative punchlines. Scenes of bondage and violence bleed slowly into the image as you look longer, yet Yamamoto never depicts any acts of violence--it is either impending or just completed...
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