The Strangely Suggestive Works of Dieter Van der Ougstraete

Erotica // Monday, July 28, 2014
Dieter Van der Ougstraete's surreal, comic-style illustrations are naughty enough to make you blush. His works are outrageous and will make you sit back and think "what exactly is going on in there?" In our minds, this means he has done his job...

Art Alliance Profile: Camille Rose Garcia

Vault // Monday, July 28, 2014
We announced this week on the site that Juxtapoz was lucky to be invited to participate in what will be a fantastic public art and exhibition in Chicago during Lollapolooza. Shepard Fairey has curated a "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago from July 31—August 4, 2014, featuring a fantastic roster of artists from all mediums and eras. Today, we look at one participating artist, fine artist and 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, and part of the Juxtapoz 20th Anniversary show in NYC, Camille Rose Garcia.

Short Film Features Five South Korean Pottery Masters

Design // Monday, July 28, 2014
We were thinking about taking a ceramics class but after seeing this we are signing up for two! This beautiful 7-minute short film features five South Korean pottery masters, Lee Hyang-Gu, Kim Seong-Tae, You Young-Chul, Choi In-Gyu and Jo Se-Yeon. Their beautiful creations come alive, highlighting each of these craftsmen’s skills.

Made of Money Portraits by Evan Wondolowski

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
We all want it, we all need it…$$$. Evan Wondolowski shows his meaning or shall we say obsession to money in these creative portraits. The bills are rendered into the likes of 50 cent, Denis Rodman, Ron Paul and Barack Obama, relinquishing the value from a medium of exchange to a medium of expression.

'Life Of A Salesman' by Masami Tsukishima

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
Perfect for a Monday morning, the series by Masami Tsukishima, Life Of A Salesman, follows lonely salesmen loping to and from work. With psychedelic red skies, trains on fire and hard lines, the art of Tsukishima intrigues while it beguiles. 

The Work of Evelyne Axell

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
Belgian artist Evelyne Axell (1935-1972) invented a genuine proto-feminist perspective on Pop Art iconography in the 1960s and early 70s. Axell was an acclaimed theater and film actress and screenwriter, before she turned to painting, tutored by the Surrealist René Magritte. The female eroticism in Axell’s work constituted a challenge to art world conventions of her time.

The Work of Athi-Patra Ruga

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2014
'Athi-Patra Ruga is one of a handful of artists, working in South Africa today, who has adopted the tropes of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga has always worked with creating alternative identities that sublimate marginalized experience into something strangely identifiable.'

Michal Pudelka: Girls, Girls, Girls

Photography // Sunday, July 27, 2014
Photographer Michal Pudelka’s portfolio reads as an amalgamation of the ‘girl clique.’ With references that range from The Virgin Suicides to Mean Girls (and any other nod to one of the multitude of teen-girl dramas in between.) Pudelka evidences a knowledge of the power of dressing and the connotations and significance it can hold to individuals from their childhoods.

An update with Gary

Graffiti // Sunday, July 27, 2014
When it comes to precision, simplicity, and cleanness, UK’s graffiti practitioner, Gary is sure to deliver. Here is a selection of new walls the spray samurai has recently painted.

Damon Casarez: Boomerang Kids

Photography // Saturday, July 26, 2014
Photographer Damon Casarez has researched the continuing struggle for independence faced by those aged 20 -30. Having finished College or University it is becoming increasingly common for these individuals to then move back to live with their parents as a result of financial pressures or competitive job markets, rather than by preference. 

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