Illustrations of Berlin-based Pierre Schmidt, a.k.a. Drømsjel

Illustration // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We’re enamored with the illustrations of Pierre Schmidt, aka Drømsjel. In his art, flowers slide off human faces or hooded figures occupy otherworldly scenes. His broad range of work is united by a dark, surreal tone that fixates the viewer and leaves them unsettled.

Jason Freeny's Toy Dissection Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We've posted on Jason Freeny before: his giant Lego sculptures and dolls with exposed anatomy. Check out the continuation of this series, exposing more anatomy of familiar toys and cartoon characters. 

Video of Do Ho Suh's Installation "Perfect Home"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
Korean artist Do Ho Suh draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity.

Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
Through archival footage and conversations with Emory, this new short documentary by Dress Code shares his story, alongside the rise and fall of the Panthers. He used his art as a weapon in the Black Panther Party’s struggle for civil rights and today Emory continues to give a voice to the voiceless. His art and what The Panthers fought for are still as relevant as ever.

"The Color of Strangeness" @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
It's your last chance to catch “La couleur de l'étrangeté: Jeunet & Caro” (“The Color of Strangeness: Jeunet & Caro”) an art show triute to two French film-makers, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Over 70 international artists were invited to create new original paintings and limited edition prints in tribute Jeunet and Caro's films, who are known for cult classics such as Amelie, The City of Lost Children, and Delicatessen.

Manila Thrills: LeBasse Projects artBGC

Street Art // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A group of painters descended upon Manila, Philippines this week for the first annual Bonifacio Global City art festival (artBGC) produced by LA’s LeBasse Projects. For me, it’s a privilege to be painting alongside seven unstoppable international artists who are battling big walls this week...  

Anthony Ausgang "Catascopes" @ Copro Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Norm McDonald! That’s who I’m reminded of whenever I see Anthony Ausgang. Well, a taller Norm McDonald with a leonine mane. It’s the intelligent mischief in the eyes, and yes, there will be lots of felines in his upcoming show “Catascopes” opening Saturday, May 30th at the Copro Gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.

Chris Johanson’s fifth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland, June 26—27, 2015

Music // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
On June 26th and 27th, 2015, Chris Johanson’s fifth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland will once again transform contemporary art space Disjecta into a tranquil cave of sonic serenity. Tuning in and zonking out are equally encouraged as this year’s line-up takes you through soft sets tailored to the festival’s ethos while you float on a sea of plush surfaces.

In the Magazine: No Chance to FAILE

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
There are two pivotal moments in FAILE’s career that stand out from the rest. The Times Square mural painted in 2013 was a reminder of the majestic size and overall collage aesthetic style their work can capture at its fullest, and the extent by which street art can be its most pop-centric. And, of course, Les Ballets de Faile installation at the New York City Ballet in 2013, a piece of art that was a literal monument connecting urban imagery with the high performance art that is the ballet. These two extremes perfectly define what FAILE is and has become; a balance between both outdoor and indoor presentations that reimagine the space they inhabit in a way that magnifies their art.

Legendary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75

Photography // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The photography world lost an invaluable and legendary contributor yesterday. Mary Ellen Mark passed in Manhattan at the age of 75. Mark, who shot predominately in black and white, was responsible for countless iconic images from homeless youth in Seattle to circus performers, or prostitutes in Mumbai to mental patients.  Whatever the chosen subject may have been which were often social issues, Mark had no difficulty producing resonating and arresting imagery. 

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