British illustrator Nathan Hackett

Illustration // Friday, November 29, 2013
Nathan Hackett is a British illustrator and visual artist whose work has developed a pedantic personality and a labored attention to detail from a love and frustration in creating. Having exhausted all he can absorb from the suburbs of Birmingham, Nathan graduated from the Arts University College in Bournemouth underneath the guidance of working artists such as David Callow, Joel Lardner and Marcus Oakley before graduating in 2012.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: AIRES

Graffiti // Friday, November 29, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Aires.

"Timeline” Group Show @ Underdogs, Lisbon

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 29, 2013
The Underdogs platform has the pleasure of announcing its year-end group show that will take place both at the Underdogs Gallery and the city of Lisbon itself, featuring exclusive and original work by some of the world's leading contemporary urban artists who worked with the platform during 2013: Interesni Kazki (Ukraine), Cyrcle (USA), ±MAISMENOS± (Portugal), Pixelpancho (Italy), and How and Nosm (USA).

Calvin Seibert's Sandcastles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 28, 2013
Calvin Seibert, aka Box Builder, creates these cool and crisp architectural studies of archetypal urban planning, exploring classic forms, cubism, brutalism, mid-eastern mosaic forms and abstract mosaic forms, all just with a few simple tools and some sand!

A Vintage Thanksgiving

Illustration // Thursday, November 28, 2013
  Our national holiday really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag to celebrate the colony's first successful harvest. What a better way to celebrate than with some gorgeously decorative and embellished illustrated vintage greeting cards.  

Opening: AJ Fosik "Against The Infinite" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This weekend we had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of AJ Fosik at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Against the Infinite, is the title of his impressive new series of works in this, his third solo show with the gallery. With only plywood and paint, Fosik creates totemic and three-dimensional pieces that seem like trying to get out of their reality to immediately enter another one. Their conflict lies right in between their physical and symbolic self... where they realize their mortality.

Buff Monster "Somewhere Far Beyond" @ Toykio, Dusseldorf

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Longtime Juxtapoz friend Buff Monster is spending his hoiiday week in Dusseldorf, Germany, preparing a show of new works on canvas at Toykio. In case you missed it, Mr Buff Monster painting an exquisite mural for our Converse x Juxtapoz "Wall to Wall" series on the back cover of the current December 2013 issue, so we can't wait to see what his new works are going to look like in "Somewhere Far Beyond."

New Book: Ralph Steadman "PROUD TOO BE WEIRRD"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This is one for the collection. AMMO Books is set to release a brand new, beautiful collection of Ralph Steadman's work, "Proud Too Be Weirrd." Our April 2013 cover artist has signed and numbered a limited-edition print that goes along with the cloth, hardcover, 448-page monograph. The book is printed in a limited quantity of 1,000. Rare, and a must-have for us!

KELSEY BROOKES "Better Living Through Chemistry" @ Judith Charles Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Judith Charles Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of San Diego based artist, and past Juxtapoz featured artist, Kelsey Brookes. The exhibition, Better Living Through Chemistry, is Brookes' first solo show in New York and consists of entirely new work.  From his background in molecular biology, Brookes has taken his knowledge of scientific images and expanded them into extremely intricate paintings that explore the mutability of human consciousness. 

DALeast "Redok" @ The Outsiders, Newcastle

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
An artist to watch for sure over the coming years... DALeast has been making some waves in both the mural and painting world over the past few years. DALeast's solo exhibition REDOK – a Tibetan phrase meaning "hope and fear" – features animal paintings in traditional portrait formats, taking inspiration from commissioned works of the early modern era. The portraits are painted in the artist's distinctive, inspiring style. They include the tea-stained backgrounds, which he lovingly builds over many months, that feature on many of his bravura gallery pieces.

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