Lepe Rubinigh and the Anonymous Crew Dump Paint in an Intersection

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Dutch artist Lepe Rubinigh and the Anonymous Crew dumped 130 gallons of eco-friendly water soluble paint using bicycles into one of Berlin's busiest intersections, Rosenthaler Platz. The cars, driving through the paint, spread it in colorful strips across the street. The piece was entitled Painting Reality. Watch a video after the jump...

Man as Beast by Charlotte Caron

Illustration // Monday, July 15, 2013
This series of images from French artist Charlotte Caron combine photographic portraits with the painted faces of various animals in an attempt to reconcile humanity's duality as both man and beast, seemingly civilized and beyond the feral forces of nature, yet also irrevocably bound to it and part of it. Our inner beast is lifted to the surface in Caron's paintings, still partially recognizable as human yet expressing the visceral souls of animals, whose behaviors and proclivities we still share despite our greatest efforts to deny it. Perhaps coming to terms with our animal-selves will help humanity see nature as a part of our deepest identity, its survival intertwined eternally with our own.

Ron Ulicny "Paintures" @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
Now on view at Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco is Ron Ulicny's "Paintures" a solo exhibition of three dimensional works, which as the title of show suggests, can either be interpreted as paintings made from sculptures, or sculptures that are also paintings.

Kirsty Mitchell "Wonderland" (2009-2013)

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
The story behind Wonderland, from Ms Mitchell's site: Wonderland began in the summer of 2009 and has now been running for 4 years. It was started in memory of my mother Maureen who died 7 months before in November 2008, and has since become a turning point in my approach to photography and consequently my entire life.

Music Video: SMALL FEET "Rivers" by Oskar Wrangö

Music // Monday, July 15, 2013
We don't know much about the band Small Feet, but first thing is first, their track "Rivers" is an eerie folk song in the vein of early Bonnie Prince Billy or Microphones. And the video, directed by Oskar Wrangö, is in the vein of a guy reverse running whilst on fire in the woods. It all works together quite well. Don't try this at home... or in your local wooded forest.

Ballpoint Pen Illustrations by Wang2Mu

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
Guangzhou, China-based artist Wang2Mu uses typically only red and blue ballpint pens for is incredibly detailed illustrations. Many of his pieces explore both childhood nostalgia and the domestic culture of Ghuangzhou.

Wooden Sculptures by Bruno Walpoth

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
Italian artist Bruno Walpoth, who carved these incredibly lifelike wooden sculptures, comes from a long lineage of woodcarvers. Drawing from his ancestry along with contemporary ideas inspired from other forms of art, Walpoth transforms his blocks of wood into detailed sculptures of the human body.

The Work of Javier Pérez

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
This morning we take a look at Barcelona-based artist Javier Pérez's Carroña (Carrion) from the Galsstresss 201 exhibition and some of his other fantastic sculptures. The smashed chandelier that is part of the Carroña sculpture was blown in traditional workshops in Murano.

Carlo Van de Roer's Photographs Capture the Subject's Aura

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
Each of these portraits by photographer Carlo Van de Roer uses an AuraCam 6000 to capture not only the subject but the color of their aura. According to the Auracam 6000 website (possibly circa 1995), the Auracam uses hand sensors connected via cables to the camera. Polaroid instant film is put into the camera and when the 'customer' puts their hands onto the sensor, the camera gathers 'biofeedback parameter data.' Basically, the thing translates the electromagnetic field of a person and projects it as a colorful field around the film.

Abstract Paintings by Jennifer Coates

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 15, 2013
We are enjoying the abstract paintings of New York-based artist Jennifer Coates this morning. Coates' metaphysical paintings utilize the conventions of landscape as a vehicle for hallucinatory visions and psychological spaces. Expanses of sky or sea coalesce into reflective pools of paint; intricate geometric galaxies warp into ecstatic vortexes, and tiny specs of color form clusters of luminescent light.

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