"Highlander System" by Kofie

Street Art // Saturday, November 02, 2013
Los Angeles-based artist, Kofie, has been painting abstract geometric shapes and forms long before it became fashionable among the current wave of street artists. Loosely influenced by architectural drafting, Kofie’s work is rich in composition and detail. This piece entitled “Highlander System” was painted at the corner of Highland and Melrose in Los Angeles, with spraypaint and acrylic.

The Text Work of Karol Gadzala

Illustration // Saturday, November 02, 2013
Incredible text based illustrations from Polish creative Karol Gadzala. 'My works are a result of pas­sion for let­ters and dec­o­ra­tive hand craft. I am always look­ing for coa­les­cence to idea and eye catch execution.'

KAWS @ Mary Boone + Galerie Perrotin, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
If the year of KAWS hasn't gone well already for the Brooklyn-based artist, he will be opening concurrent exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery and Galerie Perrotin's new NYC space this weekend, November 2, 2013. Some people would like to have one show. Some people think two would be nice. Some would like just one show in NYC. One in Chelsea? Even better? How about two shows at Mary Boone and Galerie Perrotin, at the same time? On the same day? That is a lot of champagne.  Oh, and he has a museum show in Philly right now. There's that trifecta we were looking for!

Silverlake Conservatory of Music Benefit featuring Neil Young and Red Hot Chili Peppers

Music // Friday, November 01, 2013
This past Wednesday, Juxtapoz attended a special benefit and auction hosted by Flea and Anthony Kiedis, all to benefit the Los Angeles area Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Past Juxtapoz featured artists Thomas Campbell, Retna, Shepard Fairey, Gus Van Sant, Ed Ruscha, and many more were in attendance, with art up for auction to support the school as well. To make it even better, Neil Young and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed. All and all... a good cause and good night. Here are some of the shots...

New Work From Rachell Sumpter

Illustration // Friday, November 01, 2013
Rachell Sumpter paints splendors into a desolate, peopled wilderness. Using layered gouache and pastel, these are scenes at once of community and of isolation: figures stand in heavy, embroidered clothing, hidden and yet seen, in procession, in ceremony or in witness to a wonder. There are melting mountain tops and bonfires, ghosts and graves; vast monuments and intimate moments that speak to the legacies a generation leaves, to the promises it makes...

PEZ, December 2010

Vault // Friday, November 01, 2013
In honor of our newest hoodie that we just released on our webstore, we look back on the December 2010 article on graffiti artist, PEZ. Documenting his history as a sticker artist, zine maker, graffiti artist, and his signature art on album covers, get a little insight into some underground history.

Converse Collaborations Feat. Caleb Neelon, David v. d’Andrea, Steve Harrington

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
Converse recently introduced the newest Graphics Edition: Artists Collaborations, featuring customized prints by Caleb Neelon, David v. d’Andrea, & Steve Harrington. The Juxtapoz staff designed our own sneakers, which you can check out after the jump!

Juxtapoz Presents: Dylan Maddux in Cambodia (dir. by KC Ortiz)

Photography // Friday, November 01, 2013
As part of our new ongoing series of KC Ortiz' documentations in Southeast Asia, we catch up with photographer and director Dylan Maddux as he takes us through a day of his life in Cambodia. California-native Maddux lives and works in Phnom Penh, shooting the streets and society across a broad range of life, from the street vendor to Cambodian American deportees. 

MICHAEL JOHANSSON "Shades and Variables" @ Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
This exhibition came down this past month in Stockholm, but we still had some great shots from Henrik Haven that he took of Michael Johansson's "Shades and Variables" at Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom. As the gallery notes, Johansson is "an installation artist obsessed with the investigation of spatial possibilities. Everyday objects are dismantled, re-organized and perfectly arranged into color-coordinated puzzles, filling out select voids of any dimension."

Paintings by Sherin Guirguis

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
Cairo-raised, LA-based artist Sherin Guirguis works primarily on paper, using ink, acrylic, and gouache to build large, vibrant organic shapes. She then cuts detailed geometric patterns into parts of the piece, producing beautiful and unique works!

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