"Frontera" by David De La Mano

Street Art // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
David De La Mano has created yet another mural while in Montevideo, Uruguay. This time, the artist painted a monochromatic circle filled with his tiny-silhouetted characters. They all appear to be moving toward the middle where one character lies flat, presumably killed. 

Opening: MOMO in Grottaglie, Italy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
As we reported last week, and showed you in the preview of our August 2013 issue, MOMO just opened a week-long show in Grottaglie, Italy with the FAME Festival and Studiocromie crew. They passed along some images of the installed paintings and opening night. Remember, we have a nice interview with MOMO in our new issue...

The Paintings and Murals of Robert Proch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Another look at an artist we are really enjoying these days... Poland-based Robert Proch. Living in Poznań, Proch does murals, paintings, and also does work as an animator. The first time we saw his work was in a group show at Lazarides' Newcastle space, and the future as a painter is very bright for this young artist.

Update: Decaying Fine Art by Valerie Hegarty

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work. Valerie showed at The Queen's Nails in San Francisco earlier this year and is currently in an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum through December 1st, 2013. The New Yorker called her work a look into "waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state." Perhaps of all culture in general?

Alma Haser's "Cosmetic Surgery"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
This morning we take a look at London-based photographer Alma Haser's Cosmetic Surgery series. Each photograph is a three-step process. After taking the portrait, Alma will print multiple images of the subject's face and fold them into complicated origami modular constructions. She then places it back on the original face and re-photographs the whole thing.

Watch: Tao Tajima's Animated Short "Night Stroll"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Japanese artist Tao Tajima created a fantastic animated short. Geometric shapes pop, spin, flash, and slide throughout nightime landscapes of Tokyo. We recommend you watch it full-screen and in HD...

Glitch Art Textiles by Phillip Stearns

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Phillip Stearns is a New Media artist behind a Tumblr producing daily glitch screen shots. He took these screenshots and made them into textiles, blankets and tapestries. The glitched pixels translate perfectly into the weaves. "Glitch Textiles has grown to include a range of woven and knit wall hangings and blankets whose patterns are generated using images taken with short circuited cameras and other digital technologies..."

Paintings by Erik Otto

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
We are enjoying the work of San Francisco Bay Area native Erik Otto this morning. Otto has a wide array of work ranging from the street to intallations and canvases. 'Often improvising wit ha growing list of mediums and reclaimed materials, Otto's creates work that is both expressive and conceptual that finds resolution in capturing the moment where beauty meets chaos.'

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.

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