New 'Zine, "RTMA" from Alex Lukas

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
Philadelphia-based artist Alex Lukas recently released a great looking new ‘zine entiled, "RTMA." The 72 page ‘zine was printed with several different processes including screen printing, photocopying, diazotype and offset pages and cover. Alex's was one of our favorite contributions to our feature on 'zine culture in the July 2013 issue of the magazine. "'Zines from twenty years ago are still interesting and relevant, unlike a tweet from twenty minutes ago."

Dan Lydersen & Jeff Ramirez + Sean Mahan + Alex Yanes @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A bunch of new things going on at Thinkspace Gallery this weekend, August 10, with Dan Lydersen & Jeff Ramirez showing in Endless Vacation, and Sean Mahan and Alex Yanes showing in the project room and office space respectively. We have a preview of all the artists work today to show you, a great mix of surreal, hyperreal, and fine art paintings... 

The Art of Felipe Doya

Illustration // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Felipe Bedoya was born in Cali, Colombia. He began to draw when he was very young and his work is heavily influenced by pop culture, magazines and television. As his style grew he began to develop a childlike aesthetic for adults, combining techniques and expressions like photography, fashion and painting. Bedoya has an incredible eye for details and is constantly focused on emphasizing the eyes of his subjects.

An Update with Zoer

Graffiti // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
In case you haven’t been keeping up to date with what Zoer has been cooking up in the kitchen of fumes, here is a statue report on what’s on the menu. This dude is on fire with this new stuff!

Another wall from Roa at Wall Therapy

Street Art // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
After we left Rochester, NY last week while covering Wall Therapy, Roa stuck around a little longer than anyone else and painted another piece of a bird with an egg. Created on an older building, the wildlife supporter adds yet another beautifully painted animal to the landscape.

Matthew Albanese's Diorama Photography

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Using everyday, simple materials, Matthew Albanese meticulously builds small-scale and detailed models of landscapes and outdoor scenes. He then photographs them, transforming the diorama model into a realistic-looking world! The first world he created was by accident in the kitchen. He was playing with some spilled paprika and it turned into Paprika Mars!

Illustrations by Mario Sughi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Italian artist and illustrator Mario Sughi aka Neurosuro, started off his career in the late 70's working as a cartoonist in Italian satirical magazines. Moving to Dublin the late 80's, Mario studied Medieval History, received a PhD and currently publishes and exhibits his work worldwide!

China's Replica European Cities

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Shanghai's "One City, Nine Towns" plan was a government project to build 10 satellite cities, each with it's architecture copied from a different European country. It has now become a trend, a 'national pastime' to build replica western cities. Bianca Bosker has dedicated a recent book to researching the Architectural Mimicry in detail. The copycat communities are often brick-to-brick copies of historical European buildings. While some of these cities are occupied, many, such as the replica Paris, are ghost towns. Watch a video after the jump...

Photographs of Paint Underwater by Mark Mawson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
These otherworldly looking splashes of color and plumes of exploding smoke are the result of plunging ink into water and photographing it. The sunken mushroom clouds, jellyfish-like figures, and dripping electric liquid were created by British photographer Mark Mawson by mixing, dropping, and spinning colored liquids in water. The project is titled "aqueous II - the sequel."

Buddy Nestor's 'Spiritual X-Ray' Portraits

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Buddy Nestor's abstract portraits of female artists are his attempt to capture the true nature of humanity. The physical and psychological images he paints are what he calls "spiritual X-Rays." He says, "The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women. However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create."

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