Straw Mammoth in Shadoshima, Japan

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Musashino Art University on Shodashima, one of the five islands in Japan, celebrated the Triennial Setouchi Art Festival be constructing a mammoth entirely from rice straw donated by local farmers. Displayed in 2012, the straw art is one of the most popular parts of the festival where artists and local residents collaborate on large-scale sculptures.

'Handheld,' disturbing skin sculptures by Jessica Harrison

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Edinburgh-based artist Jessica Harrison's collection of sculptures titled Handheld seem to be made out of real flesh, skin and hair. The sculptures are actually made by casting the palms and backs of her hands. The resulting sculptures are a collection slightly disturbing and creepy furniture that should be in a PETA anti-leather ad.  

Watch: Coffee Portraiture

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Mike Breach began experimenting with coffee and milk foam portraits at his job in a hotel kitchen. The portraits are quick and intricate before being consumed by the customer. He says the drawings themselves are 'kind of a joke,' but enjoys the connection with the customer and snaps a photo of each piece for his tumblr. Watch a video after the jump...  

KAWS "Ohhh..." @ KaiKai Kiki, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 07, 2013
NYC's KAWS, an artist with one of the cleanest line styles in the world, will be opening a new exhibition, Ohhh... at Tokyo's KaiKai Kiki Gallery from May 2—29, 2013. Just like we have seen in the past few bits of KAWS news, whether at a Thanksgiving Parade or a gigantic companion piece outside his exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, this will have a highlight.

Opening: Josh Agle (Shag) "Thursday's Girl" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 07, 2013
Opening last night,Jonathan LeVine Gallery opened Thursday’s Girl, a series of new works on canvas by Southern California-based artist Josh Agle (Shag), in what is his fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. The former Juxtapoz cover artist will have his show open through May 4, 2013. The show was inspired by the Velve Underground and the landmark song, "All Tomorrow's Parties."

Sachin Teng's Incredible Imagination

Illustration // Sunday, April 07, 2013
Sachin Teng was one of the first artists I was entirely blown away by upon discovering back in 2009.  The style was so original and new, Sachin’s ability at imagination clearly visible.  As I followed his career his style and focus has only become more and more his own impressing me more so with every creation...

New Wall by Tellas

Street Art // Sunday, April 07, 2013
This appears to be a relaxing little place by the water to get creative and to paint a piece. Italian multi-disciplinary artist, Tellas, made this spot look as if it was supposed to be there all along. 

Video: LOWER EAST SIDE: CES X REVOK

Graffiti // Sunday, April 07, 2013
Lepos’s newest vintage video game clip stars none other than graffiti stars, Revok and Ces, as they take on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The freelance animator spent a month creating the clip, but has no real plans of making an actual video game out of it, unless someone came along to invest some money in it. You know it looks like it would be highly entertaining to play!

"Pin Me Up, Pin Me Down" by Willy Vanderperre

Erotica // Sunday, April 07, 2013
Willy Vanderperre twists the classic pin-up style and transforms it into an exciting, fresh and powerful editorial for the new issue of V Magazine. "...For me the medium of photography was more interesting. I was more excited, to go about finding images, cutting out images, taking pictures... Creating the world around it, than the actual design of fashion itself."...

ONEQ and the New Art of the Pin-up

Illustration // Saturday, April 06, 2013
ONEQ does phenomenal pinups.  She grew up on a small island in Japan completely separated from the flash and pop of Tokyo culture and gathered all her influences from a neighbor who loved art and Japan’s insistence that schoolchildren spend part of the day drawing.  As she grew up she taught herself how to draw completely by herself...

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