Boris Ovini's Visions in Satin

Erotica // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Back in 2011, photographer Boris Ovini captured the seraphic beauty of models Saskia de Brauw and Kat Kessen in a minimalist and abstract photo spread for the first 'Lipstick Issue' of Exhibition Magazine. A frequent contributor to Exhibition, French-born Ovini has also worked for magazines such as Citizen K, Plastique, Poster, and Vanity Fair. 

Illustrations by Emilio Santoyo

Illustration // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Emilio Santoyo lives and works in Los Angeles, California as a freelance illustrator and designer. A 2007 graduate of Art Center College of Design, the work Santoyo produces comes from a combination of a well-trained hand and a sense of childlike glee, which is evident in the simple, rhythmic shapes and vibrant colors of his images. He is inspired by animation, junkyards, movies, and the joys and events of life.

Vibrant Palette Knife Paintings by Françoise Nielly

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of French artist Françoise Nielly. Nielly's colorful portraits, created using thick strokes of oil on canvas, are based off simple black and white photographs. According to her bio, Nielly 'takes a risk: her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallete dazzling.'   

Russian Street Artist Pasha 'P183' Dies

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Pasha P183, often dubbed 'Russia's Banksy,' died yesterday at age 29 of unknown causes. While he scoffed at comparisons to Banksy, his work can be seen on the streets of Moscow and Petersburg. "I would like for people to learn how to differentiate between the false show that they are being shown and the real one" he once said. "I am for people changing themselves, so that they don't pass the poor, so they help each other, so they look for some kind of alternative in their lives, in their mindset, in the world around them."  

Floppy Disk Paintings by Nick Gentry

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
London-based artist Nick Gentry calls his latest project a 'social art project.' People mail him archaic technology that he then uses to build the base of his work. In this series of paintings, Nick has used floppy disks! Remember those?

Illustrations by Max Grünfeld

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Hamburg-based artist Max Grünfeld find inspiration in the little details of her everyday life whether it be a conversation, funny circumstance, daydreaming, people or animals. Max studied at the Art Academy ArtEZ, Netherlands and Escola Massana Art Academy in Spain. About her work she says, 'I can tell much more with illustrations in extraordinary ways than when I would have to shape the same idea/image or feeling with words.'

Pre-Columbian Style Pop by Nadín Ospina

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
  Columbian artist Nadín Ospina started creating these Pre-Columbian style statues after unknowingly buying fake pieces herself. The artist combines cartoon characters with Latin American and Pre-Columbian artistic traditions. The result is some ironic, humorous statues of the Simpsons, Snoopy, and Mickey Mouse that touch on themes of corruption and globalization.

Cat Power's New Video for "Manhattan" is set in Manhattan

Music // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Cat Power's simple but nicely done music video for her song Manhattan makes us miss New York. Directed by Greg Hunt, the video features Cat hanging out and wandering around the city...  

Feature: Patrick O'Dell @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Last Thursday Patrick O’Dell’s photo exhibit “Skateboard High School” opened at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. On hand to check out the show were skateboarders, actors, models and scenesters. People were playing it cool, until they heard that every print, framed or unframed, was available to purchase for only fifty bucks, at which point the cool became crazed.

ARYZ in Næstved's Train Station, Denmark

Street Art // Monday, April 08, 2013
This could be a big week of ARYZ news, as the January 2013 cover artist is set to open a new solo show in San Francisco at FIFTY24SF Gallery this April 19. First off, our friend in Denmark, Henrik Haven, set over a few images of wood panels that ARYZ painted last summer that have now be installed at the Næstved Station.

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