'Ben Rayner: 1000' @ The Gallery Next to The Burgundy Room, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Alexis Gross & The Gallery next to The Burgundy Room is presenting 1000, a solo photo exhibition by photographer Ben Rayner. The exhibition, opening tonight, is an explosion of sorts of Rayner's brain, aptly featuring 1000 photos spanning the past ten years of Rayner's subjects cover the walls. 

'Creepshow,' a series of paintings by Nathan James

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
We love London-based artist Nathan James' new series of paintings entitled Creepshow. In the series he tries to focus on 'the lives and worlds of the underclass, failures, perverts and slackers, rather than beautiful, successful people.'   

The Surreal Paintings of Oliver Vernon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Vernon. We love his surreal, warped landscapes. Vernon was born in New York and received his BFA from Parsons School of Designs and his work is displayed in numerous collections all over the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

Photographs by Daido Moriyama

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
We are enjoying the photography of Japan's Daido Moriyama this morning. Daido is one of the most revered living Japanese photographers and his work is 'saturated with the melancholic beauty of life at its most ordinary. His photographs epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection.'

Paintings by Felix Labisse

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Félix Labisse was a French Surrealist painter, illustrator, and designer who died in 1982. His paintings depict fantastical scenes featuring hyprid and often creatures. We are really enjoying his series of blue women...

Thrift Store Sculptures by Sayaka Ganz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Artist Sayaka Ganz creates her sculptures using thrift store plastics. Both her Japanese roots and the Japanese Shinto belief that ‘all objects and organisms have spirits’ heavily influence Sayaka. With those as her starting point, she feels that art arise 'from the passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects.'

Hilary Brace Draws Her Cloud Worlds with Charcoal and an Eraser

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
While they look like they could be photographs, Hilary Brace starts with a smooth, polyester film surface darkened with charcoal, and then using erasers and other toold removes the charcoal to reveal these incredible cloud formations and worlds.

“Recolectores” by David De La Mano

Street Art // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Using only white buff paint, Spanish artist, David De La Mano, painted silhouetted figures over a layered wall of graffiti to create a very textural piece. This wall is entitled “recolectores” which in English translated to “collectors.”

James Jirat Patradoon's Electricity

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Whenever I’m asked to describe James Jirat Patradoon’s artwork, I describe it as electric.  Because it simply is.  It’s bursting at the seams of it’s leather clad body with neon rays of pure energy... 

In L.A.: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles @ Subliminal Projects

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Last week we stopped by Subliminal Projects for the opening reception of “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles,” featuring the new works by Jessica Hess and Tara Smith.  In this exhibition, both artists provide a unique perspective on the state and decay of various objects and tools existing within the contemporary, urban environment. Photos and more after the jump…

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