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."

Smithe paints a dizzying mural in Brooklyn

Street Art // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Invited by the people at All City Canvas for their Global Series 2013, Mexico City artist, Smith painted a massive and highly detailed 200-foot long mural in the neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn. We highly recommended if you are in BK to go view this in person, as the pictures do not do it justice!

Announcing: Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2013

Music // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
As we have the past two years, Juxtapoz is back at San Francisco's major music and art festival, Outside Lands, curating the visual art that you will see around Golden Gate Park from August 9-11, 2013. This year, we have added a few surprises to our line-up, as well as created a few new products at our tent...

Preview: Eric Joyner “First World Problems” @ Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
On Saturday, August 10, 2013, Corey Helford Gallery presents “First World Problems” featuring the wild, visionary robot paintings of artist Eric Joyner, his fifth solo show with the gallery. Eric Joyner’s paintings explore surreal robot sagas of mechanical life in the material world.

$500 Reward

Graffiti // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
This reward poster for the snitching of graffiti vandalism was of interest for the celebrity photographer, Terry Richardson, who posted it on his photo blog.

Hennessy Introduces its Limited Edition Os Gêmeos V.S. Bottle

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Brazilian-born identical twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo are true rock stars of contemporary art. Known better to the world as Os Gêmeos, the two-time Juxtapoz cover artists are famous for their versatile body of work that draws inspiration from the folklore and hip-hop culture of their homeland. The brothers have taken on a new, unique project: creating a new, limited edition bottle for Hennessy's V.S. cognac...

Preview: Luke Cheuh “Random Acts of Sadness” @ CHG Circa, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
On Saturday, August 10, CHG Circa presents “Random Acts of Sadness,” featuring the new paintings and sculpture of popular Los Angeles artist Luke Chueh. The art of “Random Acts of Sadness” finds Chueh’s animal personas coping with his sad and tragic narratives.

Experiments in Photography by Lucas Simões

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Lucas Simões is an artist living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Through a combination of both geometric and organic shapes overlaid, he's been able to use cut out photographs of close friends to explore identity and cultural individualism.

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