Vacation Every Day: Sterling Bartlett

Illustration // Sunday, October 06, 2013
Progress is the substitute for faith when culture is all we have; and  before realizing it we become unaware martyrs of this comfortable religion. Heavy metal is the law and will never die, Los Angeles based illustrator Sterling Bartlett gives me faith.  His satirical, macabre works hint at cultural absurdities and its no wonder his insanely rendered graphite illustrations all over the apparel, skate and record industries while he consistently keeps his gallery hand strong. Blood High Five Sterls. Blood High Five.

HIGHDEAS - VINYL LABELS

Graffiti // Saturday, October 05, 2013
The most epically baked vinyl stickers you will ever have the opportunity to doodle on have recently become available via the ultra-irie company cleverly named Highdeas. Currently, there are patterns such as tie-dye, reefer leaf, Mexican blanket and the soon to be released pizza label (toppings not included). Future designs depend on marijuana motivation, which is highly unpredictable and can depend on strains and intake amount. 

Vhils @ Avant Garde Urbano Festival

Street Art // Saturday, October 05, 2013
Vhils is in a league of his own, creating unique public work by chiseling and scraping at the sides of walls. Predominately creating portraits, his newest piece is in Tudela, Spain was referenced from a 10-year-old photograph found in a local archive. 

Realism from Marta Penter

Erotica // Friday, October 04, 2013
Marta Penter was born in Brazil in 1957. From very early on it was linked to the world of arts, having attended several schools and art centers. Currently, she has been dedicated to painting in watercolor and oil on canvas. With a contemporary realistic language, she explores the theme of the collective unconscious through images of personal antique objects and use of the human figure in a relation of time and space.

David Cooley "Ignored Epiphany" @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Thinkspace is pleased to present Ignored Epiphany, featuring new works by mixed media artist David Cooley. Cooley’s work reconciles a feeling of visual chaos with the strategic restraint of composition.

Banksy "Better Out Than In" Days 1—4 Recap

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
As it appears that Banksy will indeed be dropping a new street piece everyday in NYC for the month of October, we are going to start keeping up with the posts each week in a Better Out Than In recap. Unless of course he does the Houston and Bowery wall in the middle of the night, or does something on the Empire State Building... 

Guillermo del Toro for "The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror" 2013

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Every year, and it seems like this has been going on since 1952, "The Simpsons" does a special Halloween episode under the moniker, Treehouse of Horror. This year, for the upcoming Treehouse of Horror XXIV episode, the show's producers invited director Guillermo del Toro of Hellboy fame to create the opening sequence to the show, which as you will see, was done quite wonderfully. 

Paintings by Lo Chan Peng

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
We always love it when art makes us feel a little uncomfortable. Taiwanese artist Lo Chan Peng has an incredibly detailed and realistic style that he uses to paint zombie-like women whose attractiveness is offset by their unsettling features, empty gazes, missing limbs, and...fangs.

Happy Magic Water Cube, a Waterpark in Beijing

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
That isn't a screenshot from an underwater Pixar film, it is an actual water park in Beijing, China! It is located in the former home of swimming and diving events during the 2008 Olympics, the Beijing National Aquatic Center. Designed by Forrec Ltd., the colorful fantastical world sits in one of the few structures to remain in use and profitable following the event. 

Kehinde Wiley "World Stage: Jamaica" @ Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Kehinde Wiley will be bringing his continuing series "The World Stage" (this time Jamaica) to Stephen Friedman Gallery in London this fall. Opening October 15, the exhibition features Jamaican men and women assuming poses taken from 17th and 18th century British portraiture, the first one in the "World Stage" series to feature portraits of women.

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