The Work of Tomoko Konoike

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Japanese artist Tomoko Knoike. Tomoko is a graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts where he studied traditional Japanese painting. He came to prominence through Nihonga-styled surreal [paintings and installations that often feature wolves. He has also worked as a toy and furniture designer!

Umbrella Canopy in Agueda, Portugal

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Exactly a year ago we posted about the city of Agueda, Portugal decorating their streets with colorful umbrellas. Once again, the city has hung the colorful umbrella canopy in time for the Agitagueda art festival. The Portuguese design firm Studio Ivotavares creates the installation. Photographs by Patricia Almeida.

Watch: Phoenix's "Trying to be Cool/Drakkar Noir" by Canada

Music // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The popular French band Pheonix's video for "Trying to be Cool/Drakkar Noir" is directed by Canada. Everything in the video is shot in-camera while crews rushed to make sure each cut flowed into the next. Watch it in awe after the jump...

Sohlbergplassen View Point by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
We love this observation deck designed by Norwegian architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk. Inspired by the painting "Winter Night in the Mountains" by Harald Sohlberg, the architect perfectly integrates the structure into the environment, giving visitors of the first Norwegian national park a view of the seemingly blue mountain range.

Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art @ SFMOMA/Contemporary Jewish Museum

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
If you are lucky enough to be in San Francisco or visiting our wonderful city this summer, SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum have organized a remarkable show featuring an expansive journey into the connections between spirituality and modern and contemporary art. Entitled, Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, the exhibition features more than sixty works, many not seen by the public for many years, from the SFMOMA's collection including Paul Klee, PIet Mondrian, Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, and many more!

Martin Wittfooth's Tooth and Claw

Illustration // Monday, July 08, 2013
Born in 1981 in Toronto and spending most of his childhood in Finland, Martin Wittfooth is a New York City-based artist with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. His luminous yet foreboding oil paintings portray scenes of nature fighting against the destructive hand of man, whether it's the toxic industries he's created or the evolutionary havoc he is wreaking on the animal kingdom. Humanity's footprint is forever etched into the landscapes of the earth, and through a powerful visual narrative Wittfooth explores its lasting effects through representations of animals interacting with man's industrial and societal creations, a sort of cautionary tale of what's potentially to come.

Issue Preview: August 2013 with David Choe, Vania Zouravliov, Colossus of Roads + more

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Nothing says summer vacation like the French Riviera. But in the case of David Choe and Estevan Oriol, they much prefer to spend the summer in one of the hardest places in the world to get into: Afghanistan. For the August 2013 issue, we get an exclusive, Anderson Cooper 360 style report from Afghanistan from the journals of David Choe and photos of Estevan Oriol. We follow their trek through the mountains, palaces, jails, and neighborhoods that most of the world has yet to see in over a decade. And they brought paint. 

Print Release: Jason Jägel "Spaces"

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
San Francisco-based fine artist, Jason Jägel, who has been in the magazine over the years in a variety of ways, just released a new screenprint via his website. Spaces is an 11" x 15", screenprint edition of 45 on 300 gsm Saunders Waterford paper. As Mr. Jägel told us, "With the help of a couple assistants (the erstwhile Charlotte Drury and J.P. McNicholas) studio Jagel has produced a nice silkscreen print! Offered to you 100% artist made and distributed."

Studio Visit: Blo in Berlin

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Juxtapoz friend Butterfly made it to Berlin for a studio visit with French graffiti artist Blo while he prepared for his new solo show, La Petit Mort, at Openwalls opening this past weekend. As the gallery noted,"LA PETITE MORT examines euphoric isolation of the artist, steeped in BLO’s past movements throughout the public sphere..."

MOMO Exhibition in Grottaglie, Italy

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
When you receive your August 2013 issue, you are going to find a feature on one of our favorite muralists/street artists/artists of the moment, MOMO. And as we cleverly time our interviews with specific milestones, we are happy to announce MOMO is going to open a solo show in Grottaglie, Italy on July 13, done with the great people behind Fame Festival and Studiocromie.

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