The Photography of Roger Ballen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Roger Ballen's name may be familiar to you if you are a Die Antwoord fan. Ballen directed the "I Fink U Freeky" video for the South Africans and recently had an exhibition featuring photographs of the group at Mouche Gallery in LA. Here is a collection of his always intriguing work, mostly from his 2009 series Boarding House.  

Isabel Martinez' "Quantum Blink" Series

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
'According to quantum mechanics we have forty conscious moments per second, and our brains connect this sequence of nows to create the illusion of the flow of time." The photographs in Isabel Martinez' series Quantum Blink consist of two exposures taken one after the other. With in-camera masks, the photographer achieves the striped pattern and allows her to blend two images together and at the same time 'keep them from fully fusing into one another.'

Mountain Hut Located on Europe's Highest Peak

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
The Efuge du Gouter is a self sufficient hut located on Europe's highest peak and is meant to house mountaineers after they reach the end of their climb. A helicopter was used to transport materials, wood was cut from nearby forests and the 69 pilings anchor the structure 12m into the mountain rock. Withstanding winds up to 300 km/h the building also as a melting unit to keep off the snow!

Shaina Craft's 'Experiments in Flesh'

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
New York-based artist and soon-to-be MFA graduate of The New York Academy of Art 'explores the human face and the mental condition of her subjects." The primarily figurative work reflects and obsession with the human form. Her large oil paintings are glazed with many layers of sheer color, creating a luminous effect.

Kincaid Blackwood Photography

Erotica // Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kincaid Blackwood writes erotica and takes erotic photos. He shoots kinky stories that seem both dreamed and real, and doesn't shoot what he thinks will turn someone else on, but rather "whatever story is inside." Blackwood lives in Atlanta, GA, but claims that "no place is really safe from my images." We love the narrative power of his images. NSFW!

Rocío Cañero Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, September 14, 2013
Rocío Cañero's artwork is nasty-slick-amazing and we love it. Born and raised in Madrid, Cañero grew up around graffiti, skateboarding and crews, and her artistic career actually began in photography. It's not hard to see how the urban street aesthetic has influenced her work.

Characters by HuskMitNavn

Street Art // Saturday, September 14, 2013
HuskmitNavn’s quirky and easily recognizable characters continue to occupy space in the streets of Copenhagen. It’s been a while since we caught up with the Danish artist, so here is a selection of his newer cast of animated weirdos.

Video: Montana Versus Project - Wild Boys Vs. Verde Mojito

Graffiti // Saturday, September 14, 2013
To promote a range of new spray paint colors, Montana has been enlisting writers from around the globe to test each color, using solely one color for their pieces. For this round, Italian writers, Opium and Zeus, test out Verde Mojito, paired to the visuals from “The Jungle Book.”

Ropes and Nests from Huguette Despault May

Illustration // Friday, September 13, 2013
Huguette Despault May holds Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University.  Earlier, she had studied at the Schuler School of Fine Arts (a classical atelier in Baltimore) and also received an Associate of Arts in Photography with honors from Dundalk Community College, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Judith Supine & Alia Shawkat @ Known Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 13, 2013
Known Gallery is proud to present Thanks for Nothing, an exhibition featuring new works by American artists and former Juxtapoz featured aritsts, respectively, Judith Supine and Alia Shawkat. The show is curated by Naheed Simjee. The exhibition will unveil more than eighty original miniatures by Judith Supine alongside six large-scale paintings. Constructed on a base of lottery scratch cards and Newport cigarette boxes, the mini collages are portraits of contemporary American society. 

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