Opening: JUXTAPOZ ITALIANO @ THE ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE, LOS ANGELES

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
This week, Juxtapoz and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles were pleased to open a special exhibition and survey on contempoary Italian painters in Juxtapoz Italiano. The show brought together 4 Italian artists we have featured over the past few years in the magazine: Nicola Verlato, Fulvio di Piazza, Agostino Arrivabene, and Marco Mazzoni. The event brought a few of Juxtapoz founders to the opening, including a panel discussion with Robert Williams and Nicola Verlato and the Italian Cultural Institute's Matteo Sapio. The show remains open through October 1, 2014. 

Nuart 2014: Outside, Part 1

Street Art // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We have been showing you photographs of our week in Stavanger, Norway for the 2014 Nuart Festival, and today we have some looks at a few of the completed murals that have been added to the Stavanger skyline and town (and in the case of ±MAISMENOS±, added to the grounds of some apartment construction). 

Art of Suspension: Gravity by Tomas Januska

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Not only a beautiful series in terms of result and execution, but a fun series to just see how humans can be captured in an unnatural state. Tomas Januska is a Lithuania-born, London based photographer, and his final project at university was this series, "Gravity."

Dita Pepe: Self Portraits with Men

Photography // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Since 1999 photographer Dita Pepe has been staging self-portraits with men. Her posed ‘family album’ images encompass a myriad of archetypes. Often stood with children, in home surroundings that are typical of what one might expect to associate with each family unit, Pepe becomes a chameleon within each narrative.

Who Wants to Live in a Real "Cliff House"?

Design // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Modscape, the makers of sustainable, look-pretty-epic prefab and modular buildings, created this stunning concept design for a "Cliff House." From the looks of it, the home just dives off the cliff over the ocean. They call the design concept a "theoretical response to clients who have approached Modscape to explore design options for extreme parcels of coastal land in Australia." 

How To Roll Up a 19' x 20' Picasso

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
The NY Times just published a fantastic and fascinating video about the delicate workings of an art handler, especially when said art handlers have to remove a 19' x 20' Pablo Picasso curtain that had been hanging for over a half century in the same spot in the Seagram Building on Park Avenue in NYC. 

Painting People That Are Underwater: Photoreal works by Gustavo Silva Nuñez

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We came across these paintings this morning of Gustavo Silva Nuñez, a Venezuelan artist who has a great skill of capturing subjects as they swim or are submerged underwater in a series of paintings. One of the best things we see in these paintings is the way he captures the surface of the water. Well done.

Blending Into the Street: MP5 in Italy

Street Art // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Italian street artist MP5 added a little optical illusion with a street piece he completed in Abruzzo, Italy for the Visione Periferica Street Art Festival. The piece, titled Root of Evil, is quite eye-catching with the thick black and white composition. But it is the fact that it bleeds onto the sidewalk below that really creates an interesting illusion.

The Work of Hannah Antalek

Erotica // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hannah Antalek's work is an exploration and critique of America that references pop culture and consumerism with social and political undercurrents. She attempts to bridge the divide of high and low art by using tacky colors and cliche or kitschy iconography in contrast with sanctified or stereotypically beautiful imagery. This juxtaposition aims to reinforce the cynical yet humorous attitude towards her subject.

A Visit with Kevin Earl Taylor

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We stopped by Kevin Earl Taylor's San Francisco studio ahead of his upcoming exhibit with David Ellis at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles this weekend. Taylor’s paintings depict stark, surreal landscapes that seem like moments frozen in time. Animals and animal parts confront the viewer and each other, forms tied together by a common visual thread or somehow fused into one another and their surroundings...

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