Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, July 11, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

ColArt Americas and Juxtapoz Present the Griffin Art Prize USA 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Launched on June 1, ColArt and Juxtapoz aim to seek out a new and emerging artist and provide him or her with a platform to create new work and excel their skill during a four-week residency in the center of London’s global contemporary art market. The winning artist will receive a prize package valued at more than $15,000, including flights, accommodations, a living stipend and access to necessary materials from the fine art brands, as well as a mentor that will oversee a number of tutorials with art professionals, visits to exhibitions, galleries and social events. At the end of the residency, the winning artist will show his or her work in an open studio exhibition in a section of ColArt’s Griffin Art Gallery. 

Juxtapoz x Adobe Present: The Making of... A Jeremy Fish Drawing

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
For the past few months, we have been following a special project between Adobe, Juxtapoz, and Jeremy Fish, in which Fish will be creating an animated mural that utilizes the new updates to Adobe Creative Cloud and the new creative hardware, Adobe Ink & Slide. Previously we had asked, “What if Fish took his 100 drawings—telling not only his history but also a special story about San Francisco—and created an animation that could be projected in a public space in the city for passersby to see as part of a moving-mural experience?” At the end of July 2014, Fish will be projecting the mural in the North Beach neighborhood, which he calls home.

ALEXANDRE FARTO aka VHILS @ EDP FOUNDATION, Lisbon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Our friend VHILS just opened his first museum show, a substantial body of work, at the EDP Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal... and we have some great shots of the full installation. VHILS has been doing fantastic works in both gallieries and in the streets for years, and has been one of the most innovative street artists working in Europe. The exhibition was curated by João Pinharanda.

Scene Report: São Paulo

Graffiti // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s São Paulo Scene Report.

Group Show: "Super Human" @ Plus Gallery, Denver

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Plus Gallery presents one of our most significant group efforts to-date with the invitational exhibition “Super Human” from July 10th through August 15th. The survey brings together a wide ranging field of artists from around the world that collectively depict diverse directions in portraiture or a strong focus on the human condition, anchored by an array of Plus Gallery’s most acclaimed artists. A massing of small-scale 2-d works are intermixed with a trio of highly entertaining motion-based artworks, all anchored by a riveting sculpture by artist Roger Reutimann.

The World of Caratoes

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Cara To AKA "Caratoes" is an illustrator and street artist based in Hong Kong. Her artwork combines mind-blowing neons with swirling, sensitive linework that have a mesmerizing gestural quality. Cara has worked in many different areas, including animation and game design, and her artwork spans many mediums and genres while retaining a strong recognizable character. Some of her recent projects include hand-made 3D hologram illustrations, paintings that are accented with geometric string-work and GIFs that are nothing if not visual candy.

David S. Allee @ Morgan Lehman Gallery in NYC

Photography // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Having started out with a career in urban planning, David S. Allee decided pursue switch careers to photographer. Allee explains, “My interests haven’t changed much since becoming an artist” he says, “structures, the built environment, that’s what I’m still drawn to, but in a less tangible and more abstract way.”

Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock "Floating World" @ Shooting Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Our good friends Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are both artist, happen to be married, and happen to have a collaborative art show opening at Shooting Gallery in San Francisco on July 12, 2014 under the moniker KEFE. We think you pronounce it "Kay-Fay" but we can't be certain. As the press release states, "The works in Floating World: Part One showcase both collaborative and solo pieces from KEFE, artist duo Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock, and are an exploration of, and center around, their profound love for Japanese traditions and culture."

Ink, Death and Coffee

Illustration // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Sean Beaudry is a Savannah, Georgia based illustrator, originally from Detroit Michigan that achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work tends to reflect the natural world, isolation, and the macabre in heavy intricacy.

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