The Insanity of Aaron Horkey

Illustration // Friday, September 13, 2013
Aaron Horkey was birthed and reared in Windom, Minnesota, in the heart of the Rural Midwest. Key personality traits include debilitating social ineptitude and a perverse attention to detail. Enjoys desolation, megafauna and transplanting sumacs. Currently ensconced in a bucolic whistlestop just west of the Mississippi, he whiles away the hours staring at his chore list and cultivating ulcers. He is the sole survivor of the Black Osprey Dead Arts Society and founding member of the Cottonwood County Druids Skateboard Gang.  

Joseph Harmon's Psychedelia

Illustration // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Reigning from the equally bizarre entity that is Portland, Joseph Harmon is an artist and illustrator with an affinity for seizure-inducing narratives and compositions. His work depicts an array of strangely rendered characters in a palette of juicy pop colors and hues. Get weird with Joseph's work for awhile... you won't regret it.

New mural by Jaz in Queretaro, Mexico

Street Art // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Participating in the Board Drippers Festival, Buenos Aires-based artist, Franco Fasoli aka Jaz, painted this stunning mural in Queretaro, Mexico. Entitled “No Correr,” which in English translates to “Don’t Run,” shows a gang of masked characters with exposed pink arms moving in different directions. The strange masks, combined with the simple stripped and polka dot outfits, give this piece an eerie atmosphere.

Barry McGee @ Cheim & Read, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Barry McGee is back in NYC, and on the same night he has work in the Mission School show at SFAI, he will be opening his first solo show in NYC in 8 years at Cheim & Read Gallery tonight, September 12. A few photos have leaked of McGee's installation process for the show, with his iconic mixed-media "pimple" sculpture looking to make an appearance. After his spectacular Berkeley Museum show retrospective, the San Francisco-based artist is in a creative groove... 

John Waters, August 2010

Vault // Thursday, September 12, 2013
John Waters is a little bit of everything in the creative world; filmmaker, writer, actor, visual artist, and even has a robust art collection. Based in San Francisco, Baltimore, and NYC, we sat down with Waters in the summer of 2010, just when his book Role Models was being released, and his last show at Rena Bransten Gallery in SF was opened. 

'Aurora,' Christopher Kelly's Massive Polar Bear Puppet

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Ready to march in London for Greenpeace International's day of action to protect the arctic is a massive people-powered Polar Bear. 'Aurora,' the giant puppet was designed by Christopher Kelly and manufactured by Factory Settings. Weighing 3 tons, the bear requires 15 puppeteers and 30 volunteers to operate. The head itself is the size of a smart car!

Paper Designs by Lobulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
We are enjoying these vibrant, detailed paper art pieces by London-based Lobulo Design. Lobulo's subjects range from Mr. T and Lady Gaga to anatomical dissections of frogs.

Where's Seokmin Ko?

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
Seoul-based Korean artist Seokmin Ko's photographic series The Square evokes both a peaceful sense of being at one with the world around us and a feeling of being lost. Addressing ideas of normalcy and identity, the artist holds up a giant mirror to reflect his surroundings and camouflage himself from the viewer...

Photographs of Musically Animated Paint

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
In this series "What Does Music Look Like," photographer Martin Klimas pours vibrantly colored paints on a surface resting above a speaker. He then blasts some Kraftwerk and Miles Davis, which causes the paint to bounce to the funky rhythms while he snaps away with his camera to capture high-speed shots of the vibrating paint.

'American Tint,' a Collection of Photochromes

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 12, 2013
One of our favorite sites, 50watts, has compiled a wonderful collection of Photochromes they found in the Beineke Rare Book library. Photochrome is a photographic technique that was popular between 1890 and 1910 with prints being turned into postcards. The process involved pressing half-tone negatives against special litho stones and retouching the tonal scales of colors to strengthen or soften them.

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