E-David the Robot that Learned to Paint

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
e-David is a robot that, after being initially programmed, watches itself paint and decides on it's own where to add the next stroke and what color to use. Fashioned out of a welding machine, e-David was fashioned with cameras and sensors, five different brushes, a 24-color palette and taught to paint by a programmer. Watch the video after the jump...

Watch: Phil Akashi Paints Mandela Portrait with 27,000 Punches

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
Belgian artist Phil Akashi is also know as the 'seal artist.' He uses the traditional East Asian Seal as a medium in his artwork to forge a new artistic language linking East and West, placing the past in the service of the present. Most recently he fixed a Seal to the knuckle of a boxing glove, dipped it in cinnabar paste and began punching a wall with the Chinese characters for 'freedom,' eventually forming a giant portrait of Nelson Mandela. 

Tiny Heads Sculpted from Wonder Bread

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
We remember playing with our cheap white bread when we were a kid, smashing and rolling it into balls, so we weren't surprised so much as impressed by Polish artist Milena Korolczuk's food sculptures. She has taken playing with her food to a whole new level, sculpting tiny heads of historic figures from Plato and Lenin to pop artists like Andy Warhol and rappers like Jay-Z. 

Watch: Stromae "Papaoutai"

Music // Friday, July 12, 2013
In this rather fantastic video for Belgian star Stromae, a kid has a fake plastic dad and music and dance make things come alive but only for a short period.... The chorus, "Papa, où t'es?" means "Pa, where are you?" and we'd explain the rest of the lyrics to you if our French was better... The video is directed by Raf Reyntjens.  

Axel: Bloody Genius @ Art on A Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
If the moniker Bloody Genius conjures up a proper monocoled British gent, think again, and do hurry over to Art on A Gallery to see for yourself. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, consider that Axel employs his own blood (in just the right consistency) as the medium for mesmerizing intricate paintings framed in flaming gold leaf. Protégé of Salvador Dali and jeweler to Axl Rose, this Axl has authentic Papal robes in his closet and cites Lady GaGa for saving his life. Get over to 24 “A” Avenue at Second  in NYC for a little nibble of this poison apple before it closes on July 26th..

Juxtapoz Presents: Andrew Schoultz @ Monterey Museum of Art (video)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013, the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey California will be opening a special exhibition and installation from San Francisco-based, and March 2012 cover artist, Andrew Schoultz. Juxtapoz spent a few days with Mr. Schoultz on the Monterey peninsula as he prepared his site-specific mural, a multi-storied piece that takes into account the various nautical and town histories of the famed fishing city south of SF. Watch our video after the jump... 

Kate Baylay Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, July 11, 2013
With a First Class Honours degree in illustration from the University of the West of England, Kate Baylay creates work that is at once dark and almost deceptively decorative. Taking inspiration from the ‘Golden Age’ illustrators, Baylay's illustrations of fairy tales, short stories and novels are both classic and timelessly modern.

Music Video: The National "Sea Of Love"

Music // Thursday, July 11, 2013
There isn't really anything dramatic that goes on in this Sophia Peer directed video for the new National track, "Sea of Love." It's just a good band, playing a good song, in a room with a clever edit and idea and a little kid playing air guitar in front of them. The track is from The National's new LP, Trouble Will Find Me, out now, and if you need a guide... we think this is the best track. Sometimes simplicity just pays off.

The Nostalgic Works of ANTON VAN HERTBRUGGEN

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
This was a great thing to see this morning, some wonderfully nostalgic illustrations from Belgian artist, Anton Van Hertbruggen. They look like old LL Bean catalog illustrations, showing both outdoor and classic wilderness scenes that look straight out of a time machine. Come to think of it, if LL Bean was looking for an artist . . . 

Low Bros x Curiot

Street Art // Thursday, July 11, 2013
Germany-based duo, Low Bros teamed up with Mexico-based artist, Curiot for a highly successful collaboration rich in detail and color. Painted in Germany at the FIT Freie  Internationale Tankstelle, both artists created creatures of wild imagination that do not exist on this planet.

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