Short Film: Claire Danes for Audi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Usually car ads have some sort of post rain-soaked highway in California and a evening drive by a comfortable man in a casual suit feeling the power of his German engineered car. Or there are 300 people in colorful tracksuits dancing around some fuel-efficient vehicle. Both are the norm. So we appreciate a full-on, quirky, in character Claire Danes advert for the new Audi TDI clean diesel. Advertising as art. ... 

Video: "Nuance," Dancing with Light

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Using choreographed dance and motion graphics, Marc-Antoine Locatelli directs dancer Lucas Boirat in a beautifully shot video short. 

Brilliant Patterns by Matt Lyon

Illustration // Monday, September 16, 2013
Based in London, UK, Matt Lyon is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator whose eclectic work stems from incessant doodling and is often laced with wild colors, shapes, and patterns that pop from the screen with vitality and a sense of play. His love of doodling was reflected in a recently completed project where he posted a new sketch every day for a year, while also continuing to work for such well-known clients as Nike, AOL, AT&T, and Microsoft.

THE SHEEP STATION by FRANCOIS XAVIER LALANE

Street Art // Monday, September 16, 2013
Last weekend while navigating the overwhelming amount of fall show openings in the Chelsea District of New York, we, like everyone else around, were taken off guard by the strange scene of sheep grazing in what was once an operating gas station. The Getty Station is a new on site-specific installation program that will exist in the already heavily art-saturated area of Chelsea. For the inaugural exhibition, Michael Shvo and Paul Kasmin Gallery present “Sheep Staion” featuring the work of late artist François-Xavier Lalanne.

Todd James "Business as Usual" @ Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
The Galería Javier López begins the exhibition season with the specific project ‘Business as Usual’ - the second solo show in our country by American artist Todd James (New York, 1969). The opening will take place in the context of APERTURA 2013, an event organized by the Contemporary Art galleries association ArteMadrid.

Matt Doust "Final Works" @ Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Prior to the opening of this show, Matt Doust passed away from an epileptic seizure, and with his family's blessing, Thinkspace honored Matt by presenting a final body of work this month. The result is a stunning body of hyperreal paintings. An accomplished portraitist, Doust’s hyperrealistic paintings explore the concept of identity through the external betrayals of the body. 

“Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes,” Featuring Superjail! Creator Christy Karacas

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
The second episode of Microsoft's Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes, a three-part series featuring an intimate look at creative inspirations behind the work of influential artists, features New York-based animator Christy Karacas and creator of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Superjail! Series. The episode follows Christy around his home borough of Brooklyn as he researches, creates storyboards and animates his characters all with his tablet.

Nuart 2013: The Final Shots

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Here is a final look at some of the street works, murals, and beer tunnel installations that help complete the story of Nuart 2013 and our week in Stavanger, Norway. Aiko, David Choe, ROA, Faith47, and Vhils all had standout pieces, but we loved seeing the works and meeting DALeast, Martin Whatson, Strok, Dot Dot Dot, Ernest Zacharevic, and all the artists who put work up all week... 

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.'

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