An Interview with Illustrator + Tattoo Artist Nomi Chi

Illustration // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Nomi Chi’s work is of mythical proportions, throwing fairytale creatures in dialogue with mysterious female figures, ghosts and beauties of the wood. Nomi has been tattooing since she was a teenager and is constantly pushing her work to new levels of aesthetic badassery. She is a creature of detail, a serious artisan whose illustrations and tattoos operate on both a decorative and thought-provoking level. Chi’s artwork is simply as gorgeous as it is strange. Order some of her hand-made work or get your skin weirdified by her as soon as possible.

What's The Time?: Jeremy Fish's favorite Beastie Boys memory

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This month, we have asked a few of our artist friends to give us their favorite Beastie Boys' memories. Rarely does a band transcend so many groups and genres, and we knew artists of all ages had a memory they wanted to share. Today, we ask Jeremy Fish about how the Beastie's influenced a kid from upstate New York... 

Chris Johanson "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" @ MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Within The River of Time Is My Mind, a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Johanson on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from June 29 through September 22, 2013. Organized by guest curator Andrew Berardini, the exhibition features new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation. Known for his figurative work that features text, the exhibition will highlight the kaleidoscopic color and angles that Johanson employs.

The Effects of Oil: The Photography of Peter Hoffman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of the Chicago Project, and using film that was shot at the Fox River in Illinois, photographer Peter Hoffman created an interesting process in developing his work. "Fox River Derivatives is a series that questions our relationship with our natural resources. Using the theme "Water and Oil", with consideration to the large BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the images are part of a larger experiment that utilizes water and fossil fuels in the actual image-making process, letting these substances become an important variable in the visual representation..."

Tom Sachs for VistaJet Flight Safety Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I flew on Virgin America on Monday, and their airplane/flight safety video is one of the better ones in the industry if you think a bit of irony and humor is good with your "danger, your seat can't float ,you will drown" scenario you face with while they serve you white wine and diet coke on your way to San Francisco. Tom Sachs, one of the more innovative and interesting big wig artists of the moment, created a safety video for luxury private jet company, VistaJet. Who says stop-motion and Barbie doesn't equate to feeling safe? 

Photographs by Nastya kaletkina

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This morning we take a look at the photographs of Russian artist Nastya Kaletkina...

The Work of Kymia Nawabi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We are enjoying the work of New York-based artist Kymia Nawabi this morning. Nawabi is a first-generation Iranian-American artist who describes her work as "an allegory of human behavior" and weaves a fantastical personal mythology together with "adopted gods, mythological creatures and burial ceremonies from different cultures."

New Mural by Felice Varini

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Swiss artist Felice Varini is back with another one of his illusionary large scale geometric murals, this time at the Grand Palais in Paris. Watch a video after the jump to see how he uses projectors and stencils to create the artwork which only appears from a specific viewpoint.

A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith have put together a graphic biography of the legendary father of Gonzo Journalism, Hunter S. Thompson who is featured in the April issue of Juxtapoz Magazine. 

Layered Portraits by Nerhol

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The photograpy collective Nerhol's (Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Liada) latest project consists of piles of photographs rather than a single image. Their subjects sat for three minutues while they took pitures and then the prints were stacked and cut to reveal the layers, resulting in a warping of the subject's subtle movements.