Hyper-real Paintings by Lilia Mazurkevich

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
Lilia Mazurkevich was born in Belarus and studied at Kiev College of Arts and Design, she has since lived in Ukraine and studied at City & Guilds Art School in London. 

Great Art in Ugly Rooms

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
The blog "Great Art in Ugly Rooms" is exactly that: a collection of photographs of art in a room that it probably doesn't deserve to be in (though we have to admit there are a few in here that are actually kind of nice). In the photographs, masterpieces are digitally moved from museums and galleries and juxtaposes(ha!) them in "ugly" rooms. 

The Work of Meguru Yamaguchi

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
Raised in Tokyo, Japan by fashion designer parents and at the epicenter of the city's street culture, Meguru Yamaguchi was introduced by his parents to a good amount of pop art while also immersed in Japanese Manga. He is a "Digital Impressionist," using portraits of his friends on social media as inspiration, the artist samples elements of painting, collage, acrylics, and spray paint to create colorful and dynamic works "reminiscent of Hip-Hop samplings from the 70s."

Drawings by Lyvia Alexandra

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
We really love this pigeon. We also really enjoy the rest of the London-based Lyvia Alexandra's drawings. They are light hearteded, honest, and fun.

In L.A.: Empty Distances @ Mark Moore Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Mark Moore Gallery for the opening reception of “Empty Distances” a group show curated by Caryn Coleman. The group exhibition features works by James Aldridge, Darren Banks, Sean Higgins, Deborah Stratman, Alan Warburton, and a selection of episodes from "The Twilight Zone." Playing on Eugene Thacker's idea of horror as the "paradoxical thought of the unthinkable," Coleman has meticulously composed a show that illustrates the visualization and simultaneous abstraction of the unknown. Photos and more after the jump…

The Impossible Project: Juxtapoz' Brock Fetch

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
For lovers of analog and film, The Impossible Project was started in October 2008 just as Polaroid was ending its production of instant film. Now, 10 former Polaroid employees have taken over the task of preserving the industry of instant film production, with multiple different films and cameras still available today. Our contributing, on-the-road-photographer, Brock Fetch, has been around the United States the past few months, using the Impossible Project film and exploring the Polaroid look as he shoots some of hip-hop's biggest names: ASAP Rocky, Action Bronson, Joey Badass, Asher Roth, and others... enjoy. 

The Exbury Egg

Street Art // Thursday, June 20, 2013
This egg-like vessel located in an estuary of the River Beaulieu in the UK, is a self-sustaining, energy efficient workspace built in collaboration between PAD studio, the SPUd group and artist Stephen Turner. The workspaces intention is to be used as a laboratory to study the life of the tidal creek, as well as a collecting and collating centre with integral storage and display areas. Turner will work for a full year from this vessel with interestin exploring a more empathic relationship with nature, which reveals the precious and transcendent in everyday life.

Music Video: JJ DOOM “Bookhead” directed by Steve “ESPO” Powers

Music // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Two of our favorite things, all in one visual. Steve "ESPO" Powers directing MF DOOM's new project, JJ DOOM. The 2x Juxtapoz cover artist teamed up with the now London-residing DOOM and his newest collaboration with Jneiro Jarel to give a video of the track "Bookhead." The video depicts our Saturday nights: corner liquor store, then reading a bit of Chaucer at the local library. Listening to DOOM. They read our mind... 

Last Day: 3D "Fire Sale" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Well, shit, its the last day to see Massive Attack's 3D and his solo show Fire Sale at Lazarides Rathbone in London, but hey, better late than ever. The show represents a u"nique retrospective of painting and design that have helped define Massive Attack over the past 20 years, covering the pages of sketchbooks to 12 million record sleeves.Previously unseen pieces created for Massive Attack's latest album Heligoland (2010) will be exhibited alongside archival works painted and screen printed for the first time from 1991's Blue Lines and 1994's Protection.

Paul McCarthy "WS" @ Park Avenue Armory, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
The “ribald, pop-culture-obsessed provocateur” (The New York Times) Paul McCarthy (cover of Juxtapoz in Nov/Dec 1999) applies his signature, irreverent wit to take aim at American myths and icons in WS, his largest work to date and the pinnacle of his creative output. Adding a touch of malice to subjects that have been traditionally revered for their innocence or purity, McCarthy weaves together a massive, fantastical forest of towering trees with grotesque video projections of iconic characters playing out their own fairy tale drama in a replica of his childhood home.

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