David Choe: Special Signing w/Juxtapoz @ Comic-Con, San Diego

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
As we announced on the site and in our store this week, David Choe's vacation to Afghanistan is the cover story of our August 2013 issue (with amazing photography by Estevan Oriol). To coincide with the release of this issue, David Choe and Juxtapoz will be appearing within the Gentle Giant Studios booth at San Diego Comic Con this Friday, July 19 at 4PM for a very special live Choe DVDASA podcast, and even a surprise release. Stay tuned for more information, and come on down and hang out. 

Juxtapoz @ Nike "Nature Amplified" Design and Innovation Summit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Yesterday, at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Juxtapoz was invited to attend both a design and innovation summit based around Nike's new campaign, "Nature Amplified," and two new running shoe releases that will challenge and invigorate the notion of the running shoe. Nike, at its core, has always been about running, and we got to test out both the Nike Free Flyknit and Free Hyperfeel. But even better, we got to experience some pretty amazing visual presentations and installation showcases of both art and shoe, design and progression of technologies. 

Fuzi paints a large Warsaw Mermaid

Graffiti // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Depicted in his own “Ignorant Style,” Parisian graffiti writer and tattoo artist, Fuzi just completed painting a large monochrome image of a Mermaid on the side of a four-story apartment building in Warsaw. The Warsaw Mermaid (There were actually two) is a local legend in this region and is memorialized as a statue in the Old Town Square, however Fuzi’s version appears distinctly different (Locs and eyeballs on the breasts). 

Group Show: "Summer Reading" @ The Hole, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Hole is proud to present "Summer Reading", a group exhibition and transformation of our Bowery galleries into a giant art book reading room. With works of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, artists in this show explore the relationship of literature and print media to the realm of fine arts, or perhaps the slippages of meaning and experience between the act of reading and that of looking.

Naufrage au Louvre, or "Shipwreck at the Louvre" by Etienne Molinier

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
In this charming animated short entitled "Naufrage au Louvre" ( or "Shipwreck at the Louvre") by Etienne Molinier, the flesh eating characters of The Raft of the Medusa literally spill out of the frame into the museum and hungrily pursue a museum guard. While some people may at times attack paintings in museums, the paintings rarely (if ever) attack visitors and museum employees. This animation being one of the few exceptions.

Shane Turner's "Divided by Night"

Erotica // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Shane Turner's "Divided by Night" is an optics-defying acrylic painting featuring a reclining woman emerging from stripes of color. This video illuminates how the artist painstakingly creates such a realistic and yet so surreal artwork. 

12,000 Toy Soldier Peace Sign by Ole Ukena

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
German conceptual artist Ole Ukena creates humorous and intriguing works of art, interweaving a variety of media including text, video, photography, drawing and sculpture. They could be described as bound by a common thread of complex simplicity. From his peace sign constructed of 12,000 toy soldiers to his bench made of nails and reading "trust," Ole's work frequently uses language, whether it be symbols or actual text, to build riddles 'that await completion in the viewer's mind.'

Interactive Installations by Ernesto Neto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We are all about interactive art. We also have very fond memories of diving into a giant pool of plastic balls at the McDonalds Playpen as a kid and these installations by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto remind us of being a child again. The plastic balls in this case are suspended by the thousands from colorful netting allowing exhibition visitors to climb and walk along the structure. He has also created some wonderfully comfortable looking hammocks... 

Massive Charcoal and Oil Paintings by Shin Kwangho

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We have posted the work of Shin Kwangho before, for good reason. This morning, we take a look at some of his newer work, some of which is impressively gigantic. The South Korean artist studied Fine Art at Keimyung University and mainly works in Oil and Acrylic.

Car Themed Sculptures by Gerry Judah

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Each year Gerry Judah creates a masssive sculpture in tribute of an iconic car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, UK. This year Judah erected a 35 meter high, 22 ton sculpture of three of the most iconic models of the Porsche 911: 1963 Original, 1973 Carrera and the 2013 Carrera 4.