Ian Francis "Endless Summer" @ The Outsiders, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Outsiders are proud to present Endless Summer, a discerning and eclectic showcase of narrative studies by mixed-media artist Ian Francis. Endless Summer comprises a unique body of intricate work created in response to the ever-changing fragility of modern life and contemporary issues facing the human condition. The uniformed vignettes provide multiple windows into a series of events and suspended snapshots in time, combining a myriad of open-ended narrative threads collectively displayed within the gallery space.

Screenprints by Ryan Duggan

Illustration // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Screenprint work from Chicago-based artist Ryan Duggan. We're really enjoying the colorful yet enigmatic quality of these simple illustrations. His work has been shown locally as well as in Toronto, Berlin, France, London and Japan. 

Music Video: Grimes "Go"

Music // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Grimes looks to be getting ready to release a new album, and after her 2012 critically acclaimed LP "Visions," we are going to call the new LP something that is generating quite a bit of excitement. For our purposes, we know Grimes likes to draw, does her own album covers, and has art-directed some of her videos. Grimes and her brother just directed a video for her new track, "Go," and its like living in the desert in the year 4000AD with slip-on adidas sandals. And the song is really good, too. 

The Work of Robert McGinnis

Erotica // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Robert McGinnis is an american artist and illustrator known for his illustrations for over 1200 paperback book covers and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys and several James Bond films. His ability to render the female body is unrivaled, and we love the attitude that is simply oozing out of these illustrations.

Shepard Fairey "We Own The Future" Mural, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Street Art // Thursday, August 28, 2014
July 2014 cover artist Shepard Fairey is on a bit of a world tour right now, doing murals like U2 does stadium shows. Last week, he finished a new mural at 161 Bowery on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, titled "We Own the Future." Shepard and his team got it done in 3 days, and our new NYC photographer, Joe Russo, captured the process.

Drawings by Qiu Jie

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Qiu Jie trained both in Chinese high-realism and European multi-media schools, also working professionally as a decorator and designer. His drawings are informed from a wide range of aesthetic influences and carry a sense of myth making, exotica, and expedition through mysterious terrains of the imagination.

Paintings by Mi Ju

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
This morning we take a look at the work of South Korean-born artist Mi Ju. Mi received her BFA in painting at SFAI and later went on to earn and MFA at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has shown in group and solo exhibitions around the world including San Francisco's Fecal Face and Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen.

The Amazing Alberto Vargas

Erotica // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Alberto Vargas was a noted Peruvian of pinup girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have sold and continue to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. We're espeically enchanted by the way he depicts sheer skeins of cloth, creating a sense of transperency that is unrivaled in delicacy.

Paintings by Masaaki Sasamoto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Japanese painter Masaaki Sasamoto this morning. Sasamoto graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989 and has been exhibiting across Japan ever since.

Paintings by Trent Call

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
We recently acquired an old, swaybacked ping-pong table at the studio. It sure is fun slicing and swinging back and forth in quick reaction. I like to say that ping-pong is good hand-eye coordination practice for drawing, although, I'm not quite sure I believe that. I get schooled on most days, anyhow...