Volcom Featured Artist Series: Mike Parillo

Fashion // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Our friends at Volcom just released a special Featured Artist colletion with Los Angeles-based artist Mike Parillo. Mike creates a fantastic blend of abstract and rich paintings, and its pretty cool that the style has been applied to a bunch of different gear, including mens hats, tees, women's bathing suits,men's boardshorts towels, belts, and more. Watch the video, and shop the collection. 

Julie Cockburn's Surreal Altered Photographs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
London artist Julie Cockburn hand-alters found portraits with embroidery, cut-outs, or collage.  She makes surreal ordinary vintage photographs that she finds at garage sales or on the internet. 

Street Art and Paintings by Stephan Doitschinoff, AKA Calma

Street Art // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
We've posted on Stephan Doitschinoff, a.k.a. Calma, before, and featured him in our Brazil issue in 2009, but wanted to post some images of his street art and paintings. Calma is the son of an evangelical minister, and his art processes religious imagery. 

June Lee's Bystander

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Korean artist June Lee's work is based on the social phenomena of the bystander, what she calls the "Bystander Effect." "Countless things Countless things that happen quietly in our society are cases of bystander effect that make select individuals into outcasts. Thinking how I can become a social outcast due to the distant indifferent bystanders, I find this a serious problem that can’t be overlooked in silence.

Pride! Olek in Chile

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Just in time for Pride, our favorite crochet warrior, Olek, crushed a monument in South America with her colorful camo pattern that she crafts into cozy coverings, reimagining patriarchal symbols worldwide, among other impressive endeavors. Her stunning projects continue to astonish and amaze, and she gave us the scoop on her latest mission...  

Victoria Sorochinski's Eerie Mother-Daughter Portraits

Photography // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Victoria Sorochinski's potrait series, Anna and Eve, portrays an unsettling look at the mother-daughter relationship. 

Opening: Eishi Takaoka @ Giant Robot

Pop Life // Tuesday, June 09, 2015
We got a chance to visit Giant Robot this weekend to see the sculpture of Japanese artist Eishi Takaoka. His work prominently features a serene sculpted head attached to various organic shapes which become odd and surreal juxtapositions. His materials are carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments. The show runs until June 24.

Introducing Your New Favorite Art Tool: The SwatchMate Cube

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 08, 2015
At the Juxtapoz offices, we are constantly in a process of researching trends in both art history and design. We make incremental changes to layouts, think about how to present photography, and especially work with our printers to present the vibrant colors of paintings with exceptional quality. A few weeks ago, we received a new tool that is been a pretty fun experiment in the office. The SwatchMate Cube, as you can see in the pictures above, is a color capturing tool that you can place on any color surface you want and get the exact swatch you were looking for on the companion app.

The Self-Portraits of Samantha Geballe

Photography // Monday, June 08, 2015
Samantha Geballe’s self-portraits provide the viewer with a very powerful, intimate look at her both physically and psychologically. These photographs explore an introspective view of the artist and function to combat misogynistic female beauty standards. In her own words: “My work focuses on conceptual portraiture, allowing for the exploration of human emotion from the inside out. I am currently working on an on-going self-portrait series focused on body image and healing that challenges viewers to question what is means to accept oneself.” 

Garbage Pail Kids: Where Are They Now?

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 08, 2015
Two talented friends, Jake Houvenagle and Brandon Voges dreamt up this pretty great concept, the Garbage Pail Kids 20 years later... as real people, in real situations and with back stories of how their lives have played out. We are happy to hear that these are only the first 6 and that more are coming soon...

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