Chandran Gallery & Juxtapoz Present: "Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope" Benefit

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Singapore/San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, present a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit. The exhibition, Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope, will take place on Friday, January 4 at Chandran Gallery in SF, with an online auction beginning on January 4.

Best of 2012: The Paintings of Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
What we wrote on October 17, 2012: We have posted about the art of Yigal Ozeri recently on the site, but it dawned on us yesterday to look into some of his past works, and wow, he has some truly fantastic pieces in his career. Photoreal is one thing, but there is something unique about these paintings, something a photo can't capture with unique methods of captuing sunlight and color.

The Works of Chad Wys

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Illinois native Chad Wys' has continued his deconstructive assault on the art world. Using a variety of mixed media elements, Wy's has focused on creating a series of ready made objects that are based on objectivity and ownership. In doing so, he often explores and exploits the idea of object-hood: how we decorate our lives with arbitrary, as well as meaningful, things...

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: The Presets "Promises"

Music // Monday, December 31, 2012
This is a little bit like we are cheating because we just saw this video for the first time this weekend, but we quite enjoy a visual collage of randomness for The Presets track, Promises. Directed by Special Problems, you get a hyper-active tour of what the world looks like if you did a really fast Tumblr search in motion. And that is sort of 2012 summed up...

500 Santa Clauses Made of Sand by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Well, we missed this last week, but Santa can be celebrated all year round. A sand sculpture artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, took a long bit of time to create over 500 Santas from sand in Puri, India with 30 of his students from his Sudarsan Sand Art Institute. If you are this good, you have your own Sand Art Institute.

Geoffrey Chadsey: Men

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
“Resolutely unglamorous, Chadsey's young men, no hunks, preen and pose, sometimes grotesquely transformed by superimpositions that seem to be materialized projections of their fantasies…. These drawings in water-soluble colored pencil on mylar are skillfully delineated, visually powerful, and, even these days, disturbing and provocative.” As stated by DeWitt Chang of the Huffington Post

Moving Drawings by Lilli Carre

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Lilli Carré (born 1983) is a film maker and cartoonist from Los Angeles. She now lives and works in Chicago. Her books of comics include Nine Ways to Disappear, The Lagoon, and Tales of Woodsman Pete. An excerpt from The Lagoon was chosen to be included in The Best American Comics 2010 and "The Carnival" was nominated for Outstanding Story at the 2009 Ignatz Awards.

Kids Creating in Swoon's studio

Street Art // Sunday, December 30, 2012
An artist’s studio space such as Swoons must be highly entertaining and overwhelming for a young kid. These two have the potential to be the next art stars; surrounded with brilliant imagery at an impressionable age or maybe they will be completely over art when they become adults.

Best of 2012: Car Crash of Bodies Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 30, 2012
What we wrote on November 8, 2012: At first we didn't have a clue of what we were looking at, but then the piece begins to take shape. You are looking at a depiction of a car crash, as composed by painitng humans and organizing them in the shape of the crash. Australian aritst Emma Hack created the piece with 17 people, and over 18 hours of work. Watch the video...

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: "Paradise" by Wild Nothing

Music // Sunday, December 30, 2012
We found ourselves enjoying simpler, well-executed music videos this year, and although we might have wanted an excuse to get Michelle Williams onto the website this year, but we enjoyed her role in the video for Paradise by Wild Nothing. Directed by Matt Amato, the video features airports, waterfalls, planes, and a good haircut.

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