Clare Rojas @ Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
Our friend Henrik Haven stopped by the new Clare Rojas exhibition at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen this past weekend. As we have seen in a past exhibition at PRISM in Los Angeles, the San Francisco-based artist has moved away from her more figurative folk works into more abstract, minimalist explorations in color and shape.

"Jaque Mate" by Escif

Street Art // Thursday, April 11, 2013
Escif continues to comment with his art in the streets on the current economic situation and politics in his country of Spain. This new piece is entitled “ "Jaque Mate"  which means “Checkmate” in English.

Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Composed of an Entire Room of Objects

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
French artist Bernard Pras's latest installation is a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyate. It is anamorphic, meaning it is an illusion that can only be viewed from a specific vantage point. Pras used clothes, paint, wood, rubber, and other objects to fill the entire room and the portrait is only clearly visible through the lens of his camera.

Incredible Wood Carvings by Sculptors Aron Demetz and Shan Hur

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
A collaboration between Italian sculptor Aron Demetz and Korean sculptor Shan Hur has produced a fascinating series of pieces entitled, The Tainted. The two artists were able to explore the human figure and by contrasting both smoothly and harsh surfaces with incredible skill.

New Work by Matt Leines

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Brooklyn-based artist Matt Leines this morning. Matt earned his BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and often depicts fantasy worlds inhabited by strange beasts, living architecture and colorful lines and patterns. He opens his show Hypebolic at Beginnnings, Brooklyn on April 11th.

Huang Yan Paints Song Dynasty Landscapes on the Human Body

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
In his latest series, Chinese Landscapes, Beijing-based artist Huang Yan emulated traditional painting styles from the Song Dynasty on the human body. By using the human body as a canvas, Huang has reinterpreted a traditional practice and reinforced 'Taoist concepts that imply a sense of harmony between man and his environment.'

Beautiful, Heartbreaking Animation from Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
We suggest you take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this beatifully animated short entitled Premiere Automne direct by Carlos De Darvalho & Aude Danset. The characters, Abel who lives in winter and Apolline who lives in summer unexpectedly meet, resulting in a rush of curiosity and then, complications and compromises.

Aeons-Tulpa, a solo exhibition by Jondix @ Raking Light Projects

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
Raking Light Projects has announced an installation exhibition by internationally renowned tattoo artist, Jondix. Aeons-Tulpais the first exhibition produced by Raking Lights Projects and will take place at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, founded by American Buddhist teacher and author, Noah Levine.

In L.A.: Greg 'Craola' Simkins @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Merry Karnowsky Gallery for the opening of Greg ‘Craola’ Sminkins latest exhibition, “Stop Haunting Me, 20 Years.” As the gallery notes, "In this latest exhibition, Simkins’ dream creations have awoken, fully conscious and yet confined to two-dimensional canvas and paper surfaces. The bulk of their animal shapes are closely entwined in phantasmagorical scenes laced with rich narrative and haunting personification." Photos and more after the jump…

Joe Fig's Tiny Tables

Illustration // Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We love to feature Joe Fig because his work is so wonderfully playful and difficult to look away from. After doing a series of miniature sculptures of artists in their studios, Fig goes on to make this series of artist's tables, a strange and whimsical approach toward realistic rendering. Fig's miniature tables look frighteningly accurate, yet they are miniscule, lending a sense of kitsch to these homages to great artists. The workspaces belong to big names like Jackson Pollock and Chuck Close. We love being able to look inside these art world giants' lives through the handiwork of a skilled miniature craftsman. 

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