What Nerve! Show, an Alternative Art History, Opens in NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Focusing on four groups of artists practicing away from the cultural capitals of New York and Los Angeles, What Nerve! presents an alternative history of American art since the 1960s. As the exhibition’s curator, Dan Nadel, has written, "When confronted with a system that seems impenetrable, outsiders tend to band together."

Yuji Moriguchi's Erotic Paintings: Manga + Ukiyo-e

Erotica // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Japanese artist Yuji Moriguchi's erotic painting style draws from Manga, tentacle erotica, and Ukiyo-e, a genre of woodblock prints emerging during the prosperous Edo period in Japan. The subject matter includes bestiality (often featuring sea animals or fantastical creatures). 

David Ligare “California Classicist” @ Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The installation at the Crocker contains several early works made while a young Ligare still had strong influence from surrealism, abstraction, conceptualism, and realism. These early investigations include detailed pencil drawings of markings in sand as well as thrown draperies, whose titles named after Greek Islands became the gateway for Ligare’s career-long pursuit of mining ancient Greco-Roman ideology for concepts relevant to contemporary society. 

Music Video: Knxwledge "Flyinglizrds" by Ruff Mercy

Music // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Knxwledge's Hud Dreams has been on heavy rotation in the Jux office since it dropped earlier this year. The Stones Throw artist has collaborated with Joey Bada$$, Blu, Iman Omari, and more recently on one of our favorite tracks off Kenrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, "Momma." Today Knxwledge released this welcomingly psychedelic video for the tracks "Flyinglizrds" and "Shuremng," animated by Ruff Mercy (who did this RTJ video) with footage from Ross Harris. Watch and enjoy! Light green, lime green, avocado...

The work of Dustin Aksland

Photography // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Raised in the California’s farmland and culturally vapid Central Valley, Dustin Aksland made his escape after high school to pursue a life of the opposite, rich with adventure, travel and lots of photography. After attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Aksland moved to New York and has since been been filling his relentless appetite for shooting a wide range of subjects. 

Nature As Art by Andreco

Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
From Italian artist, Andreco, who we featured in Juxtapoz' print edition in the past: "In the climate change era the environment needs new symbols to withstand. 
We are in the century of the environmental crisis and my artwork is affected by it. 
My research is focused on the relation between humans and nature and between the built environment and the natural landscape."

Checkin in on the graffiti of Os Gêmeos

Graffiti // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The famed Portuguese twins from San Paulo, Os Gêmeos have kept their spray game up despite their large success in the art world They have continued to paint their letters in the same yellow they have since the beginning and have some of the most solid letters around.

Pencil Carvings by Salavat Fidai

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Well, this sure is fun! Russian artist Salavat Fidel carves miniature sculptures into the points of graphite pencils. Using an X-ACTO blade, the artist delicately cuts away to reveal hands, buildings, and your favorite tv and movie characters.

Nikolay Bakharev's Amateurs and Lovers

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Photographer Nikolay Bakharev was an orphan (his parents died when he was four) who worked as a mechanic until he developed his profession as a self-trained photographer. He grew up in East Russia near Mongolia, and still lives in Siberia. His work was featured in the "Ostalgia" exhibition in the summer of 2011 at the New Museum in New York which gathered art from Eastern European countries with a curious nostalgia for a painful past. As a critic in the Economist said: "All of this art is political, by the simple act of its creation."

Everything is Fucked: The Work of Paul Yore

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Australian artist Paul Yore is familiar with controversy. His work over the years has been met with intense discussions about censorship and artistic freedom. His art has been seized by police and he has had to defend himself against criminal charges. His work has been described as a "dystopian, fastidiously constructed world drenched in psychedelic color and engaging provactively with issues of gay politics, gender, environmental destructions and capitalist critique."

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