Artificial Girls by Patrice Murciano

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
Patrice Murciano was born May 27, 1969 in Belfort and grew up in the South of France. Since discovering the possibilities of technology, he has dedicated a gracious amount of time to constructing bizarre photo manipulations, highlighting nude, animatronic women in surreal, sometimes disturbing compositions. To each his own. Weird Science.

Top 25 Modern Beer Labels

Top List // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Cold and wet is about all we need to enjoy a beer but these breweries have gone the extra mile to create beautiful packaging for their intoxicating libations. We make no quality guarantees for the content of their canisters but if we were to judge a book by it's cover, these would be great "reads."

An Artist of Transcendental Intimacy

Erotica // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Frank Kortan (born in Prague, Czech Republic 1964) is a German painter, who works in style of surrealism, fantastical realism andtrompe-l'oeil. He started his professional artistic career as a musician and in 1984 he migrated to Switzerland, and then to Germany. Since 1990 he has been studying painting intensively, during studies he joined the German Trompe-l'oeil scene and then he started the professional carrier of a painter.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG "Desire" Video by Antony Hoffman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Mercedes-Benz shows us all what it's like to see ourselves, and in fact be ourselves, behind their wheel.

Suzannah Sinclair's Sensual Women

Erotica // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
'My work is based on mirroring and transference, finding things in the world that already exist and projecting my personal experiences and emotions on to them. Reinterpreting that experience as a painting for others to then do the same. Being a woman, it’s what I know and what I am drawn to. The intangible thoughts and feelings behind a look on a face, a gaze, or a gesture of a body and drawing it out and highlighting it is at the center of my practice...'

"What Are You Doing To Participate Zine Show: Travis Millard

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
December 7th 2012 marks the opening of What Are You Doing To Participate group zine/art show In Los Angeles. The show is curated and organized by Sam James Velde, Rich Jacobs and Adam Rossiter and features zines and prints spanning music, skateboarding and art culture from the 1980's til present. In conjunction with the show, today we speak with Travis Millard about zines...

David Sauceda: Membrane Series

Illustration // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
'This project explores the concept of identity as a membrane, intangible and invisible, outside the physical body, being the filter of information between the environment and the individual's psychological self. The membrane is in a constant state of change and adaptability, leading to the development of an identity.The awareness of that conception of the individual as such, is a collective process that is not finite, but is in a constant state of development and malleability.'

Junyi Wu's Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
As an Illustration, nature, and pie enthusiast, Junyi Wu's drawings are filled with fluid, geometric whimsy and simple fantasy. Based in Los Angeles, Junyi spends her time drawing, arranging the shapes and spending time outdoors. She is drawn to pops of color, weathered textures, and pools of light.

Preview: Robert Bowen "Unnatural Selection" @ Zerofriends

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
From our good friend Alex Pardee and the Zerofriends crew: Time Flys. While it's hard to believe that it's already time to announce a new show at our Oakland Gallery, it's one we're certainly excited about. This Saturday, December 8, longtime friend and painter Robert Bowen will be featuring a series of new paintings that differ slightly from his past work.

IN L.A.: California Photography Now @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening reception of their latest group exhibition, California Photography Now. The show featured the works of Jerry Hsu, Todd Jordan, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Jen “JR” Reynolds, Curits Buchanan, Tino Razo, Neck Face, Sagan Lockhart, Gregory Bojorquez, Sandy Kim , Teen Witch and Retna.

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