The Work of Tomoko Kashiki

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
When Japanese artist Tomoko Kashiki stands in front of a new white panel, she has a clear vision of what beauty is for her. It "is a very fragile conviction, intrinsically linked to my feelings at any given moment - it changes and is transformed by my feelings." Tomoko holds a PhD in Painting from the Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts and has exhibited widely across Japan and in Europe.

In the Magazine: Kikyz1313

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
Death anxiety is an extremely common, persistent fear of our own destiny, and the inevitable outcome for us all. It's no wonder that this daunting unknown can propose an overwhelming fear as we are constantly attempting to guide and understand our very existence. The perception that we should be afraid of this reality, or the path to it, rather than revel in the beauty of life, seems almost as morbid as death itself...

Soviet-Era Banned Western Music Pressed onto X-Rays

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
During the 1950s, when vinyl was scare and before tape recorders were available, people in the Soviet Union would take banned bootlegged jazz and rock records and press them onto salvaged x-rays cut into discs. "They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole...

Watch: App Art with Franky Aguilar

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 30, 2014
For their latest video, KQED Art School took a trip to Oakland artist Franky Aguilar's studio. Aguilar is the artist behind the wildly popular mobile art apps CatWang, Snoopify, Ima Unicorn, and GifYogurt, to name a few. Inspired by street culture, candy colors, and Internet iconography like cats and pizza, Aguilar works with artists to create a user experience that is equally fun and creative...

Eleanor Antin: "Helen's Odyssey"

Erotica // Monday, June 30, 2014
Eleanor Antin’s photographic work is an exploration in history, striving to explore our past in a contemporary manner. These works come from a group of photographs entitled "Helen's Odyssey" where Antin discusses the historical context of Helen of Troy...

Sandro Giordana – IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret)

Photography // Sunday, June 29, 2014
Photographer Sandro Giordano aka @_remmidemmi has been posting photographs through his instagram account for a recent photography project after falling from a bike. Instead of letting go of the object in his hand, he held onto it, damaging it further and losing 30% of the function in his right hand. 

Lust After: The Work of Kelly Thompson

Erotica // Sunday, June 29, 2014
Nonchalantly sexy, a term that perfectly describes Kelly Thompson, both the lady herself and her creative work. Kelly is an illustrator and fashion photographer from Wellington, New Zealand. After attaining a Bachelor of Design at Massey University Wellington, she now has her hand in creating provocative, beautiful and ephemeral illustrations, among many other things.  

Joanna Krótka's Illustrated Mythologies

Illustration // Sunday, June 29, 2014
Joanna Krótka's florid, mysterious illustrations are inspired by sci-fi, psychedelia, fairytales and dreams. Her style is both graphic and painterly, combining spindly linework with bold coloration to create narrative images that rage with a mythic sensibility. She received an MFA in Graphic Arts with a specilisation in book design in 2010 and is now based in Krakow, Poland. Krótka is currently working toward publishing a full length comic book of her own.   

Juxtapoz x Adobe Present: Jeremy Fish’s Yesterdays & Tomorrows, Part 2

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
Juxtapoz has been lucky enough to document many different art movements as they have grown over the last 20 years. A benefit that Juxtapoz provides readers is the chance to watch an artist create. Over the next month, we are following two-time Juxtapoz cover artist Jeremy Fish as he builds a moving-mural animation in anticipation of his next solo exhibition, Yesterdays and Tomorrows.

Preview: Os Gemeos "The Moon Opera" @ Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
With the World Cup now at the knockout stages, with Brazil as the host with a strong showing, one of Brazil's most influential and renowned artists, Os Gemeos, will open a special large scale exhibition, "The Moon Opera," at Galeria Fortes Vilaca in Sao Paulo on Sunday, June 29. 

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