Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
This morning we take a look at the bizarre, surreal paintings of Budapest and London-based artist Istvan Nyari. In his work, Nyari always searches for topics and situations that could happen in real life but for whatever reason they don't or calling to life lifeless subjects such as puppets.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Berlin-based artist Gabriel Vormstein draws and paints on sheets of newsprint, of mostly four newspaper double-spreads glued together. His effortless watercolor sketches appear minimal but are rich in detail. The female figure is central to his work, often appropriating them from their original source whether it be Egon Schiele, Modigliani, or others…
Music // Sunday, November 03, 2013
We have worked with both Portugal. The Man and Mike D's Beastie Boys in the past (the latter an entire issue earlier this year), and we loved that both Mike and the Portugal guys teamed up for a remix of their "Modern Jesus" track. And, we just saw, there is a music video... enjoy some Sunday tunes...
Street Art // Sunday, November 03, 2013
Since 2011, New York-based artist, Ian Strange, has worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film seven site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes. In late July, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia held an exhibition entitled “Suburban”...
Street Art // Saturday, November 02, 2013
Los Angeles-based artist, Kofie, has been painting abstract geometric shapes and forms long before it became fashionable among the current wave of street artists. Loosely influenced by architectural drafting, Kofie’s work is rich in composition and detail. This piece entitled “Highlander System” was painted at the corner of Highland and Melrose in Los Angeles, with spraypaint and acrylic.
Illustration // Saturday, November 02, 2013
Incredible text based illustrations from Polish creative Karol Gadzala. 'My works are a result of passion for letters and decorative hand craft. I am always looking for coalescence to idea and eye catch execution.'
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
If the year of KAWS hasn't gone well already for the Brooklyn-based artist, he will be opening concurrent exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery and Galerie Perrotin's new NYC space this weekend, November 2, 2013. Some people would like to have one show. Some people think two would be nice. Some would like just one show in NYC. One in Chelsea? Even better? How about two shows at Mary Boone and Galerie Perrotin, at the same time? On the same day? That is a lot of champagne. Oh, and he has a museum show in Philly right now. There's that trifecta we were looking for!
Music // Friday, November 01, 2013
This past Wednesday, Juxtapoz attended a special benefit and auction hosted by Flea and Anthony Kiedis, all to benefit the Los Angeles area Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Past Juxtapoz featured artists Thomas Campbell, Retna, Shepard Fairey, Gus Van Sant, Ed Ruscha, and many more were in attendance, with art up for auction to support the school as well. To make it even better, Neil Young and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed. All and all... a good cause and good night. Here are some of the shots...
Illustration // Friday, November 01, 2013
Rachell Sumpter paints splendors into a desolate, peopled wilderness. Using layered gouache and pastel, these are scenes at once of community and of isolation: figures stand in heavy, embroidered clothing, hidden and yet seen, in procession, in ceremony or in witness to a wonder. There are melting mountain tops and bonfires, ghosts and graves; vast monuments and intimate moments that speak to the legacies a generation leaves, to the promises it makes...