Surreal Paintings by Abdul Mati Klarwein

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of German-born artist Abdul Mati Klarwein. Klarwein fled with his Jewish architect father and German opera singer mother to Palestine when he was two after the rise of the Nazis. The artist is best known for his works used on the covers of many albums from Miles Davis to Beck.

Joshua Marsh @ Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Just opened this past Friday at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York is a solo show of paintings by Joshua Marsh entitled As If. The paintings vibrate with glowing hues and simplified still life shapes, functioning both as representational images and distinctly formal fields of color. "Strong color and the play of light dominate Marsh’s paintings, slowly revealing simple objects. Color functions as form, while objects and their surroundings border on dissolution."

In Conversation with... Meggs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
This Saturday, April 6, Thinkspace Gallery will open a new show, Heavenly Creatures, with Australian artist, Meggs. Heavenly Creatures will feature ambitious new works by Meggs ranging from painting, sculpture, and installation. Working across media, the artist will also be creating a large scale thaumatrope as part of the exhibition installation – an antiquated Victorian device used historically to demonstrate the persistence of vision. Today, we talk with the artist about his life and work...

An Ongoing Study of Prostitution and Trafficking by Myrto Papadopoulos

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The Attendants is an ongoing study on prostitution and trafficking by Greek photographer Myrto Papadopoulos. Greece is a primary gateway for illegal immigrants entering the European Union and a key entry point for human trafficking. The rate of Aids in Greece has gone up 60 percent since 2012...

Paintings by Michelle Jader

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of San Francisco-based artist MIchelle Jader this morning. In her work she tries to explore moments when we willingly and unwillingly dive into the next phase of our life...  

Watch: Passion Pit "Cry Like a Ghost"

Music // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The new Passion Pit video for their song 'Cry Like a Ghost' is directed by Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) and features some incredibly smooth cuts and transitions as a girl swings through different scenes, places, and men...  

Suspended Loop of Chairs by Marc Andre Robinson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Marc Andre Robinson salvaged over a dozen chairs and has presented them in a suspended loop for his sculptural installation titled Right of Return (By Themselves and of Themselves). Robinson often uses discarded furniture in his work, playing with the dialogue between art and artifact and transforming them into 'sculptural assemblages with complex and delicately balanced symbology.'

Allan Innman's Photorealist Pop

Illustration // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Allan Innman and I grew up in the same town - Oxford, Mississippi.  We even went to highschool together and worked at the same university, Ole Miss, for several years.  It was just my luck that - other than being my good friend - Allan is at the forefront of the new generation of young artists...

Preview: Greg "Craola" Simkins "Stop Haunting Me" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
We just got a message from our good friend, and former cover artist, Greg "Craola" Simkins about his new show, Stop Haunting Me, that opens this Saturday, April 6 at Merry Karnowsky in LA. The show will feature a series of new paintings and never-before-seen prints. As Craola told us, " As I painted my pieces for this exhibit, two themes kept reoccurring to me. My twentieth year anniversary of writing graffiti under the name 'Craola"', which I began in 1993, was approaching. It is unbelievable that it is 2013 already. I blinked and 20 years flew by."

Bold Creations by Christophe Gilbert

Erotica // Monday, April 01, 2013
Christophe Gilbert is a Belgian photographer who became inspired to pursue his profession when he became an assistant in the eighties for a well-known car photographer. Later turning into an advertising photographer, Gilbert began expressing his own style, "It wasn't about what you see, or even how you see things anymore, but about how you wanted things to be seen."... 

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