Jamie Hawkesworth Photographs Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ai Weiwei is undeniably one of the most significant and heroically provocative artists in China (and in the world for that matter) right now. If you are not familiar with why we would say such a thing, you certainly should go see Never Sorry. Recently, photographer Jamie Hawkesworth was sent to capture some images of his studio in Beijing for AnOther Magazine, and the results were stunning. Each composition is clean, simple, and telling of Ai Weiwei's circumstances.

IN L.A.: Victor Reyes @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Known Gallery to check out SF-based Victor Reyes’ latest solo exhibition Down For You. The idea behind this collection of paintings in oil and spray paint is to conjure up an imaginary world of pigments and memories. Photos and more after the jump…

William Miller Finds Abstract Beauty in a Polluted Brooklyn Canal

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
New York-based photographer William Miller is able to find beauty in the least likely of places, a polluted New York canal. Entitled, Gowanus Canal, his latest series of photographs explores the strange colors, patterns, and reflective oils of a Brooklyn canal.

Paintings by Ghanaian artist Wiz Kudowor

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ghanaian artist Wisdom 'Wiz' Kudowor is one of his country's the most respected contemporary artists. Known as a trans-cultural visionary, Wiz's work is influenced by the human form as a transformational agent and ancestral wisdom as an aesthetic tool.

Traditional Chinese Style Landfills by Yao Lu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chinese photographer Yao Lu takes images of garbage draped in protective netting and manipulates them to resemble the beautiful misty mountainous landscapes so often depicted by tradition Chinese landscape paintings. Entitled New Landscapes, the series comments on the not so hidden environmental impacts of China's expansive urbanization.  

Wood and Glass Waves by Italian Sculptor Mario Ceroli

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Italian sculptor Mario Ceroli constructed two waves, one out of glass and one out of wood. Mario trained as a sculptor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and apart from his sculpture and installation pieces, often collaborated as a set designer for Italian films.

Fine Art Equivalents of David Lynch's Hair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
David Lynch has some pretty lively hair and we are having some fun this morning. San Francisco-based creative Jimmy Chen has taken the legendary filmmaker's various hairstyles and juxtaposed them with an equivalent famous artwork.

The Work of Diela Maharanie

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The bright, ecclectic work of artist and illustrator Diela Maharanie is filled with vibrant patterns of super-saturated hues, merging together innocent elements with  metaphysical undertones. Diela was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and is currently living in a world of her own.  

TAG Galleries Releases “Option Oriented” Limited Edition Print Line

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TAG Galleries has launched a new option oriented and affordable limited edition line of prints from a variety of today’s leading and emerging artists. Kicking it off yesterday, February 26th with a new release from Nathan Spoor – “The Arrival”, followed by "Lift My Spirit" from Caia Koopman on March 5th.

New Hyper-Realistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Australian artist and master sculptor Ron Mueck is set to open a new show at Foundation Cartier in Paris on April 16th. Several newer larger-than-life-sized scuptures will be displayed alongside six of his better known works.  

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