Ken sortais / Dystopie

Graffiti // Sunday, February 03, 2013
These are the work of Parisian artist, Ken Sortais, who is closely associated with the artist Horfe. They appear to be ink on large unstretched canvas. The heavy dripping and thick ink blotches really create an interesting overall look.

The Works of Ohara Hale

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 03, 2013
Ohara Hale is a self taught: artist, illustrator, gigposter maker, childrens book author, director, graphic designer, textile/print and fashion designer, comic/comic book/zine maker, art director, singer/songwriter and a multiinstrumental randomusician. Dogs make her laugh. Although born in Hollywood she spent her youth dodging tornados in Missouri, her formative years in LA, and now calls le golden Montreal her official hearthome.

Go: LA Art Book Fair @ MOCA

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 02, 2013
What we are doing today, and what you should go do to: Printed Matter presents the first annual LA Art Book Fair, through February 3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-one countries.

IN L.A.: Dabs Myla Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 02, 2013
Dabs Myla’s latest solo exhibition “All Good Things” opened yesterday in Melbourne Australia at Metro Gallery. We stopped by their new studio before they left for a sneak peek at what they’ve been working on.  Photos after the jump..    

The Works of Lavender Wolf

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 02, 2013
Lavender Wolf is a paper transformer who identifies himself as a pastel lycan. Using cut paper as his medium, Lavender is an artist working primarily with paper cuts and collage, creating bold, simplistic works of paper, on paper. Originally from L.A., Lavender is currently residing in Berlin.

Tulip Fields by Normann Szkop

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 02, 2013
Every year, hoards of tourists descend on the town of Anna Paulowna in North Holland to see the millions of brightly colored rows of tulip fields. French photographer, Normann Szkop, seized the opportunity to get an aerial view by catching a ride in a small plane and shot some photos that show a completely different perspective.

Ghoul x Nekst

Graffiti // Saturday, February 02, 2013
It’s not often we see anything worthwhile on intermodal trains; there is just too many of them trudging around.  Ghoul gives Nekst (RIP) a “Graffiti King” shout-out on this one.

The Works of Jaroslaw Kukowski

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 02, 2013
Polish artist Jaroslaw Kukowski interprets the models in his paintings in a very straight forward way- creating photorealistic works in oil of various of nude subjects, he includes a somewhat obvious prop in his work, the actual paint. Engaging the subjects of his pieces with exactly what brought them to life, he is passing the most important element into his works, from his hand into theirs.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: JEANS

Graffiti // Friday, February 01, 2013
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Jeans.

Preview: Victor Castillo "Under Heavy Measures" @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 01, 2013
As you will soon see in our March 2013 issue, we have a great 12-page feature with Los Angeles-based Victor Castillo. We like to call this perfect timing; Saturday, February 2, Castillo will open Under Heavy Measures at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition features 15 paintings on canvas, 10 paintings on paper, 20 graphite drawings on vellum, and an installation of fiberglass sculptures.

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