Ji Zhou's Hand-Sculpted Maps

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Ji Zhou collects maps, hand-sculpting them into peaks and troughs to mimic mountaintops. He includes books that are assembled into cantilevered towers resembling city skyscrapers. These ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ illusions are then photographed, further augmenting reality. As always, Ji Zhou chooses to question rather than offer his own conclusions: What is civilization – a constructed illusion created by man or an inevitable product of evolution? What is the truly ‘civilized landscape’– tautology or oxymoron? 

The Fractal Paintings of Gustaf Lillestierna

Illustration // Monday, September 21, 2015
Gustaf Lillestierna is a Swedish artist who paints repetitive images of portraits, recreating a fractal effect through painstaking traditional means. This bizarre crossing of traditional and digital means defies the strictures of process. 

Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens'

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens' are tiny, usually aquatic life forms like fish and seahorses that are put through a process of chemical replacement of the proteins and dyeing of the bones. The result is a transparent creature that glows in eerie vibrant colors. The creatures are then sealed in vials filled with glycerin and preservatives.

Saner for Festival Asalto in Zaragoza

Street Art // Monday, September 21, 2015
Mexican muralist Saner completed a beautiful piece for Festival Asalto. Saner, who had a succesful solo show at Jonathan Levine Gallery early this year. is back in Europe for a two man show at Swinton Gallery in Madrid. Despite having murals painted by four continents in the last years , this mural marks the return of Saner to Spain after his first visit six years ago.

New Jaz Mural in Cologne for City Leaks

Street Art // Monday, September 21, 2015
Franco Fasoli aka Jaz is taking his murals to the next level. With solid colors and hermetic shapes, Jaz recreates the collage-style he had been developing on his last gallery-works. It's always good when a Muralist looks for new directions on his own style.

The Work of Violeta Hernandez

Illustration // Monday, September 21, 2015
Violeta Hernández was born in the city of Monterrey in Nuevo León, México. Graphic designer by practice and illustrator at heart, Violeta is one of those artists who can depict the female body in its overwhelming sensuality and mystery...

Preview: Richard Colman "Faces, Figures, Places & Things"

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Richard Colman, the cover artist of Juxtapoz September 2015, has been working hard on an amazing body of work and installation for his new solo show, Faces, Figures, Places, & Things, opening at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco on September 25, 2015, with a reception at 7pm. Our cover story on Richard captured a great mood on the process of art making, the craft of creation, and from the large-scale painitngs to an immense floor installation, we are getting excited to see the final results. 

Richardson A8 issue

Photography // Saturday, September 19, 2015
Richardson Magazine, the publication dedicated to all things sex (porn stars, fetishes, desire, ETC) but not considered a porno by its editor has just released a new issue, A8. Launched in 1998 with an issue coming out every two years, their newest installment has a heavy line up which includes Blac Chyna photographed by Steven Klein, and featured work by William Pope L, Mark Flood, Kara Walker, Nick Waplington, Gaetano Liberatore, Gene Bilbrew, Will Boone, William Crawford, Jeanette Hayes, Glen Ligon and Juliana Huxtable.

Jade On A Muni Train

Graffiti // Saturday, September 19, 2015
One of Jade's friends is keeping his name alive on what looks like an in service Muni train in San Francisco

Miron Zowmir's "NYC RIP" published by Pogo Books

Photography // Friday, September 18, 2015
In 1980, Miron Zownir emigrated to the USA, where he lived for the next fifteen years; first in New York, then in Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. In New York, back then arguably the world's most fascinating and permissive metropolis, Zownir's peculiar approach to cover the city's multiple-layered day-to-day lunacy was quickly recognised by the local scene as the TEUTONIC PHENOMENOGRAPHER (Village Voice). 


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