The Conceptual Works of Aili Schmeltz

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 29, 2012
Los Angeles based conceptual artist Aili Schmeltz recently caught our eye. Her works are a constant process of research and response to natural events and phenomena that captivate and serve as an impetus to weave these seemingly isolated events into a larger contextual tale.

She's Full of Colour: The Works of Julia Mai

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 29, 2012
We have never been to Iceland, but we can only assume, especially with the artistic output from the island nation, that there is a good bit of creative discourse going on amongst the young people. They have standout bands and artists who call Iceland home, and we are mesmerized by the works of Julia Mai and her She's Full of Colour series. Mistakes and freedoms bring the portraits to life, and we appreciate good linework matched with abstraction.

MOMO in Miami

Street Art // Saturday, December 29, 2012
During the mural madness that is Wynwood Walls, Momo painted this easy-on-the-eyes abstract piece. Simple, non-intrusive, and blends into the environment.

The Illustrations of Bayo

Illustration // Friday, December 28, 2012
'My current body of work depicts the inner debate that confronts the ego as a mediator for the demands of individuality and as a self-energy that keeps fanatical vigilance over its survival. The fundamental quest for turning individuality into a delusional existence. A series of characters immerse in a non-stop battle of energy. Positive against destructive.' Bayo

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall Chicago featuring Vizie

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the piece that Brooklyn-based Vizie painted in the Windy City of Chicago, one of the standout, abstract pieces that came from the Wall to Wall project.

Ai Weiwei “1/1,000,000,000” Statue by Elliott Arkin

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
What a nice way to wrap up the year. Artist Elliott Arkin, has created a cast marble on oak base sculpture of internationally famous Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. The sculpture, made in an edition of 100 and standing at 6" tall, is titled 1/1,000,000,000, a nod to China's population. The piece itself was made in honor of Ai's photo series in which he flips the bird at monuments like the White House and Tiananmen Square.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: WANE

Graffiti // Friday, December 28, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Wane.

Best of 2012: Designs for Trampoline Bridge in Paris

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
What we wrote on October 20, 2012: Too good to be true was our initial thought when viewing these images. The French architecture firm, Atelier Zündel Cristea, proposed the following design for a trampoline bridge spanning across the Seine River in Paris. Although it seems highly unrealistic for a city to ever approve such a safety hazard of funness, it is a great idea.

"Black Christmas" by Escif

Street Art // Friday, December 28, 2012
Escif may be the only person painting right now; he apparently has plenty to say of the holiday season.  This new piece with Santa tossing a molotov cocktail is entitled “Black Christmas.”

The Works of Stephen Alexander Davis

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
Stephen Alexander Davis is a talented illustrator surrounded by mystery and intrigue. When he isn't busy watching cartoons, playing with his handsome dog Bruno and ignoring pressing phone calls from the President he is constantly drawing. Stephen draws his inspiration from comic books and anime, and utilizes a dynamic and figurative style in his work. He has recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Illustration...

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