The Amazing Alberto Vargas

Erotica // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Alberto Vargas was a noted Peruvian of pinup girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have sold and continue to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. We're espeically enchanted by the way he depicts sheer skeins of cloth, creating a sense of transperency that is unrivaled in delicacy.

Paintings by Masaaki Sasamoto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Japanese painter Masaaki Sasamoto this morning. Sasamoto graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989 and has been exhibiting across Japan ever since.

Paintings by Trent Call

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
We recently acquired an old, swaybacked ping-pong table at the studio. It sure is fun slicing and swinging back and forth in quick reaction. I like to say that ping-pong is good hand-eye coordination practice for drawing, although, I'm not quite sure I believe that. I get schooled on most days, anyhow...

Andrew Schoultz "Last Hand" Print & Giveaway

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Today, August 27th, at 12:00pm PST, Andrew Schoultz will be releasing a limited edition screen print in collaboration with Berlin-based print shop Draw A Line. The DRAW A LINE edition ‘Last Hand’ can be interpreted as nature’s final warning to mankind in a world of environmental crisis and an ongoing depletion of natural resources. Schoultz works with a method of layering his recurring motifs. Win one of the prints after the jump!

Deadline

Photography // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
 In his series “Deadline”, photographer Will Steacy explores the trials and tribulations that newspapers are currently presented with. For five years beginning in 2009, Steacy had unrestricted photographic access to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The images display a nostalgia for what newsrooms used to be and their reluctant transition toward modern technologies.

Tomokazu Matsuyama "Sky Is The Limit" @ Harbour City, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
LeBasse Projects opens 'Sky is the Limit,' an exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama in collaboration with Harbour City, Hong Kong. As part of a summer long program, Tomokazu Matsuyama will join the list of artists who have been invited to showcase their monumental works in Harbour City, Hong Kong, one of the largest business complexes in Asia. The list includes celebrated American artist KAWS, Japanese master Yayoi Kusama, Chinese artist Yue Minjun, as well as Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman.

José Parlá "In Medias Res" @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to announce IN MEDIAS RES, the second solo exhibition of Brooklyn based artist José Parlá (and former Juxtapoz cover artist). The exhibition will feature new paintings, sculptures and a large-scale mural installation. IN MEDIAS RES is a chronicle of Parlá's life, beginning with his childhood and including his extensive travels around the world. Through choreographed, painterly works, the artist creates impressions of life-altering moments that have impacted his art making process.

Pant UB

Graffiti // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If this doesn’t impress you we don’t know what will? This Pant piece looks photoshopped, literally. We know exactly how to get that effect with a mouse, but with a spraycan can that’s a whole different story. 

Photography and Drawing Combined

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Juan Caguicla and Christina Dy come together for STEREO 1, the first part of two series marrying Caguicla’s edgy photography and Dy’s large-scale but intimate drawings. In STEREO 1, Caguicla and Dy become one as both sides join to produce an altogether new and grotesque image. “Stereoscopic!”, describes mutual friend Ramon De Veyra, the source of the show’s name...

Photographs by Guilia Bersani

Photography // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Photographs by Italian artist Guilia Bersani portray a youthful perspective of femininity, love, and heartbreak. She photographs life shifting around her, creating carefree moments of pure curiosity and the occasional relief of subtle humor. Her love for portraits has grown to include friends, models, and her self portrait series.

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