Video: RISK - The Skid Row Mural Project

Graffiti // Friday, December 14, 2012
MOCAtv’s new art channel has recently been documenting the work of many contemporary artists such as Retna and, JR, and now they center the focus on Los Angeles-based graffiti artist, Risk.  With over 30 years of painting behind him, Risk feels compelled to brighten up areas that have been overlooked and uplift the spirits of others with his murals. He goes on to say “I want dispel the myth that all graffiti is negative.”

Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
A fun series of photo manipulations and fantasy settings by Swedish photographer and retoucher, Erik Johansson. Although he graduated with a degree in computer engineering, he had a passion for photography and was able to fuse the two together.

Interacting With Your Art by Kathleen Sawyer

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
Kathleen Sawyer is an art student specialising in Printmaking, but her main focus is on drawing. Her project 'Invisible Ink' was an illustrated installation done with charcoal on a wall. 'This was from a drawing project in second year. The brief was to draw something and then take a photo of ourselves interacting with the drawing.

STEN LEX : THE CHURCH †

Street Art // Friday, December 14, 2012
Stan Lex and crew spent nearly a month inside a church that was built in 1590 located in Mentana, Rome. Their time in this ancient structure was consumed in creating a large image of an anonymous woman, made from a painstaking two-layer stencil. The wall painted was not part of the original building; a portion of it was destroyed in an earthquake. There is a time-lapse video documenting the process.

Jeffrey Gibson @ Marc Straus Gallery, New York

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
Jeffrey Gibson's work is undeniably upbeat and vibrant in its use of color and form, yet there is more going on than just these pleasing minimalist color combinations, which in themselves are captivating. Gibson is half Cherokee and a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, adding weight to his use of animal hide as opposed to canvas for his acrylic paintings.

Picasso: Light Drawings

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
In 1949, LIFE magazine's Gijon Mili visited and documented Pablo Picasso in the South of France. Mili was known for technical innovations, and Picasso, appear of Mili's talents, wanted to try and few experiments of his own. Alas, these light drawings were part of the documentation. Did Picasso like shirts?

The Works of Michelle Muldrow

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
Michelle Muldrow is a nationally recognized painter whose work is a conceptual exploration of the American landscape. Born in 1968, Michelle Muldrow was raised on Air Force bases throughout America. This nomadic experience laid the foundation for a great appreciation of the American experience and the vernacular that defines the American landscape.

New Prints Editions from V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 13, 2012
In conjunction with V1 Gallery's 10 year anniversary show, Tonight We Won't Be Bored, the Copenhagen-based gallery just released a series of editions that include Todd James, Richard Colman, Anika Lori, Andrè Saraiva (Mr A), Geoff McFetridge, and HuskMItNavn (Remember My Name). To us, V1 has one of the best programs of any of the galleries we cover, and we want to say congrats on 10 years of showing great artists, and here's to 10 more!

Opening: RIME & TOPER "Snap Back..." @ Klughaus Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 13, 2012
In celebration of Klughaus Gallery's one-year anniversary, the gallery is thrilled to announce Snap Back – Dangerous Drawings About New York, a dual artist show featuring Brooklyn natives RIME (Jersey Joe) and TOPER. Snap Back will feature illustrations and paintings that integrate elements of the artists’ past experiences living in New York City; each piece is inspired by a personal story.

Top 20 Photoreal Artists

Top List // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Over the past 6 months, we have noticed a trend that we thought was true and was proven correct. Our readers love a good hyperreal, photorealstic painting. Each artist with the skill to create a photorealistic piece has their own style and strengths, and we combed over our content from the past year to bring to you the very best photoreal painters featured Juxtapoz.com. Don't blink and make sure you look closely. These are the talents that make you have a double take.

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