Ink Dots Black Spots Exhibition

Tattoo // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
In its inaugural year the 'Ink Dots Black Spots' exhibition was born from the idea to share artwork from numerous artists to their fans & the public, whilst contributing to those of us who support the fight against cancer. Each sale will add to our total donation goal for Cancer Council Victoria and prints are now available online! The show was made possible with help from Tattoos Down Under Magazine and Dangerfork printing and the 50 contributing tattoo artists.

Vladimir Shorokhova's Simple Lust

Erotica // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Russian illustrator Vladimir Shorokhova describes how he became involved with illustrating: "One day I came across a book by Omar Khayyam 'Rubaiyat', I only remember the illustrations. They seemed so effortless, drawn as if by chance and I distinctly remember the unusual style. Now I just paint what I feel... sometimes, the lines are drawn easily, as if the image is born of itself. Sometimes I fight on a single line for over an hour.' Vladimir creates beautifully minimal illustrations of the female form.

In LA: Retna @ Michael Kohn Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception for Retna’s latest solo exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery. The former Juxtapoz cover artist transformed the interior and exterior spaces with his complex system of multi-layered lettering in an installation of murals and paintings. Photos and more after the jump…

Second Printing: Alex Pardee's Book, "Awful / Homesick" Out Now

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Alex, take it from the top: "Due to popular demand and ridiculous prices on Ebay for the first printing, Zerofriends, Upper Playground & Gingko Press teamed up again to re-release it to you wonderful souls. I'm sorry to inform you though, that it's NOT in 3-D, unlike everything else that gets rereleased. But... it DOES have an all new cover and a new surprise twist ending!"

The Art of Scott Campbell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Scott Campbell has a heart. Sometimes it's a bloody heart that is somehow smiling while being held by Mola Ram, sometimes it's a heart in the form of robot, and sometimes it's his own heart, which he loosely splashes over hundreds of watercolor paintings that all have a heart of their own.

Nipplegate for the New Yorker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.

Preview: Tim Biskup "Excavation" @ Antonio Colombo, Milan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tim Biskup's exhibition of new paintings opens this Thursday at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The new body of work began with a series of abstract drawings created in a burst of creative energy. The urge to loosen up came after a visit to MoMA NYC for the William de Kooning retrospective as well as in reaction to the rigid complexity of the work for his Former State exhibition at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles nearly a year ago.

The Works of YDK Morimoe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
YDK Morimoe is a Japan-based visual artist who combines photography, painting, and digital special effects to create stunning surrealist works. Armed with a vivid imagination and enigmatic personality, the mysterious Morimoe has been able to create images that look at the fragility of traumatized and abused youth.

Madrid's Gabriel Moreno

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator, engraver, and painter based in Madrid, Spain. In 2007 he began promoting his phenomenal portfolio and was selected by London-based magazine Computer Arts as one of the year's 20 new talents of illustration, quickly establishing himself as a successful and respected professional illustrator. He has since gained national and international exposure, working for an impressive array of agencies and publications.

The Dissecting Works of Michael Mapes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New York artist Michael Mapes is a collector. Well, maybe not your typical one. His art is inspired by scientific specimen collections. His photographs themselves question the logic behind the organization of each piece. By dissecting and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, and on insect pins, he has created a "biographical DNA"...

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