#FarrOut Gear is Here

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Juxtapoz contributor Kristin Farr paints geometric rainbow neo-folk art, and today she launched a line of wearable gear featuring her psychedelic paintings. The leggings, shirts and backpacks are guaranteed to bring you good vibes and are a natural extension of her magical #FarrOut art app. Get happy with some party monsters and neon diamonds all over your clothes. You can find them at RARE.SKYOU.COM, where more artists will soon be releasing capsule collections, including Jux fave Mark Dean Veca.

Jenny Morgan "The Golden Hour" @ Plus Gallery, Denver

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
As you have probably seen by now, our September 2014 issue features cover artwork by Brooklyn-based painter, Jenny Morgan. All summer, we feel like we have been getting to know Morgan, and now as the summer comes to a close, she will open a solo show, "The Golden Hour," at Plus Gallery in Denver on September 11, 2014. The show marks her fifth solo show at Plus Gallery.

Update: The Work of Asad Faulwell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Los Angeles-based artist Asad Faulwell heavily ornate, large works are reminscent of middle eastern tapestries and depict female combatants from the Algerian War of Independence, attempting to show how the women were both aggressors and victims.  

Gunpowder drawings by Cai Guo-Qiang

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
We recently featured Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang and his solo exhibition The Ninth Wave with a boatload of 99 fabricated animals on the Huangpu River. On August 8th the show opened with a bang – quite literally. His other pieces are an explosive series of gunpowder drawings titled Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Each representing a season, they are porcelain reliefs decorated with gunpowder then ignited at an event by Cai, which created a large gathering of spectators. A contemporary take on traditional Chinese motifs, beautiful details of nature emerged from the explosions and smoke highlighting delicate and intricate details made by the artist and the natural process taken. 

100 Faces by Tomiyuki Sakuta

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A master of printmaking and an imagination of great heights, Tomiyuki Sakuta created intricate and finely tuned prints depicting wildly composed faces, 100 to be exact. Each piece comes in a wooden box decorated with a copper plate with the title of the series engraved, accompanied with a grinning face. The cherry on top, a dark purple ribbon in the tradition of the Japanese tea ceremonies. Whimsical and obscure, 100 Faces is a marvelous show of fun and horror.

Watch: Tone by Trent Jaklitsch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A remarkable short film documenting painting in minuscule shots, New York filmmaker Trent Jaklitsch creates mind-blowing macro sequences of paint. Rather than having the focus be the end-all painting, it hones on the act of painting. From simply making art, to mixing paint, to the bold, and to the subtle strokes applied, Jaklitsch brings all the above to our attention.

The Paintings of Adam Lupton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
“Canadian artist Adam Lupton‘s gaze explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Painting in oil, blurring lines between realism and expressionism helps Lupton probe the internal and external dialogue faced in his multi-directional narratives. His recent work pits moments of choice against the visualization of their outcomes: temporal planes coexisting on a singular surface. With the notion of quantum mechanics having every possible outcome to a situation realized in splintered universes, he paints figures with varied levels of connection to reality.” 

INSA's Shanghai Restaurant Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
INSA's latest work is set in the interior of a restaurant in Shanhai. "A user activated Lighting installation cascades through the space terminating in INSA's trademark 'Grafitti Fetish' - an exploration of the iconography of modern aspirations: for the artist, the graffiti fetish concisely embodies the central concern of his output. The graffiti fetish pattern derives from two archetypal icons associated with contemporary femininity: high heels and curves...

"Janky Donuts" @ Lot F Gallery, Boston

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
When people came to see the “Janky Donuts” exhibit at Lot F Gallery, many thought they were going to visit a new donut shop in town. This may have had to do with a few false food section articles that circulated around, or the professionally designed logo and website. In actuality, “Janky Donuts” is an art exhibit, a pop up donut shop installation of sorts, put together by the !nd!v!duals collective. Instead of soft sugary dough, the Janky Donuts are made of silkscreened painted wood...

Sea Monsters

Photography // Monday, August 18, 2014
In 2007, photographer Damian VanCamp began an exploration into human fear. During his investigation, VanCamp determined that what is most terrifying to individuals is not a fear of “The Unknown”, but rather self-imagined projections of what we interpret “The Unknown” to be. In his series “Sea Monsters”, VanCamp finds inspiration in these self-imagined fears and creates his own composited creatures of the dark. 

Vault

Full magazine features from Juxtapoz

visit the VAULT >