Cai Guo-qiang: The Ninth Wave

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 26, 2014
Cai Guo Qiang is opening a show through The Power Station of Art in Shanghai, titled The Ninth Wave from August 8th to October 26th. A monumental and impactful installation of a fishing boat from the artist’s hometown of Quanzhou carrying 99 fabricated animals down the Huangpu River. Tigers, pandas, camels and apes cover the tiers of the worn ship, appearing weathered and dreary as hunched figures in fatigue. Guo Qiang took visual inspiration from Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky’s 1850 painting, which illustrates survivors of a terrible shipwreck, hanging on for dear life with overt expressions of weary souls who battled the woes of nature and its unforgiveable forces, blatantly communicating human helplessness in the wake of mother earth’s blows.

Gloria Pizzilli's Curvy Characters

Erotica // Saturday, July 26, 2014
Gloria Pizzilli's character designs are sleek, sexy and right on point. Pizilli is a freelance designer based in Italy, and she has worked for several female collectives including GAIdesign and Oradaria Design. Her flair for capturing the female form makes her a perfect fir for our erotica section. Pizilla is very versatile, and says that she "loves to take care of the project from every side: from micro to macro, taking care of details, preserving a lucid overall view."  

Heiko Muller's Darkly Spiritual Drawings

Illustration // Saturday, July 26, 2014
Heiko Muller's art comes "from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view." To imagine and express this fascination in the extended world, Muller likes to tap the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. "I am particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror you find exressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters," writes Muller. His work is full of mystery and a fun kind of darkness. Muller is based in Hamburg, Germany, but has shown work from Estonia to Chicago.   

Madlib Invasion: Jaylib "The Heist"

Music // Friday, July 25, 2014
We are nearly at the weekend, its the hottest day of the year in San Francisco, our office is a tad on the humid side, so let's just end to the week with another Madlib Invasion to mark the occasion of our special August 2014 cover story with none other than Madlib himself. Today we go with "The Heist" from the Dilla x Madlib project, Jaylib. This video is from the Stones Throw video contest, directed by Rory Gamble and Demetrios Katsantonis / Jimmy Joey & Frankie Productions.

Art Alliance Profile: Winston Smith

Vault // Friday, July 25, 2014
We announced this week on the site that Juxtapoz was lucky to be invited to participate in what will be a fantastic public art and exhibition in Chicago during Lollapolooza. Shepard Fairey has curated a "Art Alliance: The Provocateurs" in Chicago from July 31—August 4, 2014, featuring a fantastic roster of artists from all mediums and eras. Today, we look at one participating artist, Punk Art Surrealist, Winston Smith.

ACME BROOKLYN: This Event May Be Occurring In Another Context @ La Fabrica Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 25, 2014
We had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of a group show at La Fabrica Gallery. This Event May Be Occurring In Another Context, is a collective art show created by ACME Brooklyn to create a community between Mexico and USA. ACME Brooklyn is an art project that aims to display the artistic production of a specific context. A group of artists from the emerging and established art scenes of Mexico and New York are invited to express views on the meaning of cultural displacement and the interpretation of identity in over-populated cities that geographically distance origins.

"IRÉEL" by Flora Borsi

Photography // Friday, July 25, 2014
In her latest series, IRÉEL, photographer Flora Borsi continues to explore photo-manipulation and conceptual photography, this time electing a more tangible approach to her experimentations. Appropriating broad, abrasive brushstrokes, Borsi creates a beautifully effacing aesthetic that refocuses the viewer’s attention, resists definition, and instead resides in a hyperrealisitc realm between acrylic portraiture and photography. 

Geoff McFetridge for Krooked

Design // Friday, July 25, 2014
Our September 2013 cover aritst and all around great designer and artist Geoff McFetridge created a limited edition skate deck for Krooked recently, and the guys made a video profile to accompany it. We are sure that the deck may already sold out, but you can learn a thing or two from Geoff in the meantime.

A look inside "Paradigm Vol. 1 - Genesis"

Photography // Friday, July 25, 2014
What do Wes Lang, Noam Chomsky, Glenn O’Brien, Lance Mountain and Erik Brunetti all have in common? Nothing in particular besides being exceptionally talented in their respected fields, however they all contributed to the new independently published 343-page hardcover book, Paradigm Vol. I – Genesis. 

amy elkins's "Lucas"

Photography // Friday, July 25, 2014
Amy Elkins photographed Lucas from the time she met him at a wedding, aged 13, every three to four months since. A “longitudinal portrait”, the images quietly record changes in his face and activities. Reminiscent of rummaging through your childhood wardrobe, his shirts change from jerseys to band tees and then back to blank fabrics. 

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