Illustrations by Takahiro Kimura

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Takahiro Kimura was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1965. He studied technology of painting and graphic design at Salesian Polytechnic, and then studied skill of drawing, landscape painting and fashion drawing at Setsu Mode Seminar.

2014 Vans Custom Culture Contest

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Vans, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, Journeys and truth, has invited high school art students across the country to take part in the fifth annual Vans Custom Culture art and design competition, to celebrate student creativity and support arts education. Win a trip to New York City and a shot at $50,000 for your high school art program. Talk to your art teacher today!

Two new Pref pieces

Graffiti // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Nobody quite creates the kind of pieces Pref does. They are a mixture of multi-layered words creating phrases, but can be difficult to read at times. These two spell out “ways and means” and “Eat spray love.”

Clark Goolsby's Neon Abstractions

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Born in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California, Clark Goolsby creates cacophonic compositions of eye-catching neon colors, geometric shapes and collage. He experiments with elements of surrealism intermingled with abstracted gradients, evoking a sense of innocence in his desire to find a balance between life and death. 

The Forested Mind: An Interview With Joanne Nam

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Joanne Nam's paintings are only a fraction of the lush, labyrinthian stories that inspired their creation. Stark, finely wrought visions of nightwalks and blurry memories populate the landscape of Nam's world, leaving a ghostly but familiar chill with the viewer. In this interview, Joanne Nam delves into her upbringing in the forests of Korea, relating the strange impressions her life has left on her that continue to inspire her work. "I am not going to paint an old man dragging a dead dog," she says--a recurring memory of hers--"However, I would definitely paint a girl feeling the strangely beautiful disturbance." Nam lives and works in Los Angeles.

Kim Keever "Across the Volumes” @ Waterhouse & Dodd, NYC

Photography // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Kim Keever’s new abstract works for his next solo exhibition “Across the Volumes” will be opening at Waterhouse and Dodd in early April 2014, and Juxtapoz contributor David Molesky headed to see Keever in Manhattan. 

Poetry Wanted's "This Is Not A Map"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Poetry Wanted is a small French publishing house with an interest in photography, they recently began their "This Is Not A Map" project. Like the name suggests, it looks like a map, folds like map, and feels like map, but it is actually collection of a photos corresponding to a specific location and photographer. The project began with Texas, Las Vegas was just released featuring Ronan Guillou, Scotland and Japan are next.

Tahiti Pehrson "Connectivity" @ Salon91, Cape Town

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tahiti Pehrson, who was featured in our November, 2013 issue and kicked off Juxtapoz Editions with a fantastic Zine, will be opening a new solo exhibition, "Connectivity," at Salon91 in Cape Town, South Africa on February 26th, 2014...

Kenyatta Hinkle "Say it Isn't So..." @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York will be presenting Say It Isn’t So…., the New York debut of critically acclaimed contemporary artist Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle. The exhibition features a variety of media, including drawings, paintings, text-based work, audio, and video. These pieces explore personal narratives from the artist intermingled with known and unknown historical figures in relationship to notions and constructions of the black female body as a prototype for both exotic beauty and repulsion.

Update: Surreal Paintings by Moki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
We recently checked in with Hamburg-based artist Moki, whose acrylic paintings we admired earlier last year and were pleased to be introduced to her fantastic paintings on wood! Inspired by Japan's Hayo Miyazaki (Spirited Away), Hamburg-based artist Moki's acrylic paintings feature humans enveloped in cold, serene northern landscapes.


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