ROIDS Keeps Going...

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
In the piecing department, Roids dropped some of the most memorable this year. This recent one to finish 2012 off reinforces that statement.

Escif: Panopticon

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 01, 2013
The panopticon is a type of institutional building designed to allow a watchman to observe inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they are being watched. The architect for this design was Jeremy Bentham who described the panopticon as "a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example."

The Works of Lori Pratico

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 01, 2013
"Through my artwork, I attempt to modernize the idea of “portraiture” Whether it be my subject or the style of my portraits, my goal is to create work that is both relevant and engaging. Being self taught there are no rules in my artwork. I create what to me, looks good. I experiment with different materials and resources and my only concern is the result, not the method I used to get there." Lori Pratico

NEKST Tribute by Steel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 01, 2013
We can’t keep up with the enormous amount of tributes being painted in honor of Nekst right now, but this one by Steel in San Francisco stood out.

Chandran Gallery & Juxtapoz Present: "Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope" Benefit

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Singapore/San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, present a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit. The exhibition, Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope, will take place on Friday, January 4 at Chandran Gallery in SF, with an online auction beginning on January 4.

Best of 2012: The Paintings of Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
What we wrote on October 17, 2012: We have posted about the art of Yigal Ozeri recently on the site, but it dawned on us yesterday to look into some of his past works, and wow, he has some truly fantastic pieces in his career. Photoreal is one thing, but there is something unique about these paintings, something a photo can't capture with unique methods of captuing sunlight and color.

The Works of Chad Wys

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Illinois native Chad Wys' has continued his deconstructive assault on the art world. Using a variety of mixed media elements, Wy's has focused on creating a series of ready made objects that are based on objectivity and ownership. In doing so, he often explores and exploits the idea of object-hood: how we decorate our lives with arbitrary, as well as meaningful, things...

Music Videos We Liked in 2012: The Presets "Promises"

Music // Monday, December 31, 2012
This is a little bit like we are cheating because we just saw this video for the first time this weekend, but we quite enjoy a visual collage of randomness for The Presets track, Promises. Directed by Special Problems, you get a hyper-active tour of what the world looks like if you did a really fast Tumblr search in motion. And that is sort of 2012 summed up...

500 Santa Clauses Made of Sand by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Well, we missed this last week, but Santa can be celebrated all year round. A sand sculpture artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, took a long bit of time to create over 500 Santas from sand in Puri, India with 30 of his students from his Sudarsan Sand Art Institute. If you are this good, you have your own Sand Art Institute.

Geoffrey Chadsey: Men

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
“Resolutely unglamorous, Chadsey's young men, no hunks, preen and pose, sometimes grotesquely transformed by superimpositions that seem to be materialized projections of their fantasies…. These drawings in water-soluble colored pencil on mylar are skillfully delineated, visually powerful, and, even these days, disturbing and provocative.” As stated by DeWitt Chang of the Huffington Post

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