In L.A.: Jim Drain @ Prism Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Last week, we attended the opening of Jim Drain's Drain Expressions exhibition at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles. The show "proposes a level of visual fecundity that has long been present in the artist's work - elaborate woven compositions, deconstructed paintings, immersive wall patterns, wall-mounted sculptures and gently satirical promotional posters are drawn together in the artist's first major exhibition in Los Angeles in 8 years."

Book Review: "Forever The New Tattoo"

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
In deliberating if tattoos and tattooists can present themselves as art and artists, Forever: The New Tattoo brings new language and thought to the often stigmatized reputation of tattoo culture. Matt Lodder explains in the foreword, "Tattoos cannot obviously be bought, sold, and traded like paintings because they are painful, bloody, and laborious to acquire." Lodder, a tattoo owner and historian, takes contemporary developments in tattooing and places them into historical contexts.

Opening: Dr Lakra @ Nils Stærk, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Featured in our very first Juxtapoz in 1994, and cover artist of August 2010, Mexico-based artist Dr. Lakra has a show currently on display in Copenhagen, Denmark at Nils Stærk. Featuring his signature tattoo influenced fine art, with a mixture of collage, flash, and paintings, Lakra's work will be on display through December 15, 2012.

New Release: Joram Roukes "Dreamy Daze" Print

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
An artist who we have been exceptionally happy to learn about this year, Joram Roukes, a Netherlands-based fine artist who combines many different pop elements into various distorted portraits. The artist just released a new 3-color screen print, in an edition of 50. Titled Dreamy Daze, we think you should get in now while the time is good.

#Sandy @ Foley Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Tonight, Monday 19th, Foley Gallery presents #SANDY, a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts featuring iPhone photographs by renowned contemporary photographers. 100% of the revenue will be donated to Ocuppy Sandy and Alison Thompson's Rockaway Relief center run by Third Wave. If you are in New York, please come by and support this noble initiative!

Spilling Books at the 2012 Paper Biennial by Alicia Martin

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Spanish artist Alicia Martin just finished this awesome public art installation at the 2012 Paper Biennial at the Meermanno Museum in The Netherlands, where she transformed thousands of books into a spilling structure from an apartment window. If only we were all so literary that we had books pouring from our homes.

The Work of Dan Mountford

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Dan Mountford is a twenty one year old Multidisciplinary freelance designer & graphic design student living/studying in Brighton, England. Dan works predominantly in photography, illustration, editorial and motion design.

The Works of Lucas de Alcântara

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Lucas de Alcântara is an illustrator working out of Divinópol, Brazil. His solemn watercolor paintings, with their beautiful marbled colors and quiet figures, are both  emotive and immersive, sucking a viewer into the characters and scenes that populate his mind.

Jade Back At It

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Peruvian muralist, Jade, is back again with another new mural in Lima, Peru. The artist painted a character popping out of some green liquid with colorful pennants flags above. Apparently, this location will be the home of a friends new business.

Nudes by Antoine de Villiers

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
South Africa-born Antoine de Villiers creates stark, stripped down oil paintings of nude subjects. In her own words: 'Nude figure studies are certainly one of my most preferred themes. To me, there is nothing more honest and serene. Every single figurative piece I create, I attempt to approach with the highest respect for the human form.'

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