Ron English x Popaganda "Mini Billboard Release"

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
There are many of us who can't get the confidence and will to takeover a billboard and re-insert a bit of truth into the public consciousness, but then again, we can't all be Ron English. Known to cleverly takeover over a billboard in his time, Ron and his Popaganda team are releasing mini-billboard prints, the first being "Breathe," on his site on Wednesday, August 29.

RETNA @ Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
"All the best art is past, present, and future combined, and this is what Retna is doing." So said MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch in his introduction to lead off our September 2010 cover story with LA-based Retna. Now the artist is set to open a body of new paintings and new works on paper at Michael Kohn Gallery in LA on September 15, 2012.

Feature: Dabs Myla in Conversation with Misery

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
Dabs Myla's big Marvelous Expeditions show is coming up on Sat, Sept. 1st at Thinkspace. The duo have put together a fun lil' set of questions combining some of the favorite questions they've been asked over the past few years as well as a few show specific travel related questions to spice things up. Today, they speak with Misery.

David Byrne's New York Office

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
If you're as much of a fan of David Byrne and the Talking Heads as we are, then here's a treat for you: a look into Mr. Byrne's production space where he currently works on film, photography, opera, and non-fiction.

Hyperreal and Surreal Sculpture Portraits by Jamie Salmon

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
Jamie Salmon is a British born, self taught contemporary sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He started his career working as a commercial artist and sculptor for the movie effects industry. He specialises in hyper-realist sculpture, both figurative and portrait, utilising such materials as silicone rubber, resin, hair and fabric.

Fantasy Works by DE ES

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
DE ES was born in 1942 in Gresten, Lower Austria, as Dieter Schwertberger. He studied the painting technique of the Old Masters in Vienna and is an independent artist since 1962. DE ES lived three years in Switzerland and twelve years in New York City. The painter is using the artist name DE ES since 1972. He lives again in Vienna since 1986.

In Progress: Os Gemeos x Aryz in Poland

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
After recently exhibiting at the ICA in Boston and creating a magnificent mural that courted international media attention, Os Gemeos are now in Lodz, Poland where they have begun painting a collaborative wall with the young Spanish muralist, Aryz.

The Erotic Works of Alfred Steiner

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
Alfred Steiner invites his viewers to play a disturbing game of I-Spy in his Frankensteinian illustrations of famous cartoon characters. Mickey Mouse, Yosemite Sam, and Count Chocula are but of a few of the pop culture figures Steiner depicts using sexual organs, animals and everyday objects.

The Works of Julia Sonmi Heglund

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
Julia Sonmi Heglund is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Marietta, GA currently living in the Los Angeles area. Her whimsically grotesque style has been applied to t-shirt graphics, editorial illustrations, and gig posters, and her impressive list of clients includes The New York Times, BUST Magazine, MTV, and Nike.

Chris (Simpsons artist)

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 26, 2012
Recently gathering a lot of attention across the internet is Chris aka Simpsons artist who caricatures fictional characters and celebrities. His career was allegedly inspired by watching The Simpsons hence the title. The writings and drawings he publishes on his Facebook page are fascinating, dark, and laughter-inducing (an uncomfortable type of laughter).

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