Get Mesmerized by the Works of Jens Wolf

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
We could stare at these beautiful abstract works by Hamburg, Germany based artist Jens Wolf. Its Nice That has a great interview the artist, and most of these works are acrylic on plywood. Go get lost. 

The Twisted World of Steve Gianakos

Erotica // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Per the Fredericks and Freiser website, who just finished showing a body of work from the awesomely twisted and salacious mind of Steve Gianakos. "Steve Gianakos has been playing vulgarity and offensive humor against sophistication in his paintings and drawings for over 30 years. Using mostly old, non-specific cartoon graphics, rendered through a mechanical process, Gianakos portrays the human condition as an absurd interplay of sexuality and psychological fragmentation. . . "

"The Yellow River" by Zhang Kechun

Photography // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Zhang Kechun, a Chinese photographer, spent time on the banks of the The Yellow River for his series of the same name. With the river considered as the cradle of Chinese civilization, Kechun treated the project as a pilgrimage and took his time capturing the character of the river. 

RATKING "Snow Beach" Directed by Ari Marcopoulos

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
There has a been a host of great new music and videos already this year, one of them being RATKING's "Snow Beach" off their debut studio album So It Goes. Directed by renowned documentarian, photographer, and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, the video catches RATKING on the snowy sands of sands of way-south Brooklyn...

Ronit Baranga's Tableware

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Israeili artist Ronit Baranga (born in 1973) uses clay and porcelain to craft tableware with mouths of their own. Already known for her strange sculptures, Baranga applied her seductive, creepy creativity to the kitchen, “I would like that anyone who sees my work feels something – what they feel is not relevant to me, as long as they feel. I hope that the emerging feelings will cause the viewers to think about the ideas behind my work…'

Frame on Frame: The Hand-Drawn Animations of Jake Fried

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Jake Fried recently posted a new video. The artist creates his experimental animations by slowly adding countless layers to his illustrations. His materials include White-Out, coffee, ink, gouche, and paper. The Boston-based artist hand-drawn style and unpredictable stream-of-conciousness content are almost overwhelming...

Loris Cecchini's Wallwave Vibrations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Italian artist Loris Cecchini's sculptures from his "Wallwave Vibrations" series seem to pulsate or vibrate out of the wall. Of the work he says, "In my most recent sculptures...one loses the element of the object proper. The concern for alteration is concerned more particularly with the physical manifestation of the vibrations, expressed each time with different frequencies and intensities, wherein the visual pattern becomes “echo” of a phenomenon like a succession of waves on a liquid surface. In this direction it is as if the architecture, or a portion of it, is modified by the relationship between the sculpture and the wall."  

Childish Gambino "Sober" Directed by Hiro Murai

Music // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hiro Murai has emerged as one of the best music video creators over the last couple of years. The go-to director for some of our favorite artists including Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, and Spoon, Murai is behind Childish Gambino's latest video, "Sober" off his Kauai EP.

Flying Lotus “Coronus, The Terminator” Directed by Young Replicant

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Flying Lotus has released another video from his incredible new EP You're Dead! Directed by LA-based Young Replicant, who has also made videos for Lorde, The XX, Bonobo, and Purity Ring among others, "Coronus, The Terminator" follows a dying man out of the physical world, past his mourning family and into a strange purgatory-like existence led by dusty white characters including Flying Lotus himself.. A fantastic follow up to Hiro Murai's video for "Never Catch Me" featuring Kendrick Lamar off the same album.

Illustrations by Marianna Madriz

Illustration // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Marianna Madriz creates the perfect balance of vintage inspiration and contemporary styling with her curious characters. We’re particularly enamored with a recent embroidery collaboration she created with her mother.

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