Self-Portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sao Paulo-based photographer and ex-pro skater Fabiano Rodrigues has taken a wonderful series of self-portraits of himself skating in superbly chosen and composed locations, often museums, and outside/in architectural landmarks around the city. Taken with a Hasselblad and remote control, the one off prints explore "the history and repertoire of skateboarding movements, particularly its relationship with the city, its architecture and urban furniture."

Drawings by Erik Svetoft

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
This morning we take a lok at the illustrations and drawings of Swedish artist Erik Svetoft. We are enjoying his rather grotesque and disembodied creatures as well as his black ink drawings of strange scenes full of perfectly odd shaped characters.

Carl Warner's 'Bodyscapes'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
It look us a second to realize that these landscapes by London-based photographer Carl Warner were far from conventional. Shooting the human forms in his studio and then later placeing them together in Photoshop, Warner has created a very interesting series that examines both our view of ourselves and ourselves in relation to our bodies and fellow humans.

Vintage Levi's Ads from the 70s

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
We always love looking at old advertisements, it's always fascinating to see what audience they were aiming for and what was cool in that particular period. These Levi's ads from the 70s reflect some pretty interesting social changes in going on in as the 60s was ending and the strangeness of the 70s were beginning in America.

Fashion Illustrations by Judith van den Hoek

Erotica // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Judith van den Hoek is a fashion illustrator from the Netherlands. Her work translates the highly-elevated world of fashion through an artist's hand, creating lovely graphite sketches that highlight fashion and the women who wear it. Van den Hoek is also a blogger for Dutch VOGUE. 

Fatma Sketchbooking

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Here in the illustration department we love seeing artist's sketchbooks, the unfiltered sketches and brain-shreds of their finished work. Fatma Al-Remaihi has a lovely website dedicated to Her sketches. She uses ballpoint pens and markers to render strange, fantastical characters that could stand as finished illustrations on their own. Fatma is currently working on a rotoscope animation, which we hope retains some of the charm of these honest sketches. 

Preview: Scott Scheidly “The Pinks” @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco is pleased to present “The Pinks” a new exhibition of original paintings by Florida, USA-based artist Scott Scheidly. “The Pinks” explores the cultural and social implications of color and how the predefined notions that accompany these perceptions can alter one’s identity and subsequent world view. By incorporating either hyper-masculinized or historically infamous figures, Scheidly further drives the point home, making a mockery of his subjects though biting socio/sexual satire.

Harsh Park: New Works by Louis Schmidt @ TFR Gallery, Encinitas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
.T.F.R. Gallery is pleased to present Harsh Park, a solo-exhibition featuring new works by Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and curator Louis Schmidt. The title “Harsh Park” plays with the collision between severity and tranquility, progress and disguised regression. Beginning with inspiration from current news events, Schmidt pushes towards more oblique observations and an abstracted consideration of our relationship to the space that our events occur in: psychological space, political space, geographical space, and especially historical space.

FUTURE BEAUTY: 30 YEARS OF JAPANESE FASHION @ Seattle Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A great show we checked out earlier this week on a very quick trip up to Seattle... Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Seattle Art Museum. From the curator: "The tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers who have revolutionized the way we think of fashion today is the focus of this special exhibition, the first of its kind presented at SAM..."

The Work of Masami Teraoka

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A few months ago we took a look at Japanese artist Masami Teraoka's incredible Renaissance Remasterings where he put Renaissance painting and Japanese influence into violent contact with contemporary political issues in exapnsive, turbulent compositions. This morning we look back at some of his earlier work which is just as expansive and turbulent, referencing issues from gay marriage, censorship, privacy, AIDS, sexual preference, and many more social and political issues.

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