Optical Illusions in Installations by Regina Silveira

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Have you ever wanted to feeling of figuratively falling into an installation? The optical illusions that Brazil-born Regina Silveira creates are quite astounding, making the viewer and gallery visitor become an active participant in the installation. The designs are simple, but the impact is stunning.

Olek's Crocheted Gator in Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
There is a lack of large animal themed playgrounds; actually there is a lack of creative playgrounds in general, the options are endless really. Why not a massive gator-themed space for kids and adults? In San Paulo, there is a playground shaped as an alligator and for the 2012 SESC Arts show they invited Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, to cover the trademark crochet creations.

Imaginative Paintings from Brecht Vandenbroucke

Illustration // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Humourus, bold, bright, and sometimes tortuous- Brecht Vandenbroucke's works are intricate visual narratives. In his work you can find multiple pop culture & social references that are both aesthetically pleasing and thought provoking.

Short Film With Kanye West

Erotica // Thursday, July 19, 2012
To celebrate the launch of her brand new magazine "25", model Anja Rubik has teamed up with Kanye West and director Barnaby Roper to create a short film dedicated to the theme of the first issue - Eroticism. The idea was to create an aesthetically beautiful version of porn.

Intricate Ink by Gerhard Wiesbeck

Tattoo // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Gerhard Wiesbeck is one skilled tattoo artist. His complex designs are comprised of intricate line work and minimal color. If you want to get some work done by him, then you are going to have to make your way out to Germany.

Tilt-Shift Spain: A Film by Joerg Daiber

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We think that the whole tilt-shift trend is still something rather magical, a hallucinatory feeling but rooted in reality. Joerg Daiber's film focues on Spain, specifically the cities of Madrid, Seville, and El Chorro. The tagline reads: "Broke, But Beautiful." Well, we guess that is one way to put it. 

Baroness’ third album, Yellow and Green, out now

Music // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
And why is Baroness' Yellow & Green so important to you and I? Well, John Baizley, who was featured in our April 2012 issue and illustrated the cover of this album, is the frontman of band, Baroness. And the album is really good. If you want some good heavy, and what Pitchfork refers to as sludge rock, this will set you free this afternoon. So good.

Preview: Revok “Gilgamesh” @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Known Gallery in LA just passed along a few teaser images of their upcoming exhibition, Gilgamesh, with Detroit-based REVOK. We last spoke to REVOK in our special Public Art Issue in May 2012, and we anticipate another chapter in the artist's work with collaging found wood, especially now that the artist is working in a city of transformation such as Detroit. 

In L.A.: Miles Thompson @ La Luz de Jesus

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We stopped by La Luz de Jesus Gallery to check out Miles Thompson's latest solo exhibition, Warm Fuzzies, Cold Pricklies. Miles Thompson has chosen Gouache on illustration board to create his new body of work, a show which reflects on what makes life both a beach and a bitch. It is an epitaph for the oceans and forests, once abundant and fecund (look it up, it is the root of the F bomb), now only a ghostly reminder of what an infinite life giving power they once were.

In L.A.: No Person May Carry A Fish Into A Bar @ Blum & Poe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by Blum & Poe to check out No Perons May Carry A Fish Into A Bar, a group exhibition curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert. This exhibition seeks to ask, “what is a crime?” The exhibition title, derived from an obsolete law still on the books in Los Angeles, points to the definitions of criminal behavior as sometimes absurd, other times poetic, and occasionally magical.

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