The Nightmarish Illustrations of Joe Fenton

Illustration // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Joe Fenton is a London-based artist and illustrator. Skulls, monkeys, eyeballs and figures from Eastern spirituality abound in his spooky large-scale drawings, all meticulously rendered in black and white with graphite, ink, acrylic and gouache.

Dr Lakra Mural @ Museum of Contemporary Art Oaxaca

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Dr. Lakra, cover of our August 2010 issue, was just invited by and completed a site-specific mural at the Museum of Contemporary Art Oaxaca, Mexico. Our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America tell us that the piece tells the story of a shooting and residual effects that the shooting has on the characters in the mural.

Rime x Dceve x Tope Roof

Graffiti // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Somebody’s gotta come and clean up these New York roofs covered in little turd throwups and chicken scratch doodles with some quality work. A fine example would be the following photograph. See how graffiti can bring life and energy into a bleak location.

James Roper's 'Rapture' Series

Erotica // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Influenced by Bernini's 'The Ecstasy of St. Teresa' and the psycho-sexual contradictions inherent to the pursuit of spiritual transcendance, James Roper brings us his 'Rapture' series. 'This is explicitly symbolised in the Rapture series by the use of porn stars as the vehicle for the expression of this 'spiritual' emotion, the shedding of carnal bodies giving way to an abstract purity beneath...'

Reminder: Mike Giant @ Fecal Face, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 20, 2012
Mike Giant, cover of our September 2007 issue and contributing writer on occasion, has a new solo show, Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder, opening at Fecal Face Dot Gallery tonight, Friday, July 20. We will be heading out to the opening, as it will be a great chance to catch Giant's recent drawings and also a "rare opportunity to view Giant's personal collection of skateboards he illustrated the graphics for."

In L.A.: Eric Fortune @ Lebasse Projects

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 20, 2012
We stopped by LeBasse Projects this past weekend to check out Eric Fortune's latest solo exhibition. The Ohio-based Fortune has produced a stunning array of work for his newest solo exhibition, “A Life to Leave,” that deals with characters in transition between the known and the unknown.  Photos and more after the jump....

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: OZIE

Graffiti // Friday, July 20, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Ozie.

Beck and Pyramid Attack for Sound Shapes

Music // Friday, July 20, 2012
Sound Shapes is a title we wrote a little about after previewing it at E3 this year. It's a unique title taking two artist from to different genres (music and visual art) and pairing them together to create levels for the user to traverse. They just released a video showcasing one of these pairs, visual artists Pyramid Attack and musician, Beck.

Saner Mural for the Callegenera Festival

Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Saner sent over some process and completed photos of a mural he painted in Monterrey, México for the Callegenera Festival. The murals concept was based around the current Mexico presidential elections. Corruption and transparency have been a major problem, as well as bribes and bought votes. Saner spoke about this particular mural, “The idea was to paint people into government service, at the end we are only a small part of the banquet.”

ESTABLISH Opens Tonight In San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 20, 2012
ESTABLISH, a creatively cultivated art boutique, is proud to announce their official grand opening and celebratory shindig on the evening of July 20th, 2012. Along with tasty treats, music and mingling, the night will showcase a community art project: #sunset – a collection of printed Instagram photos from the surrounding neighborhood.

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