Sylvia Ji "La Catrina" @ CHG Circa, Culver City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
On Saturday, November 3, 2012, CHG Circa will feature La Catrina, Sylvia Ji’s new paintings of sublime Catrina beauty and her fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Central to the paintings of La Catrina is the specter of La Calavera Catrina, an iconic deity of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, invoked by Sylvia Ji as a chromatic presence enciphered with allegory.

Studio Paintings by Fiona Ackerman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fiona Ackerman is a Vancouver-based artist who has explored range of paintings genres, producing abstract as well as semi-photorealistic representational work. Here Ackerman embraces a middle ground, rendering her studio space carefully arranged with abstract sketches and studies alongside tubes of paint, brushes, and expansive white wall space...

Teaser #2: All City Canvas Mexico City Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Next Monday, October 29th, we are set to premier the documentary filmed during the work made for one of 2012's best street art festivals, All City Canvas Mexico City. We were lucky enough to be in Mexico City for the majority of the festival, and were able to see importrant and historical districts of the city transformed by some of the best talents in contemporary muralism and street art.

The Works of Julianna Brion

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Julianna Brion was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in a pink house in Greenwich Connecticut. After studying illustration and design at The Maryland Institute College of Art, she is now living and working as an illustrator in Baltimore, MD. She enjoys quilting, picture books, cute puppies, and death metal.

Beer Cans to Sculpture Art by Macaon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Normally we like to leave our beer drinking to after-hours away from the office, but we ran into this article this morning about Japanese artist Macaon transforming everyday beer and soda cans into sculpture art, and we couldn't resist. These are actually quite good, so good in fact, we want to know how much beer was consumed in the making of Darth Vadar? 

The Horse Head Pillow Case

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 25, 2012
Somewhere, Mario Puzo is very proud of the Horse Head Pillow Case. For those of you that love the Godfather, you know that this is a fun revenge-light gag gift. But for those of you who may be dealing with someone who doesn't know the Godfather, this may ruin a first date and, um, trip to the bedroom. 

Kyle Ranson Mural in Clarion Alley, SF

Street Art // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Over the years, Clarion Alley in San Francisco has gone from a destination point in showcasing some of the most talented muralists work in the Bay Area, to a graffiti-scribbling playground. The organization and management of the walls in the alley deteriorated and the graffiti writers decided that no murals were sacred; including a rare Chris Johanson that was tagged repeatedly than eventually buffed.

Recap: Phil Noto "35mm" @ Bold Hype, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
We went to Bold Hype Gallery to attend the opening reception of 35 MM, the new Phil Noto solo show in New York City. Inspired on motion pictures, his new paintings portray some of the most enchanting moments and characters of iconic films.

Preview: Saner "Catharsis" @ New Image Art, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
This Saturday, October 27, Mexico City-based Saner is set to open Catharsis, a new body of work at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. No matter it be preview, body of work, or mural, there are few artists we cover these days that garner the attention and excitement of Saner. The readers have spoken...

Dale Grimshaw @ Signal Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Dale Grimshaw is a dynamic artist calling on powerful emotions and strongly held belief to fuel his creative output. This tumultuous energy has produced a marvelous series of paintings over the past five years - works that have often been highly personal, but because of their directness and honesty, have succeeded in resonating with very many people.

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