New Swoon in Brooklyn

Street Art // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
New Swoon pieces have been popping up around Brooklyn and they are a stand out among all the amateur attempts at “street art” you become desensitized to seeing.  As usual, this piece is highly intricate in its cuts and line work.

Erwin Wurm "One Minute Sculptures" @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, probably one of the most innovative contemporary artists we can think of that can seemlessly involve conceptual, sculptural, installation, and mixed media works all into one piece, is set to revisit and showcase his late 1990's project, One Minute Sculptures, at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, England.

Paintings by Dan Beard

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sometimes, you just want a very well created oil painting, and English painter Dan Beard has a fantastic abstract style in which he creates his portraits. The artist has shown extensively throughout Europe, including England, numerous solo shows throughout Helsinki, Finland, and Iceland.

One Single Thread, One Portrait by Kumi Yamashita

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sometimes you have to sit and process what you are looking at. This is a portrait made from a wooden panel, nails, and one single piece of thread. That is right; one single piece of thread. The panel is painted white, and then the NYC-based artist wraps the black thread around the nails more and more to create the darker sections. Quite... incredible.

The Malicious Tattoo Work of Tim Kern

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
'Tim Kern is a rotten carny bastard. A seventh-generation twin, he was born in a state of Misery, half-cooked and with a lazy eye. Over the years he has developed a passion for human oddities, prestidigitation, and serial killers. Tim has been a tattoo artist since 1995, and works at Tribulation Tattoo in NYC. If seen, do not approach...'

The Work of Alexandra Levasseur

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Alexandra Levasseur was born 1982, Shawinigan, Qc, Canada and currently lives and creates her narrative illustrations in Montreal. She received aBachelor in Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the University of Costa Rica, and priot to that got her postgraduate studies in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication at EINA School of Art and Design, Barcelona, Spain, 2008. Her work breathes emotional transcendence from a very personal palette.

The Singing Ringing Tree

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, the Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine mountain range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire, England. The piece is constructed from galvanized steel, which harness the energy of the wind to produce a slightly discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of octaves.

The Delusions of N.S. David

Illustration // Monday, June 18, 2012
N.S. David realizes she’s a little bit delusional, and this is why she creates. She harbors the hope that she can prove to her brethren that fairytales are more than just stories – she wishes to make her delusions real. Born 26 years ago, N.S. David has never formally pursued art outside of the midnight hour of her home. Currently, she is tumbleweeding through the vastness of Los Angeles, fully employed as a student of its vibgyoric whimsy.

Conor Harrington @ FAME Festival, 2012

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 18, 2012
It is that time of the year... the 2012 edition of FAME Festival in Grottaglie, Italy has officially began to see some works appear on the streets, with Irish-born, London-based Conor Harrington kicking off with some outstanding street pieces. Harrington has been to FAME in prior years, but is it us, or is he just getting better, and better, and better? The October 2008 cover artist looks to have painted about 5 walls in town...

Jacob Escobedo for The New Yorker Science Fiction Issue

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 18, 2012
Jacob Escobedo, a creative director at Adult Swim who played a huge part in getting the July 2012 Juxtapoz x Adult Swim issue together, has 6 illustrations in the special science fiction June New Yorker, including an illustration that appears in Ray Bradbury's last published story. Jacob sent us the 6 illustrations, and the accompanying stories/authors of where they are featured.