Opening: Eric McHenry "This Exists Now" @ Insight, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 16, 2012
The opening reception for THIS EXISTS NOW by Eric McHenry went down at the Insight Los Angeles Store last week. FURR BURRGERS (Insight Menswear Designer Robbie Russo and Insight In-House Graphics Guru 'Rad' Dan) provided timeless tunes, while Holy Barbarians put on a stellar live performance.

Danni Shinya Luo's Pin-Up Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Figurative painter Danni Shinya Luo explores femininity through symbols in floral and fauna. Her inspiration ranges from high fashion to music and elements of both can be found in her soft portraits of women.

New Escif Mural in Rome

Street Art // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Spanish muralist, Escif, is in Rome preparing for a show entitled "Suspension Of Disbelief" at the Wunderkammern Gallery.  The artist painted this massive ear while in town, which is part of his newest series of public works different from what we have previously seen from him.

Brilliant Ideas in Tattoos

Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Your friends tell you it's an 'awesome' idea and you agree, you've gone through your phases of falling in and out of love with lasagna, and sleeping. You've always been a fan of Garfield, you, like him, also hate Mondays and have a buddy named John, and even a dog... Our findings of some epic Garfield tattoos from across the globe. I love Garfield.

Amuser

Graffiti // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Amuser paints plenty of pieces and empties a lot of cans when he does.  Another new one in Chicago.

Lorn 'Ghosst(s)'

Illustration // Saturday, June 16, 2012
Grotesquely beautiful little animation 'Ghosst(s) put out by CRCR. Born in 2009, CRCR is a team of 6 members, working together to concieve and direct movies, advertising, music videos, short films... Rémi Bastie, Nicolas Dehghani, Paul Lacolley, Kévin Manach, Nicolas Pegon, Jérémy Pires are the artists that make up CRCR.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: TYKE

Graffiti // Friday, June 15, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Tyke.

Liam Sparkes

Tattoo // Friday, June 15, 2012
The highly distinctive, black, crosshatching work of Liam Sparkes is easy to spot. Reminiscent to aged etchings and lithographs of religious manuscripts, Liam's heavy hand does most of his its tattoo at Shangri La in London. He is also a guest tattooer across the globe at East River Tattoos in Brooklyn, Idle Hand in San Francisco, AKA gallery in Berlin, Sacred Yantra in Switzerland, Aloha in Barcelona and Art Corpus in Paris.

2012 Vans Custom Culture Art Competition Finals Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
The 2012 Vans Custom Culture Art Competition came to an end with an all expenses paid trip for the five finalist high schools out to Los Angeles to crown a winner. Rio Rancho walked away with both the Grand Prize and the all new Journeys Local Attitude Award meaning a $55,000 total donation to their high school art program.

Back Talk: A Convesation with Caia Koopman

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
Caia Koopman has emerged as one of lowbrow’s preeminent female artists. With a well-rounded background from her years spent obtaining her BA in Fine arts from UC Santa Cruz, to her time spent in the skateboarding and snowboarding scenes, Caia’s environment has both molded and provided an eclectic background that makes her paintings come to life. She opens works with Sarah Joncas at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, June 16.

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