Thomas Campbell, Evan Hecox, and Ed Templeton @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This is our kind of showcase. Former Juxtapoz covers, Thomas Campbell (April 2007), Evan Hecox (August 2012), and Ed Templeton (featured throughout the years, most recently, February 2012), will all be showing at the same time at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, starting on Friday, August 31. And for clarity sake, all 3 artists are having solo shows. This is 3 for the price of 1.

Oil Can Dragon (2011) by Qiu Zhijie

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This works on many levels. Chinese artist, Qiu Zhijie, created the Oil Can Dragon, a public sculpture that featured, you guessed it, oil cans reorganized and re-imagined into a dragon. In 2011, the oil can dragon was was placed at the doors of the CAFA Biennale art exhibition in Beijing, and as we just read, in traditional Chinese culture, use of oil drums suggests a tension between the natural and modern worlds.

Evah Fan "What Have You" @ Park Life, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
When we featured Evah Fan in the magazine back in October 2010, she was living in Stockholm, Sweden, making intricate illustrations that, and as Kristin Farr wrote at the time, were "unintentionally puzzling." Now back living in Oakland, California, perhaps things will get more puzzling or clear as Fan is set to open What Have You at Park Life in San Francisco on August 31.

Feature: Dabs Myla in Conversation with Sergio Hernandez (Surge MDR)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Dabs Myla's big Marvelous Expeditions show is coming up on Sat, Sept. 1st at Thinkspace. The duo have put together a fun lil' set of questions combining some of the favorite questions they've been asked over the past few years as well as a few show specific travel related questions to spice things up. Today, the speak with Sergio Hernandez, aka Surge MDR.

The Royal Tenenbaums Book Covers

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wildcat... was kind of written in an obsolete vernacular. We love Wes Anderson, but to this day, The Royal Tenenbaums is his masterstroke, full of incredible dialogue and layers of detail that still delight today. One of the best parts of the movie? All the literary references and published works of the family, and the Criterion Collection recently posted a collection of book covers of Anderson's subjects.

The Works of Charlie Isoe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It has been awhile since we check in with Perth, Australia-based, and former April 2010 cover artist, Charlie Isoe, but we were looking at his old cover image in our office yesterday and thought... damn, Charlie is a talented painter. The works always felt full of energy, ideas, command, but also loose and exploratory. Although he hasn't shown in a few years, we expect something interesting whenever Isoe has a new body of work.

Self-Portraits by Anmagdan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Yes those are a pencil shavings of various colors, and yes, that is a self-portrait by an artist under the moniker, Anmagdan. The artist has all sorts of tips on body art, and with someone who uses pencil shavings, wax, paint, crayons, and sculptures around her face, we take her word that she is nearing authority status.

Monochromatic Works by Yasuyo Fujibe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In this series of oil paintings by Japanese artist Yasuyo Fujibe, flesh becomes ephemeral as the face fades into bone-white oblivion. Understated but effective. Fujibe is a graduate of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

"Jesus! What Did You Do?": A Tale of Art Restoration Failure

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In a recent and somewhat tragic incident, the church of Santuario de Misericordia's fresco depicting good ol' JC was radically revamped, or at least that was the initial goal of the eighty-something-year-old amateur restorer who took the project on without asking permission. A quote from culture councilor Juan Maria de Ojeda describes the fate of the 19th century wall painting aptly remarking she noticed "she had gotten out of hand" and gone on to confess to local authorities.

The Works of Anai Greog

Illustration // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
These colourful circles are from a series of art prints by Romanian artist, Georgiana Te?eleanu aka Anai Greog. Their barrage of beautiful decoration and symmetrical patterns are entrancing. Anai was first inspired by mandalas which she discovered trough the work of Carl Jung.

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