Preview: Jason Jägel "The Castle & Other Works" @ Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Juxtapoz friend and San Francisco fine artist, Jason Jägel is set to open a new body of work at Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen, Denmark this Friday, October 26, 2012. The Castle & Other Works is a series of paintings that originate as "blotter" paper: a base layer beneath other on-going paintings that naturally accrues random overpaint, test brush marks, notations, inattentive attention and text.

Opening: Shepard Fairey "Sound & Vision" @ Stolenspace, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
As we have been noting on the site over the past few weeks, Shepard Fairey (featured in our November 2012 issue), just opened a new solo exhibition, Sound & Vision, at Stolenspace Gallery in London. Our contributor, Butterfly, was on the scene at the opening, as well as watching Shepard's street works in progress over the past week... 

Paperstuff by Bartek Elsner

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Make gigantic things from paper, and call the series "Paperstuff." Simple enough. Berlin-based art director Bartek Elsner created the series Paperstuff because he seems to be able to make anything with paper, from boomboxes, to fire places, to televisions, to CCTV cameras, to VCRs. 

Street Works by Andre Muniz Gonzaga

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Brazilian street artist, Andre Muniz Gonzaga, utilizes the imperfections and irregular surfaces of the cities streets to create distorted and often bizarre faces.  Just in the last year, his work has appeared abroad in places like Senegal, Portugal, Berlin, and Amsterdam.

The Photography of Amanda Charchian

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Multiple exposures, skewed angles and flowers are the ingredients for the hallucogenic atmosphere of Amanda Charchian's 'Rose Ascension' series. In her own words, 'I aim to investigate the state of alienation through realms of the physical, psycho-social and spiritual human condition.

Allen Jones' Porn Furniture

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Allen Jones' table (made in 1969) from the late-playboy Gunter Sach's collection sold for $1.6 million at Sotheby's. Furniture from Jones' soft porn line, which depicts furniture-sculptures, made with female mannequins in full bondage attire and the table which sold for such a high price was part of a series of erotic furniture pieces he was making around this same time.

Wolf Coming by Liu Ruowang

Street Art // Sunday, October 21, 2012
The iron casted wolves sculptures of Chinese artist, Liu Ruowang, are menacing, vicious, and appear to be hungry for blood. A new video by 3news shows where the 110 packs of wolves now reside, oddly enough ay a golf course in Australia .

Things You'd Better Not Mix Up

Illustration // Sunday, October 21, 2012
'Things You'd Better Not Mix Up' is an animated short by Joost Lieuwma featuring a series of humorous scinerios of things and situations that, if approached from an opposite angle, have an obviously funny outcome. Joost Lieuwma graduated in 2005 at the Utrecht School of Arts and is currently working as a freelance animator in Utrecht. 'Things You’d Better Not Mix Up’ is his first independent animation film.

Video and Photos: Gris @ Backside Gallery

Graffiti // Sunday, October 21, 2012
Gris1 of the Mental Vaporz Crew went all out at his most recent show at the Backside Gallery in Marseille, France. Two meticulously detailed installations were created, one a complete miniature train station landscape and the other a studio/workspace room. The show also included a number of paintings, photographs, and mixed media. You really have to check out the photos to see the extent and size of this noteworthy show.

Ren Hang's Outdoor Nudes

Erotica // Sunday, October 21, 2012
Beijing based photographer Ren Hang takes his provocative vision outdoors with this series of outdoor nudes. Of course, Hang's striking erotic photographs have been banned in China, but with a growing list of international shows, his work manages to escape the confines of censorship in the variety of other outlets his work can be seen.

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