The Dissecting Works of Michael Mapes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New York artist Michael Mapes is a collector. Well, maybe not your typical one. His art is inspired by scientific specimen collections. His photographs themselves question the logic behind the organization of each piece. By dissecting and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, and on insect pins, he has created a "biographical DNA"...

What People Do On Their Day Off

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The weekend is over, and now we're into another week. What did you do on your days off? Apparently, most Americans split it between sleeping, leisure, cooking and cleaning with all other smaller categories trailing behind. Here are two graphics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that explain what most Americans do on their down time. It's not exactly how we spend our time, but it's interesting to see what most people supposedly do.

Around Us And Between Us: A video profile of Geoff McFetridge

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
In this short video profile, Los Angeles-based graphic designer and art director Geoff McFetridge discusses his current show, "Around Us & Between Us," at Ivory & Black gallery in London. A continuation of his evolving exploration of basic shapes in everyday life, McFetridge's simple and dynamic work will be on view until October 26, 2012.

Tattoo Works by Thomas Hooper

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
If you're a fan of incredibly intricate and precisely composed black and white tattoos, then prepare to be mesmerized by the work of NYC-based Thomas Hooper. Born in Hastings East Sussex, Hooper studied drawing at The London Institute of Art & Design, later relocating to New York to pursue his career as a tattooist and artist. His career continues to skyrocket at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn where he is recognized for his unique style and impeccable technique.

Prints in Politics

Illustration // Monday, September 17, 2012
With the US presidential election around the corner and civic debates heating up across the country, the role of art in today's political arena is as pertinent as ever, in great part thanks to the craft of printmaking. In two recent releases, "Occuprint Portfolio 2012" and "Artists for Obama 2012," the expressive importance and mobilizing power of the print is given its due, highlighting the latest efforts of artists to impact the political system.

The Art of Lora Zombie

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Lora Zombie is a young self-taught painter from Russia who has amassed a massive following of fans online over the past few years. Now she is breaking into the gallery scene and is branching far outside her native Russia with her unique blend of street art and grunge influence.

Opening: Delta "Surface" @ Backslash, Paris

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Backslash is proud to announce Surface, the first solo show by Dutch artist Boris Tellegen—better known by his DELTA tag—to be held at the gallery. His installations, wood and paper collages and photographs take the visitor on a journey into a constructed universe where the intersection between the real and the conceptual is anchored in a geometrical style based on reversed perspectives.

Jen Stark "To the Power Of" @ Martha Otero, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Definitely something we are looking forward to, as Jen Stark is one of our favorite artists at the moment. Martha Otero Gallery is pleased to present Jen Stark's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, To the Power Of. Stark's work is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms cut from paper, wood and other organic materials.

3D Floor Art, In Your House

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
We have seen a good deal of 3D art in the past, a few street pieces that give the illusion of more than meets the eye, mostly constructed with chalk. But, we haven't seen the style and approach applied to the home, and if you got the open floorplan, why not have a little fun with your setup?

Graffiti Spotlight: Sobekcis

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Every week we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Sobekcis.

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