Paintings by Japan's Ai Shinohara

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We are revisiting the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japan's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!

Biro Pen Illustrations by Helena Hauss

Illustration // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Helena Hauss is a Paris-based illustrator who uses all bic pens to draw large detailed drawings. Helena strated drawing with bic pens in high school and became so accustomed to using them that she never found herself at ease with anything else. "...no other medium allows me to put so much emphasis and details into hair, reflects and patterns as I so much love to do."

Digital Illustration by Dhanank Pambayun

Illustration // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Dhanank Pambayun is a digital illustrator who lives in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He started his career in 2002, building a personal playground website which evolved into a professional illustration studio in 2007. After trying a variety of different jobs, from graphic designer to animator, he focused on digital illustrator as his occupation. Dhanank’s work is composed of complex compositions with a high level of detail. Each piece combines vintage looks, disharmony, rich color, and both surreal and grunge effects. His artwork has been featured in outstanding graphic magazines and websites, as well as in commissioned work for major brands.

“The Mark of Abel” by Lydia Panas

Photography // Monday, June 29, 2015
In the immensely stunning series “The Mark of Abel,” photographer Lydia Panas photographed families as her subject matter. Panas captures family dynamics in a uniquely tender and vulnerable manner. The series reveals a complex range of emotions and a deep sense of the human condition. 

Opening: "Vitality and Verve" @ LBMA

Pop Life // Monday, June 29, 2015
Thousands attended Long Beach Museum of Art's "Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape this past Friday, June 26th. With over 19 murals and installations from some of Juxtapoz's favorite artists. The show is in collaboration with Thinkspace and Pow! Wow! who have, outside the walls of the museum, curated city-wide murals. The exhibition will run through September 27, 2015. 

“Black Mirror” @ Aperture Gallery, NY

Photography // Monday, June 29, 2015
Opening on July 16, Aperture’s annual open-call exhibition will be on display until August 13. Photographers were asked “to consider the ways in which our current reality might outpace outlandish narratives of science fiction. The title Black Mirror is borrowed from the 2011 British television series of the same name, which imagines a dystopian near future—a Twilight Zone for the age of the smartphone”. 

Good gawd Gemeos!

Graffiti // Monday, June 29, 2015
These guys got this painting game all figured out! This is undeniably fresh and fun courtesy of the twins from São Paulo.

New Curiot Mural in Montreal

Street Art // Monday, June 29, 2015
Curiot has been busy so far this year with exhibitions worldwide and one show in SF, the Mexican artist has also had time to paint some murals. The most recent was in the Mural Fest in Montreal where once again doesn't use his traditional style and creates a piece with a more limited color palette making a wall that seems influenced by some Mexican textiles.

Qbic Mural in Istanbul

Street Art // Monday, June 29, 2015
Prolific Russian artist Rustam Qbic recently spent some time painting a new mural for Mural Istanbul festival. After working 7 days on a 4 story building, he completed this fantasy-like colorful piece titled "Miracle". Celebrating motherhood and the wonder of bringing new life, this mural was inspired by his personal experience of a father-to-be. Usually focusing on positive messages and universal values. this work is a classic example of his symbolic, surrealist style he's been developing for the last couple of years.

In the Magazine: Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 29, 2015
Creating an animated television series for Nickelodeon would seem to be a dream endeavor for any artist, and from what I gathered spending the day at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio with Sanjay and Craig creators, Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger, it is as much fun as it looks. Jay and Jim have developed a special relationship, one that stretches beyond creative collaboration and into the friendship that is at the heart of their show...

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