The Art of People Watching

Photography // Friday, November 21, 2014
In his series “Audiences”, photographer Thomas Struth placed himself in the position of some of the world’s most famous pieces of art. Struth explains, “I sometimes wished I could be the painting looking at the faces of the audience”. For one week, Struth set up at the Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence, Italy in front of Michelangelo’s famous “David” sculpture during it’s 500th anniversary. 

Studies In Pessimism, Tonight and Only Tonight, In Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Studies In Pessimism is a last minute trashy low down dirty show in an abandoned store put together by a bunch of nehr’do’wells. And it's one night only. These artists all have a similar aesthetic about the dark future expressed through their different mediums, a perspective centered around an honest unflinching outlook at our current modern day consumer driven lifestyle. I mean this shit is bleak and we can't wait!

Sculptures Made From Old Typwriters by Jeremy Mayer

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator Jeremy Mayer collects old typewriter parts and consctructs anatomically correct humans and animals. The pieces aren't welded or glued but intriciately put together only using the original metal components. "The first few pieces I created were very crude, but I loved the idea of making something from an archaic relic and from only one other object."

Brian Adam Douglas' Cut Paper Painting

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Brian Adam Douglas (aka ELBOW-TOE) uses a unique cut paper and collage technique he calls 'paper painting.' Painting individual parts of paper, he carefully cuts them and sticks them to a wooden panel to create the final painting-like composition. "Forgoing the relative ease and fluidly of the brush stroke, the artist methodically builds his compositions through shards of color incised from sheets of paper..."

Grayson Perry's Tapestries

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
This morning we take a look at Grayson Perry's series of tapestries entitled "The Vanity of Small Differences." The series is beginning a tour in Sunderland, England. Perry is the winner of the 2003 Turner Prize and uses ceramics and other art forms to comment on societal injustices and hypocrisies through a "variety of historical and contemporary themes."

Illustrations by Pierre Ferrero

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
We are enjoying the work of French Illustrator and comic book designer Pierre Ferrero. Pierre is a co-founder of Arbitraire Edtions, a comic focused art collective and magazine in Lyon.

Candy coated Sofles

Graffiti // Thursday, November 20, 2014
Did Sofles eat some acid and paint this or did he just consume an excessive amount of candy and get historically high off sugar?

Cities of the Death

Photography // Thursday, November 20, 2014
This month marks the release of photographer Margaret Morton’s book “Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan”. In the series of photographs, Morton sets the scene for distant villages isolated by mountains and sparse vegetation. 

A' Design Awards & Competition - Winners

Design // Thursday, November 20, 2014
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.

In the Magazine: Michelle Blade

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 20, 2014
To quote a Baths song, “It takes a lot of courage to go out there and radiate your essence.” Michelle Blade’s essence glows for miles and days; her work is packed with light and energy, and it evolves frequently. She maintains a consistent quality as she radiates her essence to better understand existence, an exploration made visible in her prolific output...

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