Hyperreal Image Fools Some, Impresses Most

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 12, 2014
This is not a photo of colored pencils in a box. It's a digital drawing made from scratch in Photoshop. Some may say it’s a waste of talent, others may say it’s a perfect exercise in hyperrealism, and even others still may say nothing at all. But all we can say is wow!

KATSU's Drone Paintings @ 2014 Silicon Valley Contemporary

Graffiti // Friday, April 11, 2014
We are heading down to check out the new Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair this weekend in the South Bay Area, and one of the things we are excited to check out is The Hole NYC's curation of KATSU's drone graffiti paintings. As stated in the video, "Katsu's new tool for urban decoration is a drone with a spray can. He's debuting it—and testing it—at the 2014 Silicon Valley Contemporary." Here is a video to get the idea...

Nuria Riaza's Ballpoint Illustrations

Illustration // Friday, April 11, 2014
Nuria Riaza's blue ballpoint drawings are meticulous, in every sense of the word. Not only are they exquisitely rendered with detailed, fine linework, but each piece displays the artist's very careful deliberation and composition (her grids of collected knick-knacks are a neat freak's dream). Riaza graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia.

NYCHOS on Haight-Ashbury in SF

Street Art // Friday, April 11, 2014
NYCHOS, the Austrian super muralist that we have featured in our print edition and web edition many times over the years, is set to open a new solo show, "Street Anatomy," at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco on Friday, April 18th 2014. NYCHOS has been painting murals all over the city the past few weeks, and our friend James Pawlish caught him painting at the iconic Haight-Ashbury intersection. Probably a good idea for the foot traffic and the sleeping kids on the street to get a little NYCHOS in their brains...

“East-West/West-East": Richard Serra in Qatar

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Eerily placed in a quiet desert 60km outside of Doha at the Brouq Nature Reserve near Zekreet in Qatar, Richard Serra's magnificent "East-West/West-East" sculpture installation has now been unveiled. We say "eerie" in the Kubrick sense, monoliths left to wonder in a desert landscape, four steel plates that stand 49 feet tall that are set to be permanent fixtures in the reserve for the foreseeable future. Stunning work.

Lingering Scars

Photography // Friday, April 11, 2014
Photographer Farzana Hossen has created a series of work titled “Lingering Scars”which documents the lives of women who have been victims of acid attack burns in Bangladesh, where violence agains women is on the rise. The attacks are often related to the region’s strict moral code regarding the institution of marriage “whereby the woman is considered to be guilty for any family breakup or divorce and living alone is difficult. . . 

The dreamy black and white photography of Silvia Grav

Photography // Friday, April 11, 2014
Photographer Silvia Grav achieves a brilliant, dreamlike aesthetic by appropriating techniques that include superimposition, multiple exposure and solarization. The outcome is a captivatingly dark, surreal exploration and study of subjective interposition. Questions are tacitly posed through her images: How does one interpret? What are the affects of dreams on the unconscious and conscious alike? How does time and thought affect memory?

The Dark Side Of Album Art

Music // Friday, April 11, 2014
Album artwork has given pop-culture some of it's most iconic imagery that has been appropriated and manipulated by artists again and again. Artist Harvezt has taken a new approach to album art inspired artworks by creating the the opposite perspective. Harvezt's series titled The Dark Side of the Covers reverses the iconic scenes so that they are visualized from behind.

Kenji Nakayama "Études" @ Fourth Wall Project, Boston

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Fourth Wall Project is pleased to announce, “Études,” the first major Boston solo exhibition of artist Kenji Nakayama. Opening Friday, April 18, 2014 with a public reception from 7 to 9pm.

Carol A. Feuerman And Her Hyperreal Swimming Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Let's go swimming with Carol A. Feuerman and her hyperreal sculptures!

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