Carlsbad High School Wins the Vans Custom Culture Contest

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Vans named Carlsbad High School of Carlsbad, Calif. as the grand-prize winner of the sixth annual Vans Custom Culture design competition and awarded a $50,000 donation toward the school's arts education program...

"Artek" by Claudine Doury

Photography // Monday, June 15, 2015
In one of her earliest body of works that began in 1994 and continued on for ten years after, Parisian photographer Claudine Doury documented the down time of teenagers at the biggest pioneer summer camp in the former Soviet Union. This series entitled Artek, is a beautifully composed and edited collection of images, looking like a modern day lookbook but is the exact opposite in every sense. 

RIP RAME

Graffiti // Monday, June 15, 2015
Rame from the legendary KMD crew was a well-known Philadelphia graffiti writer who started in the early ‘90s making a comeback in recent years. He passed away and we wanted to send our condolences to his friends, family and crew members. RAME RIP.

“Havana Life” Photobook by Nad Yaqub

Photography // Monday, June 15, 2015
Until June 20, Nad Yaqub is working to fund the publication of a photobook titled “Havana Life”. The project, which is hoping to be funded through a Kickstarter campaign, documents Cuba’s capital city of Havana and it’s vibrant culture through photography. With a mix of both color and black and white images, Yaqub works to immerse the viewer in Havana life. 

Opening: The Fake History of the World

Pop Life // Monday, June 15, 2015
Part art opening, part performance art: receptions at Daniel Rolnik Gallery stands above the rest in sheer goofiness. Friday's show had paper towel rolls dispensing penis drawings, bags of fake cocaine, and a zine of nude selfies. There was also traditional media -paintings and drawings- but all still tongue in cheek. Stop by and see a light-hearted gallery like none other.

Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent @ Pasadena Museum of California Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent is the first full-scale exhibition to survey the entire career of pioneering artist and designer Corita Kent (1918–1986). For over three decades, Corita experimented in printmaking, producing a groundbreaking body of work that combines faith, activism, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope. The exhibition runs through November 1, 2015 at the Pasadena Museum of Art in Pasadena, California.

The Work of Mariana Villanueva (Haku)

Illustration // Monday, June 15, 2015
Somewhere between dark symbolism and realism is where Mariana Villanueva’s (a.k.a. Haku) immaculate illustrations would settle down. She grew up and began her artistic formation in Mexico City, after pursuing a degree in fine arts she began an internship with graphic artist Edgar Clement. It was under his guidance that Haku created her first series of “Bastards”, creatures that combine different elements of nature, animals and intensely sketched skulls and skeletons....

"Monomito" by Dr. Lakra @ Kurimanzuto Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Jerónimo López Ramírez better known as Dr. Lakra has a new show at Kurimanzutto Gallery in Mexico City. The exhibition named "Monomito" presents a new side of the artist showing sculptures made of found objects from flea markets.

Surreal and Absurd History by Paco Pomet

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
The histories that Paco Pomet paints are absurd, bizarre, surreal, and humorous. Just when you think you are looking at a simple realistic painting, you notice that the man in the background has a woman's legs and is posed a little too sexy for his early 1900's facial hair. The Grenadian artist just posted a bunch of new works that were painted in 2012, and we got a kick out of each one.

Update: The Work of Tenmyouya Hisashi

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 15, 2015
Tokyo-based artist Tenmyouya Hisashi began his career as a contemporary artist after working as an art director at a record label. He calls his work 'Neo Nihonga,' meaning Neo Japanese Painting. This comes from his bringing together of traditional Japanese art with Western learning and Hip-Hop influences.

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