The Work of London's Espira

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
The work of the London based anomaly Espira is full of dark symbolism, like a carnivore's secret erotic dream. As stated by Entrepart, “This evil grandchild of Vivienne Westwood tells us, with brilliant paintings, that the era of over consumption is over; muting in aesthetics of Dyonisiac Eros- and Thanatos-inspired overdub.” Deep, dark, heavy lust and aggressive confrontation.

5 Minutes with HUSKMITNAVN

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
Our friends at Molotow over in Germany have shared with us 5 minutes of Danish artist HUSKMITNAVN. We can't be everywhere at once, so it's nice when friends around the globe shed light on quality contemporary art happenings in various spots worldwide.

New Print Release: Lucy McLauchlan "Eyes of Wapping"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Friend of the magazine with work featured in our May 2012 Public Art Issue, Lucy McLauchlan has a super exclusive (and when we say super exclusive, we mean in an edition of 1 sort of super exclusivity) new three-color screenprint available through Lazarides' The Outsiders print shop. Eyes of Wapping features hand painted brush marks on Heritage Rag 300gsm paper, signed by the artist.

Behind Artist MEAR ONE’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” Mural

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Last week we told you about the Snow White and the Huntsman pop-up gallery that opened its doors on May 19. Those who have already been down to 7710 Melrose Avenue in L.A. have seen the work of a number of hugely talented artists, including 3-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood. The gallery centerpiece, however, is a mural from legendary graffiti artist MEAR ONE.

Emilio Rangel "Genealogía" @ Terreno Baldío, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Our partners and colleagues in Mexico City just let us know about a fantastic new exhibition by Emilio Rangel, who just opened a brand new exhibit in Mexico City, Genealogía at Terreno Baldío Gallery. This is Ragnel's first works since his acclaimed The Whore of Babylon exhibition. The works appear to be sculptural fusings of part human and animal qualities, with futuristic, tribal characteristics applied in their uniforms.

Sneak Peek: Augustine Kofie's "Working An Angle" @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Go back and read Augustine Kofie's feature in the October 2010 issue, and he and El Mac have one of the best discussions two artists/friends/collaborators we have had in the magazine over the past few years. That said, we are always excited to see what Kofie's newest architectural-based works will look like, and Todd Mazer stopped by Kofie's studio prior to the artist's solo show, Working an Angle, at Known Gallery in LA.

New Vhils in Lisbon, Portugal

Street Art // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Using a slow archaic method of chipping away at surfaces street artist, Vhils, creates striking portraits with meticulous detail only subtle chips can create. This newest work of his is located in Lisbon, Portugal.

Anatomy Revealed by Koen Hauser

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
These are fantastic digital manipulations by Dutch artist, Koen Hauser. As part of the series, Modische Atlas der Anatomie, Hauser takes a female subject, photographs her body in certain frozen poses, and then digitally adds/removes her skin to reveal organs and internal body structures.

Thread and Nail portraits by Pamela Campagna

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
It should never be easy with portrait art. Italian artist Pamela Campagna creates portraits by putting nails into a wooden board and then using thread to create the figurative elements of the face and body. Geometric patterns make expressions, and we wish there was a video to go with these to see how she plots each piece from start to finish.

Jon Pylypchuk @ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Melancholic, humorous, cute, and still maintaining a harsh wit, Jon Pylypchuk's work uses scrap materials that range from toilet seats to spray foam to resins to glue to paper. Whether working two or three dimensionally, Pylypchuk's work is distinctively his, theatrically presenting narratives of human interaction that are both personal and universal.

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