Street Art // Monday, July 20, 2015
Along with big and well known festivals in major cities around the world, there is still a strong DIY scene out there putting out some great events and producing some amazing street work. The little historic town of Vodnjan in Istria, Croatia, is this year hosting their 3rd edition of Boombarstick festival, and one of the invited artists recently finished his mural.
Street Art // Monday, July 20, 2015
As you probably know, POW! WOW! is a public art festival that started in Hong Kong and quickly spread to Hawaii, Taiwan, SXSW, and most recently, the city they call Long Beach. Fafi, Low Bros, James Jean, Hueman, Madsteez, Nychos, Aaron de la Cruz, Jeff Soto, Brendan Monroe, Craola, and many more artists left their mark in SoCal with an impressive collection of freshly painted walls.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 20, 2015
Traditionally, when you think of art in America your thoughts go to New York’s art scenes in Soho and Williamsburg; iconic metropolitan museums you visited as a kid, like Chicago’s Art Institute or San Francisco’s MoMA; the Getty’s “like”-inducing selfie backdrops in Los Angles; or Wynwood’s graffiti-covered walls in Miami. What usually doesn’t come to mind, however, are Southwestern cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, but they should.
Graffiti // Sunday, July 19, 2015
While most graffiti books just have pictures of finished pieces and maybe some action shots, the people over at The Grifters have gone above that with their new book called "Graffiti Without Graffiti," which shows how much work can go into getting a spot sometimes.
Photography // Sunday, July 19, 2015
“They say your first death is like your first love—and you’re never quite the same afterwards,” says Rebecca Norris Webb. The artist, who has long lived in New York City, embarked in 2005 to photograph her home state of South Dakota. After one of her brothers unexpectedly died the following year, her images began to change. Tones became more muted and delicate, the palette more autumnal.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 19, 2015
In one of the alternating exhibit rooms at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, under dim lights, stand a group of very shocking images by Chilean artist Mauricio Toro Goya under the title Milagreros. He was born in 1970 in the city of Vallenar, he has a background in design, art and photography and indulges in the exploration of old techniques as a base for his artistic proposal.
Photography // Saturday, July 18, 2015
Pink rules everything around Signe Pierce, as well as Neon and anything surrounding around that Miami Vice vibe. The multi-disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles has in her young age created a unique visual language using photography and video as her medium. Her “social experiment” video American Reflexx created with her partner Alli Coates, is by far her most challenging piece of work and for us difficult to watch.
Street Art // Saturday, July 18, 2015
After experimenting with different materials, Franco Fasoli, aka Jaz, has taken a new artistic direction. The substantial change in his work is based on the use of collage as the fulcrum, and came about after his residency in Miami, culminating in his solo show "Choque" in the Celaya Brothers Gallery in Mexico City.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
Hashimoto Contemporary continues their solid 2015-calendar year programming with a Summer Group show happening now through July 25, 2015 at their Sutter St location in San Francisco. Crystal Wagner, Brett Amory, Casey Gray, Derek Weisberg, Jessica Hess, and Erik Jones are just a few of the artists showing, as the gallery has collected " a combination of both local and international artists who have shown work all over the world, spanning galleries in the U.S and the U.K, to Greece, Mexico and Canada, to walls in Palestine, Singapore and Australia, and we are thrilled to be assembling them together under one roof."