The Banksy Olympics

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
With the London Olympics set to open on Friday, July 27, everyone is getting into the celebratory/satirical mood. Banksy was going to miss this opportunity to land a few punches and comical jabs at the increasingly corporate games, and he just produced two new street pieces to show his "support" of the Olympics.

Kinfolk Presents: Hannah Stouffer's 'Visceral/Visible'

Illustration // Monday, July 23, 2012
Kinfolk Studios is pleased to present ''Visceral/Visible'', a new site specific installation by Hannah Stouffer exploring the concept of land, escape and nostalgic solitude within a space. Stouffer portrays a post-primeval desire for our natural environment, fully realized through both memory and beingness, and her new work aims to not only capture a reality but also represent an ideal. Opening: Thursday, July 26th from 7-12pm.

Timelapse: Maisie Broadhead Makes a Hall & Adamson

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
The genre, style, and concept that is the timelapse video is growing up before our very eyes, and becoming an experimental art form in ways that we are finding more and more intriguing everyday. Take this brilliant timelapse by Maisie Broadhead, in collaboration with Jack Cole, where we watch a unique recreation of a 1844 photographic print by Hill and Adamson.

The Surreal Universe of Heidi Taillefer

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Ah, we love it when it gets a little weird and intriguing. Montreal-based painter, Heidi Taillefer makes some of the most intricate, detailed, and other-worldly images we have seen in quite some time. Citing the influence of early 20th century artists like Max Ernst, Giorgio deChirico, and Paul Delvaux, Taillefer has applied a futuristic vision to the early surrealists.

Jens Ullrich's Collage: A Fusion of Contemporary Sports and Classical Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Jens Ullrich's collages have struck a chord between the contemporary athlete and the classical sculpture, carefully aligning these majestically poised bodies of stone alongside the twisting and flexing muscles of the human form in motion, a visual delight that is quite a simple gesture that arouses several visual and historical discussions.

The Work of Hsiao-Ron Cheng

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. She works with a variety of media including pencil, oils, and digital. In her own words, 'my work alludes to the deformation that physically separates humans from plants and animals. The environments and situations that I paint are often of a surrealist nature, reminiscent of school, and partly based on fantasy...'

Os Gemeos @ Boston ICA

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
The prolific Brazilian twins, Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo, most known as Os Gemeos, will be having their first solo U.S. museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opening August 1, 2012.  The show will feature 11 new works, including painting, sculpture, and a new public mural created in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition.

Photorealism by Ana Teresa Fernandez

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
'Ablution is a series of paintings that derive from performances that submerges the body into specific sites, addressing rituals of cleansing and maintenance, focusing on gender, labor, sexuality and race. What does it mean to be clean in today’s society? Using water as a metaphor for purity... '

Teaser: SABER "Beautification" @ Known Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 22, 2012
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, LA graffiti legend, poltical voice for the public art community, and recently interviewed in our May 2012 Public Art issue, SABER is set to open a new body of work at Known Gallery this Saturday, July 28. Beautification opens the same night as REVOK's Gilgamesh at Known. Teaser after the jump . . .  

Paintings by Chloe Early

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 22, 2012
We haven't checked in with one of our favorite painters, Chloe Early, in almost a year, and we loved the series of paintings she had at Joshua Liner Gallery last Fall. Taking a surreal approach, with figurative elements interchanged with color abstractions and dreamlike visions, Early's paintings take you on a stream of consciousness journey. 

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