Mike Force: Dirty Jokes

Erotica // Friday, May 04, 2012
Mike Force is a Seattle-based artist and illustrator with a graphic, humorous comic book style the is the visual equivalent of a pastel-painted dirty joke. He is a designer and illustrator at The Stranger and is the creator of the pop-up Poster Museum.  He has worked as a regular contributor to The L Magazine, as well as done illustration for Vice and Complex Magazine...

Kristian Hammerstad's Pop-Gore Illustration

Illustration // Friday, May 04, 2012
Kristian Hammerstad is a trained illustrator and self-taught animator. He studied at Central Saint Martins College in the UK and developed the graphic, pop-gore comic style that he utilizes in both his personal and commercial works. After starting in commercial animation with friends and working for a few years in the UK he now works mainly as an illustrator. Kristian now lives and works in his native Oslo, Norway.

Jaz in Baltimore

Street Art // Friday, May 04, 2012
Open Walls Baltimore continues to host local and international artists with spaces to paint murals.  Argentinian artist, Jaz, recently completed this piece depicting faceless human bodies riding large cats similar looking to a cougar.

"Black Grapes of Wrath" by Ludo

Street Art // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Limited to just five, Black Grapes Of Wrath is Parisian street artist, Ludo’s newest sculpture project.  Each of the skulled grapes are laser sculpted, hand sprayed, and come with a signed certificate of authentication.  An added bonus, 50% of the money goes directly to a non-profit organization that provides skateboards and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan.

New Horfe Walls

Graffiti // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Horfe’s newest work is from somewhere else, but not existing in this dimension.   Stripped down to a simple two colors, these recent framed pieces are meticulous in detail and content.  Looking like a futuristic architectural comic strip, the small world’s Horfe is developing have us excited and optimistic about graffiti’s future.

Grant Coghill Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Grant Coghill is a Scottish illustrator and designer who studied web/graphic design in Aberdeen is now based in Austria. He works in a variety of media to create his surreal character work and after extensive travels throughout Asia, Coghill's work is influenced by wildlife, spontaneous reaction, nocturnal life, abstract art, Indonesian shadow puppets, unheard of bands, tribal costume, folk tales, Austrian krampus, and bright spice colors.

New Muses, Old Favorite

Erotica // Thursday, May 03, 2012
I've always loved the work of Barcelona based illustrator, Conrad Roset. His erotic muses are ever-changing though stylistically his work is always recognizable, with their inked simplicity and rosy lips and knees. The innocence he portrays in minimal provocative poses gets me every time. His new collection of female figures, from early 2012 prove to be no different.

Barry McGee @ Prism, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Barry McGee will make a return visit to show at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles on May 11, 2012, with a large portion created at the gallery itself. In 2009, McGee held an exhibition for the gallery's inaugural exhibition, titled MindTheGap. Since then, the gallery has gone on to show many renowned international artists including David LaChapelle, Os Gemeos, Ryan McGinness, Andy Warhol, Araki, and a bunch more. This one should garner a ton of attention.

Hand Woven Erotica by Erin M. Riley

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
We don't know the process in which Philadelphia-based Erin M Riley puts into her tapestries, woven from a Macomber floor loom with hand dyed wool yarn, but we know the results are gaining a bit of attention across the blog world and in San Francisco. Featuring scenes of sex, a bit of a partying, a bit of remnants of last night's party, Riley creates a vision of excess through this unique medium. Her work was just on display at Guerrero Gallery in SF.

PULSE New York 2012 Opens Today

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair opens PULSE New York 2012 today, a leading art fair dedicated to international contemporary art, through Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. We will be checking it out this morning and giving a full preview tomorrow.