Askew in Shoreditch, London

Graffiti // Friday, August 01, 2014
We haven’t seen many people paint like this ever and that’s why Askew is ahead of the class. This new wall was painted in Shoreditch, London while in town for his exhibition “Oceanic” at Rex Romae Gallery.

Hilarious Renaissance Art GIFs

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Too funny for words, we love these high-larious GIFs by the wicked Scorpion Dagger.

Audrey Kawasaki, Deedee Cheriel and Tara McPherson @ Merry Karnowsky, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
This Saturday, August 2nd, Merry Karnowsky Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition featuring new work from Audrey Kawasaki, Deedee Cheriel and Tara McPherson. Audrey Kawasaki began her artistic career in her native Los Angeles, after attending Pratt Institute in NY. Moments in the artist’s personal life inform both subject matter and context for her paintings, with strong line work and delicate oils blending seamlessly onto naturally grained wood panels.

New Show: 'Five Years of Work By Stefan Glerum'

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Stefan Glerum, who lives and works in Amsterdam, has a new show: Five Years of Work By Stefan Glerum. It will run at Kemistry Gallery in London until 16 August.

In the Magazine: Maiko Takeda, June 2014

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
When F is for Fashion, in Maiko Takeda’s atelier, it’s not necessarily born of function. These are not logos branded on a five-panel cap. Form, fluidity and fantasy expand the narrow confines of the genre for this young artist who grew up in Tokyo and now designs and hangs her hats in London.

18th Century Alphabet Engraving Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Alfabeto Pittorico is a gorgeous engraving series of the twenty-four letters of the alphabet and one ampersand by Antonio Basoli.  This pictorial alphabet is a collection of pictorial thoughts composed of objects beginning with the individual letters of the alphabet.

The photography of Phebe Schmidt

Photography // Friday, August 01, 2014
Phebe Schmidt is challenging our perception and digestion of the world around us, one pastel-hued, glossy photograph at a time. The Australia native bears a bold, pop style not unlike the work of Toilet Paper and Maurizio Cattelan, among several other influential contemporary photographers, but the driving force behind Schmidt’s work sets her apart (not to mention her cultivation of equally revolting and seductive imagery). 

Olivia Bee’s Romanticized Images of “Lovers”

Photography // Thursday, July 31, 2014
In her series “Lovers,” Brooklyn-based photographer Olivia Bee explores the nostalgia of teenage romance. From innocent kisses captured in a dusk lit garden to intimate moments of sleeping side by side, Bee truly captures the warmest elements of a new relationship. Through her romanticized use of lighting and her raw candid compositions, the viewer is invited to relive the tender moments that she so intimately captures.

Kostis Fokas's explores the human body, Faceless

Photography // Thursday, July 31, 2014
London-based photographer Kostis Fokas speaks about his work saying, “Through my photos I wish to present a new take on the human body and explore its infinite capabilities. The use of quirky, and sometimes hidden faces communicates exactly that. Unlike photography that seeks to reveal the feelings of the objects portrayed through the use of faces and expressions, I shift my focus on the complete freedom pertained to the image of a human body."

Aitch's "Beautiful Us"

Illustration // Thursday, July 31, 2014
  Aitch the illustrator presents a beautiful series focusing on watercolor representations of body parts, bringing out the symbolic resonance of each portion. Aitch is from Romania and has also shown work in many different cities such as Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin and Amsterdam. Aitch has a wonderfully unique way of presenting human anatomy in more poetic visual terms.

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