Yamamoto Motoi: "Return to Sea"

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Yamamoto Motoi hails from Hiroshima Japan where he worked in a dockyard until he decided to commit full-time to art production at 22-years-old. Based on his "Return to Sea" project alone, it seems that Motoi has made a good choice. After his sister had passed away from brain cancer, Motoi made a series of installations that quite literally flatten the patterns and channels within the brain by rendering them in poured salt.

ROA: Optical Illusion in Chicago

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
In case you missed it: One of Roa’s most recent murals shows a giant animal with a massive chunk bitten out of him, yet from another angle it looks fully intact. This one was painted in Chicago and you see it in person off 16th St. in Pilsen.

The Twisted World of Michael Birnstingl

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Michael Birnstingl is an artist and graphic designer based in Graz, Austria. He works predominately in color pencil to create works inspired by the fantastical, surreal and dream-like. He specializes in strange juxtapositions of bodily, natural and manmade worlds in electrifying color. Birnstingl is also interested in cartooning and portraiture.

3D Erotica by Henry Hargreaves

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
'3DD' is book filled with beautiful women celebrating their curves in stunning 3D shot by Henry Hargreaves. 'Henry is a New York based photographer and breast enthusiast. His love of taking photos and the female form started as a young boy in New Zealand and as an adult he has practiced both hobbies in many countries of the world.

Day 2: Juxtapoz @ Outside Lands 2012

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Day 2 of Juxtapoz at Outside Lands was another great one, with more great performances from Mike Shine, live painting from Skinner, Sam Flores, N8 Van Dyke, Curve, Diet, and, of course, music from Metallica, Sigur Ros, Grandaddy, Big Boi, The Kills, Portugal the Man, and Explosions in the Sky. Here are a few shots from our day... 

Gal Weinstein's "Fire Tires"

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
A fantastic statement on global pollution, Israeli artist Gal Weinstein has created these amazing sculptures of tires going up in flames. The works sit at 4 meters high and made of wax, wool, polyester, Styrofoam and graphite. The work was on display at Art Basel, Kunsthaus Baselland in Switzerland (22 September – 13 November 2011).

Simulations by Alexandra Bellissimo

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Simulations is a fantastic and stunning photo collage and manipulation series by California aritst, Alexandra Bellissimo. The artist combines the naked human body with nature, making extensions from the body that appear to be roots and remnants of the natural environment. 

The Work of Chris B Murray

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Chris B. Murray grew up in upstate New York, where he discovered marvelous uses of color in comics, graffiti, and childrens’ books. He created his first storybook in high school and has been illustrating and painting commercially ever since.

Tattooed Girls by Adam Isaac Jackson

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
We've always been a fan of artist Adam Isaac Jackson, but we really can't get enough of his black and white illustrations of girls covered in tattoos. Many of his illustrated ladies are covered head to toe in awesome ink designs and Adam's use of black and white keeps his images clean and sharp.

New Roids Piece

Graffiti // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Clearly on his own trip with his graffiti, Roids constantly impresses us with his strong use of design and unique abstract lettering.

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