Remed @ Komafest

Street Art // Friday, August 03, 2012
Remed acquired a beautiful weathered wood building as his canvas for painting a large mural in Vardø, Norway for Komafest. The artist painted a number of simple flat shapes for his piece using white, black and blue, using the words “Hellige Heks Fortuna.”

Top 25 Os Gemeos Street Art

Top List // Friday, August 03, 2012
Brazilian twins Os Gemeos create some of the most iconic, instantly recognizable street and public art of any contemporary art in the world today. Or ever, if you want to really break this down. In honor of their museum exhibition at the Boston ICA opening today, August 3, we look back at our favorite street works from the 2x Juxtapoz cover artists. From multi-storied murals, to collaborations, to castles and simple characters hidden away in the depths of a city, Os Gemeos will continue to amaze and redefine what street art is.

Olek Covers Einstein Sculpture in Washington D.C

Street Art // Friday, August 03, 2012
Olek recently crochet covered a large sculpture of Albert Einstein while she was visiting Washington D.C. The New York-based artist was included and in town for ithe “40 under 40: Craft Futures” exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C.

3D Attack: 2012 Magic Art in Hangzhou, China

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 03, 2012
It was all about the 3D paintings. For the 2012 Magic Art exhibition in Hangzhou, which lies in the Eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, visitors were entertained to the tune of interacting with 3D paintings, literally getting to exist within a painting itself. According to the International Business Times, the Chinese outsourced the work to "15 South Korean artists, exclusively for the Hangzhou's Magic Art Special Exhibition, over a period of four months."

Video and Photos: The Environmental Works of Patrick Dougherty

Street Art // Friday, August 03, 2012
Using carpentry skills and tree saplings as his medium, North Carolina-based sculptor, Patrick Dougherty, creates large-scale environmental works outdoor and indoor. Over the last thirty years, he has built over 230 of these dreamlike forts, earning numerous prestigious awards and exhibiting internationally.

Illustrated Works by Zoran Pungercar

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 03, 2012
We featured Zoran Pungercar's work a little while ago in 2011, and now we're back featuring more. Here are some of Pungercar's more recent illustrated works for zines and show posters. His folk art aesthetic and attentive yet imperfect renderings simplify characters into compelling narrative icons that shudder with dark undertones and mysterious and pseudo-mythical imagery, and he does show posters for some great musicians like Tune-Yards to boot.

Tower Wiener Dog

Graffiti // Friday, August 03, 2012
"Fell up on some hard times, as we all do sometimes. Searched for employment and landed a 9-5 at the local PetSmart® on Tuesday. This morning was shadowing someone as they trimmed nails and cut various breeds of dogs hair. Was left on my own for a bit and did a couple dogs nails, then a lady dropped off this wiener dog for nail trimming, got carried away and shaved TOWER into the side of it. I no longer work there."

Getting Hairy with Lara Mendes

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
Lara Mendes' fine linework is perfectly suited to her representation of what seems to be a favorite subject - hair. We like this small series of freehand black and white illustrations done on a Wacom tablet. Mendes is an illustrator, designer and 2D animator from Porto, Portugal.

Preview: Georgia Knowles @ Collage Gallery, San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Moving to San Francisco by the way of Newcastle, England, illustrator and designer Georgia Knowles will be showcasing new work in San Francisco's Potrero Hill District starting this Friday, August 3. Knowles' influences range from street art to memorial paintings to classical illustration. Knowles also finds herself focusing on various wildlife such as a rhinoceros or a neighborhood dog. Knowles has developed these influences into a unique, colorful, whimsical style.

Preview: Dave Correia "Friends In the Dark" @ FIFTY24PDX Gallery, Portland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Alex Pardee is curating our October 2012 Halloween issue. Dave Correia is an artist you are going to see interviewed in said issue. Dave has a show opening tonight, August 2, at FIFTY24PDX in Portland. Alex tells us, "Contrary to what might hunt you down in your nightmares after seeing some of his work, Zerofriends' own Dave Correia isn't a scary dude. Fortunately for our eyeballs, however, his new collection of paintings is still frighteningly beautiful." Preview after the jump . . .

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