Surreal and Absurd History by Paco Pomet

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
The histories that Paco Pomet's paints are absurd, bizarre, surreal, and humorous. Just when you think you are looking at a simple realistic painting, you notice that the man in the background has a woman's legs and is posed a little too sexy for his early 1900's facial hair. The Grenadian artist just posted a bunch of new works that were painted in 2012, and we got a kick out of each one.

Chris Johanson's 2nd Annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland

Music // Monday, June 11, 2012
Former SF and Portland based artist, Chris Johanson, has again organized the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, a celebration of quiet music as well as the act of quiet listening. The two-day music event opens on Friday, June 15 and runs through Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Portland's local arts and cultural organization Disjecta.

Ron English x Chris Brown "Dum English" @ Toy Tokyo NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Toy Tokyo, invites you to attend a private signing session with Ron English and Chris Brown for the NYC launch of “Dum English” a limited edition toy collection produced by Garageworks Industries and Made by Monsters. Or as it is being called, “An artistic collaboration between Chris Brown and Ron English where parodic post modernism inspires an entire culture.”

Doors to Nowhere by Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
As part of the Uncommon Common Art project in Nova Scotia, writer Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell created Unbalanced, a series of door installations that create the illusion that the doors are leading to nowhere. Or somewhere. Or to another dimension. Take your pick.

Magical Surrealism by Tomek Setowski

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Polish painter Tomek S?towski has one amazing imagination. He is creating what he calls "magical surrealism," aka, a very inventive mind. Endless details, mythical worlds, a sort of never-ending story meets prehistoric meets 3,000 years into the future is what we are getting from the Polish artist's work.

Chris Sumer's "Bottle Cap Blues"

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Albeit not all the beers in this video are opened in a drinkable form, it does get your imagination going. It may be more convenient to have a bottle opener on your keychain, but exploring your immediate surroundings to find ways and excuses for opening a beer sounds like a great way to spend some time, especially if you're just recently free for summer break and want unwind while still exercising your creative muscles.

Geometric Forms by Sebastian Wickeroth

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Geometric form and its concurrent disruption, destruction and deformation is the starting point for Sebastian Wickeroth's illustrated works. Wickeroth plays with the zest for association of the viewer who may be unable to reject the immediately arising impression of a destructive act.

SF Bay Bridge To Get LED'd?

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Artist Leo Villareal wants to light up the Bay Bridge and we hope this becomes a reality. He has proposed ad LED light installation consisting of 25,000 white LEDs, spaced a foot apart for the west span of the bridge. The lights will have the function of changing, making abstract patterns based loosely on water, traffic, and weather patterns.

The Erotic Photography of Rich Burroughs (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
Gorgeous collection of soft, seductive images from Rich Burroughs' series 'In My Room'. 'One thread that runs through a lot of my work is a love for natural beauty, whether I'm shooting with a model or shooting landscapes. I'm also a minimalist. I'm always happy when someone uses the word "timeless" to describe one of my images.'

Paintings by Denmark's Peter Ravn

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 10, 2012
In honor of Denmark winning in the Euro Cup yesterday over the Netherlands, we are really into the work of Danish painter, Peter Ravn. Known primarily for his work in design and music, Ravn has been working on these vivid, bold series of paintings, which are at times disturbing but always engaging.

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