Christoph SIllem's "A World Around Disney"

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 06, 2012
Wandering through Christoph Sillem's photographic series A World Around Disney is like wandering through a Disney cartoon. However, SIllem's photographs are not representing any kind of stage set. Sillem has discovered the community of Val d'Europe. This surreal housing complex is the one that surrounds Disneyland, Paris, a large scale neighborhood erected to accommodate the employees of the nearby destination.

Illustration by Sarah McNeil

Tattoo // Friday, July 06, 2012
Artist Sarah McNeil says she likes drawing, cooking, and exploring nature. We like her illustrated portrait of this tattooed babe. Wolves, birds, and flowers are some of the subjects that make up this girl's ink work and we'd like to see more of this pretty, nature-y goodness in real life.

Studio Visit: Jeremy Fish

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
We get a chance to visit with Jeremy Fish every so-often, and generally it is on the occasion of a new exhibition or body of work being built. What we enjoy the most about visiting Fish in his SF North Beach studio is that whatever research or preparation he has compiled while making the work, the remnants are evident throughout his space... 

IN L.A.: 6th Annual Sea No Evil Benefit Art Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the 6th annual Sea No Evil benefit art exhibition. The Sea No Evil art benefit show at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium featuring artwork donated by over 100 artists from around the world including Gary Baseman, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup, Shepard Fairey, Lola, Travis Louie, Hydro74, Amy Sol and many, many more. Photos and more after the jump…

In L.A.: Phillip Toledano @ Kopeikin Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
We recently stopped by Kopeikin Gallery to check out Philip Toledano’s portrait series A New Kind of Beauty. These images, which many consider disturbing, are of people who’ve made choices that while creating an abnormal appearance exude a captivating bodily presence. Photos and more afther the jump…

Abandoned House turned Gigantic Dollhouse by Heather Benning

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Have abandoned farmhouse, will transform it into a life-sized dollhouse. Canadian artist Heather Benning, took a rural farmhouse, painted the walls, added furniture, and literally took away an entire wall of the two-story structure in order to give it the authentic dollhouse viewpoint. Benning has spent a career working with the idea of rural displacement, and this seems to be the penultimate project.

"Beauty Behind the Corner": Site Specific Fashion @ FAME Festival

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
The people/person at Studio Cromie in Grottaglie, Italy who organize and produce the fantastic public art festival, FAME, have just started a site-specific project of tee-shirts made in limited numbers at the Studio Cromie space. If you have ever been to Grottaglie, then you know how distinct and fantastic the various walls and buildings are, and Studio Cromie has captured the unique aesthetic on the tees. Video after the jump...

Recreating Famous Photographs via Star Wars

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Perhaps because this author spent most of his Fourth of July holiday in a county that is shared with Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, but when we saw these fantastic famous photographs recreated with Star Wars characters, we felt a bit if kinship. Of course, I would expect to see two Stormtroopers kiss after the end of a great galactic war.  

More Surreal Scenes from Igor Morski

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
We showed you a great grouping from Polish surreal illustrator and digital artist, Igor Morski, last week, and we came across this fantastic image this morning and wanted to go into his more even more in depth. There isn't much else to say; in terms of creating surreal, imaginative universes, Igor is one of our favorites.

Molly Rose Dyson and Fiona Waters' Small Goods

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Molly Rose Dyson collaborated with Fiona Waters to create this strange and fantastic series of drawings titled "Small Goods". The subjects within the drawings are recognizable yet nonsensical. Some look like a cross breeding of meat and fruit.

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