Scene Report: Los Angeles

Graffiti // Friday, August 21, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Walter Yetman aka The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye delivers this week’s Los Angeles Scene Report.

Video: NYC Subway Graffiti Artist Sharp Interview (1984)

Graffiti // Friday, August 21, 2015
Chester interviews Sharp regarding his subway graffiti in New York City back in 1984, which at the time was rather controversial and debated as a form of art. As far as fashion and that background of where they are interviewing is concerned, it is absouletely perfect!

Stefano Cerio Photographs Abandoned Chinese Amusement Parks

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
Living and working in Rome and Paris, visual artist Stefano Cerio began his career as a contributing photographer for the Italian weekly L’Espresso. Eventually his passion expanded beyond journalistic photography and moved towards explorative photography. Focusing on the theme of representation, Cerio’s newest photo series Chinese Fun is another fascinating stage in his comprehensive vision of exploring “place” and “other”.

Drawings by Qiu Jie

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
Qiu Jie trained both in Chinese high-realism and European multi-media schools, also working professionally as a decorator and designer. His drawings are informed from a wide range of aesthetic influences and carry a sense of myth making, exotica, and expedition through mysterious terrains of the imagination.

The Art of Raúl Gonzalez

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
As a kid I'd grab Mad magazines and immediately look for the tiny cartoons that lined the margins. when i realized that Mad artist Sertio Aragones also did a comic book, Groo the Wanderer, I was hooked. Twenty years later I met El Paso-born and Boston-based artist Raul Gonzalez, a founding member of the local art collective...

“A Part of You” by Rich Jacobs @ Artists Republic

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2015
Artists Republic is proud to announce a solo exhibition with bay area artist Rich Jacobs. A Part of You opens Saturday August 22nd and includes over 30 new paintings. This will be Rich Jacobs's first solo show in Orange County. The title for the show A Part of You is multifaceted. Art is a part of the person making it, and sometimes we only know a small part of the artist by what they choose to reveal to others. Rich’s concept for this show is to reveal many art making practices, styles and methods of working, and in turn reveal more of himself.

Soot and Gold by Ikenaga Yasunari

Illustration // Friday, August 21, 2015
Born in 1965, artist Ikenaga Yasunari's serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating poses. Using a Menso brush, mineral pigments, and soot ink on linen cloth, Yasunari continues the ancient tradition of Nihonga painting while simultaneously bringing modern elements to play...

Preview: Inside Banksy's "Dismaland" @ Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 20, 2015
Well, we had to keep a secret a little longer than we wanted to, but finally today, we have been able to announce our exclusive interview and cover story with Banksy, but also get to be on the ground to preview his newest and largest project to date, Dismaland. Set inside an old public swimming pool facility in the English coastal city of Weston-super-Mare, Banksy told us that is situated for the perfect art audience. Let's take a look inside...

Markus Brunetti's "Facades" @ Yossi Millo Gallery, New York

Photography // Thursday, August 20, 2015
Markus Brunetti’s FACADES series is the result of his travels through Europe from 2005 to the present day, capturing the façades of historic cathedrals, churches and cloisters in minute detail. In the tradition of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s serial documentation of German industrialization, the front surface of each structure is recorded in a precise and regulated style allowing for typologies and comparisons. 

Picture Book: Jim Mangan

Photography // Thursday, August 20, 2015
Looking over Mangan’s various bodies of work, you recognize that nature is ever present and seductively portrayed. With his most recent venture, the photographer teamed up with long-time friend and renowned, professional rally-car driver Ken Block. The two used the 75-mile stretch of land between Capital Reef and Goblin Valley as their stage, putting the landscape in motion in a series called Blast.


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