Mesa in Athens, Greece

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Participating in the Meeting of Styles Festival in Athens, Greece, Mesa painted this large portrait of a women looking into the distance.

Portraits by Mercedes deBellard

Illustration // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Working out of Spain, Mercedes deBellard illustrates the portraits of some pretty cool looking ladies with blended pencil and watercolors. She brings feminine touches into her work through splashes of pastels and floral elements. These are the type of girls we want to hang around.

Erotic Illustration by von Zzyzx

Erotica // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This 'Shaman Princess' illustration is a colorful and soft take on a self portrait by Klem.jm. Illustrator Von Zzyzx uses intricate details and pastel colors to add a unique personality to the portrait.

Marco Mazzoni Tattoo!

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tattoo artist Diogo Quadro out of Belgium recreated the work of Marco Mazzoni on skin! Mazzoni's work usually includes portraits of mysterious women covered in flowers and butterflies, and most often missing their eyes. It is pretty cool to see his work off of paper and onto flesh!

In L.A.: The Floor Show @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills for the opening reception of The Floor Show. group exhibition of floor-based sculpture organized in collaboration with curator Richard D. Marshall. The Floor Show explores the variety of ways contemporary artists have expanded the possibility of the sculptural medium by removing it from the once-compulsory pedestal. Photos and more after the jump..

Olek for "Delocated" in the July Juxtapoz Adult Swim Issue

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
As part of our Adult Swim issue, we had the chance to create special collaborations with various artists around the themes of the Adult Swim programs. When it came to "Delocated,"with the concept of the family who testified against the Russian Mafia and has been uprooted to start living undercover through the witness protection program, why not have Olek and her guerrilla knitting work create some masks for full undercover looks?

Aldous Massie: Future Tense

Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Aldous Massie was born in Sydney in 1988. He is an illustrator and designer who creates with a futuristic, nostalgic kind of style, with clients ranging from fashion-house Hermès to political parties such as The Australian Greens. His signature drawings appeal to our Jetson-curious mind while allowing us to reminisce about what happened to that predicted future anyways?

Preview: Andrew Schoultz "EX UNO PLURA" @ Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
San Francisco-based Andrew Schoultz, who was the cover artist of our March 2012 issue, will be opening a new solo show, Ex Uno Plura, at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, New York on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Hopefully its close to the neighborhood in Revenge. The works will include a focus on  the nature of, and visual commentary on the American flag.

New Swoon in Brooklyn

Street Art // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
New Swoon pieces have been popping up around Brooklyn and they are a stand out among all the amateur attempts at “street art” you become desensitized to seeing.  As usual, this piece is highly intricate in its cuts and line work.

Erwin Wurm "One Minute Sculptures" @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, probably one of the most innovative contemporary artists we can think of that can seemlessly involve conceptual, sculptural, installation, and mixed media works all into one piece, is set to revisit and showcase his late 1990's project, One Minute Sculptures, at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, England.

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