DOLK Kicks of Nuart with Series of Street Works

Street Art // Monday, August 24, 2015
We are super excited to be in Stavanger, Norway next week for the kick-off of the 2015 Nuart Festival, one of the world's best continuing street art-centric fairs. The show officially opens on September 5, but street works will be popping up in the coming days, and DOLK has already started working on the streets with these really cool abstract expressionist-style works all around Stavanger. Fun times ahead, with updates!

The Surreal World of Fabien Mérelle

Illustration // Monday, August 24, 2015
'Fabien Mérelle is a highly talented and emerging young French artist who creates delicately detailed drawings in black ink and watercolour. Although Mérelle’s drawings appear at first sight realistic in their rendering, they in fact depict outworldly scenarios, unsettling situations and dream-like occurrences. Working on a minute scale against a sparse white background, Mérelle prompts the viewer to individually examine his figures and peer into a world, which from the outset may appear as our own, but upon closer inspection is a rendering of a personal streaming subconscious...'

Buddy Nestor's Eerie Unportraiture

Illustration // Monday, August 24, 2015
In Buddy Nestor's portraits, the depiction of an outward self disintegrates and mutates in order to convey a spiritual interior. “My latest series of paintings are portraits of female artists.  These physical and psychological images are my attempt to capture the true nature of humanity.  They are spiritual X-Rays.  The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women.  However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create.”   

Bookplates by Dušan Polakovič

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
We are enjoying Bratislava-based artist Dušan Polakovič's series of Bookplates, titled Ex Libris (Latin for bookplate). A Bookplate is a small print or label pasted into a book, often on the inside front cover, to indicate its owner. The earliest known marks of ownership of books date to 1391-53 BCE in Egypt. 

Meike Nixdorf’s “Your Earth Transforms” are based on renderings by Google Earth

Photography // Monday, August 24, 2015
Photographer Meike Nixdorf's "Your Earth Transforms" series shows "a cross section of different mountain ranges, including the Alps, the Cascade Range, the Rocky Mountains, the Himalaya and the Karakoram. The images display their respective shape at a certain moment in time, based on renderings by Google Earth from various satellite imagery. An image was taken of a rendered image, which was made from a collection of images - an (almost) invisible transformation.

The Art of Watermelon Carving

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
You don't want to be like everyone else this Halloween, with a Pumpkin face sitting on your doorstep. Are you looking to venture beyond sqaush? Well, look no further than the Melon! Creative fruit carvers from around the world have put their carving skills to work on Watermelons of all shapes and sizes. It turns out, their red insides can be just as frightening...

The Work of Eiko Borcherding

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
Hamburg, Germany-based artist Eiko Borcherding continues to create intricate and well-executed mixed media pencil drawings. With an eye for detail, he plays on the ideals of life and death, combining these elements in a way that creates a hauntingly beautiful duality. Recently, his work has begun to catch the eye of many art collectors resulting in art exhibitions  throughout Europe.

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”.
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