How do you spell voluptuous again?

Erotica // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Jonny Negron’s art is somewhat terrifying. Lustful illustrations of extremely curvaceous women in compromising positions, featuring the female body in an overtly but powerful sexual way. A comic book illustrator/writer as well, Negron blends the two forms together to make these wonderful powerful but cartoonish pieces of work.  They play into sexual impulses and what turns the viewer on; stimulating what stimulates you without really showing it.

Nigel Stanford Makes Sound Visible In Music Video

Music // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford has come out with a music video for his newest song, Cymatics, the first single from his latest album, Solar Echoes. In this fun and fascinating video are a series of experiments that show the way sound waves affect different types of matter, like water, sand and gas.

F. Scott Hess Book Release

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
As Issued Art + Design Bookstore and Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) alongside the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) are hosting the release and public book signing with associate professor of Fine Art Painting - F. Scott Hess on Friday, November 21st. He will be signing his recently published retrospective book from 7- 9pm for the public in attendance. 

Dietmar Eckell’s Abandoned Planes

Photography // Monday, November 17, 2014
When photographer Dietmar Eckell began wondering what happens to planes forced to make emergency landings in remote locations, he decided to embark on a world wide exploration into locating them and photographing them. From Canada to the Sahara, Eckell captures how each plane is morphing with nature and becoming an intriguing part of the natural landscape in the series titled “Happy End”. 

The Early Color Work of Jo Ann Callis

Photography // Monday, November 17, 2014
Jo Ann Callis is a photographer who emerged in the late 1970's. Her images, which touches on the themes of sexuality and pleasure, are flooded with gorgeous light and rich, sensual color. These works, selected from her early color works, reflect her distinct style of heavily staged, interior shots.

Ellie Andrews’ Modernist Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, November 17, 2014
Ellie Andrews is an illustrator based in South East London. Her clients include heavies like Nike and The New York Times, and her cheery aesthetic is reminiscent of art we love, like Andy Rementer illustrations and California Modernism, but with a style that is distinctly her own.

Jonna Pedersen’s Neighborhood

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 17, 2014
Danish artist Jonna Pedersen’s new paintings shine a light on the endearing details of streetscapes and storefronts and she currently has paintings on view in the Red Mansion at the Augustiana Sculpture Park and Art Center in Denmark through November 11, 2014. From her website: “Pedersen is showing us reality based on human actions and traces...

Zio Ziegler in Oakland

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 17, 2014
Zio Ziegler just painted a massive wall in Oakland on the corner of 17th and Webster streets in conjunction with his solo exhibition, Intuitivism, which opened at LeQuiVive Gallery this Saturday, November 15. The artist explains his visual language and intentions: "I've often been asked what my symbols mean in relation to one another, and while I hint at their meanings with a reference in a title, those meanings are as ephemeral as the process itself...

SOPPY, a New Book by Illustrator Phillipa Rice

Illustration // Monday, November 17, 2014
British illustrator and artist Phillipa Rice is beloved for her adorable web comics, My Cardboard Life and SOPPY, as well as cheeky gif animations and other fun projects. SOPPY is soon to be published as a book, which is detailed on her publisher’s web site, “The wildly popular web comic SOPPY--with more than half a million notes on Tumblr--is the illustrated love story of author Philippa Rice and her real-life boyfriend...

Max Kauffman’s “Blood Meridian” Series

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 17, 2014
Painter Max Kauffman opens a duo show with sculptor Marcelo Macedo that opened Friday, November 14 at Low Gallery in San Diego. The duo show is called Innate Practices, and Max described his latest work to us, “I call the series Blood Meridian based on the book by Cormac McCarthy. I love how his writing goes off on these huge tangents of descriptive language of the landscape around, it just creates fully realized imagery in my head.”

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