Raymond Cauchetier's New Wave @ James Hyman Gallery, London

Photography // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
To mark Raymond Cauchetier's 95th birthday, and to coincide with the publication of a new monograph on his work, James Hyman Gallery is delighted to present a new exhibition: Raymond Cauchetier's New Wave. The exhibition includes never-before-editioned photographs selected from Cauchetier's own private archive. The show runs through August 14, 2015 at James Hyman Gallery in London.

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Wednesday, July 01, 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. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Sara Antoinette Martin's Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Sara Antoinette Martin's illustrations draw on religious imagery and betray her roots as a tattoo artist. Her pieces often resemble gothic-themed tarot cards; the illustrations are visually bright but often include images of vomit, clowns and severed fingers. 

Tina Lugo's Dark Illustrated Erotica

Erotica // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
We've posted before about Tina Lugo's illustrations—dark erotic scenes, influenced by her childhood immersion in cartoons, comics and videogames. Lugo lists as her biggest influence the Ero Guru Nansensu art movement of Japan—a name comprised of fractions of the english words erotic, grotesque, and nonsense. 

Leah Emery Cross Stitches Hardcore Imagery

Erotica // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Brisbane-based Leah Emery was working for a video game developer when some explicitly pornographic spam kept skipping past her email filters. She was drawn to it, but wasn't sure how she wanted to incorporate it into her art until she decided to start experimenting with cross stitching, a medium unfamiliar to her at the time.

Bright Illustrations of Camilla Perkins

Illustration // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
  Brighton-born illustrator Camilla Perkins uses her hand-drawn style to illustrate portraits and bright scenes. She says she "derives inspiration from encountered oddities, whether human, flora or fauna." She is an artist as well as a commercial illustrator. Blocks of color characterize her work with detailed linework, and overlaid transparent shapes. 

Mark McCloud'S LSD Art @ FIFTY24SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Mark McCloud has been creating and collecting LSD art since the 1970s, when tabs of acid first became illustrated. In his collection, the blotter paper is either silkscreened or lithographed. His current show, at Fifty24SF gallery, also exhibits enlarged forensic photographic prints of the artwork. 

Shawna X Explains What It Takes to Make It as a Visual Artist in 2015

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
They hit up White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, an abandoned brewery in Berlin, and the forests of northern Japan as part of a five-part series that captures visual artists "stepping out of their studios and into a new environment for new inspiration." Today, Shawna X explains what it takes to make it as a visual artist in 2015.

Takashi Murakami x Vans Vault Launch @ Hotel Du Grand Veneur, Paris

Fashion // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Paris Fashion Week already has a buzz and turns one of the world's best cities into even more a hotspot. We were excited to be in Paris this past weekend for a special showcase and worldwide launch party for the Takashi Murakami x Vans Vault collection at Galerie Perrotin's Hotel du Grand Veneur space in the Le Marais neighborhood. Showcasing a special talk with Takashi, the entire collection of shoes, clothing, decks and some custom-artwork from the artist, it was a great reason to enjoy Paris for a few days.

“Plucked” by Geir Moseid

Photography // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Geir Mosied (b. 1978) is a Norwegian photographer whose work is derived from recounts of domestic, everyday life. His series “Plucked” examines various themes ranging from alienation, segregation, and the relationship between humans and constructed spaces. According to the artist, “The home is often known to be a safe space where one can be private and intimate. The home has a sentiment of security that is built around the fact that we can seclude ourselves, distancing oneself from the interference and surveillance of others.”