Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, May 01, 2014
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. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

The Strange Characters of Diane Arbus

Photography // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Throughout the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s New York City native Diane Arbus created an extensive photographic body of work that provided glimpses of strangeness in everyday life. While her photography was documentary, her use of composition and subject matter transformed her work into it’s own unique sub-genre. 

Hopper Meditations

Photography // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Drawing inspiration from the paintings of Edward Hopper, Richard Tuschman’s series “Hopper Meditations” evokes the moody color palettes, cityscape backdrops, and solitary female charac-ters that are signature elements in Hopper’s paintings. Tuschman explains, “I wanted to do a series of staged figurative narratives, somehow connected to past art, but also something I could take ownership of. 

Giveaway: Kenny Scharf x UE Boom Wireless Speaker

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Our friends at UE Boom have sent us a couple of their new limited edition, sold out Blablobs collaboration with Kenny Scharf, and we will be giving them away. Simply follow Juxtapoz and UE Boom on Twitter, share this post and we will select two people at random from the hashtag #JUXBOOM on Twitter this Friday May 2, 2014...

All We Want is Everything @ Gauntlet Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
This Saturday, May 3rd, Gauntlet Gallery will be presenting "ALL WE WANT IS EVERYTHING" featuring new works by Jason Bryant, Jeff Ramirez, Johannah O'Donnell and Zofia Bogusz. This exhibit combines the figurative work of four artists who are on the verge of mainstream recognition. In their own unique style, each contemporary artist skillfully inserts captivating characters into the backdrop of vivid and vibrant images. This allows each artist to create a juncture where the stress and chaos of everyday life has been stripped away, leaving behind a moment of clarity that reveals a flash of beauty and vulnerability.

Paintings by Lorella Paleni

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
A dreamy set of paintings from Italian artist, Lorella Paleni. A past student at both SVA and Columbia, Paleni mixes contemporary psychedelia with traditional painting that results in works that are both abstract and figurative, almost recreating the double exposure trend we have been noticing recently, but with a paintbrush. 

Rebecca Louise Law's Suspended Flower Installations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Rebecca is an Installation Artist who works with natural materials. She is best known for her interactive large-scale installations of hanging flowers within site-specific spaces. As well as exhibiting in Public Spaces, Galleries and Museums, Rebecca has made installations for fashion brands...

Famous Paintings Recreated from Torn Magazines by Vik Muniz

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
A really time-intensive project by Brazilian artist, Vik Muniz, where he has taken old magazines and meticulously rearranged the torn pieces to create the perfect figurative elements and color balance of some of world's most famous paintings. 

SAGMEISTER X WALSH: ADOBE CHALLENGE

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Adobe commissioned Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh to create an interpretive version of the classic Adobe logo. The designer duo known as Sagmeister & Walsh turned the challenge into a five part gameshow. Produced by Young Guns out of New York, the game show calls for each challenger to recreate the logo out of randomly selected objects, like jalapeños, sprinkles, silly string, or boardgames.

Brixton's Summer 2014 Collection and Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Our friends over at Brixton just released their Summer 2014 collection and video, perfectly in time for this ridiculously hot weather we are getting here in San Francisco.  A swim sure sounds nice...

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