Erotica // Monday, June 01, 2015
Niso Ramponi, known throughout 1950s Italy by his aliases Kremos and Nisus, rose to popularity in Rome as a beloved cartoonist, illustrator, painter and animator. Today Kremos is a cult favorite amongst erotica lovers worldwide. Ramponi's illustrations are masterful renderings of Italian beauties that are all pouty lips, sky-high heels and legs for days.
Street Art // Monday, June 01, 2015
One Line is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to SUSO33 ( Madrid, 1973 ), a maverick creator who, starting from graffiti and street art, has overflowed them dissolving the disciplinary boundaries between painting, performance, and scenic arts.
Photography // Sunday, May 31, 2015
We‘re enthralled by Sarah Rhodes’s photo series Play that shows young kids enjoying their youth and creating their own worlds in the woods. These images make us reminisce to our childhood when creativity and imagination were all that was needed to be entertained and to enjoy the company of others. No need for money or glowing screens. Shot on the Break O'Day River in Tasmania over a three-year period, Rhodes has captured a special feeling like something out of Lord of the Flies.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 30, 2015
Two artists we really enjoy, Grady Gordon and Derek Albeck, have built a body of collaborative works that will go on display together at Smoking Nun in San Francisco starting on May 30, 2015. The show is curated by longtime Juxtapoz contributor, Gabe Scott, and features some of the dark and surreal monotype styles of Gordon and Albeck together on the same pieces.
Photography // Saturday, May 30, 2015
Dating back to 2009, photographer Melissa Spitz has been making photographs of her mentally ill mother, to what now has become an empowering body of work entitled You Have Nothing to Worry About.
Street Art // Friday, May 29, 2015
El Mac continues to be one of the great and most unique muralists of his time, one that is based on tradition but also a progressive and unique style. We have been covering Mac for years, both as a fine artist, muralists, and champion of public art around the world. Recently, Mac painted this massive mural in Boston, which was titled Ars et Scientia.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2015
FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco-based artist Ryan De La Hoz (who has been featured by Juxtapoz in both our print and online editions) in his first solo show with the gallery entitled “Impassible Terrain” including cut paper works, textiles, puzzles, drawings, works on canvas, and a watercolor painting on wood. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 29 (6-9pm).
Photography // Friday, May 29, 2015
Thanks to the Internet, photographers Johann Bouché-Pillon and Gabi Pérez stumbled upon each other’s work, making it possible to meet via e-mail and exchange ideas. The two created a very simple collaboration where they paired already-made photographs into diptychs that mirrored well together. These mostly consisting of color coordination and shapes.
Erotica // Friday, May 29, 2015
KISS is the debut art book from Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West. The book features 20 pairs of people kissing each other under colorful, surreal lighting. KISS takes a unique, abstract approach to a subject that has depicted throughout centuries of art. By placing a universal activity in such a dreamlike setting, the book causes readers to reexamine the energy and intimacy taking place with each embrace.