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.” 

An update with Sawe

Graffiti // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Every once in a while we check in on Barcelona-based graffiti writer, Sawe, simply because his sprays are playful and creative. Here are some recent photos he’s been sharing on his Instagram, some old some new.

Gerry Judah's Latest Sculpture for the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
For the last 18 years, sculptor Gerry Judah, who we've covered before both in the magazine and on the site, has made a sculpture for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, each time focusing on a different car brand. This year's 40-meter high installation celebrates Mazda and features 120 tons of steel and his most complex and sophisticated one to date!

Bizarre Porcelain Sculptures by Jason Briggs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Jason Briggs lives in rural Tennessee where he teaches part time in Nashville and spends the rest of the time in his studio creating these bizarre porcelain sculptures. Through his work, Jason is searching for a fresh perspective and trying to create objects that he's never quite seen before and "whose inherent mystery and intrigue quietly insists upon viewer interaction." In his words, "Obvious sexual references, along with an extravagant, fetish-like attention to surface, can arouse a yearning to touch as powerful as the act itself."

7-Story Canvas Curated by Apexer & Buff Monster @ Hotel Zetta, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
SF’s design focused Hotel Zetta just announced the public opening of its 7-Story Canvas exhibit where nine (9) of the best muralists from across the USA traveled to San Francisco this past May to redesign the interior of the Hotel. The project began in April originally as an Instagram contest #ZettaMurals, during which Zetta and renowned muralists Buff Monster & Apexer set out to find the most talented street artists and bring them to San Francisco to compete for a $5,000 grand prize.

Paintings by Japan's Ai Shinohara

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We are revisiting the dreamy, surreal universe of Kagoshima, Japan's Ai Shinohara, works that show the uncomfortable relationship between humans and nature. Beautiful results ensue with a few new paintings from the artist, we're hoping for more!

Biro Pen Illustrations by Helena Hauss

Illustration // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Helena Hauss is a Paris-based illustrator who uses all bic pens to draw large detailed drawings. Helena strated drawing with bic pens in high school and became so accustomed to using them that she never found herself at ease with anything else. " other medium allows me to put so much emphasis and details into hair, reflects and patterns as I so much love to do."

Digital Illustration by Dhanank Pambayun

Illustration // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Dhanank Pambayun is a digital illustrator who lives in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He started his career in 2002, building a personal playground website which evolved into a professional illustration studio in 2007. After trying a variety of different jobs, from graphic designer to animator, he focused on digital illustrator as his occupation. Dhanank’s work is composed of complex compositions with a high level of detail. Each piece combines vintage looks, disharmony, rich color, and both surreal and grunge effects. His artwork has been featured in outstanding graphic magazines and websites, as well as in commissioned work for major brands.


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