Betsy Walton's Folk Abstraction

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
'Many of my paintings and drawings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life... My style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters.' Betsy Walton

Ben Newman's Sticky Fingers

Erotica // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Naughty girls, filthy fairy tales, tongue-in-cheek rudeness and other bizarre and perverted nonsense from Bristol, UK based painter and illustrator Ben Newman. A master in the craft of creating sinfully erotic scenarios and sexy narratives...

Pharmacy Herbs and Mutant Weeds by Luzinterruptus

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
One of our favorite street intervention collectives we have seen over the past year is Luzinterruptus, a Madrid-based group that takes high-concept street art to a new level with fully interactive pieces that highlight the problems in the given city they work in. Pharmacy Herbs deals with light pollution in Madrid.

Mixed-Media Collages by David Bayus

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
San Francisco-based artist David Bayus produces vibrant and richly layered multi-media collages. He works work with mediums as diverse as digital montage and oil paint, creating an array of tactile qualities ranging sleek flat surfaces to globby paint application.

David Lynch: "Crazy Clown Time"

Music // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
It is never going to be straight-forward or even partially sane when it comes from the visionary mind of filmmaker turned musician David Lynch. His new track, "Crazy Clown Time," features a self-directed music video from the legendary artist, and in a one word, we have to say... interesting.

Masters on 45s by Tamir Sher

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Some people collect old records, others make projects out of their record players. Israeli photographer Tamir Sher took images of past masters' artwork, and her son's toys, and placed them on her record player, played the images at different speeds, and captured the effects and movements, her way of changing the way we interpret phenomena.

Muscled Skin by Pedro Sousa

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
A lenghty stay at Heathrow Airport had us searching for some interesting new photographers, and we came across this series by Portugal's Pedro Sousa, where he has taken photographs of a subject and illuminated muscle effects on the model akin to how his body appears under the skin.

Aurel Schmidt, Maneater

Erotica // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Aurel Schmidt is an NYC-based artist whose highly detailed work assembles the darker elements of humanity and rearranges them in a disturbing yet humorous way. In her series "Maneater," Schmidt brings together pieces of street trash, such as cigarette butts, condoms, and discarded food, and transforms them into faces, landscapes, and bodies with bizarre erotic undertones.

Anne Sofie Madsen

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Design. In her career as a fashion designer, Madsen has trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris, later moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. As an artist, her gorgeous fashion illustrations transcend their utilitarian purpose, becoming individual works of art that excite and inspire.

Nick Pedersen: Sumeru

Illustration // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Nick Pedersen is a multimedia artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. In his breathtaking and visually meditative series "Sumeru," Pedersen metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice, creating a narrative that symbolically wanders through various states of consciousness and perception in the quest for spiritual awakening and rebirth.

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