My Personal Universe by Zhan Wang

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
This ambitious and monumental project by acclaimed Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang has us mesmerized by its complex nuances in process and finished product revealing a poetic sense of versatility that relates to very specific instances of the interpersonal to larger concepts as broad as the "initial state of the universe."

Illustrative Scenes by Vikki Chu

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
Loving these little expansive illustrated scenes full of tiny characters and action by Vikki Chu! Each drawing is like its own little storybook narrative, or full length movie! Rember Where's Waldo?? Vikki's adorable renderings bring us that same excitement and nostalgia from searching through our favorite childhood books.

Interesni Kazki: New Wall in Baltimore

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
Participating in the Open Walls Baltimore Project, Interesni Kazki had the opportunity to paint an architecturally beautiful building used for adult day care and as usual used their talents to create a unique piece.

In L.A.: Tobias Keene @ LeBasse Projects

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception for Tobias Keene’s solo exhibition, Black is the Beauty of the Brightest Day at LeBasse Projects. In his first major gallery show in 6 years and first solo exhibit at LeBasse Projects, Tobias Keene’s new works delve into the themes of ceremony, beauty and reliquary. Photos and more after the jump….

Underwater Portraits by Jacob Sutton

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Nothing much more to say than these are stunning underwater portraits from photographer Jacob Sutton. Working in fashion and other commercial venues, Sutton's personal work is highlighted by this series of 3 underwater shots.

In Process: Herakut "Loving The Exiled" @ 941 Geary, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
German duo Herakut are in San Francisco at the moment putting the touches together on a big installation exhibition at 941 Geary. Of their Loving the Exiled show, Herakut notes they "will be bringing characters that have fallen from grace." We have a few installation and process shot after the jump . . .

Stitched Magazine Covers by Inge Jacobsen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
First we had to get over the fact that artist Inge Jacobsen did not include Juxtapoz in her stitched magazine cover series, and then we started to appreciate the Irish-Danish by way of England artist's work. And, we love how she included both the front and back of her works to assess.

Blu in Morocco

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Our May 2012 Public Art special issue features a few works from Italian muralist Blu captured from our travels in Europe last year, and we just saw that the artist was in Morocco to paint a new mural near a border crossing in the North African nation. That appears to a European Union colorway on that wall, no?

Swoon, Monica Canilao, and Dennis McNett @ Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Close friends of the Juxtapoz family, Dennis McNett, Swoon (currently on the cover of the May 2012 issue) and Monica Canilao were in Milan recently to collaborate on an exhibition at Patricia Armocida. The exhibition, titled The Folding Of the Known World, will be on display through July 20, and features installation works and collaborations from all three US-based artists.

Eerie Entomology

Illustration // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Serbian illustrator and graphic designer Vladimir Stankovic's strange and inspiring collection of insects almost manage to hide their alien weirdness (an extra eye, an unnaturally bulbous head) beneath the immediate beauty and charm of his drawings. Stankovic is currently working on his master's thesis in Finland, developing his craft and experimenting with new ways to combine traditional and digital illustration media.

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