Paper Abstractions by Joanna McClure

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
Upon first glance, Joanna McClure's paper abstractions are simple arrangements of geometrically chopped paper. However, within the subtleties of the photographs emerge something more akin to large-scale abstract paintings. Gradual gradations in tone across fields of flat color, simultaneous depth and flatness of the composition, and subdued hues that gently vibrate between each other all contribute to the beauty of these "paper abstractions."

The Work of NYC's John Malta

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
John Malta was born in East Cleveland, Ohio where he spent most of his time wading through murky creeks, hanging out at house punk shows, and hiding in tree forts with his pet iguana. He currently lives and works in New York City.

The Work of Tyler Wintermute

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tyler Wintermute is a self-taught illustrator who's signature style confronts comic book erotica and fantasy narrative. His subject’s and muses are wrapped with intricate textures and patterns, filling the space in its entirety. In Tyler's recent work, he is experimenting with collage elements to bring a sense of realism to his otherwise illustrated compositions.

Heinrich Kley: From Fantasy to Fantasia @ Walt Disney Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The Walt Disney Family Museum present Heinrich Kley: From Fantasy to Fantasia featuring drawings by Heinrich Kley—Walt Disney’s most admired European illustrator—paired with art from Disney’s famed animated film Fantasia (1940). Opening this weekend from May 11 through September 17, 2012, the exhibition features 29 drawings by Kley and alongside more than 25 sketches, concept art, and maquettes from the Walt Disney classic film.

Preview: June 2012 Issue featuring Don Pendleton, Wayne White, and Kevin Cyr

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
We can't believe it either. Summer. 2012. Already here. Time to show you a preview of the June 2012 issue, featuring a cover story of legendary skate graphic artist Don Pendleton (with a special print offer through Juxtapoz.com in the coming days). June 2012 features former Pee-Wee's Playhouse art director Wayne White, Brooklyn's Kevin Cyr, Boston's Raul Gonzalez, Fort Thunder founder Brian Chippendale, Stockholm's spaced out Killian Eng, and the Bonnie and Clyde of graffiti, Utah and Ether.

Chris Ware's Social Isolation

Illustration // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Chris Ware is an American comic book artist. He writes and draws stories using text and pictures. He is best know for his graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, and the comic book series where it began, Acme Novelty Library. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression...

DETROIT SPRAY MIGRATION Part 2

Graffiti // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
As we posted before, The Motor City is playing host to a wide range of international graffiti writers in town for the Detroit Beautification Project.  Revok and Omens painted an improve exchange sketching every other letter in each others pieces and agreeing on using whatever colors were in a particular box they picked up.  Numerous other writers are filling up wall space and plenty of fumes are being huffed in Detroit right now.

Wes Lang "Here Comes Sunshine" @ Half Gallery, NYC

Tattoo // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
One of our favorite NYC-based artists, Wes Lang, is set to open a new solo show, Here Comes Sunshine, at the Lower East Side's Half Gallery this May 17, 2012. We follow Lang's blog closely, and he is good about updating it with oldies and newbies, and we recommend spending some time looking at his Americana meets tattoo meets stream of consciousness. And it is always good.

Boogie: In and Around Katowice, Poland

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Former Brookyln-based photographer, Boogie, was in Katowice, Poland recently for the Katowice Street Art Festival, and while there, he did what a good photographer does; he took stunning black and white portraits and photos around the city. This one in particular, in a cafe, looks like something shot in 1920's Paris.

Capturing the Sun: Light Installations by James Nizam

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The key for you to understand here with the work of James Nizam. In order to get these photographs, in order to create these wonderful light installations, James makes incisions into the structure of a house to manipulate sunlight into light sculptures. That's right, its the sun . . .

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