Back Talk: A Convesation with Caia Koopman

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
Caia Koopman has emerged as one of lowbrow’s preeminent female artists. With a well-rounded background from her years spent obtaining her BA in Fine arts from UC Santa Cruz, to her time spent in the skateboarding and snowboarding scenes, Caia’s environment has both molded and provided an eclectic background that makes her paintings come to life. She opens works with Sarah Joncas at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday, June 16.

Preview: CANLOVE "No Can Left Behind" @ 941 Geary, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
This Saturday, June 16, Canlove will be opening a solo show at 941 Geary in San Francisco, titled No Can Left Behind. Canlove is an LA-based Graffiti Recycling Organization founded and managed by creative partners DJ Neff and Paul Ramire, who aspire to transform every discarded spray can into its own work of art, and this show will be the first large scale installation of the artist collaborative.

The Colorful Fashion Illustrations of Hajin Bae

Illustration // Friday, June 15, 2012
South Korean artist Hajin Bae is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director based in Seoul. Bae likes to illustrate lovely young women in full technicolor. Her most recent project has been a collaboration with fashion photographer Bryant Eslava entited "BryJin" - fusing Eslava's photographs with Bae's illustrations to produce animated fashion illustration gifs.

Food = Fashion by Fulvio Bonavia

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
The simple idea; reimagine food as fashion. Fulvio Bonavia had a fantastic book, A Matter of Taste, that was released a few years ago, featuring photography of food as fashion pieces. Rasberrry bags, sardine belts, and artichoke hats could possibly be one day, high fashion. 

Falling Star: Do Ho-Suh in San Diego

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
“Falling Star” is an installation by South Korean artist, Do Ho Suh, which leaves a house balancing on the roof of a seven story building on the UC San Diego Campus. Looking as if the house dropped from the sky, visitors can view the piece on the roof, enjoy a beautiful well-manicured garden, and catch a descent view of the surrounding San Diego landscape.

Preview: John Dempsey @ Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
John Dempsey doubles as Billy Tokyo. Like many artists, Dempsey works in two distinct styles, but unlike most he has an exhibition history in both styles—and so he utilizes two names, and two exhibitions. John Dempsey’s “Urban Nature” and Billy Tokyo’s “The Shapes of Things to Come” is currently on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, with the opening reception tonight.

The SKULL EGG AND PANCAKE MOLDER

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
We really wanted to wait until Halloween on this one, but we just couldn't resist. Sure, you can eat your pancakes and eggs in their "normal" circular form, but why not treat the kids to an egg in a pirate's skull and crossbones style? How cool is this? Even if you don't like skulls, you have to appreciate this one...

The Work of Farizwan Fajari

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
Speak Cryptic aka Farizwan Fajari is a visual artist living and working in Singapore. Fajari's universe is occupied by a cast of masked characters who struggle to connect with one another. “I am trying to provoke the same kind of feeling you get when you walk through sludge, with mud in your eyes, clawing your way into mountains, swimming with a sea of ants. I appreciate gravity. It keeps me here on earth.”

Highly Detailed Erotic Art by Anville

Erotica // Friday, June 15, 2012
Anville creates highly detailed black and white illustrations capturing sensual, fantasy-like females. Using ink, paint, and screenprints he brings elements of worlds that do not exist to life along with classical design details.

Adult Swim Issue: Skinner for "Metalocalypse"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
On the occasion of Metalocalypse being featured in Juxtapoz' special July 2012 Adult Swim Issue, one of the most visually death metal people we could think of, Sacramento-based Skinner, created a perfect summation of the program with an intense triptych painting based on the show's characters. If you buy the issue, you will treasure it forever.

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