La Prisa Mata's Humans

Erotica // Monday, April 02, 2012
Life, identity, reality, status quo, intention and purpose... From very young, Luis Toledo, or La Prisa Mata, has explored our inquisitive reality, analyzing the hidden meaning of every image, and dissecting the mystery of beauty. As a meticulous collector, he gathers illustrations, textures, and fragments to create and built his images from. I recently ran into a series of works from Toledo, 'Humans' depicting the form and figure in his usual insanley intricate and detailed collage process.

Alan Brown's Alien A Day

Illustration // Monday, April 02, 2012
Alan Brown grew up near the woods & discovered the world was a weird mystery when he was very young. He then learned he loved to draw and ears later attended the Delaware College of Art & Design where he learned he also loved to paint as well. Today he draws & paints the weirdness the world makes him see inside and lives in Bear, Delaware with a very beautiful girl and three cats who hate each other. Behold his recent  'Alien A Day' project.

Riddick's Illustrated Gore

Illustration // Monday, April 02, 2012
Mark Riddick, an award-winning gore illustrator, has been a fanatic of heavy metal music since 1986. Riddick began his career as a freelance illustrator for the heavy metal music scene in 1991 when he began illustrating demo cassette covers, 7” EP record covers, and filler artwork for cut & paste underground death metal and black metal fanzines, bands, and record labels...

The erotic illustration work of John Ryan Solis

Erotica // Monday, April 02, 2012
John Ryan Solis was born and raised in the outskirts of New York City and he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2008, with a BFA in Illustration. He is now masterfully utilizing his talent and klowledge to create some playfully provocative drawings for both gallery shows and personal purposes as well.

Headsplitter by Nychos

Street Art // Monday, April 02, 2012
I’m sure neighboring business’s loved the new imagery Nychos painted on these rolldown gates.  I mean we love it, but that could give a kid dark nightmares for weeks.  Painted in the artist’s hometown of Vienna.

Feature: In Conversation with Parra

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Last week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened the new mural installation, Weirded Out, created site-specifically by Amsterdam artist, Parra. We caught up with Parra as the artist was finishing up the mural that stands on the museum's second landing, and discussed how his work has evolved since his March 2008 cover, working in black and white, and his first visit to SF.

"Everything Ever and Nothing Never" @ Needles and Pens

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Everything Ever and Nothing Never opens this Saturday April, 7th 2012 from 7:00-9:30 p.m at Needles and Pens in San Francisco.  Curated by Juxtapoz contributing editor, Austin McManus, this group show consists of an eclectic roster of established and emerging artists working in a variety of mediums. Several of the participating artists have graced the pages of Juxtapoz over the years including Bill Daniel, Read More Books, Jeff Canham, Derek Albeck, and Grady Gordon.

Preview: Gary Baseman "Vicious" @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Los Angeles-based fine artist, Gary Baseman, just sent us a few preview images of his newest exhibition, Vicious, set to open this Thursday, April 5, at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The exhibition will feature over 30 new works based on the concept of "hunger."

Juxtapoz Presents: Mike Miller, directed by Estevan Oriol

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Juxtapoz's Photo Editor, Estevan Oriol, checks in with LA photographer Mike Miller. Miller takes us from his early fashion days through his work with Gangsta Ra, Rock, and Punk legends, and album covers. He even shows us how many hard drives you have to own to be a professional photographer.

Wall Writers Preview Video

Graffiti // Monday, April 02, 2012
Roger Gastman’s newest film “Wall Writers” is a documentary focusing on a handful of early graffiti writers who were unknowingly paving the way for future generations and an entire culture.  Many of the characters highlighted have become legendary figures among writer circles and have been camera shy until now.

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