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.

Portraits by Timothy Pakron

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
We came across these haunting, eerie portraits by Mississippi-based artist  Timothy Pakron, where he takes a photo of his subject and then created a portrait that is based on random painting in the darkroom. As Pakron notes, " I am comfortable with the viewer ultimately feeling uncomfortable."

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (Video)

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
You have seen the poster campaign be re-ignited in bookshops and craft stores over the past ten years, and this video chrnicles the Keep Calm and Carry On poster story from its origins in World War II and its reemergence.

Photos: Andrew Schoultz & Richard Colman @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Last week, March 2012 cover artist Andrew Schoultz and former Juxtapoz featured artist and Detroit project artist, Richard Colman, opened the exhibition, To Be Announced at Copenhagen's V1 Gallery. As we see in the photos, both Colman and Schoultz created site-specific murals and installations to accompany their bodies of work.

The Work of Henry Asencio

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Henry Asencio's artwork reveals a contemporary dialogue between the material and the spiritual--the artist, his subject and his subconscious visions derived therein. Agitated by extreme texture and intentional use of color, Henry Asencio unravels an unspoken narrative replete with seemingly incongruent, yet harmonious ideals of quietude and fascinations of that which intensifies the moment.

Moneyless

Illustration // Sunday, April 01, 2012
Teo Pirisi, aka Moneyless, is an Italian artist with a penchant for bold geometric shapes and patterns, putting them to paper as well as taking them to the street. Pirisi especially enjoys exhibiting his work outdoors, exploring the spatial and transformative landscapes of places by using non-traditional industrial materials in his complex forms and figures.

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