The Works Of Michael Cina

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
Minneapolis based Michael Cina of Cina Associates might be better known for his commercial work for clients like Apple, VH1, Coca-Cola, Adobe, American Express, and the list goes on. Today we're taking a look at Cina's more progressive work. The highly stylized mixed medium images appear to be collage but we're not 100% sure. Regardless of the medium we're enjoying how Cina is able combine aspects of design, photography, and painting to create these wonderful original works.

"The Little Prince: A New York Story" @ The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
Since its publication seventy years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince has captivated millions of readers throughout the world. It may come as a surprise that this French tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding was written and first published in New York City, during the two years the author spent here at the height of the Second World War.

Money Is Material: Money Portraits by Mark Wagner

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
The Avant/Garde Diaries has done it again with a fantastic video that artistically documents the money portraits of Mark Wagner. The artist is masterful at arranging and re-arranging American dollars into elaborate portraits of politicians and famous works of art... this video does his work justice. 

Melissa Zexter's Embroidered Photography

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
For many years Melissa Zexter has combined the slow and meditative process of hand-sewn embroidery with the technologically more immediate medium of photography. Her portraits and figurative work explore identity and representations of femininity.

Tackyshack Light Painting

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
His name is Jeremy Jackson but some call him Tacky. Or Tackyshack. A resident of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he makes kaleidoscopic light paintings.

Christopher Morris's 1980s NYC Subway Photos

Photography // Friday, January 24, 2014
Award winning photojournalist Christopher Morris, well-known for his documentation of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, began his career documenting the NYC subway for six months as an intern for the photo agency Black Star. TIME, who Morris is a contract photographer for, recently released some rare photos from this period of his career. "Morris' work provides a window on a long-gone New York, a metropolis that once pulsed with a very different energy - a frenetic, dangerous tone - than one feels in most of the city's neighborhoods today. But even back then, as Morris' pictures attest, Gotham remained an always fascinating and, at times, disarmingly beautiful place."

Drawings by Jessica Stewart

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
'The works under When You Escape are artist Jessica Stewart’s musings on dreams and those who wander lost in their imagined worlds. Dreams are vast, beautiful, consuming, unstable places built from secrets and fears, desires and damages. They are completely of our own individual constructions, but they are not safe.'

Jamian Juliano-Villani's Vibrant Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 24, 2014
Jamian Juliano-Villani's contemporary illustrations are incredibly vibrant. Jamian debuted her cartoon like, nonsensical scenes earlier this year in a solo show at Rawson Projects in Brooklyn.

Joao Ruas: Interviewed by Zach Tutor

Erotica // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Joao Ruas will be presenting his 3rd solo show, "Verso," at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California on Saturday, February 1st.  The former Fables cover artist will present 19 new works, a video installation, polaroids and a mural.  Under a rushed schedule and early morning emails Joao and I discussed his ideas behind the show, his sense of place and snow flakes:  

LA Art Show: Tom Dash

Erotica // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Last weekend we took a trip to the LA Art Show to browse the array of galleries, both local and international, and to see what the world had to offer this time. After a near mind melting trip to both Art Basel in Miami and Israel to experience their creative scene, I'd thought that my level of visual inbut had been exhausted- but not quite. The most exciting erotic installation I found at the LA Art Show was by the talents of Tom Dash, with Michael Borgni Fine Art- a rich a provocative collection of acrylic collages on canvas from 2013.

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