Rajni Perera's "Afrika Galaktika" (and more)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A Sri-Lankan born artist whose work floats between Western and Immigrant culture, Rajni Perera's work is an East-West dialogue of ideas, concerning immigrant identity issues (being an immigrant), female sexuality (being a woman), and science fiction and fantasy (being someone who enjoys science fiction and the dreams behind the genres). Currently cross-translating between the visual languages of Indian miniaturist art, Blaxploitation, and the images produced by the Hubble Deep Field Telescope, the work becomes a record of impossible discoveries and mythical creations.

Lucia O'Connor-McCarthy: Underwater

Erotica // Monday, September 08, 2014
Lucia O'Connor-McCarthy is a freelance photographer based in London. Her main body of work consists of fashion editorials and portrait features for magazines as well as lookbooks and advertising work for designers and brands. While studying a Philosophy degree at Trinity College Dublin, Lucia was shortlisted for Ireland's Most Influential Photographer at the Irish Fashion Awards....

DALeast Mural in Lower East Side

Street Art // Monday, September 08, 2014
Chinese-born, South Africa-based fine artist DALeast just opened his newest exhibition, "The Laten Photon," at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this past weekend. Prior to opening the show, DALeast completed a mural in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a beautiful piece that stretches a few stories high and features a few of the artist's signature aestthetic touches. 

Video: Chef Edward Lee compares graffiti to cooking

Graffiti // Monday, September 08, 2014
In this animated online exclusive, chef Edward Lee recalls being a teenager in Brooklyn, being a lookout for a local graffiti writer and catching his first tag. Lee speaks about how your tag is your one signature mark that is never the same because of the human elements involved and how it relates to making the same recipe every night, but everyday it will be a little different. 

The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams

Photography // Monday, September 08, 2014
In her series “The Adventures of Guille and Belinda”, photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti documented the bond between cousins Guille and Belinda since they were ten and nine-years-old in 1999. The images show the vivid imaginations that fueled the girls’ playtime in the countryside on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and their journey through adolescence together. Sanguinetti not only captured the fun, carefree playtimes that the girls enjoyed, but also the tender moments they shared in between.

Nuart 2014: The Installations

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
We learned a lot from this year's Nuart festival, and the many questions and conversations we had with artists and organziers alike, was that by the time the installations opened on Saturday to kick of the Nuart exhibition, it was clear that Europe has a group of street and conceptual artists making provocative and challenging works just at a time that the battle between street art and curated muralism has reached a critical mass.

Inspiring Short Film About Zaria Forman

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
Zaria Forman’s climate paintings are inspiring and epic and we are so glad to see this short film about her work.

In the Magazine: Cleon Peterson

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
Cleon Peterson is not a painting. You are probably thinking to yourself, “No shit.” But you and I both know that the type of work Cleon Peterson produces brings up many questions about self and authorship. Let’s get that point out of the way immediately because we live in a time of extreme self-exposure and explanation, and I just want to make sure you’re with me...

"Artistect" By Federico Babina

Design // Monday, September 08, 2014
A new series is always a pleasure from Italian illustrator Federico Babina. Here he has spliced 25 world-famous paintings, from artists including Picasso, Mondrian and Dalí, with buildings by the 20th century's most prolific architects.

Embroidery by David R Harper

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
David R. Harper embroiders of taxidermied animals and on prints of 18th century paintings. The embroidered portraits of people on animal skins plays on one of the "traiditional roles of portraiture which was to immortalize and elevate the subject through artistic representation – just as the trophy from a hunting excursion might be a bear skin rug or a rack of antlers. These images of anonymous, Victorian-era men and women imply an emotional distance that allows the artist to poke at the slippery slope where nature and culture meet."

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