ONO'U TAHITI GRAFFITI FESTIVAL 2015 - Part 2

Graffiti // Friday, May 15, 2015
Catching up where we left off a week ago (we were too busy on adventures to sit in front of a computer!), we bring you a new round of exclusive photos from two days of competition at the Ono’u Tahiti Graffiti Festival. Competing for a final first place prize of $10,000 over the course of 5 days, the competitors painted a Tahitian word drawn from a hat, with the entire next day dedicated to displaying their character expertise. 

Run the Jewels "Early" by Bug & Sluzzy

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
Run the Jewels just dropped their latest video, for the track "Early," one of our favorites off the RTJ2 album. The video, created by the animation and design studio Bug & Sluzzy, visualizes the Killer Mike and El-P song in simple yet perfect red, black and white. 

Sp.One's "Double Trouble" @ Dirty Pilot

Graffiti // Friday, May 15, 2015
Greg Lamarche aka Sp.One will be making a number of drawings and collages available through Dirt Pilot starting tomorrow May 15, 2015. The prolific artist has created several brightly colored pieces in his iconic bubbly and funky style. 

Nirvana "Nevermind" outtakes by Kirk Weddle

Photography // Friday, May 15, 2015
In October 28, 1991, just as Nirvana were tearing up the rock'n'roll rule book with their major label debut Nevermind, Austin photographer Kirk Weddle was commissioned to shoot the band for photos to promote the impending blitz. His idea? Toss the band into a swimming pool to mimic the album's infamous naked baby cover image he’d shot a few months earlier.

Paintings and Pastels by Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
Lisa Yuskavage currently has an exhibition of paintings and pastels on view at David Zwirner in New York. Yuskavage’s works merge popular culture and a deep engagement with the history of art. Widely associated with a re-emergence of the figurative in contemporary painting, she has always maintained the primacy of color, with her narratives intricately based in her use of paint. In this new selection of works, atonal and prismatic spectrums appear as personifications of themselves, and her characters become...

Jaybo Monk “Nowhere is Now Here” @ Soze Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
Today, May 15th, 2015 Soze Gallery is presenting Nowhere is Now Here, a solo exhibition of all new paintings and found objects by Jaybo Monk. Nowhere is Now Here marks the third solo exhibition of Jaybo’s work at Soze and offers viewers the artist’s translation of the exciting absurdity and confusion of the world as the he sees it.

Yosuke Ueno "Beautiful Noise" @ Thinkspace Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
On May 23rd, 2015 Thinkspace in Los Angeles will pleased to present Beautiful Noise, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition for Japanese artist Yosuke Ueno. A self-taught painter, Ueno has been creating fantastic worlds and characters as long as he can remember. Highly stylized and beautifully imaginative, his works are surreal and emotional; an alternate reality expressed through a quasi-mythological orbit of his own making.

Snoop Dogg to Guest Star on "Sanjay and Craig"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
We're pretty excited about watching Snoop guest star on a special half-hour premier of Sanjay and Craig, an animated (Emmy-nominated) Nickelodeon series that was created by our good friends Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell. Snoop Dogg will be Street Dogg, a rap legend who moves in next door

International Fluevog Day & New Store

Fashion // Friday, May 15, 2015
Our friends at Fluevog are celebrating the 45th International Fluevog Day today by opening their 20th location in Venice, CA! As part of the celebration they are also realeasing limited-edition Fluevogs only available in the Abbot Kinney, Venice location...

Julia Sonmi Heglung & Reece Hobbins @ Marcas Contemporary

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 14, 2015
Marcas Contemporary invited two illustrators from different hemispheres in similar design industries to display their illustrative works aside each other. The exhibition will focus on figurative forms and organic backgrounds that that is influenced by design aesthetics. Australian based artist Reece Hobbins finds inspiration from late 19th century eclectic style of Art Nouveau. Combining the delicate beauty of the female body with strong abstract textures. With similar expressions Los Angeles based illustrator and designer Julia Sonmi Heglund focuses on abstract geometric forms and anthropomorphic figures. Together their design backgrounds influence the aesthetics of their personal works.

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