Darion McCoy: Psychedelic Nouveau

Illustration // Monday, January 20, 2014
Illustrator Darion McCoy's distorted style of psychedelic, nouveau portraiture, that stems from his surrealist imagination has brought him recognition by the  New York Society of Illustrators' -as winner of their most prestigious The Joyce Kitchell Award in 2010. Since then, his talents have continued to grow and develop.

New work from Pref

Graffiti // Sunday, January 19, 2014
Pref has been pounding the pavement recently, painting several new walls in his signature multi-layered style. Each piece contains different words and sayings. Some are easily decipherable, while will challenge and strain your eyes. Good luck!

Rone paints three images of a women in Berlin

Street Art // Saturday, January 18, 2014
Last month, Rone pulled of this awesome mural on the side of a residential building, working around the windows and balconies, and conveniently next to a train line for commuters to see daily. Located in Berlin, the wall was curated by the Strychinin Gallery in part of Project “M.” The Melbourne-based artist painted three images of a women in his photo-realistic style.

An Update with Bates

Graffiti // Saturday, January 18, 2014
Seasoned spray can technician, Bates, has already painted more pieces in 2014 than most will paint in the next six months! In the last two weeks, the Copenhagen-based artist has turnt things up and left a massive cloud of fumes in his wake. You can see some of the evidence here.

Going West by Andy Rementer and Margherita Urbani

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 18, 2014
What you are going to notice over the next few months is that we are huge fans of Andy Rementer, and the works he does with Margherita Urbani are just fantastic. This particular animation was a teaser for a comic story by Rementer and Urbani that was featured in Apartamento magazine #12.

"The Tearpot" by Johnson Tsang

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 18, 2014
Maybe tea time can just get a little weirder. We have really been enjoying the bizarre ceramic and sculptural works of Johnson Tsang, and his "Tearpot" just adds to the addiction we have. Tsang currently is showing at the Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum through Sunday, January 19th, if you happen to be in Taiwan.

The surreal landscape of Lapland, Finland documented by Niccolo Bonfadini

Street Art // Friday, January 17, 2014
Lapland, Finland just moved to the top of our list for places to visit in the near future. Not only because these photos by Italy-based photographer, Niccoló Bonfadini, made are jaw instantly drop and we want to see this in person, but also because you can witness the aurora borealis as well in Lapland. Two unique one-of-a-kind experiences wrapped in one location. We’re there!  Now this isn’t street art, but this is “natural art” in an outside setting and we are sharing it because street art news is slow today. These trees remind of the underground creatures from the movie Tremors or the ones from Beetlejuice, but with a puffy cloud encasing on them. Amazing.

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: SURE

Graffiti // Friday, January 17, 2014
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Sure.

Countdown to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, 2014

Illustration // Friday, January 17, 2014
Over here at Juxtapoz, we're anxiously waiting for February to come- as we'll be spending it with Pow! Wow! Hawaii again this year- a gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative co-working spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place between February 8th and the 15th in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu...  

"Impact & Impressions" @ Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD)

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Earlier this week Laguna College of Art and Design's (LCAD) Design + Digital Media Major opened an exhibition, "Impact & Impressions," at their LCAD ON FOREST space in Laguna Beach. Impact & Impressions is an exhibition that explores the beauty and energy of ink meeting paper. The work featured includes both contemporary and vintage samples of the art of letterpress and monoprinting. This exhibition compliments their Design + Digital Media philosophy that today's designer must understand and celebrate all methods and technologies, both new and old, in the development of dynamic design solutions.

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