The Work of Christina Pettersson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Christina Pettersson explores resurrection and savage demise on a grand scale once reserved for history painting. Her large graphite works on paper reference classic mythology and literature, and include herself as the recurring female figure surrounded by animals, most particularly birds. Seen altogether, these figures act as augurs or prophets, foretelling the future from the past, yet apprehensive of the omens...

Ralph Steadman's "Animal Farm" Illustrations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
We've previously posted Ralph Steadman's illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, today check out his 1995 illustrations for the 50th anniversary of George Orwell's Animal Farm. The edition included Orwell's unpublished preface to the original edition, titled "The Freedom of the Press." "The chief danger to freedom of thought and speech at this moment is not the direct interference of … any official body. If publishers and editors exert themselves to keep certain topics out of print, it is not because they are frightened of prosecution but because they are frightened of public opinion. In this country intellectual cowardice is the worst enemy a writer or journalist has to face."

The Work of Pierre Paul Pariseau

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Today we're tripping out on the work of Montreal artist Pierre-Paul Pariseau. His mixed-media art and illustration reminds us of everything and nothing at the same time—familiar yet odd, comfortable yet surreal—Pariseau works with some of our favorite juxtapositions. Check out his new collection of pure pop imagery at his upcoming exhibit in Montreal at Salle de Defusion de Parc-Extension, opening July 2nd, 2014.

New Collages from John Vochatzer

Illustration // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Currently showing in the Tenderloin in San Francisco at The Loin, artist John Vochatzer has created an incredible new series of collages. To start, John has found a way to seamlessly combine the airbrushed faces found in Vanity Fair Magazine...

Graphite Illustrations from Raymond Lemstra

Illustration // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Words from artist Raymond Lemstra: "In childhood, one encounters and experiences many things for the first time. Through curiosity and imagination, these moments are lifted to almost magical heights. As you get older, new impressions become more scarce and it's a rare experience to be surprised by anything..."

Preview: Parra "Same Old Song" @ HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We are huge fans of Parra, and his March 2008 cover ranks as one of our favorites of all time. And, we quite the 3 artworks that the Amsterdam-based artist sent for our 20th Anniversary show, "Art Truancy," at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this past May/June. The artist is back at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles with a new series of works, "Same Old Song," all visual treats that not only reflect the artist's sense of humor, but this roots in poster art where communication is a practice in simplyfying complex ideas.

Knock Knock @ Galería Javier López, Madrid

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Galería Javier López in Madrid is about to open what looks like an epic group show, "Knock Knock," that basically runs the entire roster of every fantastic comic-book inspired artist we have ever covered. From Charles Burns to Daniel Clowes, Erik Parker and REAS, Gary Panter and Kaws, Keiichi Tanaami to Ed Templeton, Nara and Faile, this looks to be one of the absolute standout exhibitions of the summer.

The Intricate Erotica of Richard Müller (1874-1954)

Erotica // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Richard Müller (1874-1954) was born in the Bohemian city of Tschirnitz as the son of a weaver. His artistic talent was evident early on. In 1888, at the age of only 14, he was animated by a porcelain painter to enter the famous School of the Royal Saxon Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, where he was immediately accepted...

Flourish by Dana Tanamachi-Williams

Design // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
You might find Dana Tanamachi-Williams listening to country music or collecting vintage packaging for inspiration while she works on any given number of projects within her newly-formed Brooklyn-based design firm. Tanamachi Studio started modestly, but now Dana is adding clients like Oprah, Time Magazine, Nike, Burton, Target, and even Google to her roster.

Aakash Nihalani: LANDLINE

Street Art // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We have featured the sculptural and performance-style works of NYC-based Aakash Nihalani in the print edition and web version of Juxtapoz over the years, and he just sent us images from his new project, Landline. He says of the new work, "In these new outdoor works, colorful bars pass through individuals, connecting them to each other and functioning as extensions of the urban landscape. The participants examine their own insides and connections, a visual expression of both the isolation and community I often feel living in Brooklyn. We spend so much time existing in virtual reality, these works are a visible connection to the real world."

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