A selection of Pepe freights

Graffiti // Friday, July 24, 2015
Pepe’s been painting trains long before widespread interest by the majority of graffiti writers happened and his panels are always burnin. Here’s a selection of some our favorite.

Simple Syrup by Amanda Charchian

Erotica // Friday, July 24, 2015
We have done a bunch of posts on the work of Amanda Charchian on the site, but we just feel she is one of the best young erotic photographers working today. Not all of the work fits into that cateogry, and a lot of her nudes are in nature and composed in unique ways, but the Simple Syrup series is a hazy, almost psychedelic summer beach stoner dream. 

'Rising Sun' by Erik Otto

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
Erik Otto's show Rising Sun will be up for just a few more days at Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco's Mission District. Otto has a passion for creative exploration and balances his time between painting and design, blending multiple influences into one distinct style that has been presented in distinguished galleries, film/theater sets, street corners, and even a parklet. The show Rising Sun represents Otto’s latest perspective on the increasingly challenging times artists face in a city undergoing very apparent transition, and depicts a new chapter that hopes for a brighter future. Competing forces, reinvention, and renewal play a role, and are all connected to a larger story of survival. This collection builds on his last body of work, Rising Tides, which centered around the concept that turbulent times invoke a need to make peace through acceptance.

The Work of Victor Fota

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
Victor Fota, an artist from Bucharest, drawn to the inner universe and the differing scales in works of art, studied conservation and the restoration of classic works of art, and in so doing believed he understood the relation between the technique of paintings and their meaning.

"Character Traits" @ Asya Geisberg Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
Character Traits brings together nine young artists who reinvigorate the rich intersection of figurative abstraction via distinctive compositions, materials and processes. Each artist channels a unique range of influences that capture the characteristic spirit of a culture, movement, or a specific time period, while representing an aesthetic very much in the now. Motifs reminiscent of modernism, outsider assemblage, thrift store paintings, psychedelic cartoons, and zine culture permeate the work. 

Canvassing the World With Takehiro Tobinaga in Kumano

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2015
Our friends at Complex have been continuing with their Summer Vacation series with Adobe, visiting creatives all over the world. In the latest episode they link up with Tokyo-based artist Takehiro Tobinaga. Tobinaga had traded in the fast-paced city life for a deep dive into rural Japan. Capturing elements from the temple, the forests, waterfalls, food, even the small, Tobinaga blended these elements to create something beautiful using Adobe Creative Cloud.

Evan Baden's "Technically Intimate" Series of Portraits Exploring Online Intimacy

Erotica // Friday, July 24, 2015
In Evan Baden's portrait series, "Technically Intimate," he explores sexting and online intimacy, focusing on a generation of youth who are becoming adults in the context of online media immersion. Taken from the perspective of an onlooker, the portraits create the unsettling sense that an ostensibly private moment is unsecured and uncontrolled. 

Converse Debuts the Chuck Taylor All Star II

Fashion // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Today in Boston, on the waterfront nearby their brand new Boston World Headquarters, Converse debuted the new Chuck Taylor All-Star II. The first major update to the sneaker in the the 98-year history of the company, the Chuck Taylor II has been updated with several new features to deliver increased comfort and wearability while not departing from the classic, simple and recognizable original.

"Surf Craft" Benefit for Waves for Water: Live Auction Through July 29 on Paddle8

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Now through July 29, our annual Surf Craft benefit auction, featuring 15 original surfboards painted on and designed by contemporary artists, is live on Paddle8. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryll Peirce, Beau Stanton and Ty WIlliams to contribute original work on surfboards. The online auction on Paddle8 is running now through July 29, 2015.

FAILE "Savage/Sacred Young Minds" @ Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
We finally got a chance to look through all of our Faile photos from the opening days of their phenomenal "Savage/Sacred Young Minds" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that runs through October 4, 2015. As you may remember in our June issue, we did a studio visit of the works in progress for the show, and today, we want to share the shots that Joe Russo took for us at the museum. 

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