New Work By Akino Kondoh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We are so happy to see new work by Akino Kondoh, an artist and animator known for her striking compositions using graphite and watercolor.

The Creative Class: Damon Albarn

Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Earlier this week we posted a video with internationally renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister, part of an ongoing series by WeTransfer called "The Creative Class." We've been enjoying the well-done series, especially this one, with a Juxtapoz favorite Gorillaz co-founder and Blur frontman Damon Albarn...

Watch: Donavan Frankenreiter "Land of the Rising Fun"

Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Follow Sanuk's traveling troubadour, Donavon Frankenreiter, as he journeys into the heart of Japan and through the "Land of the Rising Fun" on the first-ever Moustache Madness Tour, a celebration of comfort, high-fivin' happenings and groovin' good times... Kampai!

Summer School @ Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Palm Springs: Learn Sculpture w/ Alvaro Ilizarbe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
From Friday July 18—Sunday, July 20, Juxtapoz will be at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California for the annual Summer School music and workshop event. HVW8 Gallery's Tyler Gibney is curating this year's selection of workshops and tutorials, and one of the great artists he has on the schedule is the illustrator, sculpturist and installation artist, Alvaro Ilizarbe. On Saturday, July 19, from noon to 2:30pm, Alvaro will be teaching a class on sculpture. This is a good person to learn from.

Ai Weiwei @ National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ai Weiwei just opened a sculpture exhibition at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The work, entitled Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, was seen in the past in front of the Plaza Hotel by Cenral Park in NYC. The twelve bronze sculptures have been around the world, but  for the first time they have made their in Mexico.

Video: Brazil's Street Artists Os Gemeos Return to Gallery

Graffiti // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Wall Street Journal caught up with the prolific Brazilian artists, Os Gemeos, who recently opened their exhibition Opera of the Moon in Sao Paulo at Galpão Fortes Vilaça.

Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm: The Future of Sex

Photography // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
If you’ve picked up a fashion magazine since the late 1990’s you will undoubtedly have stumbled across the photographic work of Bloomers & Schumm. The Amsterdam duo were never intent on launching their practice into the world of fashion editorial, nevertheless this has arguably been the most predominant arena in which their work has excelled.

Hyperreal Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
One of the things that puts a good hyperreal drawing in context is a process photo. I think most of the time, myself included, think that perhaps an artist may be pulling some digital trickery in their amazing illustrations, and Malaysia-based artist Monica Lee does these fanastic graphite drawings, but also shows her process along the way. 

Nosego "Open Channels" @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Concurrently on view at Thinkspace are new works by Philadelphia based artist Yis Goodwin, aka Nosego, in Open Channels. A highly accomplished fine artist, illustrator, and street artist, Nosego’s works are visionary. Simultaneously totemic and whimsical, the artist’s imagery seamlessly combines the flippancy and play of humor with the suggestion of an imposing, even mythically ancient, source of animalistic power. Imaginatively beautiful and strangely grotesque, Nosego captures a myriad of conflicting...

The San Francisco streets as seen by Troy Holden

Photography // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A self-proclaimed “snapshot photographer”, Troy Holden walks miles and miles of San Francisco to create his street snapshots. Holden’s style is graphic and balanced, with each composition wonderfully crafted around characters moving through their environment. These bold portraits are grounded in quiet moments where seemingly empty sidewalks hold only the subject, Troy, and his camera.

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