Lust after: Martine Johanna

Erotica // Thursday, April 05, 2012
'I grew up in a small village, dreaming of other realities than mine, my fantasy rescued me then. Since I slowly found my way back to my pencils, I again get lost in this other reality. When I draw or paint, the world becomes translucent and fluid. Like the tale of Alice, but I am not a lost girl, I am the dark wanderer over rooftops, sliding into your dreams' -Martine Johanna

Naked Unborn Child illustrated animation

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
'Naked Unborn Child' is an illustration animation by Benoit Guillaume created completley out of graphite and charcoal, in his signature raw, agressive style, narrating theabstracted storyline in which he has created. Benoit is an illustrator out of Paris, France.

Ai Weiwei Supporters strip off

Erotica // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
When artist Ai Weiwei disappeared, supporters made online appeals for his return. When authorities handed him a £1.5m tax bill, they sent money to help pay it. And now that he faces an investigation for spreading pornography – his admirers have stripped off. Internet users began tweeting their nude photographs after Ai announced that authorities had questioned his cameraman over pictures which showed the artist and four women naked.

Yoshi Tajima

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
'In his works Yoshi Tajima's beautifully merges the poetic delicacy of illustration with the ratio of graphic design. Tajima is a designer and illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan. His artwork encompasses a diverse field of design and style, ranging from black and white illustration to graphic lettering, logo design and landscapes. In these works, series of portrayed ladies are especially famed for its beauty...

Paul Frank's Art Attack contest is live

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Paul Frank is hosting its second Art Attack contest with Juxtapoz. The mission: create art in your unique style that incorporates Paul Frank’s iconic characters.

Barry Mcgee to show at Prism Gallery in May

Street Art // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
It appears Barry Mcgee will make a return visit to show at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles next month.  In 2009, the artist held an exhibition for the galleries inaugural exhibition in titled MindTheGap.   Since then, the gallery has gone on to show many renowned international artists including David LaChapelle, Os Gemeos, Ryan Mcginness, Andy Warhol, Araki, and more.

Betsy Walton's Folk Abstraction

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
'Many of my paintings and drawings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life... My style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters.' Betsy Walton

Ben Newman's Sticky Fingers

Erotica // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Naughty girls, filthy fairy tales, tongue-in-cheek rudeness and other bizarre and perverted nonsense from Bristol, UK based painter and illustrator Ben Newman. A master in the craft of creating sinfully erotic scenarios and sexy narratives...

Pharmacy Herbs and Mutant Weeds by Luzinterruptus

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
One of our favorite street intervention collectives we have seen over the past year is Luzinterruptus, a Madrid-based group that takes high-concept street art to a new level with fully interactive pieces that highlight the problems in the given city they work in. Pharmacy Herbs deals with light pollution in Madrid.

Mixed-Media Collages by David Bayus

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
San Francisco-based artist David Bayus produces vibrant and richly layered multi-media collages. He works work with mediums as diverse as digital montage and oil paint, creating an array of tactile qualities ranging sleek flat surfaces to globby paint application.