Watch: Brixton Broadcast Barcelona

Music // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Our friends at Brixton held their Brixton Broadcast event in Barcelona a couple weeks back, here is all three installments of their video series documenting performances from Aliment, The Saurs, The Parrots, Thee MVP’s, Bazooka, Sultan Bathery and Wau y Los Arrrghs!

Germen Crew Transforms Houses in Mexican Village into Bright Mural

Street Art // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Germen Crew, a youth organization that works in public space in Mexico worked with local authorities this month to transform a hillside village into a dramatic mural. The project took place on a hillside in the Palimitas district in Pachuca, Mexico. The houses created a mosaic-style mural, and covered 215,000 square feet of painted space. Through the project, the group worked with 452 families in 209 households, who helped choose colors of paint.

Natalie Fletcher's Optical Illusion Painted Bodies

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Natalie Fletcher is a body painter who uses her technical skills to create optical illusions on skin. She also creates photographic scenes, blending her subjects into the background, whether a landscape or wallpaper. Fletcher lives in Bend, Oregon and recently won "Skin Wars," a reality TV competition show for body painters. Natalie is currently on a cross-country road trip body art project “100 Bodies Across America“. The trip started in March 2015 and she’ll be painting 2 people in each state. 

infra:REAL - The Art of Imaginative Realism @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 30, 2015
infra:REAL is a group exhibition, curated by collector and historian Patrick Wilshire, presenting the width and breadth of imaginative realism under a single banner. The exhibition features the work of thirty-seven artists, all of whom share a fascination with the narrative of “What if?” and have a strong connection to the mythic taproot that burrows deep into our collective subconscious. Their technical approaches vary, from academic to avant-garde, turning your vision “infra-real” and giving a glimpse above, below, and beyond the reality that both comforts and restricts us all.

Complex Summer Vacation: Canvassing the World in New York (Episode 5)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
It's nearly August, and the summer is entering its twilight period. Appropriately, Complex's globetrotting with Adobe is also coming to a close. Armed with everything they learned about seeing the world through the eyes of an artist (and the apps those artists use), they set their sights on New York City, the place they call home. How might they interact with the city differently after having taken these incredible trips and spoken to such talented individuals? What rubbed off? How might a place that normally feels like an overwhelming nuisances—*cough* Times Square *cough*—transform itself if you looked at it with a fresh perspective?

Interview: Jessica Hess "More is More" @ Hashimoto Contemporary, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you happened to purchase or browse through our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book, you have have stopped in your tracks at the work of Jessica Hess. Her work with oil on canvas works depict the more depleted parts of urbanity, but also carry out such strong and absorbing color control that these almost photorealistic works become abstract in appearence. On Saturday August 1, Hess will open More is More, a solo show of new paintings at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, and we have an interview with Hess talking about the work and the city as inspiration. 

Oreo Art and Other Food Art Projects by Tisha Cherry

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
We just posted about Tisha Cherry's amazing Oreo-frosting-turned-into-fine-art-replicas on our Instagram, and then we saw a post about the work on our friends at KQED's blog. Tisha has been creating fun and interesting works of art with food and based on food on her Instagram, and we love the Van Gogh, Matisse, Murakami, Jaws, Ron English, and other oddly playful pieces. Go follow her!

Closing: Wayne & Woodrow White "Ass Kicking Contest"

Pop Life // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
When Wayne White suggests to “Go out there and make the world more beautiful” he might just be urging you to shove phone in pocket and take a brisk walk. Maybe walk over to the gallery at 7 Heron Street before his show Ass Kicking Contest closes on August 8th. Check out the work of Wayne and his son Woodrow who evidently know that beauty can be big, hairy and hilarious.

Deedee Cheriel "Nature Resource" @ KP Projects, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Deedee Cheriel has a new body of work opening up at Merry Karnowsky's KP Projects this Saturday, August 1, featuring work that "mixes ancient legend with modern life, predator with prey, east with west, and man with beast - weaving an appropriately complex tapestry of the societal fusion that defines our contemporary world." 

Zaha Hadid designs museum for renowned climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz

Design // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like your museums located 2,275 metres above sea level, near the Kronplatz ski resort in South Tyrol, Italy, and you remember Ben Folds Five albums, and you like mountain climbers, you will love Zaha Hadid's new design for a museum built for climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz. As Dezeen notes, "London-based architect Zaha Hadid – already in the news this month after her design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium was scrapped – designed a structure built into the side of the mountain, emerging only at certain points to offer specific views."