FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: OZIE

Graffiti // Friday, July 20, 2012
Every Friday we feature someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Ozie.

Beck and Pyramid Attack for Sound Shapes

Music // Friday, July 20, 2012
Sound Shapes is a title we wrote a little about after previewing it at E3 this year. It's a unique title taking two artist from to different genres (music and visual art) and pairing them together to create levels for the user to traverse. They just released a video showcasing one of these pairs, visual artists Pyramid Attack and musician, Beck.

Saner Mural for the Callegenera Festival

Street Art // Friday, July 20, 2012
Saner sent over some process and completed photos of a mural he painted in Monterrey, México for the Callegenera Festival. The murals concept was based around the current Mexico presidential elections. Corruption and transparency have been a major problem, as well as bribes and bought votes. Saner spoke about this particular mural, “The idea was to paint people into government service, at the end we are only a small part of the banquet.”

ESTABLISH Opens Tonight In San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 20, 2012
ESTABLISH, a creatively cultivated art boutique, is proud to announce their official grand opening and celebratory shindig on the evening of July 20th, 2012. Along with tasty treats, music and mingling, the night will showcase a community art project: #sunset – a collection of printed Instagram photos from the surrounding neighborhood.

The Work of Australia's Nanami Cowdroy

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 20, 2012
You don't need color to have an impact, we have seen that many times in recent months on this site. But when it comes to detail and black ink, Sydney, Australia based Nanami Cowdroy has some finely tuned illustrative chops. By intertwining complex characters and highly detailed objects, her pieces reflect a juxtaposition between foreign and familiar entities and environments.

Illustration by Leah Goren

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 20, 2012
Leah Goren is a Brooklyn, New York-based illustrator and pattern designer who loves "California, girls, patterns, seeing, thinking, sunlight, florals, and the future." Her illustrations are full of simple strokes and sunny, pleasant hues representing very much what she enjoys.

Illustrations by Raccoon Nook

Illustration // Friday, July 20, 2012
Raccoon Nook is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. His universe takes its cues from anime, the urban landscape and space travel. We're especially drawn to the ethereal glowing quality radiating from each of his images. Nook is also an art director at Süperfad NYC.

Incredible Photorealism by David Corden

Tattoo // Friday, July 20, 2012
Tattooist David Corden's amazing talent is evident in his attention to detail, graceful color transitions and striking closeness to his source imagery. We're especially impressed by his pin ups and portraits. Corden works at Ritual Art Tattoo in London.

Manuel Diumenjó's Impressionistic Nudes

Erotica // Friday, July 20, 2012
Fashion photographer Manuel Diumenjó captures an impressionistic series of black and white nudes in which he closely crops portions of the body. Divorced from their bodily context and yet still suggestive of various erotic zones, Diumenjó's female forms are almost completely abstracted while maintaining their fleshly sensuousness. He is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Steve Powers @ Komafest, Norway

Street Art // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Steve Powers newest addition to the urban landscape is in Vardø, Norway for Komafest. The public artist who is known for leaving witty punch lines and puns where ever he works has created this new piece with the words “Eternal Light and/or Eternal Night.”  The artist used the following phrase in reference to Vardø’s sun that does not set during this time of year.