ARYZ in Detroit with Library Street Collective

Street Art // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Last month, while we were in Detroit covering the huge Shepard Fairey mural and exhibition with Library Street Collective, another famed muralist, the great ARYZ, was working hard on a fantastic piece with the gallery right by the Fairey work. The former cover artist and Spanish artist put together a soldier-themed piece in his signature style. Joe Russo captured the process for us, and ARYZ gave us a few photos of the finished product. 

The Photographs of Ronan Guillou

Photography // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Ronan Guillou (b. 1968) is a French photographer who currently lives and works in both Paris and the United States. He credits much of his inspiration to the film “Paris-Texas” (d. Wim Wenders.) “I was fascinated by Travis Henderson, a solitary character walking with mysterious determination under the burning Texan sun. With the sublime appearance, later on in the film, of Nastassja Kinski, I was struck by the power of the still frame and of colour.” 

Music Video: Kool A.D. "Hickory" by Youth Experimental Studio

Music // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
KOOL A.D. recently debuted his new animated video for "Hickory" featuring Talib Kweli and Boots Riley, which was featured on his most recent project, Word O.K., that he released last year. The video was constructed by the Peruvian art collective, Youth Experimental Studio, and is just a small taste of their fantastic work, which you can check out more of on their site here.

An Update with Mrzyk and Moriceau

Erotica // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
We have been long-time fans of Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau's illustrations. Working collaboratively since 1998, the Châtillon-sur-Indre, France-based artists are known for their "detailed black-and-white ink drawings, their work teeters on the absurd, humorous, and perverse. With an ironic nod to commercial illustration, comics, and graphic design, they pluck imagery from contemporary visual culture. In their work, anything becomes possible. Animals take on human traits; inanimate objects disturbingly come to life; and the surreal is the norm."

Nychos’ “The Deepest Depths of the Burrow” @ Castro Theatre, SF

Street Art // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Opening July 1st at the historic Castro Theatre, 1xRUN and Rabbit Eye Movement will present the San Francisco premiere of Nychos’ documentary "The Deepest Depths of the Burrow. Directed by Christian Fischer the documentary features a insider’s look at Nychos’ ever changing world. We suggest getting tickets early so you don’t miss out on this amazing event!

Illustrations by Jose Mertz

Illustration // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Miami-based artist Jose Mertz focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations, science fiction, eastern philosophy, dreams, myth & the super natural. 

Lee Kwang-Ho's Paintings of Cacti

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lee Kwang-Ho is one of Korea’s most prominent realist artists. He displays his technical and pictorial mastery with the ability to meticulously combine elements of the real and the abstract. Lee’s early works were inspired by Pop Art, influenced by the Renaissance perspective, and Surrealism, and have now developed into his own unique and personal interpretation of modern realism. A thorough investigation of his works provides the viewer an opportunity to fully appreciate the depth and versatility of Lee’s artistry and vision.

Zio Ziegler "The Psyche’s Gestures" @ Soze Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 22, 2015
This Saturday, June 27th, Soze Gallery in Los Angeles is will present The Psyche’s Gestures, a solo exhibition of all new paintings by Zio Ziegler. The Psyche’s Gestures marks the first solo exhibition of Zio’s work at Soze and offers viewers a glimpse into the artist’s manifestation on art that is universal, transcendent of the times, and human at its core.

Paul Wackers "Thank You For Being You" @ Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC (w/update)

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 22, 2015
One of our favorite artists of the moment is Paul Wackers, and we have covered the Brooklyn-based artist a lot on our stie and visited his studio for a print piece a few months back. We are excited to see his newest show, "Thank You For Being You" at Morgan Lehman Gallery in NYC on June 18, 2015, which from the looks of it, will feature new paintings and new ceramic works. 

Chris Johanson at Paulson Bott Press

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 22, 2015
Chris Johanson just released seven new prints with fine art print house Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, CA. There are text-based pieces, along with a family portrait, and each print has a cheeky title, such as “Abstract Art with Cosmic Narrative.”