Lola Rose Thompson's Dissolving Watercolor Portraits

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Los Angeles artist Lola Rose Thompson's watercolor portraits mirror the quirkiness of the humans portrayed. At times her images simply dissolve into abstraction. Thompson says she "wants to create unlikely empathies, and unearth the improbable similarities shared between distant things, for example the president and the world’s tallest woman, magic and big government, or physics and psychics." 

Rebecca Chaperon's Ethereal Crystal Paintings

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
We've posted about Rebecca Chaperone's surreal landscapes before, but wanted to update on her latest series of Acrylic paintings of crystals. The crystals are simple geometrically but hold within them a tumult of complex colors. She uses a similar palette as for her landcapes: a pastel-candy-colored selection that suggests diffused light. Although the colors bleed into each other, Chaperone retains a crisp clarity of geometry in her figures.

Meticulously Embroidered Temari Balls from Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
Temari balls are a handball that originated in China, and were introduced to Japan in the 7th century. The balls were originally toys, made from old scraps of kimono, but their creation has evolved into an elaborate folk craft. This series was created in Japan by a 92-year-old woman, the images made public by her granddaughter, NanaAkua, who updates her flickr account with her grandmother's creations. Her grandmother has crafted more than 500 temari balls

Tim Doyle "UnReal Estate IV: The Movie" @ Spoke Art, Sf

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2015
It's your last chance to see Tim Doyle's UnReal Estate IV: The Movie at Spoke art in San Francisco, the show closes this Saturday, July 25th. For this year’s installment, Doyle tackled all new locations from cinema’s most popular cult classics, re-imagining their locales in his signature style.

video: Day19 - Jeremy and Claire Weiss

Photography // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Like Knows Like is an ongoing documentary project that focuses on creative’s, their lives and struggles. A few years back they did an episode on Los Angeles-based photographers, Jeremy and Claire Weiss of DAY19 and got their full story of how they got to where they are now. A really good watch for up and coming photographers in need of inspiration.

"Devil's Promenade" by Lara Shipley & Antone Dolezal

Photography // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Devil’s Promenade is a collaborative project between Antone Dolezal and Laura Shipley who both hail from the Oazarks located in the Midwest. Using folklore to inform their work combined with oral history, fictional stories, found ephemera and video, these two created a three part book series entitled Spook Light Chronicles. 

HUF x Haroshi Vinyl Middle Finger

Fashion // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Continuing its long-standing relationship with skateboarder and self-taught Japanese sculptor Haroshi, HUF recently eleased a limited edition Vinyl Middle Finger collectible for the re-opening of its Los Angeles Flagship Store on Fairfax.

Jonathan Moore's "Artificial Killing Machine" Installation

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In his installation Artificial Killing Machine, Jonathan Fletcher Moore takes a dry statistic—the number of deaths of individuals from drone strikes—and makes it tangible. The mechanical installation uses the public database on United States military drone strikes—information collected and vetted by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism—to feed the sculpture, which is made up of independently firing cap guns. 

Yoo Hyun's Portraits from Cut Paper

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Korean artist Yoo Hyun uses an exacto knife, paper, and tweezers to create celebrity images. The images appear abstract when viewed up close, but from a distance become realistic portraits. She favors headshots of über-famous and iconic celebrities such as Frida Kahlo, Picasso, and Michael Jackson. The portraits appear when held against a dark background so the white of the paper creates light in the image. 

Guido Argentini's Silver Series of Nude Portraits

Erotica // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Guido Argentini is an Italian photographer, famous for his photographic portraits of women. He was born in Florence, Italy, and studied medicine for three years before turning professionally to photography—a background that comes through in the exquisite anatomy of his nude portraits. In his Silver Series of 2009, he uses silver paint on dancers to emphasize the form of the body. 

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