The Arrival of Dr. Kola

Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Illustrator and designer Erick Thomas has found an outlet to create amazing graphics and products through his birth of Dr. Kola. The edgy, provocative illustrations and exciting line work keep your eyes rolling across every graphic. Erick is an LA based artist with east coast roots and draws inspiration from pop culture and his experiences through the commercial side of the industry.

Jean Bedez's Graphite Drawings

Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
In French artist Jean Bedez's graphite drawings, "pasts and presents interweave and we read man’s immemorial procession towards ruin. These strictly black-and-white works resonate with that “art of combat.” Each one becomes a chessboard on which religious, economic and political powers endlessly change places and the aura of sacredness."

video: Roger Ballen's Outland (2015)

Photography // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
If you are going watch this new video by acclaimed photographer and our November 2014 cover artist, Roger Ballen, we highly suggest you refrain from going to sleep for at least a few hours after viewing it to prevent any possible terrorizing nightmares. Seriously, this fantastic video entitled Outland is dark, creepy and enigmatic. Released in conjunction with Phaidon Press releasing a revised version of Outland, filmmaker Ben Jay Crossman gives us an insightful perspective showing the viewer “the mind inside the mind.” 

"Look Up" by Kamila K. Stanley

Photography // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Over the years, photographer Kamila K. Stanley has been photographing the sky at different times and locations—places including Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. In her recent series Look Up, the artist examines colors, shapes, complexion and character, in order to overlay portraits of women photographed in her studio, onto the collection of images she has gathered throughout the years of what lies above us. 

Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s

Erotica // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Before home video brought pornography into living rooms in the 1980s, adult films were projected to audiences in theaters and even reviewed by Variety and The New York Times. Films were often made under threat of legal action and for every big-budge film, "there were smaller films made in motel rooms with ookers or women who hated it...Just because it's old doesn't mean it's classic. Here are a collection of posters from that era of adult film...

Ed Templeton "Synthetic Suburbia" @ Roberts & Tilton, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
If you follow Ed Templeton on Instagram (which you should), you have been lucky enough to enjoy his #dailyhbpierphoto and ongoing documentation of the people and culture surrounding the iconic pier in Huntington Beach, California. The legendary skateboarder, photographer, and artist's fascination with the peculiarity of Huntington Beach is the inspiration behind his new exhibit Synthetic Surburbia which will open at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angles on April 25th, 2015.

Aakash Nihalani's Interactive Canvases

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
We continue to enjoy the work of NYC-based artist Aakash Nihalani, and have been really in to the new interactive projections he has been sharing on social media recently. Nihalani tells us that "In this sereis, cubic designs are projected onto a white wall, creating an interactive canvas for the viewer... 

Watch: An Intimate Portrait of REVOK

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
An intimate portrait of Revok as he prepares for his solo show with Library Street Colletive in Los Angeles and talks candidly about maturation as an artist. Video by Keegan Gibbs and presented by House Beer.

Joe Sorren “Momentary” @ Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn NY

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
This past March, Cotton Candy Machine Gallery invited Joe Sorren to be resident artist and paint an entire exhibition of paintings within the gallery space and live stream his process to the internet. Sorren began his live streaming project about a year ago after he moved to Florence, Italy.

Stunningly Realistic Glass Wave Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Husband and wife duo Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker create beautiful, ocean-inspired glass sculptures that are inspired by the sea. Through a painstaking process that includes recreating the gradient shades and glistening surfaces of waves, bubbles, and foam, the couple produce an piece of art that truly resembles cascading waves.

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