The 191st Street Tunnel Beautification Project

Street Art // Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The New York City Department of Transportation's Art Program has collaborated with six artists to present dynamic, colorful murals along the nine-hundred-foot tunnel in Washington Heights. From a warm welcome, to complex geometric patterns, to rolling landscapes and positive messaging, these murals take pedestrians on an art-filled journey between the street and the 1 train.

“ONE HUNDRED SEATS – THE 113TH” by Colin Todd

Photography // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
In his series “ONE HUNDRED SEATS – THE 113TH”, New York-based photographer Colin Todd takes official portraits provided by the members of the 113th US Senate and attempts to remove the subject from the portrait completely. In addition to being a blunt political statement, the series comments on tropes in the very specific genre of official portraiture. 

Update: Mikitype's Body Lettering

Erotica // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Mikitype is a calligrapher and Type Designer whose avant-garde approach to typology is both clean and thrilling. These gorgeous photographs of calligraphy hand-painted onto models gives the art of type an entirely new dimension, meshing fashion and design, body and word.

Felipe Pantone's "Opticromías" @ Delimbo Gallery, Spain

Graffiti // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Currently residing in Valencia, Spain, Felipe Pantone is an exceptionally talented graffiti writer who has no problem bringing his skills into a gallery setting. For his exhibition Opticromías, Pantone created a series of sculptural installations and paintings in his signature glitched out, geometric and multi-layered esthetic.

Update: Intricate Paper Sculptures Rogan Brown

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Drawing inspiration from natural organic forms, Rogan Brown looks for "patterns and repeated motifs that run through natural phenomena at different scales." Each piece involves a labor-intesive process creating thousands of hand-cut slices. "The finished artefact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation."

Paintings by Léopold Rabus

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This morning we take a look at the work of Swiss artist Leopold Rabus. The figures in Rabus' work are very often gruesome, awkward, a little crazy and darkly humorous. They are reconfigurations and caricatures of people from his neighborhood and life in Neuchatel.

Stunning Paintings by China's Zhang Linhai

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Chinese artist Zhang Linhai's paintings are surreal but politically charged pieces of art that take the anonymous, homogenous character and places them in either isolation or repetitive masses. The result is an unblinding support for an ominous power.  

The Work of Alejandrina Herrera

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Mexican artist Alejandrina Herrera creates beautiful scenes on the basis of drawing, collage and watercolor. Telling stories about people, animals, and how they interact with their surroundings, Herrera likes to include a touch of irony and melancholy by playing with the size of things and spaces.

In the Magazine: Michelle Guintu

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Picture Michelle Guintu rolling in R. Kelly’s private jet, draped in a pink mink, sipping Cristal to the sounds of “I believe I can fly” (obviously). This is most likely how she’ll end up. She just designed a T-shirt for Skrillex. Who knows what’s next? She paints throwback icons and celebrities, reminding us to show respect, while elevating their memory and paying tribute to their influence on young, malleable teenage identities worldwide...

Julio Cesar Morales' Undocumented Interventions

Illustration // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Artist, curator and educator Julio César Morales' ongoing ink and watercolor series "Undocumented Interventions" are sourced from real discoveries by US Customs and Border Protection, presenting a surreal view of attempted border crossings and human trafficking. They depict children concealed in piñatas, washing machines, train and car seat cushions, stereo speakers and other unlikely spaces to transport a person.

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