Vault // Thursday, January 02 2014
Misaki Kawai has always been a favorite on the Juxtapoz staff because her work can transform spaces from a white walled gallery into a wild world of playful imagination. Her works at first appear kid friendly, bright and colorful and inviting. Her installations are larger than life cartoons come to life, a sketchbook of ideas that transform into a special universe you can live in. This is our interview with the artist from August 2012, by our contributing editor, Kristin Farr.
Vault // Tuesday, December 31 2013
And so now we come to the end of the line, the last moments of 2013. It was hard picking the best features of our print edition this year, but we tried our best to narrow it down to some unique stories, from Asger Carlsen, Geoff McFetridge, Bruce Davidson, and Julie Nord, just to name a few of the standout art we covered. Today, we end with Todd James' exceptional cover story from the December 2013 issue, done by contributing editor Joey Garfield from the artist's studio in NYC... enjoy!
Vault // Tuesday, December 31 2013
We have almost covered our Best of 2013 print edition features, and today we look at our November 2013 feature on Alex Kopps, a multi-talented artist who does film, painting, surf, photography, and occasionally likes to write GOTHIC DOLPHIN on things. A man who can make anything out of something. A true artist, here is our conversation with the Northern California-based artist.
Vault // Monday, December 30 2013
Look! It's almost the new year, and we have been counting down the days with some of our favorite features from the 2013 print editions of Juxtapoz. Today, we look at Berlin-based fine artists and muralists the Low Bros, who consistently have been adding a bit of late 1980s, early '90s style and flair to both the streets and the gallery scene. This feature first appeared in Juxtapoz in the October 2013 edition.
Vault // Friday, December 27 2013
Back in September 2013 in our print edition, we did a cover story with Los Angeles-based fine artist and designer Geoff McFetridge. His fine art paintings, a combination of powerful, simple concepts done in flat, beautiful colors had intrigued us for years, and because our last conversation with the artist was prior to this painting series, our Editor-in Chief, Evan Pricco, went to LA to discuss the new works. Here is the the September 2013 cover story...
Vault // Thursday, December 26 2013
Julie Nord has had solid showings at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and this 2013's show was no exception. Around the time her show, "The Children," opened at V1, we published this interview with the Danish artist in the August 2013 print edition of Juxtapoz. And keeping with the Best of 2013 theme, this was one of our favorite features from the year that was...
Vault // Wednesday, December 25 2013
The Best of 2013 print edition takes us this Christmas morning to the works of Ben Jones, an artist who has blended a bit of digital art, comics, fine art, installation and animation into one of our favorite art careers going today. Having shown at Deitch Projects, done officially projects with The Simpsons, shown at Transmission LA at MOCA, and done work with Adult Swim, we were lucky to catch Jones at such a pivotal and busy point in his career.
Vault // Tuesday, December 24 2013
Another look into the archives of our print edition in 2013 brings us to one of our favorite issues of the year, the June 2013 Beastie Boys issue. We covered the history behind the iconic album covers and artwork that help create the visual identity of the band, and one of the most unlikely but profound covers was 1994's Ill Communication shot by Magnum photographer, Bruce Davidson. Shot years before, the ADRock loved Davidson's work, and chose this image of the man speaking into the intercom... the rest is in Davidson's words.
Vault // Monday, December 23 2013
All month, we have been going back to our archvies from both the web and our print edition, finding some of our favorite posts and articles from 2013. Today we look back at an article in our print edition from May 2013, where we featured the amazing surreal paintings of Italian artist, Fulvio di Piazza. For the piece, we had fellow Italian painter Nicola Verlato get inside the head of Mr di Piazza, and because of it, the article gets... well, a little heady...
Vault // Friday, December 20 2013
For the past few days, we have been looking back at our print archives to see some of our favorite features from 2013, and today we show you the piece we did on NYC-based Erik Parker in April 2013. At the time the piece came out, Parker just opened a show at Pace Prints in NYC, and one of our favorite shows of 2012, "Bye, Bye Babylon" at Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC. We caught Parker at a creative, prolific moment...