In the Magazine: Alex Gross

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Alex Gross paints intense images of an ominous future. In fact, the future isn’t so distant, it’s here. And it isn’t full of flying cars or “robot servants bringing us drinks,” as the artist points out in this interview. I caught up with this design-minded oil painter just before the opening of his new exhibition, Future Tense, alongside the release of his new monograph of the same name. This doubly meaningful title is poignant and accurately describes our precarious surroundings for the foreseeable future. The future’s so tense, you gotta wear shades. And if you’re a figure in an Alex Gross painting, those shades are probably Gucci.

Scene Report: New York

Graffiti // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. Ray Mock aka Carnage NYC delivers this week’s New York Scene Report.

The Soviet Union's Abandoned Nuclear Test Cities

Photography // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Nadav Kander began a three year survey of secret Soviet scientific cities and missile test sites when he learned of the existence of two "closed" cities on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia that tickled his curiosity for secrecy and his interest in the aesthetics of destruction. This fascination then took him from East Kazakhstan to the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea. The restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov did not appear on any map...

Connecting The Lines

Photography // Thursday, September 18, 2014
German street photographer Siegfried Hansen has an interesting way of connecting the dots, with lines. His main focuses are not humans and faces, but rather graphic connections and formal relations, which tell the stories of coincidences in public areas. The results are meticulously linear. 

Lucy McLauchlan "Marking Shadows" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This September 19, 2014, Lazarides Rathbone presents Marking Shadows, Lucy McLauchlan's third solo exhibition with the gallery. After spending a significant amount of time amid the greener sides of Birmingham the expressive artist has developed her approach and intervention with the natural world, resulting in a unique showcase of abstract naturalistic canvases alongside an organic installation display.

Surreal and Landscape Nude Photography by Amanda Charchian

Photography // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Juxtapoz staff has really loved the photography work of Amanda Charchian ever since we first saw it. There is a great blend of naturalism, surrealism, and a blend of fashion and fine art photography in each composition. Some of her subtle nude shots are plain outstanding. 

Raymond Pettibon for Supreme Fall 2014 Collection

Design // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Supreme always has a great art collaboration each season, and we thought that the HR Giger deck and jacket that was announced last month was solid enough. This week, the NYC-based fashion stalwart announced a collection with the legendary artist Raymond Pettibon (cover of Juxtapoz n100 if you are counting at home.) The collection features a skate deck design, hoodie, jacket, and t-shirts in multiple colorways. Go get it starting on September 18. 

New Print Release: Conor Harrington "The Unveiling"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
There is a ton of buzz surrounding Conor Harrington's NYC debut solo exhibition, "Eat & Delete," opening on September 27, 2014. To up the anticipation, Harrington and The Outsiders are releasing a new print, "The Unveiling," today, September 17, at 4PM British time, aka 11am EST, aka 8am PST... in an edition of 200... this one is hot!

Pedro Bell "One Nation Under a Dude," Fall 1998

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pedro Bell busted into public consciousness in 1973 as the artist who visualized the ass-shaking, mind-expanding sounds of George Clinton and P-Funk. A Chicago-bred skepticism mixed with psychedelic color, strong narrative and a pen and ink illustrative sense turned P-Funk album covers into an adventure for the mind. "I dropped P-Funk a hand-designed envelope duplicating a dollar bill with the address where the serial number is supposed to go," remembers Bell.

Andrea Hasler's Fleshy Swiss Alp Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Andrea Hasler, whose meat purses and sculptures have been featured on the site before, recently installed two site specfic sculptures in the Swiss Alps as part of her 6-week artist residency at 3-D foundation in switzerland. "The porjects allude to the ostentatious, luxury tourism prevalent in the area during the winter months and adopts the exclusivity of swiss resorts as a creative catalyst."
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