Leandro Erlich's Architectural Illusions

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
Leandro Erlich creates opitical illusions that allow viewers to hang precariously from window ledges and take what are arguably the most epic selfies.

Photorealist Pastel Drawings by Oliver Jones

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
In his latest series, Love the Skin You're In, British atist Oliver Jones considers the implications inherent in how the media advertises, manipulates and exploits the imagery of flesh. Rendered in colored chalk pastel, the artist's application and delicate handling of his medium mirrors the way in which we apply products to our own skin. Capturing both the translucency and fragility of the skin's surface, Jones' drawings scrutinize subtle variations, colorations and superficialities. The meticulous and time-consuming process by which the artist creates his work is in direct contrast to the immediacy of imagery captured in today's society, and negates the rapid pace at which we are accustomed to consuming images.   

In the Magazine: David M. Cook

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
I can remember the exact moment I came across David M. Cook's work nearly a decade ago, and the same instant admiration that I felt then still resonates today. I could sense his focus, drive, and genuine aesthetic, and I knew it was imbedded within him—it was him. Obviously, his intention had nothing to do with appealing to my taste, but it worked. David just draws, that's what he does, and he does it well. And most importantly, it both satisfies and challenges him.

The Work of San Poggio

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
Argentine artist, San Poggio's sur­re­al­ist works and real­is­tic ren­der­ings leave lit­tle to the imag­i­na­tion with the bizarre scenery, happenings and situations that are laid out in the intricate settings. There are behead­ings and strug­gles, collections and a little bit of obsessive compulsion in Poggio's masterful illustrations and paintings.

Greg Lamarche, Jurne & Max Rippon "Extracts" @ No Romance Galleries, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
Extracts, presents a visual journey through the works of Greg Lamarche, Jurne and Max Rippon at No Romance galleries. Curated by Tim Strazza’s, “Extracts,” explores the boundaries and techniques associated with deconstruction. Wether it be with letters, words, shapes, or purely abstract forms, all three artists utilize negative space as a key element of aesthetic resolve.  

An update with Dems

Graffiti // Sunday, September 21, 2014
Today we check in on what Dems has been up to in the spray department, which includes some large work done in a water drain that can be seen from high above.

The work of John Kilar

Photography // Sunday, September 21, 2014
Photographer John Kilar’s site will tell you, simply, that he is a nomad. Portraits and landscapes by Kilar will show you that too, with a raw presentation of untamed characters and equally wild and beautiful locations. Variety does not shake the colorful, documentary aesthetic that is true to his photos, which show a curious admiration for each subject.

Simone Lueck’s “The Once and Future Queens”

Photography // Saturday, September 20, 2014
For her series, The Once and Future Queens, Los Angeles-based photographer Simone Lueck took to Craigslist to seek out willing participants. “Seeking fabulous, striking, interesting older woman to pose as a glamorous movie star for photo series. Please submit a photo and describe how you would pose as a glamorous movie star. There is no pay, but images will be provided. All types will be considered. Thank you!”

Forgive our Sins

Graffiti // Saturday, September 20, 2014
In 2011, graffiti writers Does and Nash painted the inside of an abandoned church in Munstergeleen, the Netherlands. After being unused for 12 years the building was eventually purchased, renovated and open for business as a restaurant. Instead of painting over the artist’s piece, the new owner decided it was so exceptionally good that it would to be the centerpiece for the eating area.

First Look at Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" Film

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 19, 2014
Painter Margaret Keane's remarkable story was detailed in our June 2014 issue and will soon be told by Tim Burton in his new film, Big Eyes, due out on Christmas Day.
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