The Art of Johnny Ryan

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
I'm pretty sure the words "Johnny Ryan" mean "Fuck You" in Elvish or Klingon. That being said, a lot of people nowadays are scared to say "Johnny Ryan" to anyone, even half-assed quasi-celebrities that probably could use a good "Johnny Ryan",  because they're afraid of losing followers, or offending someone, or not being accused of "hatin on shit".

Alex Pardee Studio Visit with Brett Amory

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
If you look up the word "amory" on Urban Dictionary, the number one definition states that "amory" is often used to describe Heaven, especially when used to describe the wonderful beacon of light. Though I doubt that oil painter Brett Amory is aware of this at all, as I stare at some of his ethereal and often eerie urban landscape paintings, the definition seems to fit the bill.

The Art of Matt Ritchie

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
There are no amount of jpgs or bandwidth that can convey the beauty that is Matt Ritchie's creativity. His artwork is simply something that HAS to be experienced in person. You see, in a subculture overrun with overstimulation, instant gratification and the notion that "bigger is always better", Matt Ritchie has taken an unheard-of approach to his art: subtlety, persistence, and passion.

Second Printing: Alex Pardee's Book, "Awful / Homesick" Out Now

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Alex, take it from the top: "Due to popular demand and ridiculous prices on Ebay for the first printing, Zerofriends, Upper Playground & Gingko Press teamed up again to re-release it to you wonderful souls. I'm sorry to inform you though, that it's NOT in 3-D, unlike everything else that gets rereleased. But... it DOES have an all new cover and a new surprise twist ending!"

The Art of Scott Campbell

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Scott Campbell has a heart. Sometimes it's a bloody heart that is somehow smiling while being held by Mola Ram, sometimes it's a heart in the form of robot, and sometimes it's his own heart, which he loosely splashes over hundreds of watercolor paintings that all have a heart of their own.

The Art of Lora Zombie

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Lora Zombie is a young self-taught painter from Russia who has amassed a massive following of fans online over the past few years. Now she is breaking into the gallery scene and is branching far outside her native Russia with her unique blend of street art and grunge influence.

Alex Pardee on Robert Bowen

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 15, 2012
I interviewed surrealist painter Robert Bowen for Juxtapoz Issue #139. Since that was only a couple of months ago, I was going to ask him the same exact questions that I did before just because it would be silly, but instead, I'm going to let his incredible paintings speak for themselves, because they speak pretty loudly and each one has its own beautiful voice.

The Art of Buddy Nestor

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Buddy Nestor was an abstract painter until a few years ago when he struck a strange new chord with portraiture that took his work to a new level. Derivative of his abstract style, Nestor's "spiritual x-ray" portraits are intended to remove the mask of beauty to reveal darker, more honest aspects of the personalities of his subjects.

The Art of Craola

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 13, 2012
I admired Greg "Craola" Simkins' art even when said art consisted of working at a video game company ten years ago rendering patches of snow for twelve hours a day...

Zerofriends Talks to The Cotton Candy Machine

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Darren Scott of Zerofriends talks with Sean Leonard of The Cotton Candy Machine, the gallery and store in Brooklyn co-owned by Juxtapoz friend, Tara McPherson. From the early Tiny Trifecta show to the recent Alex Pardee exhibition, Cotton Candy Machine has become a hub in the middle of Williamsburg.

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