Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2015
On my many trips down to Atlanta, there is one recurring event that transpires with each visit: nail biting, stress provoking, near gridlock traffic anywhere and everywhere at rush hour. It seems unavoidable and is something I have come to anticipate. Thankfully, along with gasp-inducing car exhaust and brake dust clouding the windshield while waiting for the car in front to inch a few feet forward, I expect to spot Sever’s crispy bold lettering somewhere, on the ledge of a bridge, the back of a billboard, or some random wall where it has claimed the landscape ten years strong.
Vault // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Ahead of Tomoo Gokita's upcoming exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery in LA, we thought we'd share one of our favorite features from 2015, his interview in the March issue of Juxtapoz.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I’m not gonna lie and say I was prepared for the overwhelming visual barrage I experienced stopping by Mary Boone Gallery on a frigid New York winter day early last year to see the work of Tomoo Gokita. For the past week leading up to my gallery visit, unfamiliar images of electrifyingly monochromatic and faceless characters infiltrated my daily social media feed. I recall a bewildering sensation, comparable to being left out of a secret—how was I not familiar with this artist’s work?
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 06, 2015
Raoul and Davide Perre, aka How and Nosm, have, over the course of their careers, had their passports stamped excessively, producing a plethora of meticulously detailed murals (including the famed Bowery Wall), and illegally painting countless passenger trains and walls. Being identical twin brothers may be one of the keys to their prolific output and achievements, but good ol’ fashioned hard work is really the defining trait of their success.
Vault // Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Few photographers reach a point in their creative journey where the visual dialect is unmistakably and inimitably their own. In our current image-flooded culture, those who are able to patent their own aesthetic should be commended and valued. I am, and have been, on image overload for some time, constantly confusing one photographer with another. Exceptional talent is in short supply
Vault // Tuesday, December 23, 2014
An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, Garbage Pail Kids were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. There was no single illustrator but rather a collective effort by a very small group of talented artists. One of those talents responsible for a significant chunk of Garbage Pail Kids art was Tom Bunk.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Few photographers reach a point in their creative journey where the visual dialect is unmistakably and inimitably their own. In our current image-flooded culture, those who are able to patent their own aesthetic should be commended and valued. I am, and have been, on image overload for some time, constantly confusing one photographer with another...
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
Having lived in Brooklyn her entire life, Joyce has watched the surroundings and the people in them transform rapidly. Unlike most natives, she remains unusually optimistic despite being pushed out of her studio of three decades just a few years ago. In one area of her studio, a torrent of paint splatters are gradually building on every surface, as one-gallon buckets of 1-Shot enamel, the predominant choice of sign painters, are scattered about. Stepping closer into this corner, the distinctively toxic smell of paint permeates the air.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Certainly for myself and many of my generation, the mention of Garbage Pail Kids immediately evokes fond nostalgia, a devious grin and all-around consensus that, “Yep, those were the best!” Released in the mid ‘80s, Garbage Pail Kids, a parody of the popular Cabbage Patch Dolls, were the most grotesque, controversial, and awkwardly hilarious collector cards aimed toward the youth audience of the time. An overnight success and goldmine for the Topps Company, they were characterized by their ingeniously ill-fated deaths and cleverly named characters. The artwork was easily digestible and esthetically infectious.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 02, 2014
Yesterday we presented the first installment of photographs and videos from the collaborative venture between Italy-based artist, 2501 and Argentina-based artist, Pastel entitled the “MIRRORLESS PROJECT.” Amidst this year’s annual mural painting influx that occurs in the Wynwood District of Miami during Art Basel, these two artist’s constructed several unconventional installations on a number of residential houses in the area (four in total).