Best of 2013: The Sketchbook of Anton Vill

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 4th, 2013: The great website Empty Kingdom found a good one in the sketchbook art of Estonian artist, Anton Vill. A great mix of both a lowbrow style and incredible craft, Vill's work reminds us of the sketchbook of one of the great animated movies you would find from European production company. Come to think of it, maybe its been Vill the whole time...

Best of 2013: Photoreal Drawings by Diego Fazio

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Originally published on January 10th, 2013: What we love about thse photoreal drawings by Diego Fazio is that he also gives us a bit of behind-the-scenes process shots as well. Using only pencil and paper, Fazio began as a tattoo artist and now can spend up to 200 hours on a single pencil portrait.

Incredible Ceramic Sculptures by Johnson Tsang

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This isn't the first time we've posted the ceramic work of Johnson Tsang and it probably won't be the last! We recently ventured to his website to find endless process photos behind some of the more impressive works we have seen floating around the web. We've put together some of our favorites for you to enjoy! For more you'll just have to visit his website... 

Photographs of Abandoned Toy Factories

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 14, 2013
Who doesn't like photographs of old, abandoned factories and what's creepier than decaying children's dolls and boxes of plastic limbs? This collection of photos features various abandoned toy and doll factories from around the world. Get your fill of disembodied doll heads and decaying buildings after the jump...

Watch: Mark Wagner "Money is Material"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 14, 2013
We've featured the currency collage work of Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner before. Wagner sees the dollar bill as "the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America." Using his well known collage skills, the artist has created some intricate and fantastic currency collages using the dollar bill. This morning we take a look at this beautifult video of the artist by The Avante Garde Diaries...

Tom Waits & John Baldessari, October 2013

Vault // Thursday, October 31, 2013
Seeing that it is Halloween, and Tom Waits dressed in a mask for our October 2013 cover story, and he played his first concert performance in a half decade this past weekend at the Bridge School Benefit in the Bay Area, we wanted to share the October 2013 cover story conversation between Tom Waits and John Baldessari. Their talk did have its own mysteries, own storylines, so it seems absolutely appropriate to read this story today. 

Digital Art by Zeitguised

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Established by American sculptor and fashion designer Jamie Raap and German architet Henrik Maule, ZEITGUISED pushes their own rules onto computer aided by art by creating a dense universe parallel to motion graphics, drawing heavily from fashion photography, sculpture, installation and architectural set design. In the twisted worlds of ZEITGUISED, surface phenomena are the content and unstable structures of color, shape and spatial motion become narrative and protagonist at the same time.

Pieter Hugo's "There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This morning we take a look back at one of our favorite photographers, Pieter Hugo's series There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, a series of close-up portraits of the artist and his friends, all of whom call South Africa home. Through a digital process of converting colour images to black and white while manipulating the colour channels, Hugo emphasizes the pigment (melanin) in his sitters' skins so they appear heavily marked by blemishes and sun damage.

Paintings and Performance Art by Olivier de Sagazan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Congo-born, France-based artist Olivier de Sagazan integrates painting, photography, sculpture and performance into a very unique hybrid practice! His existential performance series, "Transfiguration," involves the artist building layers of clay and paint onto his face and body and then shedding them to reveal "an animalistic human who is seeking to break away from the physical world." 

Shrink-wrapped People by 'Photographer Hal'

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
In Tokyo-based photographer Hal's "Flesh Love" series, couples are blanketed in a plastic sheet to create a vacuum-sealed pack of love. As the result of probably seeing too many Law & Order episodes where victims are either discovered in plastic bags or murdered using one, these photographs are making us feel a bit uncomfortable...or maybe we just have a deep fear of suffocating.

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