The Paintings of Victor Rodriguez

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
Taking a wander around the world wide web this morning, taking notes and checking names, and we stopped at the work of Brooklyn-based, Mexico City-born fine artist and portrait painter Victor Rodriguez. We like the mix of styles and surreal-additions to his portraits, which at first appear to be simple hyperreal depictions but upon closer looks have dream-like, cinematic qualities to them. 

Video: Robert Hodgin's "Boil Up" Installation @ the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
As part of an installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin recently was contracted to animate and render a feeding frenzy of fish for the interactive Moana - My Ocean exhibit. The phenomenon, called a "boil up" is an amazing twisting, spinning, hectic mass of predators and pray feeding on each other and plankton. The installation will surround visitors in the "boil up" as the schools of fish swarm about them. Awesome.

Jeremy Olson's Geometric Paintings

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
We are enjoying Brooklyn-based artist Jeremy Olson's sereis of geometric portraits this morning. Jeremy has a MFA from NYU Steinhardt and has had several exhibitions across the US.

"NOME," a Photography Exhibition by Nick Sethi

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
After years of traveling the world assisting Terry Richardson and Jonathan Mannion, Brooklyn-based photographer Nick Sethi has begun to make the same impact on the emerging photography scene. His first solo exhibition, NOME, is a culmination of two recent trips to India. Between living under a bridge for 3 months with homeless kids, to attending a festival with naked holy men doing yoga painted with ash, Nick exposes an unseen and intimate India that is overlooked by the locals, and rarely seen by any photojournalist...

Graphite Drawings by Michael Schall

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Michael Shall does not draw from photographs but uses images to "gain an understanding of how certain things are structured." He then uses these s structural understandings to create his imagined worlds where those forms can do whatever he wants them to. "...these forms can do whatever I want them to, and it all looks believable, or almost believable."

The Work of Fred Tomaselli

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
The SFMOMA is temporarily closing its doors in a couple of days for the construction of their new expansion. We took a last walk through yesterday evening as they count down the days and while doing so happened upon a painting by Fred Tomaselli, something we seemed to have missed the last time we were there. So, inspired, this morning we thought we would bring you a collection of the Brooklyn-based artist's work.

What's The Time?: David Kesting Presents Ricky Powell "NYC 1985 – Bushwick 2013"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Another Ricky Powell event just opened, in perfect timing with his feature in our Beastie Boys issue that is on newsstands now. David Kesting Presents "Ricky Powell", a collection of photographs from the artists archives reflecting the urban artistic and music references between these two times and cultures. Curated by Tono Radvany a longtime friend of Powell known for cataloging, exhibiting and printing Powell’s work.

3D Paper Animal Sculptures by José Suris IV

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Jose Suris IV created these awesome masks and sculptures out of paper! Despite looking like real fur, the animals were constructed out of paper, Styrofoam, wirefoam, and paperclay. Suris hangs his sculpted creatures and masks on displays just like a taxidermist. His inspiration? Pretty much everything: Internet videos, cartoons, Zelda, Pokémon’s Evee, stories...

3D Printed Faces From Found DNA

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has been taking DNA left behind on spit out gum, hairs, and other pieces of our genetic trail that we leave behind every day and generating and printing faces using a 3D printer. The resulting portraits of anonymous people may not be a 100% accurate since there are many things that are impossible to determine from DNA (age, etc.), the artists says they probably have a "family resemblance." The series is titled Stranger Visions.

MCA Day: Adrock Remembers Adam Yauch at Park Dedication in Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 04, 2013
Yesterday, Adrock and friends, family, and officials dedicated a small playground and park on the edge of Brooklyn Heights to honor the beloved Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, known around the world as MCA. The musician, filmmaker, activist, and rapper passed away on May 4th, 2012 after a three-year-long battle with cancer. Today is also MCA Day, a daylong event featuring music, conversation, and a gallery of art created by Yauch fans...

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