Juxtapoz // Friday, October 30, 2009
Ed Templeton is a master of his own universe. The cool thing about that universe is that Ed is not afraid to share its intricacies with the public eye. At times painful, humorous, beautiful, gruesome, and sometimes all of the above simultaneously, there is something magical about Ed and his work that we love.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2009
As promised, today we are delivering Part Two of the Kelly D. Williams X Ed Templeton interview. In this edition, Williams postulates with Southern California native Ed Templeton about the influence of location, the pervasiveness of art and his current skate setup.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 20, 2009
Ed is a professional skater, founder of Toy Machine Skateboards, world traveler, artist, photographer, and personal fav of a lot of us here at Jux His work was recently featured in Juxtapoz’ Photo Issue (Juxtapoz # 88). Check out Part One of this Juxtapoz exclusive, in depth interview that artist Kelly D. Williams conducted with Ed Templeton to gain insight into the world of this artistic skater-boy all grown up.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2008
To celebrate the release of his new book, Deformer, Ed Templeton (Juxtapoz #35 and #88) will be giving his first ever slide show presentation, where he will be discussing images from the book as well as unseen work, and taking questions from the audience. Eleven years in the making and compiling more than 30 years of material, Deformer's photographs give a sun-drenched glimpse of what it's like to be young and alive in the "suburban domestic incubator" of Orange County. From the Alleged Press series curated by Aaron Rose, Deformer interweaves disciplinary letters from Templeton's grandfather and religious notes from his mother with sketches, snapshots, telling images and the occasional brutal tale, laying out an unresolved narrative that plunges readers headlong into Templeton's chaotic youth and his reliance on art and skateboarding to accommodate its stresses and joys. "Skateboarding allowed me to travel the world, and that showed me that where I live is totally messed up," he observes. "That perspective has fueled me and been a source for my art." Through photographs, stories and ephemera of all sorts from his youth and teenage years, Templeton offers readers an intensely close and personal look at an artist's coming of age. The slide show presentation and discussion goes down this Sunday, December 14th at 7:30pm at Family in Los Angeles.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 03, 2008
Map of the Inner War by Ed Templeton (work shown) alongside Matt Leines’ The Great Gates of Zenith comes to Roberts and Tilton in Los Angeles. Opening November 15, these two artists will unveil a new collection of works that we cannot wait to see, simply because both these guys rock. On top of their new artworks, both artists will offer a corresponding book signing in celebration of the release of Deformer by artist Ed Templeton (read more on Deformer here) and You Are Forgiven by Matt Leines (more on that soon.)
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 08, 2008
We love Ed Templeton’s (Juxtapoz #35 and #88) new book, Deformer so much that we thought we'd offer it up to a lucky winner that registers for the new Juxtapoz newsletter! It’s simple: if you have a name and an email address, sign up to get occasional updates from your friends here at Juxtapoz and you could be the random winner we choose to send a brand new copy of Deformer to! Register now here.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2008
Finally, Ed Templeton’s (Juxtapoz #35 and #88) new book, Deformer, is available to the masses! Eleven years in the making and compiling more than 30 years of material, Templeton's scrapbook of his upbringing in suburban Orange County California is truly something else to behold. Read our entire early review of this amazing collection, and then grab your own copy here.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2008
We stayed up too late last night. It’s really all Ed Templeton’s (Juxtapoz #35 and #88) fault. His new book, Deformer, from Damiani Publishers is just that good. Eleven years in the making and spanning 30 years of material, Deformer chronicles Templeton’s err… unique life and upbringing through photographs, journal excerpts, letters from his strict grandfather, religious notes from his mother, personal sketches, and artwork. Templeton sums it up when states, “The deformer describes what warps you, what deforms you into you are.” At 170 pages of intense personal exploration, struggle, and growth, Deformer is a book you’ll need to set aside a good amount of time to fully digest. Thankfully, the collection is so well laid out that we happily dove into Templeton’s chaotic Orange County, California childhood, maturation through skateboarding, and artistic and emotional development. Offering readers an extremely candid and unresolved narrative (at times we found ourselves almost cringing at the rawness,) Templeton has obviously accomplished what we all hope to achieve: take all the bizarre shit from our childhood and form it all into something meaningful and beautiful for oneself. Join Templeton on his journey through Deformer. Deformer will be released this October. Pre-order your copy right here.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 14, 2008
Aaron Rose, the man behind the fascinating documentary film Beautiful Losers, has been enjoying the immensely positive response from its recent release. In case you didn’t know, Rose was the man behind the Alleged Gallery in New York, which helped blossom the talents of great artists like: Mike Mills, Margaret Kilgallen, Thomas Campbell, Harmony Korine, Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Barry McGee and more. Simply put, this guy knows his stuff. Beautiful Losers takes an inside look at the unique collective of artists who influenced one another at the Alleged Gallery, exploring their different outlooks and philosophies about creativity. The folks at The Filmlot recently completed an interview with Rose, discussing his process with Beautiful Losers. Take a look at the whole piece right here…