Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 13, 2009
Chances are, you are already familiar with the individual names behind We Are Supervision, an artist collective spearheaded by graff-writing god Pose MSK, whose work can’t be described by words, and photojournalist KC Ortiz who aims to create words and raise awareness, one genuine photo at a time. Read up on our exclusive interview with We Are Supervision and find out how cigarettes, lawyers, and straight-up hustlin’ explain who they are and how it’s incorporated into their artistic agenda.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2009
Josh’s work brings to mind the detail and complexity of natural history dioramas, and the color and diagrammatic complexity one might find in cross section illustrations from a vintage science textbook. His work has developed over the past years into an iconic and complex personal vocabulary of imagery that creates a mysterious and sometimes unsettling juxtaposition between the natural world and the man made landscape.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 02, 2009
Welcome to part 2 of Mike Giant’s interview with JK5. In this portion, JK5 talks about use of color, medium choice, and galleries versus museums. Get ready for some bugged out art talk in Part 2 of the JK5 interview now.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 31, 2009
Interviewing Paul Insect is a frustrating affair. Don’t get me wrong – he’s a natural storyteller and as affable as anybody I’d be apt to sit down with for a bit of conversation over a pint or two at the pub. But, the problem is that so much of what he has been up to and wants to share is “off the record”. Yes, the man lives a fascinating life, but those familiar with his provocative art are only exposed to the tip of the Insect iceberg. Still, what a tip! As for all the “off the record” stuff, well, suffice it to say that Mr Insect hasn’t been sitting on his laurels.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2009
As promised, here is Part 2 of our 2-part interview with street and studio artist Gaia. Gaia is a native New Yorker who first established his poster presence on the streets of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan in 2007. Now about to enter his junior year at Maryland Institute College of Art, Gaia has been turning heads and piquing interest wherever his art is left. Gaia believes in his work whole-heartedly. “[Do] I think my work is more beautiful than graf? Honestly yeah, I do.” Gaia states. Find out why.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2009
On the debut night of Shinganist, the intriguing look into works of some of Japan’s up-and-coming young artists, we caught up with the lead artist Usugrow (Juxtapoz #77) to chat about his latest work and the differences between the UK and Japan.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 23, 2009
Gaia is a native New Yorker who first established his poster presence on the streets of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan in 2007. Now about to enter his junior year at Maryland Institute College of Art, Gaia—who grew up around his parents’ financial careers—is an unabashed capitalist, equally confident working on the streets or showing in the galleries of New York, Los Angeles and London.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2009
One of the raddest artists in the San Francisco area, Jay Howell, is part of a stellar new show that just opened at the RVCA gallery on Haight Street in SF. Jay passed some images of art on display our way, including pieces by Kelsey Brookes (above), Dave Kinsey, Anthony Lister, Tiffany Bozic, Jeff Soto, John Dwyer, Robert Hardgrave, Mel Kadel, and Kelsey Brookes.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 09, 2009
“Nature is pure, organically alluring, and indiscriminately cruel,” writes Kirsten Incorvaia for The Citrus Report. “This is apparent in the paintings of Tiffany Bozic, the wildlife enthusiast who discusses the contradictions of life using critters as her metaphor. Painting on maple wood, her images are smooth and telling; calm animals accept their interplay with other creatures, often with the tension of imminent death a moment away.”
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Chef Chris Cosentino invited Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz cover #79) into his kitchen at Incanto to prepare three dishes using ingredients from a pig's head. Yum.