Back Talk: A Conversation with Nick Walker

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 18, 2011
A graffiti writer on the scene in 1980s Bristol, Nick started combining stencils with his freehand work in 1992 and injecting his photographic imagery with irony, social commentary and schoolboy humor. Back Talk after the jump . . .

Interview with San Francisco-based Mitsu Okubo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Anything from a handshake to a shit-eating grin taps into the vast, often unquestioned vocabulary of the human body. SF-based Mitsu Okubo’s detail-rich renderings of the body morph its flesh into a jigsaw of body parts, creating a language entirely new, yet disturbingly familiar.

Back Talk: A Conversation with How and Nosm

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With a little over two decades of painting that began with graffiti, German twins How & Nosm now create a more illustrated mural based Street Art, tightly defining their style by stripping it back to essential lines, textures, and colorways.

Back Talk: A conversation with Anthony Lister

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 11, 2011
Jumping off and on a Sydney-Brooklyn continuum, Street Artist and fine artist Anthony Lister makes his own tangential badass path into contorted experimentation, whether it is beat poet metal music, family home theatre, super heroes gone awry, or the warping asymmetry of a plastic surgery glamour puss 18 feet in diameter on the street.

Back Talk: A Conversation with Tran Nguyen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 07, 2011
Tran Nguyen will be opening a solo show at Thinkspace Gallery, The Synapse Between Here and There, Saturday, July 16. The Georgia-based artist is fascinated with creating work that can be used as a sort of psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind's surreal dreamscape and subconscious desire.

Studio Visit: Lazarides Print Studio in Wapping, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 07, 2011
Our London correspondent, Butterfly, made an exlcusive visit to Lazarides Gallery's new print studio in Wapping, London. The studio produces exclusive small run editions, hand finished screenprints, HPMs, and works on paper for artists like Paul Insect, Stanley Donwood, and Conor Harrington, amongst others.

Back Talk: A Conversation with David Bray

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 05, 2011
UK-based fine artist, David Bray, will be opening a new solo show, Return of Bad Wisdom, at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City on July 16, 2011. Using basic drawing tools, such as pens, pencils and paper, Bray creates delicate and time-consuming drawings which explore emotion, utopia and a world of fantasy . . .

Feature: A Conversation with Aaron Young on "Rebel"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 29, 2011
This month in Juxtapoz Magazine, we did a special report on the Rebel project, featuring Harmony Korine, James Franco, and Aaron Young. Rebel, an abstraction on the life of James Dean and history of Rebel Without A Cause, will premiere at the Venice Biennale this summer. Here is our interview excerpt with NYC-based Aaron Young.

Back Talk with Jen Lobo

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 17, 2011
Jen Lobo will be showing in the Project Roomat Thinkspace Gallery starting tomorrow night, June 18, in Culver City, California. The show, Inherit The Wound, features some classical paintings and drawings featuring bison, sperm whales, a unicorn, and a nautical works as well.

Studio Visit: Jeremy Fish in North Beach San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 09, 2011
I have personally known Jeremy Fish for over five years now, lived in the same city, gone to shows of his across the country, but for some reason or another, I had never made it out to his studio in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. That all changed this week . . .

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