Juxtapoz // Monday, August 20, 2012
Mayumi Haryoto creates both personal and commercial illustrative work that is both a mix of dreamy fantasy and comic book inspired. The Jakarta, Indonesia-based artist says of her work, "I feel like I’m still finding my own voice. That’s the part I’m still trying to develop. In fact, I wish I would always have something to develop."
Illustration // Sunday, August 19, 2012
Impressive works by this young talent, 18 year old René Campbell. Campbell's black and white skulls and animal portraits are detailed with swirling baroque accents, all rendered in staggeringly fine linework. She works both traditionally and digitally and is based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Street Art // Saturday, August 18, 2012
The See No Evil Festival in Bristol, UK has been seeing wonderful work from around the globe including this newest addition from Nychos and Flying Fortress. The two collaborated on a huge mural showing a Jukebox character riding a winged skeleton monster. Love the usage of eyeballs as reins! And a “brainy” Nychos letter piece was painted during this visit as well.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Dmitriy Samohin's tattoo work is incredible! He creates ultra realistic portraits on skin and works out of Ukraine. He says of drawing portraits, "Portraits are fascinating. And for me it’s all about the eyes, the expression. It’s like in our daily life; the eyes reveal everything."
Music // Thursday, August 16, 2012
As you may know by now, Russian feminist punk group, Pussy Riot, made a brief "impromptu performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February. Dancing and high-kicking, they shouted the words of a 'punk prayer' asking the Virgin Mary to deliver Russia from Putin," (from AP) and were arrested on charges of hooliganism and religious hatred. Well, their jailing is getting international attention...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peter Root took around 40 hours and over 100,000 staples to creates a Staple City (can you imagine Gob Bluth saying this... "Need to get some papers connected, no worries, you're living in Staple City." Anyone? Digression.) Ephemicropolis resembles a mini metropolis of skyscrapers and urban planning.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"This is new, experimental work exploring ideas of memory and memory loss. This work begun with larger scale sculptural installations using organic material to create 'armor' or head adornments for the human subjects. The final works are digital photographs, 10 x 10 inch archival pigment ink prints."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Discovery Channel kicked off this past Sunday night celebrating the start of their 25th year of Shark Week. I was curious how else sharks may have influenced culture beyond Jaws, eating Mythbusters, and of course leaping through the air in super slow motion. I was fortunate enough to come across Robert Longo, an amazing artist focusing on hyperrealism at massive scale.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
Christine Wu is a Los Angeles based artist, illustrator and designer. She was educated at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where she received her Bachelors in illustration. She has an almost cubist approach to her paintings, although completely representational, she presents multifaceted subjects with her ghastly, layered forms and an overlay of emotional regard.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
We have been playing close attention to bridge design these days, what with our local Bay Bridge nearing a major addition, and talks of its western span receiving a special anniversary LED project. So let's turn to the great look of the Xiying Rainbow Bridge in Penghu, Taiwan that reflects a rainbow lighting scheme at night.