Japanese Horror Manga Reviews Part 2

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Last week I gushed over a few Japanese Horror Mangas in Part 1 of my "I don't know much about these but I love them" article. Well, not much has changed this week, as I still don't know much about the history and facts about the genre...

Skin Deep: Photography by Julien Palast

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Photographer Julien Palast refers to his SkinDeep series as 'a study on the body-object, ephemeral sculptures of the human form. Instant bas reliefs reminiscent of classic imagery.' Palast shrink wraps the human body in brilliant technicolor, at once concealing it while also highlighting its curves and contours. Palast is based in Paris, France.

Tissue Series

Illustration // Friday, September 21, 2012
Lisa Nilsson creates illustrations using tissue paper in extremely intricate and awe-inspiring ways. She says of her process, "These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree."  

The Surreal Works of Vasilis Avramidis @ Jacob's Island, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
This year we feel like we have seen an emergence of very talented international oil painters, and Greek painter Vasilis Avramidis adds a bit of environmental elements to his work. His work is currently on display at Jacob's Island Gallery in London.

Bad Children's Books by Bob Staake (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Getting offended can be such a fun feeling, especially when it's art and humor where no one is being spared. Bob Staake has created a series of "Satire, Humor and Visual Parody of Classic Children's Books From the 1940s Through 1960s." Prepare to learn how to make money, what Bukowski really does to children, and just what does daddy have in the trunk...

Nightmare on Elm St. Reeee-mix

Illustration // Thursday, September 20, 2012
The cartoon, comic and movie icons in Ben's illustrated work come with an unexpected dark twist. His humorous and sometimes gory graphic drawings remind you of something that you've seen before, because you probablt have. Creepy and hilarious re-mix illustrations by Ben6835.

Ericailcane @ Fame Festival 2012

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Last year at this time, we were traversing the streets of Grottaglie, Italy, enjoying FAME Festival and the murals that have gone up in the town over the past years. An interview with Angelo Milano of FAME and Studiocromie later, we have to enjoy this year's FAME from a distance, but we love what we are seeing from March 2010 subscriber cover artist, Ericailcane on the side of an apartment building.

Street Works by Nikita Nomerz

Street Art // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Russian graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz continues to create astonishing street art. Throughout the years, Nomerz has traveled around his native homeland finding abandoned structures in cities long since forgotten. By adding eyes and facial gestures he anthropomorphizes old buildings in a way that gives them a unique character.

Bernini's Medusa Tattooed by Klown

Tattoo // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tattoo artist Klown has transformed one of Italian sculptor Bernini's masterpieces, the bust of the Medusa, into a work of art in its own right. A tattoo artist for over 11 years, Klown is best known for his black and grey work ranging from Aztec masterpieces to picture perfect portrait work.

Preview: Tim Biskup "Excavation" @ Antonio Colombo, Milan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tim Biskup's exhibition of new paintings opens this Thursday at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The new body of work began with a series of abstract drawings created in a burst of creative energy. The urge to loosen up came after a visit to MoMA NYC for the William de Kooning retrospective as well as in reaction to the rigid complexity of the work for his Former State exhibition at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles nearly a year ago.

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