Interview with Jesse Smith Part 1

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 07, 2009
Investigating the details of Jesse Smith’s paintings and large-scale tattoo projects is like reading a story. These pieces are more than just snapshots of moments in time – they offer fish-eyed glimpses into some twisted-ass tales.

INSA is Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 24, 2009
Looks like INSA is Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places. At least, that is what this highly talented artist would have you believe in his latest show with Nike. This London-based artist straddles the worlds of commercial art and underground expression to showcase some truly striking new pieces.

Interview with Jared Connor of Chocolate Design

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 18, 2009
“Amid Eyes and Wings, Mayan Kings and Skulls, Jared Connor finds his niche,” writes Evan La Ruffa for The Citrus Report. “His lens is tinted gray and the detail in his work is unparalleled. Balanced by symmetrical insanity and buttressed by a clearly adept outlook, Mexican Chocolate Design has set itself apart as the cream of the crop as far as seriously gnarly and fucked up images. This isn't for children's eyes, and we like it that way.”

Back Talk With Invisible Creature

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 14, 2009
If you don’t know who this brother-brother duo is, chances are you will as soon as you peep their iconic imagery and masterful poster art design for all musical genres.

Back Talk with Travis Louie

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 11, 2009
Travis Louie is more than an artist. He is a storyteller. Beyond mere subjects, his paintings feature characters with a life, a history, and dreams for the future—all of which he has written out in bio-form to accompany them.

Interview with Stella Im Hultberg

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2009
Memento Mori, Stella Im Hultberg's latest solo show hitting Thinkspace Gallery in LA next Friday, July 10th, will feature a variety of new works including oil on canvas, mixed media on paper and wood panel, as well as a special installation exploring themes of identities and duality. Andrew Michael Ford tracked down the artist for a special interview. 

Hugh Brown’s “Allegedly” at GCAC with Greg Escalante and Nathan Spoor

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Follow us now as we take an educated look at a the latest body of work from Hugh Brown, Grammy Award winning designer and Creative Director of Rhino Records. This latest solo exhibition at Cal State’s tastemaker museum exhibition space, Grand Central Art Center, features a rather fascinating and controversial collection. Curious? So are we. 

Blackbooks: New Site

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 29, 2009
he insanely talented minds behind Blackbook Stencils (Andrew Black and BooksIIII) just launched a brand spanking new website chock full of all their work, which ranges from laser cut stencils all the way to design, fine art, and more.

Alex Pardee Leaks His Cover Art Design for New Cage Album

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 20, 2009
“It's been a long time in the making, musically, emotionally, and artistically, and I am more than proud to give you the first visual glimpse at the cover to the new full-length CAGE album, Depart From Me, that I did the entire package design for,” writes the insanely talented and nice Alex Pardee's (Juxtapoz cover #79). “Which will be in stores this July 7th, just in time for a Summer in Hell.” More info and in-progress images of the album artwork from Alex here…

"Artist Hands Out Free Money: Porous Walker's Me vs. Me"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 14, 2009
“The artist Porous Walker (Juxtapoz #96) is a personality inhabited by a guy named Jimmy DiMarcellis,” writes Kristin Farr for KQED Arts. “Porous makes art, lots of it. In his new solo show at Receiver Gallery, the walls are packed with plastic toy collages held together by hot glue, inevitable glue strings are unapologetically spider-webbed between the objects. A cluster of balloons hangs from the ceiling, some penned with warnings of self-destruction. On the far side of a large installation of drawings and miscellany on wood, a father and son are painted directly on the wall. The boy asks, ‘Hey Dad, is that art?’ and the father replies, ‘Heck no son, that's your inheritance melting away.’” Read more from


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