Albus Cavus x Diya Ajit in Dubai

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Don’t you find Dubai intriguing? C’mon, it’s an ancient city in the Middle East known for its insane real estate prices, some of the world’s tallest buildings, massive oil production, and the most expensive hotel on earth. Now you can add dope murals to that list. American art collective Albus Cavus recently went over to the marvelous city of Dubai to paint with local artists, including Diya Ajit. Together, Ajit and Albus Cavus collaborated to make a mural at The Jam Jar. Time Out Dubai took some to time to ask Ajit a few questions about street art in Dubai.

Stephen Tompkins Interview

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 10, 2008
Stephen Tompkins is a philosopher turned artist, so you can bet his work can get pretty deep. “My biggest disappointment these days is wishing there was more philosophy in art, more will to debate concepts of art, the sublime,” he says in a recent interview with Juxtapoz contributing writer, Brad Martin. “Pretty soon, from the insane proliferation of instant digital culture and the dissipation of low and high art, there’s going to be a rapid decline in traditional approaches and more synthesis of multi-sense installation, even galleries will lean towards user experience, perhaps even interactive art on some levels,” the artist predicts. Read what else this artist has to say (we promise it’s not all theoretical!) in the full interview here.

Studio Visit: Amandalynn

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2008
You may know artist Amandalynn from her involvement with The Seventh Letter, or perhaps from her recent solo show move A head at Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles (exhibit work shown below,) or even her insane custom car paintwork for Underground Colors. Or what about her sculpture restoration projects for the MoMA? (Her recent dinosaur restoration shown above.) Oh, and we almost forgot about her new line of hats and accessories for Goorin Bros’ 1333 Minna line. If nothing else, we hope you’ve gotten to catch a few of her signature green-skinned ladies on the streets of San Francisco. If it seems hard to define this multi-talented artist, that’s because it is. Crossing genres, age groups, interests, and mediums, Amandalynn is a lady with drive, talent, and the rare ability to co-mingle the two to consistently push boundaries and shatter expectations. Amandalynn recently allowed us to stop by her studio (actually, make that three studio spaces) in San Francisco.

Blackbook Stencils Says Happy Helloween!

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 27, 2008
The insanely talented minds behind Blackbook Stencils (Andrew Black and BooksIIII) just released this Dirty Rat Mask for all of you Mickey Mouse or err… dirty rat lovers out there. In case you’re not familiar with Blackbook Stencils, they create some of the dopest laser etched artistry we’ve seen. This limited edition mask is etched on 10” x 11” matboard, signed and numbered, and comes complete with elastic string for all those who really want to sport this dirty rat look on Halloween, or anytime for that mater. More at blackbookstencils.com/blogface

Wall Animation from Georgina Edwards

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 23, 2008
Just in case you haven’t seen this, we’re shoving it in your face now. Why? Because it’s 37 seconds of animated fun by Georgina Edwards out of Australia. An ode to Blu’s insane animated video phenomenon is always appreciated.

"Captain and Commander: Henry Lewis and Keli Reule" Tonight at 111 Minna

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 01, 2008
111 Minna Gallery presents Captain and Commander: Henry Lewis and Keli Reule, two insanely talented San Francisco-based artists, in a two-person exhibit opening tonight, Thursday October 2, 2008 6pm til...whenever they kick you out. Henry Lewis and studio-mate Keli Reule will debut a wealth of new works that, for lack of sufficient wording, will simply blow you away. We got a chance to peep some of Lewis' newest work, and it's safe to say he really took his already astonishing work up a notch. We didn't even know he could get better, but you'll just have to come out tonight to 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco to see it all for yourself. Captain and Commander: Henry Lewis and Keli Reule will be on view from October 2-November 1, 2008. Peep preview images of Henry Lewis’ work and get more info on Captain and Commander here…

Photos: Ignite What's Next Art Tour in Atlanta

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2008
As you should know by now, the Sparks, Upper Playground, and Juxtapoz Ignite What's Next Art Tour kicked off in Atlanta this past Saturday at Lenny’s Bar. If you made it, you know what an insane time it was and if you missed it...well, these photos will make you wish you hadn't. The Atlanta show is the first of three different events, which highlight live painting by three of the top artists from the world of contemporary art – Sam Flores, Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz #79) and N8 Van Dyke (Juxtapoz #90.) Future dates and locations include this weekend in Boston on Saturday September 20th, 2008 at 2pm at Underground Snowboards in Boston, and Phoenix on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th at 10pm at The Marquee Theatre. Make sure to see these artists paint live in person, get your Sparks drink on, and cause some debauchery of your own. Snag more info here. See more Atlanta photos here…

Rice Field Art

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Talk about art on a large scale; this is just insane. Yep, this is a rice field turned canvas in Japan. Each year these guys make new images on their field by planting rice in different patterns making various images, using different sorts of rice for color. The result is amazing as you can see. It's a pity they only last as long as it's time to harvest the rice.

Sneak Preview Trailer: Alex Pardee's "Chadam"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2008
We love being friends with the insanely talented and warped mind of Alex Pardee (Juxtapoz cover #79) because he leaks us advance previews and stuff, like this amazing trailer of his upcoming movie with Warner Bros, Chadam. Pardee’s monsters come to life? How disturbingly marvelous. 

Gary Panter on VBS.TV

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 25, 2008
Gary Panter has been up to so much shit over the past three decades it's literally crazy. He's painted, played and recorded music, made puppets, drawn for magazines, and was one of the main designers for Pee-wee's Playhouse, the show that single-handedly warped an entire generations’ mind for the better. And this isn't even what he's known for, which is comics. Do you know how long it takes to make comics? Unless you're just plopping them out like Sam Henderson it takes for-ever. Somehow, amid his bazillions of side-projects Gary made time to create the Jimbo and Dal Tokyo comics and flesh them out to insane, philosophical proportions. Oh yeah, and he also teaches college and puts on 60s-acid-test-style light shows with Josh White, one of the originators of the form. Fuck's sake, right? Watch the master in part 1 of the newest series on VBS.TV’s Art Talk! and look out for part 2 soon.

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