Illustration // Monday, July 08, 2013
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science through creative production. In his forthcoming collection of art and essays, "Soul of Science," Diaz tackles the elusive properties of consciousness and time through a personal visual language that draws inspiration from the old Flemish masters as well as from modern scientific theories. Intespersed among Diaz's exquisitely rendered pieces are several illuminating writings contributed by mathematicians, physicists, and art historians, each examining the same universal questions from their unique academic and individual perspectives.
Music // Friday, June 07, 2013
It's no secret that the Juxtapoz office is a big fan of Madlib. In fact, we may or may not be attending his Welcome to Zamrock show tonight in San Francisco... As it's rare to see an interview with the man and he has gotten us excited about the prospect of new Quasimoto, Madvillain, and J Dilla has an unreleased Jazz album? We thought we would post this video by Tom Stokes of Madlib, aka Quasimoto, aka Beat Konducta, aka DJ Lord Such, aka.... at the Medicine Show in London!
Illustration // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
A consummate visual storyteller and a thoughtful artist, Sean Lewis' poignant, earthy illustrations evoke a profound sense of empathy for the killers and outlaws they depict, uniquely subtle in their composition yet profoundly moving in their raw emotional power. In this exclusive interview for the Juxtapoz Illustration blog, Toronto-based illustrator Sean Lewis discusses his creative process, his affinity for cutthroats and racketeers, and his sincere concern for sustainable living.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 01, 2013
We were able to speak with Marcel Dzama about his episode of Artist Talk with Alia Shawkat and Lance Bangs, a new six-part MOCAtv series hosted by American actor, producer, and artist Alia Shawkat and directed by American filmmaker Lance Bangs. Marcel's upcoming exhibition Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets opens April 6 at David Zwrner Gallery in London.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Los Angeles artist Sage Vaughn's latest solo exhibit LIFE is open to view at the Scion AV Installation gallery space in West Hollywood. The show features new artwork and limited edition collectible products (a lighter, coffee mugs, leather notebook, blankets, a book, and prints). We caught up with Sage right before his opening...
Tattoo // Friday, December 21, 2012
As a long time admirer or the darkly romantic, classic work of Chris Cleen, I had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing and getting work done by him on his most recent trip to San Francisco, for a guest spot at Idle Hand tattoo. As a New York based tattoo artist, Cleen spends his days at Saved tattoo in Brooklyn, and at his drawing table, creating his erotic themed Victorian imagery for enthusiasts of his craft, those looking to get tattooed and himself.
Tattoo // Monday, December 17, 2012
Despite dabbling in tattoo since his teenage years, tattooer Erik Jacobsen only picked up the trade professionally about five years ago. Since then, he has managed to create a stunning portfolio of modelled three-dimensional skulls, moths, and mammals and bold, graphic mandalas. We recently caught up with him for a chat about art vs. tattoo, his favorite types of images, and his first (regrettable?) ink - after the jump.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
December 7th 2012 marks the opening of What Are You Doing To Participate group zine/art show In Los Angeles. The show is curated and organized by Sam James Velde, Rich Jacobs and Adam Rossiter and features zines and prints spanning music, skateboarding and art culture from the 1980's til present. In conjunction with the show, today we speak with Travis Millard about zines...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We would not be the first to note that Kelsey Brookes' artistic career did not follow the most traditional path. While attending university, he studied biology instead of painting and drawing, and not until practicing as a microbiologist for a few years and moving to San Diego did Brookes begin his career as a painter.
Graffiti // Friday, October 26, 2012
Twigs who is known for dropping top-notch pieces and has a serious handstyle, was recently interviewed by the website Getnloose. We have always enjoyed seeing new work from him and now we get some further insight into the man behind the letters.