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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
In conjunction with Shepard Fairey opening a new exhibition, Sound & Vision, at Stolenspace in London tonight (and officially, Saturday, October 20), we wanted to publish our recent feature on Shepard from our current November 2012 Politics & Art issue. In conversation with Ron English at the end of August, the interview is a candid talk from two artists who have helped shape a dialgoue of modern politics and art, and have helped foster contemporary street art.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
With both Australian-based artists Jeremy Geddes and Ashley Wood debuting in the United States this weekend, October 20, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, we look back on the cover story we ran in February 2012 with Geddes. For the occasion, we asked Ashley Wood to interview Geddes, to discuss the artist's preparation for his US debut, as well as his penchant for detail and painting 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.