Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
John Van Hamersveld is an icon in Southern California culture, or maybe more aptly described as a creator of icons, credited with many graphics and images that identify the West Coast. His poster for Bruce Brown’s classic surf film The Endless Summer is an image that nearly everyone has seen, an emblem for surf culture itself (the poster was included in LACMA’s Pacific Standard Time Exhibition California Design: 1935-1965). . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
We became fast friends with Melbourne's graffiti provocateur LUSH last year when he came to San Francisco for an exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery, and turned the gallery into strip show. All the things you hear about LUSH is that he pisses a ton of people off, and that he does so for some sort of Internet fame. Well, what's wrong with that? It's 2012, how else do you get famous? LUSH will be opening up shop in London on July 5 with a large warehouse show that will surely cause some angry comments here. That means this is all working...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Artist and director of 667Shotwell, Chris Sollars work revolves around the reclamation of private and public space through interventions. The results are documented using drawing, photographs, sculpture, and video that are integrated into mixed media installations. Awards include 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, and 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
In April 2011, MOCA approached Juxtapoz with a unique project that they were producing with James Franco: Rebel,a mult-facitated, mixed-media, collaborative art installation and project loosely based on the making and legacy of James Dean's famed film, Rebel Without A Cause. In July 2011, Juxtapoz published a cover story examining Rebel, interviewing James Franco, Harmony Korine, and Aaron Young, about how the project came about.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
In April 2011, MOCA approached Juxtapoz with a unique project that they were producing with James Franco: Rebel, a mult-facitated, mixed-media, collaborative art installation and project loosely based on the making and legacy of James Dean's famed film, Rebel Without A Cause. In July 2011, Juxtapoz published a cover story examining Rebel, interviewing James Franco, Harmony Korine, and Aaron Young, about how the project came about.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Juxtapoz-sponsored "Obey Your Master: A Tribute to Metallica" group exhibition concluded this month at Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles, so we caught up with Metallica's Lars Ulrich to pick his brain about the show, his philosophy on collection, and for a peek at some of the art that integrates Metallica's daily lives around their local headquarters.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
Last week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened the new mural installation, Weirded Out, created site-specifically by Amsterdam artist, Parra. We caught up with Parra as the artist was finishing up the mural that stands on the museum's second landing, and discussed how his work has evolved since his March 2008 cover, working in black and white, and his first visit to SF.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 15, 2012
In conjunction with the upcoming release of MARLEY, Kevin Macdonald's feature documentary on the life of Bob Marley, July 2006 cover artist Phil Frost participates in this video where he talks about the influence of Marley on his art and career. Normally staying away from the limelight, this is interesting just hear Frost talk about his inspirations and influences. A great watch.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 06, 2012
When SF-based visual artist Jason Jagel spent the night on the oversized chair at the Stones Throw house back in 2002 the same night Madlib crashed on the couch directly across from him, Jagel knew right away he had stumbled across a unique individual. “I remember Madlib mumbling in his sleep, sounding uncannily, but not surprisingly like his music,” remarks Jagel.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Southern California-based Randy Noborikawa is one of the those talented artists who can do 30 things better than you. As an artist, maybe you work hard at one medium, one style, and are satisfied. Randy works in neon, fine art painting, Lenticular painting, graphics, and other mixed-media projects. We spoke with the artist recently about his time in San Francisco, learning the Lenticular style, and the patience to work in neon.