Erotica // Friday, June 20, 2014
These studies of former pornographic actress Sasha Grey, created in 2008 by the celebrated illustrator James Jean, seem timeless in their stillness and quiet contemplation, a far cry from the fleshy excess and vulgarity of modern pornography. Grey is not seen as an object of sexual desire, but as a beautiful, intelligent, and defiant woman, confident in her sexuality.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 09, 2014
Apologies for the delay in my reporting on Taiwan’s first POW! WOW!, but I was busy having adventures! I was vibing on some late night painting sessions with Insa and a crew of legendary writers, daytime massive mural assisting at the top of a building with Will Barras, feeding bugs to a huge frog, and having lunch with a snake...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
And finally, the art. We are so proud of all the artwork that is on exhibit in "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through June 14, 2014. It blows our mind that we are now two decades old, but what is even more amazing are all the artists that have been in our pages over those years. Their works tell the story, create the chance to document alternative art narratives, bring out the fans, bring out the collectors, and keep the creative energy of Juxtapoz alive. Here, then, is all the art in "Art Truancy."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
On May 15, 2014, Juxtapoz and Jonathan LeVine Gallery will open "Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine," a group exhibition at both of LeVine's spaces at 557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan. The exhibition features a wide-range of cover artists and featured artists from over the past 20 years, and today we have a look at some of the covers from artists in the show. From Robert Williams to Grotesk, Mark Ryden to Swoon, here is a bit of a history lesson to catch up on, or reminisce over.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 17, 2014
OMCA features the major exhibition, SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot featuring works by 15 contemporary artists who have been a part of the magazine's social and cultural evolution. Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the influential magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States.
Vault // Wednesday, December 18, 2013
For the rest of the month, we are looking back on some of our favorite features from our print edition. Today, we look at the February 2013 cover story with James Jean. At the time, James Jean retired, then didn’t really retire at all. In a similar vein of Michael Jordan, who retired from one phase of his career only to return stronger and more well-equipped to dominate once again, Jean left the illustration world behind in 2008, redefining himself as one of the most talented and intriguing fine artists of his generation...
Erotica // Thursday, August 15, 2013
A favorite of ours over here at Juxtapoz, James Jean bring us this new bizarrely erotica piece entitled 'Frog Licker'. Created earlier this year, this small rendering, measuring 5 x 8" was created with ink on paper and expresses the intricacy of his signature style. Love.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
This summer, the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City will focus on the neo-Symbolist movement with the exhibition The Pond, The Mirror, The Kaleidoscope, a collection of 30 paintings, drawings and sculptures from emerging and established graduates from one of the the leading art schools in the US. Curated by Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department and respected artist in his own right, the show will feature both names familiar to Juxtapoz such as James Jean, Mu Pan, and Timothy Okamura, but also some of our favorites in Mark Lang, Sakura Maku, and Martin Wittfooth.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
February 2013 cover artist James Jean has teamed up with Pressure Printing to bring his Parallel Lives exhibition to life... er, to iLives. Parallel Lives has just been released as an iBook, "a 58-page collection cataloging James Jean’s 2013 New York solo show at Jack Tilton Gallery. The book contains 47 plates reproducing every drawing, painting and mixed media work in the show. The digital edition includes full-screen, Retina-resolution images and 179 additional process photographs."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
We love how this works out. Our February 2013 issue, about to hit newsstands and featuring cover art by James Jean, previewed a bunch of the artwork that will go on display tonight, January 9 at Jack Tilton Gallery in NYC. For the occasion, we picked out a few of our personal favorites from the show to preview for you today...