Scion Says: "It's A Beautiful World"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Scion has done it again. Scion's Installation 4, It's A Beautiful World, opens in Minneapolis, one of nine cities on the national tour, this Friday, April 4th. The innovative Scion Installation Art Tour launched its fourth installment last July and features a diverse array of artists from around the world. The theme, It's a Beautiful World, was interpreted by each artist, in one of four mediums- painting, photography, sculpture, and collage. Some of this year's Installation artists include: Andrew Pommier, Andy Mueller, Angela Boatwright, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRat, Books llll, Caia Koopman (whose work is shown above,) Chris Yormick, Cody Hudson, Dalek, David Choe, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, Freddi C, J Shea, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Joshua Krause, Kelsey Brookes, Kenton Parker, Kofie, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, Mike Giant, Rammellzee, RETNA, R Grimes, Ron English, Sam Flores, Sage Vaughn, Skwerm, Tim McCormick, and Travis Millard. More info at scion.com/installation.

"Balls Out" Preview Images

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The super cool folks at Grass Hut in Portland are having a major show, Balls Out, opening this Friday, March 7th to break in their new space! Right next door to the old Grass Hut space, this new spot is much larger to accommodate all the art lovers attracted to the consistently cool work gracing the walls of Grass Hut. With over 60 artists contributing to this show, Grass Hut is going to need all the extra room they can get! Bwana Spoons of Grass Hut passed along snazzy preview images of some of the work they have in store for Balls Out. Take a peek at more preview photos here…

David Choe at Lazarides Galleries, London and Newcastle

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 29, 2008
The amazingly talented and consistent David Choe opened his first UK solo show, Murderous Hearts, last night at a packed private viewing at Lazarides Gallery in London. Of course, Juxtapoz was there and is pleased to share some opening night photos with you right here...

Upper Playground Takes Over London with Saber and David Choe

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2008
Upper Playground has landed in London along with two members of our extended family. Fine artists David Choe and Saber will be exhibiting their solo shows at Lazarides Gallery and UP London, respectively, in the month of March. David Choe, who has exhibited at UP's FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco and has collaborated with the brand in the past, will be exhibiting at the Lazarides Gallery in both London and Newcastle through March. Saber, who is currently collaborating with Upper Playground, will be painting in-store at the UP London location the day of February 29th, and exhibiting throughout March at a guerilla space at a nearby location. Those lucky Brits! Take a peek at Choe and Saber’s work here…

Photos: Henry Lewis and Regino Gonzales Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 18, 2008
The Corey Helford Gallery recently held a solo show featuring noted tattoo artists Henry Lewis and Regino Gonzales titled Burning at Both Ends. The exhibition featured a series of figurative oil paintings as well as collaborative pieces that fused their tattoo-influenced images with fine art technique. The opening was a hit- here are some great shots of the night to prove it! To see more photos, click here.

James Jean Site Update

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Illustrator James Jean has updated his website that features a rotating opening page that delivers an intimate view of his homey studio space, among images of his newest work. His large fan-base was left clinging to his blog updates as Jean rapidly transformed his site, which carries a vibe that veers from Jean's commercial accomplishments, and in a clean manner allows a smaller body of refined work to define its entirety. Jean's new site leaves us completely content and bound to return to gawk at his artistic talent.

Sam Weber

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We could've sworn that we mentioned Sam Weber before, but we couldn't find the post so maybe it was all just a dream. We probably found his portfolio through super-talented Jillian Tamaki's page. Sam was originally an American, then a Canadian for the College of Art and Design in Calgary, and then an American again for New York's School of Visual Arts. A lot of you New Yorkers have probably heard of Sam from when he was assistant art director of the Times Op Ed page. Heard of him or not, you need to pay attention now because he's updated his site with new work, personal and commercial, that kicked our art cortex's ass. His style is quiet and delicate, similar to James Jean, and in fact, we're wondering why the two of them haven't had a painter's duel or something. If that's not a real thing, it should be, like a breakdance battle with paint. Whether he takes it to the mean streets or not, you should definitely scope Weber's work at www.sampaints.com.

Mr. Everywhere: David Choe

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 07, 2007
We hate to spoil the ending for the fans of Thumbs Up!, but David Choe isn't really on his way to Alaska right now, he's (been) back, though Mr. Omnipresent may or may not be in Miami this week as well, and now he's whipping up a monster bunch of work in a new studio space as he prepares for his solo show at Lazarides Gallery in London in February (via The World's Best Ever). Enjoy the photo tour of his new work space on davechoe.blogspot.com.

Kenichi Hoshine

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 25, 2007
Why haven't we already told you about New York artist Kenichi Hoshine? We forgot, and we're sorry. Kenichi was born in Japan but raised here in the States, which lends a daring and experimental style to his work coupled with the delicate simplicity of lines that we associate with Japanese art. Kenichi takes that simplicity a little further and creates paintings so sparse and haunting that it's almost like he's painting the ghosts of his memories, sad like abandoned houses. He also has an ongoing project with James Jean, called A Polite Winter, that is more of a visual conversation between two artists, if you're interested in seeing his work in a more communicative style. There, now you know all about him. Forgive us? www.kenichihoshine.com

The GREEN Art Show

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 16, 2007
"Deja Vu Waltz" by Amy Crehore Amy Crehore let us know about a big group show she'll be in starting this Saturday, November 17th at Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles. The GREEN Art Show: Artistic Interaction with Nature was curated by Mark Murphy, and there's a special blog for the paintings called SCRIBBLE where Mark is currently blogging about each painting in the show and each artist. Other artists include Luke Chueh, Jason D'Aquino, Jordan Awan, Andrew Brandou, Cathie Bleck+ Marc Burckhardt, William Buzzell, David Chung, Kevin Christy, Sas Christian, John Copeland, Bob Dob, Andrew Foster, Douglas Fraser, P-Jay Fidler, Joseph Daniel Fiedler, AJ Fosik, Robert Hardgrove, Jody Hewgill, Michael Hussar, Tim Hussey, Jordin Isip, Rich Jacobs, Pamela Jaeger, James Jean, David Choong Lee, Anthony Lister, Jen Lobo, Mars-1, Chris Mostyn, Mark Murphy, Scott Musgrove, Joel Nakamura, Christian Northeast, Martha Rich and Esther Pearl Watson, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Jermaine Rogers, Kim Scott, Keith Shore, Jeff Soto, Damon Soule, Matt Stallings, Gary Taxali, Amanda Wachab, and Justin Wood. The show runs through December 22nd.

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