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.

IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT: Boston

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 05, 2007
Day 14: For the final diary entry on the East Coast leg of Sparks' IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour, photographer Jon Dragonette brings the trip to a close with some sweet shots from (and at) Boston, Mass. More...  

IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT: On The Road To Boston

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 04, 2007
Day 13: Photographer Jon Dragonette shows off some of the art as the the East Coast leg of Sparks' IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour rolls into Boston.

IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT: Burlington, VT

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 03, 2007
Photographer Jon Dragonette reports from Burlington, Vermont on Day 12 of the East Coast leg of Sparks' IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour with David Choe, Saber and Retna.

IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT: On The Road

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2007
Day 11: Photographer Jon Dragonette plays chauffeur on the road through Vermont with David Choe, Saber and Retna on the the East Coast leg of Sparks' IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.

IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT: New Haven, CT

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2007
Day 10: Photographer Jon Dragonette brings pics from New Haven, Connecticut as David Choe, Saber and Retna sample Ivy League college-town life on the East Coast leg of Sparks' IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.

IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT: New York New York, Day 3

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Day 9: Photographer Jon Dragonette takes us with him, David Choe, Saber and Retna on another day off in New York City as the East Coast leg of Sparks' IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour nears its end.

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