Be Your True Self with Gary Baseman

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 18, 2009
True Self, a group exhibition of new works by over 40 artists brought together by special guest curator Gary Baseman, will take over New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery starting October 24th, 2009. The theme has been left open to encourage individual interpretation and there are no size or medium restrictions, so that each participating artist has complete creative freedom on the subject at hand.

Photos: David Choe x Rob Sato x Joe To at Metropolis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The work of Rob Sato and Joseph To (Juxtapoz #104) is now on display in a showing curated by longtime friend, David Choe. Both these artist's unique renderings are simultaneously humorous, beautiful, and bizarre. We'd expect nothing less from these guys.

Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Aaron Horkey

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 04, 2009
Today we spotlight another artist who has generously donated work for our upcoming 15th anniversary art auction to benefit the Power House Project of Detroit: Aaron Horkey.

The Punishirt from David Choe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 11, 2009
David Choe has a few more of his exclusive punisher t-shirts, also known as The Punishirt. How clever.“I had these printed up for San Diego Comic Con 2009,” writes David. “These are original custom-made limited-run awesomeness.”   Read More...  

Learning from the Best: Steven Assael

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2009
Meet Steven Assael. Assael’s work caught the eye of art student Heathir Blackwell, who writes: “You can feel the texture with your eyes. The hair looks smooth and light, the skin fleshy and real. The way he renders his figures gives them a certain glow, as if the light is emanating from under their skin and shining out towards the viewer.”

David Choe Siamese Twins

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 09, 2009
Is it any surprise David Choe likes Siamese twins? (No, not like that, you weirdo). “The Siamese twins are back!” proclaims Choe. “And bigger and badder than ever.”

Scion’s National Art Tour Installation 5: Self Portrait Arrives In Portland, OR

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 02, 2009
Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour, which will benefit Creative Capital, arrives in Portland, OR in August.

Comic Con 2009 with David Choe

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 31, 2009
“Here’s to another year of Star Wars dress-up and comic book signings,” reports Trina Calderon.  ”Comic Con 2009 hosted up to 200,000 fans in San Diego’s Gaslamp District this summer.” Among attendees were art superstars David Choe and Travis Louie, both of whom Trina caught up with amidst all the Comic Con debauchery.

Exclusive David Choe Tee at Comic Con

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Unless you have been living under a rock the past few weeks, you know ComicCon kicks off tomorrow in San Diego. If you’re heading down, stop by the Upper Playground booth where they’ll be selling a Comic-Con exclusive tee featuring the art of David Choe.

David Choe Speaks on "Spark"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2009
KQED’s art program, Spark, profiled David Choe (Juxtapoz cover #72) in this video segment the artist recently posted on his blog, stating, “See how skinny I was when I got out of jail in this clip, KQED just sent to me!” True, Choe is the contemporary art world’s favorite badass, having survived time in a Japanese jail, amongst many other extreme situations. We see these as fuel for his amazing artistry. ”I’ve had the door shut on my face so many times. Rejection, rejection, rejection. And I don’t really care to get my art critiqued. And I don’t really care what you think about it,” Choe states in the video. “No one goes to museums anyways, so it’s this whole attitude and I just steal a can of paint and go out and paint all this stuff of the freeway and a you know, a thousand people will see it before 8 o’clock on the 101 freeway than the 10 or hundred people that would have ever seen it over the course of a month in an art gallery.” Word. Speaking of gallery work, get all the info on Choe's upcoming solo in China, Deathblossom, at PYO Gallery here.  

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