Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2015
Control is lost and time becomes an abstraction when Mike Aho draws us into the short film The Lonely Life, which he wrote, directed and scored. He can be credited with almost every aspect of the film. (That, on top of being the new creative director at Volcom, and leading the band ((sounder)).) It stars musician and actor Will Oldham, whose character had been cryogenically frozen and is searching to understand his former life. Dazed in the intense haze of medication, lies and hallucinations, the film follows this search for truth amidst a cloak of certain evil.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 08, 2015
We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we're accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it's not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sometimes “special” is the only word that will do, and in the case of Neil Young’s “Special Deluxe” by Penguin Books , let’s agree that it is, starting with the artist’s observation that “being obsessive is not such a bad thing for creativity.” The book is an enchanting portrayal of the roots of Young’s appreciation for the ability to travel country roads and landscapes of the imagination.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 09, 2014
Juxtapoz Presents: Gone Again is a visual tour of the elaboratelydecorated surroundings of the legendary art and music collector Long Gone John. Filmed at his estate in the upper woods of Olympia, WA, this short film is a fantastical journey through the maze of John’s aesthetic mind and personal obsessions. John’s spare, singular narration gives voice to an interior monologue set against the backdrop of an optical nirvana. The Treasures of Long Gone John celebrates its 10 year anniversary.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
Ask Jen Mann where she likes to spend the majority of her time and the answer comes easily: “my studio.” Other answers, however, are not so quickly accessed. Mann’s continued foray into painting comes from a deep-seated love for existential philosophy, and working becomes a way to examine these sometimes difficult and often endless ideas. Still, despite such esoteric thinking, this type of processing works flawlessly for her.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
If you've ever watched shows like Black Dynamite, Superjail, and The Venture Bros. then you're familiar with Titmouse. They're one of the most edgy and innovative animation production studios today. While they're well known for creating shows on Adult Swim they also make music videos, commercials and recently hemmed an animated episode of NBC's Community.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 10 years since I started production on my documentary film, The Treasures of Long Gone John, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2006. Prior to making the film, I had heard legions of stories about Long Gone John, but he remained a mysterious figure, vitally connected to the Lowbrow art world but not particularly enamored of attending openings or social events
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Juxtapoz Hyperreal, the newest addition to our book series, features a new generation of painters who have excelled at photorealism and hyperrealism, but have taken the mediums and injected them with new styles, techniques, ideas and individual personality. Brooklyn-based artist Zaria Forman, who is included in the book, draws large scale pastels that document Earth's shifting landscape and the effects of pregressive climate change.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 17, 2014
This Saturday, October 18th, Copro Gallery will present Chet Zar's "All Hallows' Eve" solo art exhibition and Halloween Costume Party! Chet has created an amazing body of work with paintings that are all a tribute to Halloween along with a one night event where Copro Gallery will be transformed into a ulimate Halloween costome party! Movie Props, Pumpkins, Pickled Punks, Bales of Hay and Evil Scarecrows celebrate the Spirit of the Season!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Nathan Spoor is an artist, author and curator living in Los Angeles, CA, whose work is highly regarded by several prestigious collections and publications worldwide. He has contributed to Juxtapoz Magazine frequently over the past decade, and will soon curate "Masterworks" at the Long Beach Museum of Art. We visit his studio in Southern California to catch Spoor in progress, as well as talk about his career in art.