Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Ben Venom is a badass quilter. I had the opportunity to visit his studio in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury and see his fine German threads, boxes of old leather jackets, and mountains of used jeans and T-shirts used to craft these massive quilts. Full of occult symbology, each one could be a cozy centerpiece for a satanic ritual. Venom earned his nickname as a teenager, and he is a self-taught, one-man show with a standard sewing machine, whose upcycled art represents his community and his subcultural interests...
Street Art // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A group of painters descended upon Manila, Philippines this week for the first annual Bonifacio Global City art festival (artBGC) produced by LA’s LeBasse Projects. For me, it’s a privilege to be painting alongside seven unstoppable international artists who are battling big walls this week...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 11, 2015
Jux contributor Kristin Farr manages to crank out tons of colorful, magical, geometrical paintings in between interviewing artists for the magazine, and there's only one day left to treat yourself to her new print at 1xRun. Inspired by folk art, her "Magic Hecksagon" paintings are infused with good luck and mystical powers.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 23, 2015
The LA Art Book Fair, presented by the good people of Printed Matter, is one of our favorite art events of the year and a chance for us to check the best in independent publishing, whether it be vintage books, new books, zines, collectibles, and other periodicals. Juxtapoz again will have a booth this year, and along with new mags, old mags, and books, we will release two new zines under the Juxtapoz Editions imprint: Sage Vaughn "Vanitas" and Kristin Farr "Magic Hecksagons."
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 16, 2015
Sam Friedman is blowing up like a supernova. Working within a system of his own design, he’s been on a steady streak of creating images that have an astronomical impact on the eye. Colors pop and landscapes dance as his paint moves around the canvas spontaneously. He works intuitively, but there is a layer of control, an effortlessness that can only result from a balance of flow and restraint.
Vault // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It was nice to run into Olek this year in Miami during Art Basel celebrations. Kristin Farr interviewed her for our Feburary, 2014 issue, taking a break with her mid-crochet to talk about her work in Russia, art as a lifestyle, and public art...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Jux contributor Kristin Farr just released a new print with our friends at 1xRUN and it’s apparently guaranteed to bring you good vibes. The three-color screen print is an image from her Magic Hecksagons series, which is currently on view at YBCA in San Francisco. Inspired by folk art and nautical colors, this geometric power symbol will light up your wall like a firecracker. Find the print and a handful of Kristin’s original paintings for a limited time at 1xRUN.com.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Juxtapoz contributor Kristin Farr paints geometric rainbow neo-folk art, and today she launched a line of wearable gear featuring her psychedelic paintings. The leggings, shirts and backpacks are guaranteed to bring you good vibes and are a natural extension of her magical #FarrOut art app. Get happy with some party monsters and neon diamonds all over your clothes. You can find them at RARE.SKYOU.COM, where more artists will soon be releasing capsule collections, including Jux fave Mark Dean Veca.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Erik Mark Sandberg’s work can instigate obsession. His visual language is built on symbolism and research related to perceptions of time, psychology, physiology, and societal juxtapositions like the epidemic of bling versus blight in mainstream culture. His intentions are steady, but he travels between mediums boundlessly...
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...