Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
By the time Gavin Watson was 14, he was fully immersed as a skinhead in the world of 2 Tone and documenting his friends and brother with his camera. The book, Skins, based on these early pictures has been widely popular and considered by many as the 'most important photographic record of this unique subculture.' Another series of photos, Neville, follows his brother through his teens into adulthood. This morning we look through some of these pictures and their raw and honest youthful energy.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
We have to be honest, we're not quite sure what's going on here but we like it. Edinberg, England-based laser physicist, web developer, and business owner Tom Beddard is fascinated with the aesthetics of detail and complexity that is the result of simple mathematical or algorithmic processes. He produces these images using "Fractals" in his Fractal Lab...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Isaac Cordal continues to produce unique, and creative ways at approaching street art. His small interventions in the big city series featured miniature characters placed on urban streets. In this series, Cement Bleak, Isaac takes kitchen strainers, sculpts human faces into the mesh, and inserts them into the ground. As sunlight or streetlights shines through the strainers, they cast a shadow portrait on the sidewalk.
Street Art // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Never one to stay put for too long, Roa is now in London where he just completed this mural of piled animals on a very crispyy looking brick wall.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
Juxtapoz' London contributor, Butterfly, made it over to The Outsiders space for the opening of Pete Hawkins' new exhibition, Behind Closed Doors. From the gallery, "Behind Closed Doors takes Pete's process of painting on found materials forward another step: it features miniature modern fables on antique doors."
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
One of our favorite painters that we have learned about over the past year is Romanian artist Dan Voinea, who mixes both a classical realist style with an almost performance like character connstruction. Voinea just opened a solo show, A Momentary Rise of Reason, at Beers.Lambert Contemporary in London. As the gallery notes, " Yet while technically realistic and anatomically correctly proportioned, the works are characterized as much by their apparent lack of realism: their fantastical tendencies, collapsing or nondescript environments and preference for magic realist narratives. "
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
Belfast-based artist Steven Quinn is a designer and photographer who works as a motion graphics designer. He also makes very cool collages. See a collection of them after the jump...
Vault // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Great news for one of our favorite artists. David Shrigley, who we were super lucky to interview for our September 2012 issue this year while he was in San Francisco for his exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, was nominated for Britain's top art award for an artist under 50, the Turner Prize. The artist was nominated for his standout (we saw it, we agree) exhibition at Hayward Gallery in London. That show traveled to us in SF. Take some time to read our piece with Mr Shrigley from Sept 2012.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of Antony Micallef. Antony won the second prize in the BP Portrait Award competition at the National Portrait Gallery in 2000 and has since exhibited throughout the world including LA, New York, Tokyo, and Bethlehem. He mixes political imagery fused with contemporary expressionism.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
If you find yourself needing to do something on your lunch break, well, in this case, evening break, we suggest our London readers head over to the St Pancras Station to see the fantastic public art sculpture work by Studio Orta, Cloud I Meteros. The piece depicts gray characters atop two white clouds.