Kate Mccgwire "Lure" @ All Visual Arts Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
All Visual Arts are proud to present a major solo exhibition from sculptor Kate MccGwire. The title Lure is a dual reference to the ring of feathers used by a falconer to call and command their birds, and to the siren-like call of the work itself. It evokes the combination of our fascination with the iridescent, exotic specimens on display and the desire to look closer in spite of the disquieting atmosphere they create. The exhibition opens November 23, 2012 in London.

Preview: Hiro Kurata “This land was your land” @ Ivory & Black, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents This land was your land – the first solo exhibition in London by the Japanese artist Hiro Kurata. This exhibition presents the artist’s interpretation of the traditional Western approaches to portraiture and still life – two of the most prominent genres of painting throughout the History of Art.

MF DOOM Goes Spraypaint in London

Music // Thursday, November 01, 2012
The metal-faced rapper, MF. Doom, widely known for his innovative wordplay and mellow rap flow, made a decision that after a 10 year-retirement from the cans, he would rock some colorful Doom throwups on bricked London wall.  Watch as the MC talks about his experience with graffiti and understanding the brain.

Texting with Jenni Sparks

Illustration // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
London-based Jenni Sparks grew up in a somewhat tacky seaside town, and looking back now, sees all the inspiration she drew from that kind of environment - from dinky arcade machines to the general public's hatred for seagulls to saveloys (the English equivalent of a hotdog). Jenni's fierce love for hand-drawn type is evident, and her textually based illustrations are bold, whimsical and full of pop culture references.

2012 London Tattoo Convention Video from Sullen TV

Tattoo // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Awesome video of the madness surrounding the 2012 London Tattoo Convention from Sullen TV. Cameos from Nikko Hurtado, Victor Portugal, Ryan Smith, and many many more...

Dale Grimshaw @ Signal Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Dale Grimshaw is a dynamic artist calling on powerful emotions and strongly held belief to fuel his creative output. This tumultuous energy has produced a marvelous series of paintings over the past five years - works that have often been highly personal, but because of their directness and honesty, have succeeded in resonating with very many people.

Essy May's Crystal Visions

Illustration // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Essy May is a science fantasy artist and print designer based in London. Her digitally colored graphite drawings are steeped in nostalgia and dreaminess, throwbacks to the classic sci-fi aesthetics of the 1980s.

Opening: Shepard Fairey "Sound & Vision" @ Stolenspace, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
As we have been noting on the site over the past few weeks, Shepard Fairey (featured in our November 2012 issue), just opened a new solo exhibition, Sound & Vision, at Stolenspace Gallery in London. Our contributor, Butterfly, was on the scene at the opening, as well as watching Shepard's street works in progress over the past week... 

The Works of Alejandro Guijarro

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 20, 2012
Alejandro Guijarro is an artist based in London and Madrid who works primarily in photography. He recently graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010. His work examines spatial relations in photographic representation, exploring what photography is still allowed and able to do.

Conor Harrington "A Whole lot of Trouble for a Little bit of Win" Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We just got back from London where we had a little discussion with Conor Harrington of which you can see in the December 2012 issue of the magazine. While there, we saw Harrington's two new pieces, now on display at Lazarides' Bedlam show. Just as he prepared his Dead Meat work, there was a photoshoot with models for the new pieces, and Harrington just released a new video of the behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot. Go watch...

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