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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2012
It has been a few years since Shepard Fairey has shown a new body of work (Deitch Projects was the last official solo show), and since Fairey has been interviewed for our November 2012 Politics & Art issue, we are looking forward to his new show, Sound & Vision, opening at Stolenspace Gallery in London on October 19.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
For the past 3 years, as the art world has descended upon London for the Frieze Art Fair, Lazarides Gallery has descended below the city streets to put on Bedlam, in our opinion one of the best exhibitions a non-fair can offer in a during a heavily Art Fair environment. For the third and final year, Bedlam is being held in the Old Vic Tunnels, and we went to investigate.
Illustration // Monday, October 08, 2012
Born in 1980 in Stroud, England, Daniel K Sparkes currently lives and works in London, illustrating strange, abstracted arrangements out of guts, tree stumps, branches an various tools. He exhibits his work frequently, having a solo show in August of this year titled 'About Looking at Hamburgers' at Goldstein's Gallery in London.