Hand Drawn Map of London by Jenni Sparks

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2012
London is a big city, an old city, a busy city, a great city, and a culturally hyperactive city. Illustrator Jenni Sparks collaborated with Evermade to hand draw the "defnitive cultural map of London," full of insider pop-culture references, actual Underground routes, pubs, all relevant landmarks, and stereotypes. Available as a print now. 

Nina Pandolfo "Spice Angels" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
We were looking forward to this exhibition at Lazarides Gallery in London: Brazilian artist Nina Pandolfo's Spice Angels. Bright, bold, playful, Pandolfo has been on our radar for quite some time, a great mix of Japanese style with a Brazilian twist, a full set of characters that seem recognizable at first glance. The show opened last night in London...

Gin & Juice: Schoultz, Peterson, Jean, Christian and Colman @ Ivory & Black, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
Pedro Matos and the Ivory & Black Gallery in London are getting set for a strong group exhibition this June 15, with Juxtapoz stalwarts Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Ryan Travis Christian, and Richard Colman making up the Gin & Juice show. Good title, we think.

The Work of London's Espira

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
The work of the London based anomaly Espira is full of dark symbolism, like a carnivore's secret erotic dream. As stated by Entrepart, “This evil grandchild of Vivienne Westwood tells us, with brilliant paintings, that the era of over consumption is over; muting in aesthetics of Dyonisiac Eros- and Thanatos-inspired overdub.” Deep, dark, heavy lust and aggressive confrontation.

Winner @ Sci-Fi London Film Festival: "Future, Inc." by Future Tense

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This is quite good, especially considering the Sci-Fi London Film Festival asks of entries to make a 5-minute film in only 48 hours. And if you have ever made a film, that is quite hard to do. On top of that, the festival organizers give each group of filmmakers the props, title, and the theme, and tell them to have at it. This year's winner is Future, Inc, by Future Tense. Again, only 48 hours...

Preview: Rene Almanza "Draws of Perception" @ Gerrish Fine Art, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monterrey, Mexico-based fine artist, Rene Almanza, who has shown extensively in San Francisco in recent years, will be showcasing 1001 ink drawings, all measuring 15 cm x 15 cm, at Gerrish Fine Art in London this June 19, 2012. Almanza is currently residing in London, preparing his enormous new body of work.

Ink Stories: The Apprentice, Daniel Ronson

Tattoo // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What a good perspective to start a tattoo documentary series. Not with the legend of the game, but with an up-and-coming apprentice. Ink Stories kicked off their tattoo series following Daniel Ronson, an apprentice at The Circle in London, as he talks about following the history of tattooing and making his own way in the industry. And he paints a lot.

Banksy just in time for the Jubilee Celebration

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Some people get excited about new Banksy pieces, but we are far more excited about the Jubilee Celebration, marking the Queen's 60-year reign as top dog monarch of the United Kingdom. The piece was spotted on Turnpike Lane in London, and it seems that Mr. Banksy is commenting on the fact that the Union Jack you buy is made by a kid with a really good sense of headwear style. We kid .. . or we don't.

Mark Mulroney "Spring Time Pictures" @ Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
If we are having a lucky month, we will get a little something special in the mail from NY-based artist, Mark Mulroney. Just little droplets of abstraction from an artist we featured in the July 2011 issue. Mr. Mulroney will be dropping little bits of comic abstraction at Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London, this May 3 in a new exhibition called Spring Time Pictures.

Opening: Pedro Matos "Heritage" @ Ivory and Black, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Pedro Matos, whom we last saw showing at White Walls in San Francisco, just opened a new solo show, Heritage, at Ivory and Black in London this past weekend. “Heritage” features a new series of oil paintings on canvas and one site-specific installation, with each painting featuring unique layering consisting of different languages of painting, which combine texture, patterns, realistic figurative painting and text. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, made it to the opening...

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