Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2012
What we first thought was just hypercolored madness over photographs turned out to be one vibrant mix of hyperreal portrait work mixed with flashes of pop art touches. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Nathan James spent much of his life in the Toronto area before moving to London, UK where he currently lives and works.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
We became fast friends with Melbourne's graffiti provocateur LUSH last year when he came to San Francisco for an exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery, and turned the gallery into strip show. All the things you hear about LUSH is that he pisses a ton of people off, and that he does so for some sort of Internet fame. Well, what's wrong with that? It's 2012, how else do you get famous? LUSH will be opening up shop in London on July 5 with a large warehouse show that will surely cause some angry comments here. That means this is all working...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
In part of the Whitecross Street Party that begins in a few weeks, Conor Harrington painted this new mural on the busy Whitecross Street in London. This mural contains the artists often combined use of period costumes and contemporary flags.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We love being weirded out in the morning. Having a sort of tripped-out crayon-created homage to Hulk Hogan will do that to you. Peter Millard, a student at Royal College of Art, took the concept of one of the greatest actors of his time, Hulk Hogan, and gave him an animated tribute. Weird, funny, bizarre, and oh so good.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the last week for you to go check a show that we consider a must-see if you are in London: Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III at the Somerset House. One of the world's most influential tattoo artist turned fine artist with a respect for Japanese traditional arts and culture, Horiyoshi III includes a complete collection of his fine art and tattoo endeavors in the exhibition. The show is up through July 1, 2012.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We have been previewing works from Mexico's Rene Almanza on the occasion of his exhibition in conjunction with Gerrish Fine Art in London. Draws of Perception, featuring 1001 drawings, has been moved to Shop 12, Dray Walk, and The Old Truman Brewery in London, and opens on July 4, 2012.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 17, 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 JULY 4, 2012. Almanza is currently residing in London, preparing his enormous new body of work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We are deeply disappointed that we are unable to see Roid’s debut solo exhibition “More than Ever” with Topsafe London in person. The artist’s work is a mix and is influenced by typography, design, geometry, Manga, computers, robots, music and the list goes on, with one eye catching color palette for sure. His work has been courting our attention for a while and from these pictures one could easy think the canvases were created digitally.
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.
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...