Ian Francis "10,000 Years From Now" @ Lazarides Rathbone, London

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
We were very excited to see the title of Ian Francis' newest exhibition, 10,000 Years From Now. Obviously, his work resonates with this title perfectly. There seems to be this distant future mixed with familiar figurative elements in each Francis painting, a surreal, mystical experience that has a foundation of contemporary. Francis' latest body of work examines the "fragility of this lifetime in contrast to geological timescales."

"Things Change': Stop-Motion Mural by British artist, Jo Peel

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We really enjoyed this stop-motion, mural timelapse this morning. From what British street artist Jo Peel writes about her mural and subsequesnt video piece, what we have here is a "3 week painting condensed into a 3 minute animation. This is a short story told on a big wall at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London." Its quite good.

Collage Art by John Stezaker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
London-based artist John Stezaker catalogues images from a variety of books, magazines, and postcards, using these printed photographic images as appropriating ready-made content in a new context, allowing its original and new context as a means to create associations and new meanings.

Alex Prager "Compulsion" in Los Angeles, NYC, and London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
Few photographers create the cinematic scenery that Alex Prager depicts in her work. Part film noir, part Wizard of Oz circa 2025, Prager has taken an aesthetic and made it one of the most recognizable in the world of contemporary photography. That is hard to do in this day and age. Right now, her Compulsion series is on simultaneous display at three galleries: Michael Hoppen Gallery, London until May 26, at New York’s Yancey Richardson Gallery until May 19, and M+B Gallery, LA until May 12.

Opening: ROA "Hypnagogia" @ Stolenspace, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
They definitely should create an iPhone app that is called 'Where in the World is Roa?" It seems like the man darts the world and leaves evidence of his black and white animals for the world to enjoy. The Belgian street, public, fine, and installation artist just opened a new solo show at Stolenspace in London, and we went to go check it out last night. Photos after the jump . . .

Yayoi Kusama @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
This past week in London, the Tate Modern presented two juxtapozing exhibitions of major interest to us and obviously most people interested in contemporary art: Damien Hirst may be getting most headlines as of now, but the exhibition covering nine decades of work from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was one of the best exhibitions we have seen over the past few years.

Lucian Freud "Portraits" @ National Portrait Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 13, 2012
One of the best exhibitions we have seen in quite some time is the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition being held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Freud was one of the most famed and talented painters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His portraiture is unprecedented in its intensely psychological attention to detail. 

Illustrations by Edward Cheverton

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 06, 2012
Edward Cheverton is an illustrator and student at Brighton University who has developed a style that is heavily influenced by this timeless musical muse. Also pulling inspiration from comic books and other outside influences beyond the world of art, Cheverton combines practices of collage, painting, and drawing to express his love and fascination with experimental jazz.

Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair @ Somerset House, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A small contingent of Juxtapoz staff was in London this past weekend, taking in some of the sights and art sounds that the metropolis had to offer, and one of the highlights was the Pick Me Up Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House, featuring a series of artists, printmakers, DIYers, and shop booths all under the umbrella of graphic art.

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (Video)

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 02, 2012
You have seen the poster campaign be re-ignited in bookshops and craft stores over the past ten years, and this video chrnicles the Keep Calm and Carry On poster story from its origins in World War II and its reemergence.

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