Illustration // Sunday, October 06, 2013
Progress is the substitute for faith when culture is all we have; and before realizing it we become unaware martyrs of this comfortable religion. Heavy metal is the law and will never die, Los Angeles based illustrator Sterling Bartlett gives me faith. His satirical, macabre works hint at cultural absurdities and its no wonder his insanely rendered graphite illustrations all over the apparel, skate and record industries while he consistently keeps his gallery hand strong. Blood High Five Sterls. Blood High Five.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Miss Van is one of our favorite painters, with an elegance and command that we are always impressed with and makes for a really strong impression when seen in person. The French-born, Barcelona-based artist just opened a solo show, Room For Cream, at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles, featuring new paintings and a stunning collaborative mural outside the gallery, done with Ciro Schu (Mr Schu also has a series of paintings up at Soze's sister gallery, Time to Shine).
Street Art // Thursday, September 19, 2013
Last weekend, Brooklyn-based surrealist artist, Judith Supine, opened a solo exhibition entitled “Thanks for Nothing” at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Initially, the artist captured people’s attention with his unique standout work illegally placed in the streets of Brooklyn, but now Supine primarily focuses on creating work intended for indoor viewing. Working in various mediums surrounding collage, this exhibition plays on a number of themes including death, BDSM and fetishisms. On display are over eighty original miniatures along with six large-scale paintings. Here are some photos of what was shown and be sure to check it out through September 28, 2013.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 13, 2013
Based in Los Angeles, CA, David Jien received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2009. As a first generation Taiwanese-American, a veteran tagger who spent time in jail, and a recent art school graduate, Jien utilizes the unique facts and experiences of his life as raw material for the fantastic stories and characters that are represented in his work.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
One of the most interesting, irreverent, humorous, and talented artists working in galleries today has to be Eric Yahnker, who controls a colored pencil and critique of pop culture better than anyone. The May 2011 cover artist just opened a brilliant new show, Ebony & Benghazi, at Ambach & Rice in Los Angeles, featuring both massive colored pencil works on paper, installation pieces, and apparently, a naked woman hanging out in the gallery.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Copro Gallery will be presenting the eighth annual BLABSHOW group art exhibition. Curated by Monte Beauchamp, the group show includes artists such as Nicoletta Ceccoli, Travis Louie, Souther Salazar, Glenn Barr, Camille Rose Garcia, and many more!
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 06, 2013
Laura Krifka makes paintings, sculptures and videos that dissect common fantasies of power and identity. Her work is both gorgeous and terrifying often dealing with fantasies of beauty and nobility, myth, power, identity seduction and the American dream, exploring the relationship of light and dark through a range of influences from art history to fairyland with a post-modernist twist.
Street Art // Friday, August 30, 2013
On Wednesday, a 13-2 vote was made by the City Council setting the wheels in motion to lift a decade-long restriction on murals in Los Angeles. Since 2002, the mural moratorium had been enforced, which originally was intended to curb proliferating advertising. With the new rules that are expected to be finalized by the end of next week, artists will be required to register their project and pay a $60 fee. The mural will be restricted to industrial and business zones, excluding single-family residential homes and those that have any commercial messages.
Street Art // Monday, August 19, 2013
Cleon Peterson just completed a large 2-color mural that shows his signature characters acting out in violent scenarios against one another. The artist was recently in London for his exhibition “There is A War” at the Outsiders London Gallery and has now returned to bring his savage imagery to this wall in the L.A. art district.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
One of our favorite artists, Maya Hayuk, will be creating a new site-specific mural on the Lobby Wall of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles for her first one-person US museum exhibition. "Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into her elaborate abstractions, creating an engaging mix of referents from popular culture and advanced painting practices while connecting to the ongoing pursuit of psychedelic experience in visual form." Maya was featured in our special December 2009 Barnstormers issue.