LeBasse Projects has announced a new exhibition with multi-disciplinary artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis. The exhibition will feature the muralist and installation artist's new series, Figures, comprised of compelling figural work partly inspired by the tradition of portraiture.
Traveling through the small fishing village of Tonsupa located on the North Pacific Coast of Ecuador, Spanish illustrator and muralist, Liqen, painted an impressive black and white mural. This time around, a portrait of a woman with heads for a necklace can be seen half immersed in moving water. A whale, octopus arms, dolphins, sailboat, and more travel in various directions creating a beautiful composition.
In part of an ongoing video series, Italian painter, Zed1, has released his newest segment entitled “Born Slaves.” The artist created an interesting time lapse of an egg deteriorating away to reveal one of his signature characters chained up.
In this new video by MTN Colors, Shepard Fairey confesses his adoration for the paint MTN Colors creates and why he chooses to use nothing else for his work inside and outside. The artist is interviewed in his massive Los Angeles-based studio named “Studio No. 2.”
Italian muralist, Mark Burresi aka Zed1, painted these strange creatures with the words “Nothing is Free” on a freeway pillar in Certaldo, Italy. The semi-clothed, monkey resembling characters are seen perched on a branch eating bananas.
Sandow Birk, featured in our January 2013 issue, just completed two murals with his wife Elyse Pignolet for the new SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. In typical highly detailed style, Birk and Pignolet created the murals using hand-made, hand-painted ceramic tiles. Birk has a bunch of work in various exhibitions this year, but definitely worth checking out the new center and Birk and Pignolet's mural contributions.
Our current February printed issue features an insightful and inspiring look at the work of photographer Aaron Huey, including discussion of his ongoing project documenting the life of the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Over the last seven years, Huey had been compiling images from the reservation, a place of intense poverty, violence, and suffering.
As you know reading our site over the years, we love mural projects, public art, and especially, public art in unexpected places (for example, see Escif & San's tour of the Southwest). That is why we are fascinated by Jane Kim, an artist, science illustrator, and founder of INK-DWELL Studio that has started the Migrating Mural project, a series of "murals painted along migration corridors shared by people and endangered animals."
May 2014 - Issue #160
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.