Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
If you have a light stomach, maybe this isn't for you? Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar (Utrecht is a really nice town, by the way), has created this series called "Faces 5", where he has created a mutilated face and replaced the blood and injury with frosting, candy sprinkles, and what appears to be candy canes.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 20, 2014
The Art of Video Games shows the striking visual effects, player interactivity and creative use of new technologies in games. By focusing on four game types—action, adventure, target and combat/strategy—the exhibition reveals the emergence of video games as a means of storytelling and audience engagement.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 19, 2014
San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish has played a major role not only in Juxtapoz’s growth over the last two decades, but also in the growing movement of artists who grew up in skateboarding and who have formed successful careers in exhibiting art. Not only that, but we consider Fish a friend. He’s a two-time Juxtapoz cover artist, and we look forward to all his immersive paintings and explorations into narrative-based exhibitions.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We spend a lot of time in the Juxtapoz offices speaking with artists about the newest and best art materials, whether it be spray paint, acrylics, brushes, tablets, etc. There is a ton of great innovation happening, but one of our favorite companies at the moment, who blends both technology, new media platforms, and the desires of an old-school pen and ink artist is Adonit with their fantastic line of pressure sensitive stylus tools for digital artists. Today, Adonit just released the Jot Touch with Pixelpoint™, with a new design and special partnership and integration with Adobe's Creative Cloud.
Illustration // Monday, April 28, 2014
Illustrator and cartoonist Ryan Cecil Smith lives and works in Osaka, Japan. His work can be found in the men's lifestyle magazine Popeye. These works were created on Ryan's iPad with an app called Brushes...
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 18, 2014
We are going to check out the new exhibition by one of our favorite artists and friends, Hilary Pecis, who is opening "Crash" at Park Life in San Francisco on Friday, April 18th. Pecis first caught our attention, and was featured in our print edition, for her amazing mixed-media collages that featured found imagery on the web. For "Crash" Hilary Pecis presents a series of collages composed of large scale photos of high profile NASCSAR crash scenes that were cut up and reassembled in order to present a reinterpretation of the events.
Graffiti // Friday, April 11, 2014
We are heading down to check out the new Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair this weekend in the South Bay Area, and one of the things we are excited to check out is The Hole NYC's curation of KATSU's drone graffiti paintings. As stated in the video, "Katsu's new tool for urban decoration is a drone with a spray can. He's debuting it—and testing it—at the 2014 Silicon Valley Contemporary." Here is a video to get the idea...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A fantastic collection of new media-centric paintings just opened up at Blackartprojects in Melbourne from Australian artist Hamishi Farah. "Albeit Tho" is exampled as "Painting as a platform to look at and around the physicality of digital images in an accelerated and image saturated discourse. IRL art production and .jpg economy as the out of sync video leaving a physical object as ephemera. Microblogging going macro, a misstep into the poetics of digital space, 'the feed' or 'stream' as anthology."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
An interesting project that sees photographer Zacherie Gaudrillot-Roy removing the bulk and structure of buildings and leaving only the set-like facades for the viewer. As the artist notes, "This series thus offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge."
Music // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Damon Albarn, lead singer of Blur, Gorillaz, and a few other projects of note, is set to release his own first solo album, Everyday Robots, on April 29, 2014, and is kicking off the release with a video for the title track. The video is directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup and "uses CGI software and actual cranial scans to create a unique digital portrait of Damon." Go watch...