iPad Sketches from Ryan Cecil Smith

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...

Hilary Pecis "Crash" @ Park Life, SF

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. 

KATSU's Drone Paintings @ 2014 Silicon Valley Contemporary

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...

Hamishi Farah "albeit tho" @ Blackartprojects, Melbourne

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."

Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

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."

Walking Into a Gif: Installations by Dominique Pétrin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
Have you ever tried walking into an 8-bit wonderland? An animated gif? Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Dominique Pétrin creates these fantastic psychedelic, immersive installations that seem to swallow you whole when you walk into them. I don't do drugs, but if I was accidentally dosed at a party, I would prefer Pétrin's style of hypnosis.

Music Video: Damon Albarn "Everyday Robots" by Aitor Throup

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... 

Sawe makes GIFS inspired by Childhood toys

Graffiti // Sunday, January 05, 2014
Motivated by the discovery of childhood toys at his parent’s house, Sawe painted the following two pieces and made gifs to accompany them. Remember Mighty Max?

The World’s Most Realistic Finger Painting by Kyle Lambert

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Or so the claim goes, and I had to keep going back to my colleagues in the office to make sure this wasn't a photograph. Apparently, using just an iPad, the app Procreate, and over 285,000 brush strokes, artist Kyle Lambert was able to recreate ever precisely a photograph of Morgan Freeman taken by Scott Greis. You have to spend time with the timelapse to understand how this goes down...

Nandan Ghiya's Deconstructive Art

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
With no formal training, Nandan Ghiya has put his own stamp on deconstructive art. Using a combination of photographs, paints, and other found items, the former fashion design student has been able to craft a series of interesting mixed media pieces which address the effects digital technology has on indigenous cultures and personal identities.

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