Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
A recipient of the 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a scholar of literature, art semiotics, painting, and sculpture, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh is certainly no stranger to the art world and understandably so. Her incredible installations, drawings, digital and painting-based collages look to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes (aka Oakes Oakes) create sculptures out of everyday items such as matchstick, pipe cleaners, and cardboard. Starting with a ring of matches on a flat surface, the duo slowly stacked more and found that instead of emerging into a dome, the space between the match heads caused a sea-shell like spiral!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
We love these illustrations by Brooklyn-based artist Monica Ramos. Monica was born and raised in the Philippines and graduated from Parsons in 2012 her work has been featured in The New York Times, Lucky Peach, Pulp Magazine, Rookie Mag and Oh Comely!
Graffiti // Monday, September 23, 2013
DCV (Dceve) paints his own custom postcard on this side of a white van paying tribute to Keith Haring, Basquiat and Dondi, three New York legends that made their names first in the streetst.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
New York-based artist and soon-to-be MFA graduate of The New York Academy of Art 'explores the human face and the mental condition of her subjects." The primarily figurative work reflects and obsession with the human form. Her large oil paintings are glazed with many layers of sheer color, creating a luminous effect.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 06, 2013
We love these paintings by New York-based artist Tom Sanford. Inspired by the colorful and eccentric residents of the great city, Staford's characters range from famed rappers to Spike Lee, Steve Powers, and Mayor Bloomberg. "But I need New York City. I feed of the culture. All the amazing people who inhabit this magical place, doing fantastic things. They create an energy, or perhaps an anxiety, that nourishes me and I must be close to the source." Amen, brother.
Graffiti // Monday, August 19, 2013
Appropriately JA loves New York and that makes perfect sense since most writers around the globe would associate the bomber specifically with that city.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We used to spend a fair amount of time riding and commuting on the New York City subway and the routine can become pretty mundane. The cold or incredibly humid concrete city gets to people and the subway isn't usually where they are finding their joy. It is also a place where diversity and all the colorful characters of the fantastic city meet in a single confined space and we're pretty sure there is no better place to people watch. Chris Russell, over the course of 4 years, in 8 pocket-sized accordion books, has spent his commute drawing his fellow subway riders in an arrangement reminiscent of traditional Chinese landscape paintings!
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
If the moniker Bloody Genius conjures up a proper monocoled British gent, think again, and do hurry over to Art on A Gallery to see for yourself. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, consider that Axel employs his own blood (in just the right consistency) as the medium for mesmerizing intricate paintings framed in flaming gold leaf. Protégé of Salvador Dali and jeweler to Axl Rose, this Axl has authentic Papal robes in his closet and cites Lady GaGa for saving his life. Get over to 24 “A” Avenue at Second in NYC for a little nibble of this poison apple before it closes on July 26th..
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
We are about two weeks into Summer and were lucky enough to catch some of that beautiful California sunshine on the beach this fourth of July. Joseph Szabo, a teacher and photographer from Long Island spent almost three decades ('72-'99) photographing one of the busiest beaches in the world in this wonderful series "Jones Beach."