Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Bjorn Copeland this morning. 'Copeland guts and recombines found materials into psychotropic Pop assemblages. Having founded the experimental noise-rock band Black Dice while studying at RISD, Copeland's artistic and musical careers have developed simultaneously. A crossing of audio and visual ways of thinking have become almost second nature to him; when conceiving of Pop, it is with Paolozzi-style collages, DIY record covers, 50’s rock-and-roll and pop-electronic beats in mind.'
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.
Graffiti // Thursday, January 09, 2014
Tonight, legendary New York Graffiti writer and artist, Daze, will be having a solo exhibition entitled “Indigo Dreams” at TT Underground in New York. An important figure of the graffiti scene of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Daze will be showing new paintings, sculptures and prints. Some of the themes and ideas the artist is working around are Bluesman, abandoned tunnels, The Big Boss, nighttime street scenes, sexy women, and tough guys. The opening reception tonight is from 6 – 9 P.M. and the exhibition runs through the 19th of January.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Beautify Earth, a volunteer Non-profit organization with the goal of improving urban landscapes through art, design, and community awareness, recently collaborated with Do Art Foundation and the artists Christina Angelina and Fin DAC on a mural at Crown Victoria in Williamsburg. Additionally, they also curated a Lou Reed tribute wall at Bedford and S5th under the bridge.
Graffiti // Sunday, November 24, 2013
After a long struggle that lasted years between developers and the graffiti community on the future of the iconic graffiti location known as 5Pointz, the battle ended last week. And not in the favor of writers. In the early morning the enormous building had been white washed even though demolition was not immediate and the owners reasoning was “To watch the pieces go down piece by piece by piece would be torturous.” So that’s that. An end of an era. If anything, hopefully there will be a backlash of illegal work hitting the streets, which is what’s happened in the past when legal spots are destroyed and graffiti writers are pushed out of their comfort zone.
Graffiti // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In part of a series of themed letters each having their own characteristics, Kuma recently painted this straight letter with its hand on a sharpie as if it was drawing itself.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 08, 2013
This morning we take check out the fantastic work of New York-based artist Matthew Palladino. 'Drawing upon the visual language of illustration and graphic design, the pieces playfull reference pop culture, art history, the carnivalesque, and moralistic pitfalls.'
Graffiti // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
If we have to explain to you why this is so great, than you probably don’t love graffiti as much as the rest of us. Blade, a true OG subway king.
Street Art // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Swoon in collaboration with the Groundswell Community Mural Project (Misha Tyutyunik and Yana Dimitrova contributing work), has completed her Hurricane Sandy memorial piece at the famed Bowery and Houston wall in Manhattan. This week marks the one-year anniversary of Sandy’s landfall and the subsequent destruction left in the aftermath. The optimistic phrases “People helping people” and “Rise above the challenge” accompany the beautiful collage-style work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Istanbul-born, New York-based Illustrator Ahu Sulker has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. Drawing influences from fashion photography, folk art, pin-up poster, art and voluptuous women characters. Sulker graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and current works as an apparel graphic designer and freelancer.