Narrative Portraits of NYC Subway Riders by Chris Russell

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!

Axel: Bloody Genius @ Art on A Gallery, NYC

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..

Recycled Book Sculptures by Long-Bin Chen

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
We've posted the work of Long-bin Chen previously as part of the Dissections and Excavations in Book Art exhibit at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Today we take a closer look at his work specifically. The New York-based artist carves stacks of books or papers into warriors, Buddhas, and other often Asian culture-inspired sculptures, the finished piece resembling stone carvings. 

Three Decades of "Jones Beach" by Joseph Szabo

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."

Installations by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
Using wood and paper, Brooklyn-based long time collaborators Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen create large-scale installations that often resemble trees and forests, filling entire rooms with the twisted and crushed materials. 

Firework Drawings by Rosemarie Fiore

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
Bronx-based Rosemarie Fiore uses everything from lawn mowers, cars, waffle irons, floor polishers, pinball machines, and yes, fireworks to create her colorful works of art. Her "Pyrotechnics" series was created by exploding fireworks (under cardboard cylinders and metal cans) over paper!

Bela Borsodi's Everyday Object Alphabet

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
We spend a lot of time looking at all things art and it never ceases to amaze us how creative people are. We love this alphabet series constructed with everyday objects by Vienna-born, New York-based photogrpaher Bela Borsodi.

video: Pal in NYC

Graffiti // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Will Robson-Scott’s newest video shot with what appears to be the archaic format of HI-8, follows Parisian graffiti crew, PAL, around during their time spent in New York. Deviating from you typical graffiti video, Scott’s approach is refreshing as he includes the diverse characters and the various rugged landscapes that makes New York the vibrant city that it is. Set to a tranquil soundtrack, take 5 minutes out of your day and check it out. 

Beau Stanton "Arcane Archetypes" @ Last Rites Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Last Rites Gallery in New York opens Beau Stanton's Arcane Archetypes on June 29th. The show will feature 10 paintings and will center on the Major Aracna of the Tarot and stem from Stanton's exploration of its various symbolism, imagery and mysticism. Watch a video after the jump!

The National Pyrotechnic Festival Photographed by Thomas Prior

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
We are pretty sure, from these photos, that the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico does not have any safety standards. The nine day festival features rides, food, music, and of course fireworks. New York-based photographer Thomas Prior travelled down to the festival to document the chaos, excitement, explosions, and fun?

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