Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Bill Plympton needs no introduction. He has directed ten feature films, seven of them animated, and has received two Oscar nominations for his short films Your Face and Guard Dog. Plympton went first to his audience on Kickstarter to bring to life his latest animated project, Cheatin’, which opened in Los Angeles in August.
Design // Friday, November 28, 2014
Anthony Burrill is the good communicator. In a world of stealthy signs, slogans and messaging that relentlessly try to convince you to commit to certain lifestyles, Burrill has stripped down graphic design to its simplest form with profoundly straightforward phrases that can mean everything and something at the same time...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
Alex Gross paints intense images of an ominous future. In fact, the future isn’t so distant, it’s here. And it isn’t full of flying cars or “robot servants bringing us drinks,” as the artist points out in this interview. I caught up with this design-minded oil painter just before the opening of his new exhibition, Future Tense, alongside the release of his new monograph of the same name. This doubly meaningful title is poignant and accurately describes our precarious surroundings for the foreseeable future. The future’s so tense, you gotta wear shades. And if you’re a figure in an Alex Gross painting, those shades are probably Gucci.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
I can remember the exact moment I came across David M. Cook's work nearly a decade ago, and the same instant admiration that I felt then still resonates today. I could sense his focus, drive, and genuine aesthetic, and I knew it was imbedded within him—it was him. Obviously, his intention had nothing to do with appealing to my taste, but it worked. David just draws, that's what he does, and he does it well. And most importantly, it both satisfies and challenges him.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
Having lived in Brooklyn her entire life, Joyce has watched the surroundings and the people in them transform rapidly. Unlike most natives, she remains unusually optimistic despite being pushed out of her studio of three decades just a few years ago. In one area of her studio, a torrent of paint splatters are gradually building on every surface, as one-gallon buckets of 1-Shot enamel, the predominant choice of sign painters, are scattered about. Stepping closer into this corner, the distinctively toxic smell of paint permeates the air.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
Cleon Peterson is not a painting. You are probably thinking to yourself, “No shit.” But you and I both know that the type of work Cleon Peterson produces brings up many questions about self and authorship. Let’s get that point out of the way immediately because we live in a time of extreme self-exposure and explanation, and I just want to make sure you’re with me...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce our October issue with one of the world's emerging contemporary artists, Los Angeles-based Cleon Peterson. With works that are both violent, vengeful, and bloody, there is poetry and motion in the works of Cleon Peterson, and for the the October 2014 issue, he created a special composition that conjures up his ballet of conflict.