Installation 5: Self Portraits Comes to Phoenix

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 02, 2009
Last October saw the launch of Scion’s fifth Installation Art Tour, giving exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and visits nine cities including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, as well as new spots Phoenix and Detroit. Now the show is ready for it's next stop on February 6th at Perihelion Arts in Phoenix. Participating artists include: Kelsey Brookes, Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez (whose portrait is shown), J. Shea, French, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more.  This installment of the tour is sure to be crackin, as Phoenix will welcome the tour for the very first time, so do what you gots to do to get out to Phoenix next week. Details at scion.com/installation

"On Deck" with Eyeone, Adikt, Axis, and More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2009
It’s well known that graffiti and skateboarding go hand-in-hand. Good thing then, that this winter Tradition hosted the On Deck art show. Curated by Eyeone, On Deck featured art on skate decks from some of the top names in the L.A. graffiti scene including: Axis, Adikt, Codak, Dash, Vyal, and more. Vimby stopped by the opening and spoke with a few of the artists including Eyeone, Adikt, and Axis. If you have not yet seen the show, too bad because it’s over now, but look out for an upcoming show featuring Eyeone and Patrick Martinez at Tradition in March.

Scion Installation 5 in Miami for Art Basel

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 23, 2008
This October saw the launch of Scion’s fifth Installation Art Tour, giving exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities including Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, as well as new spots Phoenix and Detroit. On Friday, December 5, the Installation tour opens in Miami during the world- renowned Art Basel, y’know the largest art event in North America. Participating artists include: Kelsey Brookes, Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez, J. Shea, French, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more.  This installment of the tour is going to be one of the bigger attractions at Art Basel, so do what you gots to do to get out to Miami in December. Details at scion.com/installation

Patrick Martinez: The Human Ladder Tee

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 24, 2008
Patrick Martinez just designed a few new tees for Uper Playground, including a fit called The Human Ladder. Peep the video Alexander Tarrant made to go along with the release, and then grab your own Human Ladder shirt here. More on Patrick Martinez at www.patrickmartinez.com

Scion Installation Art Tour 5: Self Portraits

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 03, 2008
Because we’re nosey and impatient, we asked Patrick Martinez to send us over an advance look at his portrait for Scion’s fifth installment of its Installation Art Tour, titled Installation 5: Self Portraits. Obviously, the theme of this year’s tour is self-portraits, and Martinez really killed it with his rendition. Creating a self-portrait can pose a particularly unique challenge to an artist, but if the rest of the work in Installation 5: Self Portraits is anywhere near as dope as Martinez’ mixed media painting, we expect all of you to hit up the tour’s first stop tonight, October 4, 2008, in Detroit at C Pop Gallery. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world, including: Andy Howell, Blek le Rat, Jeff Soto, David Choe, Patrick Martinez, J. Shea, French, Kelsey Brookes, Sage Vaughn, Kofie, RETNA, Ron English, Saber, Usugrow, and many more. The tour will visit nine cities including: Detroit, Miami, Phoenix, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, San Jose, and Los Angeles. You’ve got nine chances; do what you gots to do to get to at least one. Details at scion.com/installation

"Installation 5: Self Portraits" from Scion

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2008
This October, Scion will launch the fifth installment of its Installation Art Tour, which is a program designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists. Installation 5: Self Portraits highlights a diverse array of artists from around the world and will visit nine cities including: Miami, New York, Portland, Minneapolis, San Jose, and Los Angeles. For the first time, the tour will also pass through the Detroit, Phoenix and Washington DC. This year each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme ‘Self-Portraits’. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Installation 5: Self Portraits will feature so many incredible artists, that we suggest you see the entire line-up right over here…

Beautiful Losers x Nike: Lucky Alvarez & Patrick Martinez

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2008
Lucky Alvarez (left) and Patrick Martinez (right) recently dropped by to speak to youth at a Make Something! workshop put on by Beautiful Losers and Nike in Los Angeles. Beautiful Losers is a feature documentary film directed by Aaron Rose that celebrates the independent and DIY (Do It Yourself) spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground youth subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk rock, and hip-hop. The documentary tells the story of how a group of outsiders with little or no formal training, and almost no conception or interest of the inner workings of the art world, ended up having an incredible impact on the worlds of art, fashion, music, film, and pop culture. Make Something! workshops invite local youth to experience creative learning in a non-traditional setting. Workshops focus on subjects such as painting, sculpture, photography, tattoos, music, animation, zines and assorted other subjects that relate to DIY culture. The walls of each “classroom” display many of the works created on-site, and will hence become an ever-evolving gallery of young ideas in artistic practice. Lucky Alvarez and Patrick Martinez took the opportunity to discuss process, inspiration, DIY, and the use of different mediums with the young, eager crowd.

"Yes We Can" Obama Sticker by Munk One

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 30, 2008
Munk One has a new Obama print in sticker form. The Yes We Can sticker is available on his site and all proceeds will be donated to the Obama campaign. Minnesotans, be sure to grab one to display on the bumper of your car, skateboard, or (for the true devotee) your head next week. As you may recall, Munk One designed a sold out print for the Obama campaign earlier this year. Munk One is also currently exhibiting new works at FIFTY24LA Gallery in downtown Los Angeles with Patrick Martinez, up now through October 4th, 2008.

ISM: SK8OLOGY Charity Online Auction Now Open

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 29, 2008
The ISM: SK8OLOGY charity online auction is now open for bidding! In the tradition of pairing contrasts in order to create new mediums of expression, ISM: SK8OLOGY is an exhibition that combines skateboard counter culture with the world of fine art. Contributing artists and professional skaters are donating their creative deck canvases to raise awareness and resources in an effort to support Now That You Know, a non-profit organization that helps to provide ambitious girls from developing countries a secure environment for learning and growth. Proceeds will also contribute to benefiting the youth of our society through the artistic enrichment of our community. This is a close up of the stunning deck Audrey Kawasaki (Juxtapoz #90) created for the cause. Help out and place your bid online. A corresponding exhibition, showcasing the 150+ creative decks (including Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Chet Zar, Craig Stecyk, Erik Otto, Ken Garduno, Jason Maloney, Joshua Clay, Mike Shinoda, Munk One, Patrick Martinez, and more) opened this past Saturday at ISM Gallery, which drew over 1,600 guests! Check out opening photos at www.ismcommunity.org

Photos: Munk One & Patrick Martinez at Fifty24LA

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Patrick Martinez (left) and Munk One (right) have a sick two-man show currently up at Fifty24LA Gallery in Downtown LA. These lucky guys shared their opening night with the Righteous Kill VIP event a few stores down, which led to even more cats swarming the already crowded gallery space. Take a look at a few pictures from Munk One of the new artwork being shown through October 4th. More here.
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