Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
May 2012 cover artist, Steve "ESPO" Powers (and December 2007 for that matter, as well as in Johannesburg with Jux at the moment) just had his film, A Love Letter For You, released on iTunes. Directed by Juxtapoz contributing editor, Joey Garfield, the film is a narrative based around Powers as he returns to his hometown of Philadelphia to paint on 50 rooftops along the market train line.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 31, 2012
I am intrigued by my social surroundings ranging from small neighborhood cultural identities to grander differences among rural, urban, and suburban life. I find pleasure merging conflicting imagery, design, and color. I often use vivid cheerful colors to masquerade or obscure the realities within my paintings.
Tattoo // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Doug Hansen works at Olde City Tattoo in Philadelphia. Hansen is noted amongst other neo traditionalists for his fine line quality and more intricate and detail oriented drawing style.
Illustration // Friday, June 01, 2012
'Circle of Eight' is a ball point pen and watercolor illustration from a creative out in Philadelphia that goes by the name of Hush and is currently on display at Thinkspace Gallery as part of their “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild,” exhibition. The purpose of the show is to raise awareness about the precarious predicament of wild creatures around the world, and to benefit efforts to protect them in their natural habitat...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
We don't know the process in which Philadelphia-based Erin M Riley puts into her tapestries, woven from a Macomber floor loom with hand dyed wool yarn, but we know the results are gaining a bit of attention across the blog world and in San Francisco. Featuring scenes of sex, a bit of a partying, a bit of remnants of last night's party, Riley creates a vision of excess through this unique medium. Her work was just on display at Guerrero Gallery in SF.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 21, 2012
We were doing a bit of research last night and came across the work of newly graduated Rhode Island School of Design artist, Armando Veve. A few of his drawings were of particular interest, including this one pen on paper piece, Haarlem Spring.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 05, 2011
We are huge fans of food artist and comic, Hawk Krall, and the Philadelphia-based artist just released 10 new prints, including a giant two foot tall burger print, and lots of new hot dog designs featuring dogs from Maine to Cleveland. The high quality giclee prints are printed by Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints in Philadelphia.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 04, 2011
Austin-based artist Tim Kerr has gathered himself and a bunch of his friends together for Our Schedule Has Changed, a group show at Space 1026 in Philadelphia. With this latest body of work, completed during his recent residency at Providence, Rhode Island’s AS220 Kerr continues to explore themes of social justice, people’s history, and community.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This is one of those mornings where we love the Internet. Seriously, how great are these embroidered x-rays by Philadelphia-based Matthew Cox? In a world of the occasional sameness, this is just a great original series. This is Cox' comment on the ever-increasing presence of photography in contemporary art.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 19, 2011
Steve "ESPO" Powers has a talent in delivery. Whether it is art, a book, or a film, the man can bring a message. That is why we were happy to watch his recent TED Talk in Philly for TEDxPhilly. ESPO speaks about the A Love Letter For You mural project, as well as how the concept is spreading to Brazil. Video after the jump . . .