Robert Bowen "Blasphemous Nature" @ Upper Playground, Portland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 07, 2014
With this new body of work I am continuing to focus on my fascination with animal/machinery hybrids. There are so many unanswered questions I have about them. Is this a not so distant future reality? A terrible road we should never go down? How do I make the Killer Whale a more efficient killer? Can the marlin and shark be even faster hunters, more dangerous...

Chris johanson's "Quiet Music Festival of Portland", June 27-28, 2014

Music // Monday, June 09, 2014
“The only festival where sleeping is encouraged,” artist Chris Johanson is pleased to present the fourth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland. The community listening experience celebrates emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. The two-day event opens on Friday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, June 28, 2014 at local arts and cultural organization Disjecta and is made possible with support from RVCA.

Interview: Aaron James Draplin, March, 2014

Design // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The following interview first appeared in our March, 2014 issue: The best way to stay inspired and current in any creative field is by keeping tabs on your peers. For any of you designers, Aaron James Draplin better be on the top of your list, and not because his name starts with the letter A. In addition to Aaron’s impressive list of clients he is also behind those cult-like notebooks you see being jotted in all over the world, Field Notes.

Ornamental Conifer’s Custom Painted Awards For The One Motorcycle Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 27, 2014
Australian based artist Ornamental Conifer (Nico Sclater) was recently asked to custom paint 10 motorcycle tanks to be given away as awards at the fifth annual One Motorcycle Show. Known for his stunning, perfectly crafted, hand painted jackets, helmets, signs, motorcycles, murals and more, these lucky winners didn’t just get an award… they got a beautiful work of art.

Josh Keyes "The Far Side of the World—Old Ones", Part 1

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 14, 2014
Josh Keyes has been a favorite of many of our readers over the past half decade. From his original base in Oakland to his new studio outside of Portland, Keyes has become synonymous with a certain style of environmental awareness and approach, depicting animals in a post-apocalyptic world with humans but existing within the infrastructures created by us. The former cover artist just released a new series of paintings under the moniker, "The Far Side of the World—Old Ones", part of an ongoing series released on his site throughout 2014.

The Works of Samantha Wall

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
We just ran into the works of Samantha Wall this morning, a Korean born, Portland-based fine artist who creates portraits of distress. One of her series, Partially Severed, "uses the female body as a site of struggle between subjective narrative and representations of women in Asian horror cinema." Like we said, distress. 

Alex Lukas "Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete" @ Breeze Block Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Alex Lukas will be opening a solo exhibition, "prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete," at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon this Thursday, January 9th, 2014. Lukas will focus on the involvement of printmaking practices in his ongoing investigation and recontextualization of the familiar American landscape...

The Work of Zach Johnsen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Portland-based artist Zach Johnsen. An illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer and art director, Zach primarily works in pen & ink, watercolor, and mixed media to create his world of ghouls, monsters, and misfits! Zach is also co-founder of the clothing and apparel company Tank Theory.

Animated GIFs by Zack Dougherty

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Portland-based digital artist Zack Dougherty's latest project is a collection of simple, yet clever series of hypnotizing GIFs. The strange moving sculptures/GIFs evolve, spin, and rapidly burst in a hypnotic manner. 

Perceptual Installations by Damien Gilley

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We would love to see Portland-based artist Damien Gilley's perceptual installations in person. Combining drawing and sculpture, Gilley references science fiction, non-Euclidiean geometry, and vintage computer graphics in his illusions and wall drawings.
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