Koren Shadmi

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2007
Child prodigies are few and far between in any discipline and the ones that are discovered are usually warped by being exposed to an adult world far too soon. That's why Gary Coleman beat up that woman in a mall. But somehow Israeli-born, now Brooklyn transplant, Koren Shadmi managed to avoid the seedy underbelly of being a young prodigy. It could be that art occupied enough of this focus that he could ignore the wine coolers and blow. Whatever the reason, his talent wasn't squandered and after graduating from the School of Visual Arts he now makes a living doing freelance illustration. His illustrations are great, but they're just the appetizer in the portfolio. They provide a delicate tasting of his delicious comics style. Shadmi uses intricate line-work on top of brilliantly utilized watercolor washes. This perfect union of the two mediums is nowhere more apparent than in his comics. Coupled with excellent composition of each panel, his well executed style makes a one-two punch to leave you dizzy and breathless. www.korenshadmi.com {moscomment}

The Street Art Film Festival

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 12, 2007
The Street Art Film Festival, put on by our friends at Albus Cavus, happens this August in Trenton, NJ. It will showcase films about artists and artwork that transforms streets into galleries and changes established ideas about art in public space. Featured artists and filmmakers include Craig Noble (Canada), Pose 2 (USA), Chor Boogie (USA), Joshua Mays (USA), Tats Cru (USA), BigFoot (USA), Above (USA), JR (France), Peat Wollaeger (USA), Wayne Horse (The Netherlands), Martin Zet (Czech Republic), Charles Westerman (USA). The films featured in the Street Art Film Festival were carefully selected to assure that the audience will get a unique and intimate view into life of contemporary street artists and their artwork. Preserving artwork on film or video is a crucial part of street art. In many instances, the artwork lasts only a few hours before it is damaged, removed or becomes part of the environment. The audience gets a very rare look at some of the greatest pieces of contemporary art, many of which are no longer in existence. Graffiti and street art are not only a new form of contemporary art, but also an innovative art movement tightly connected to our neighborhoods and communities. It is time to alter public art policies and recognize the new ideas and innovative approaches for refreshing our cities. It is not about physical walls and pedestals, but rather about connections and relationships among people. More info: www.albuscav.us/filmfest {moscomment}

Photos: Homegrown @Wind Up Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Photos from The Homegrown Show, a group show at Windup Gallery in Mesa, AZ that opened June 30th and runs through July 21st, 2007. More than 400 people came out to see and support the local artists on opening night

All My Friends Are Made Of Paper

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Wooster Collective has just released a new book from their Wooster on Paper project featuring the work (and essays by) the Danish artist Armsrock. Living in Germany for the last few years, Armsrock has developed a style of rough sketching the people around him, friends and strangers alike, to capture the motion of their everyday lives. Rather than compose a scene he lets the city compose for him with its chaotic dance of the day-to-day. The book, All My Friends Are Made of Paper, is a limited edition of 2000 with a hand-screenprinted soft cover and an introduction by Swoon. Scrape the change out of the couch cushions and treat yourself to some Armsrock stylings. Full details here, www.woostercollective.com. {moscomment}

Format Mag Site Relaunch

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 18, 2007
Format Mag has relaunched its site and revamped its operations. Retaining minimal design elements from the original site, FormatMag.com has been redesigned to accommodate features, news, and navigation in an enhanced user friendly, sleek, colorful, new website. Format's focus will remain the same, continuing its efforts to expose the urban aesthetic to the world. Look out for new sections in the coming weeks. Format's redesign coincides with the release of Issue 18 featuring Jonathan Mannion, eBoy, Kinkyform, IHMDJ!, Codak, Bonde do Role, Steve Grody, and more. www.formatmag.com {moscomment}

The Seventh Day Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2007
The June video for The Seventh Day Project is up on Known Gallery's website with artist Pose doing a new piece. The Seventh Letter Crew is getting ready for the "Letters First" art show next month in Barcelona, Spain, and they'll be posting news and info as they prepare for the tour. Also, they promise a new look for the website sometime this month, so stay tuned. www.knowngallery.com, www.tslfilms.com, and www.theseventhletter.com {moscomment}

New David Stoupakis Print

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2007
David Stoupakis has a new print available titled, "Flood". It's a limited-edition of 50, hand-signed and numbered by David on archival art paper. "Flood" is from the Sheep Will Follow series that showed at Corey Helford Gallery earlier this year. www.davidstoupakis.com {moscomment}

purpose Magazine: Issue 5

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2007
Another issue of web-only French photography mag purpose is now online. This issue includes photographers Stephen Waddell, Jean-Christian Bourcart, Denis Darzacq, Eric Poitevin, Anthony Berthaud, Claire Cheurier, Constant Anee, Johanne Bouvier, and Diane Ducruet. www.purpose.fr. {moscomment}

Epic Hockney Painting

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2007
Photo by Sang Tan "British artist David Hockney poses as he unveils his painting 'Bigger Trees Near Water', the largest painting ever shown at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, London, Friday, May 25, 2007. Bigger Trees Near Water, which is 40ft by 15ft, is made up of a grid of 50 small canvases and is the biggest painting ever made by the artist, who turns 70 this year..." —from the

Collect Raindrops by Nikki McClure

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2007
Collect Raindrops by Nikki McClure celebrates the important things, the seemingly small things we cherish in life: the change of seasons, the first snow drop, a sun-crisped shirt, the feel of rain, the scent of pine, the sweetness of fruit right off the vine. Nikki's delicate, organic images convey an optimism and calm that reflect the joys and comforts of community, sustenance, and parenting. Punctuated by plain words, her work encourages one to slow down and savor a moment, a taste, a touch, a smell; to look up at the stars to dream; to find strength and happiness in the simple.

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