David Stoupakis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Photos from Sheep Will Follow, David Stoupakis' solo show at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City/LA CA. The exhibit opened February 24th and runs through March 17th, 2007.

Team Macho

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 07, 2007
"Team Macho is a collaborative illustration and fine art effort composed of Lauchie Reid, Chris Buchan, Nicholas Aoki, Jacob Whibley, and Stephen Appleby-Barr. They currently occupy a large studio in Toronto, Canada where their joint efforts are divided equally between illustrating for very fine clients and preparing gross quantities of highly imaginative artwork for galleries in Canada and abroad." Yes, that is from their About page, but we couldn't have said it better ourselves. Their art is imaginative. Check out the Work section of their new website, www.teammacho.com. Online store coming soon... {moscomment}

purpose 4: hiver 06

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 12, 2007
The latest issue of arty French webzine "purpose" is online now. This issue's theme is landscapes. There are three sets of gorgeous photographs in bizarre realms, presumably somewhere on Earth, though several could be mistaken for another planet because they're so stark and freaky. Chris Dent contributes his pen drawings of urban landscapes. Benoit Grimbert presents photos of neighborhoods in Normandy - where there are apparently many cars and buildings but virtually no people. Yves Arcand shows the coldness of Quebec in his series "Side Effects". Chen Shaoxiong has 27 pages of casual ink drawings of the boring intimate landscapes we pass by in daily urban life. And, Jürgen Nefzger's series "Valdecaballeros" is a spooky bunch of photos of a town in central Spain that was once a bustling town where families lived in the shadow of a nuclear reactor and is now completely abandoned. Crazy stuff. www.purpose.fr {moscomment}

Gavin Nolan Unnatural Selection

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 09, 2006
Unnatural Selection, a solo exhibition of recent portraits by Gavin Nolan, opened with a private viewing on Wednesday, November 9 at London's Sartorial Contemporary Art. On display were six paintings, ranging in size from 60cm x 50cm to 185cm x 145cm. Nolan, whose work has been described as "Velasquez meets Bacon," was on hand for the event, as was model Sam Alis who sat for "Pam V." Unnatural Selection will be on view until December 1. Photos by Chris Osburn

Hard Light Preview

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 03, 2006
Hard Light, new works by Robert Hardgrave and Warren Dykeman, opens next Friday, November 10th at BLVD Gallery in Seattle, WA. Robert Hardgrave's current work deals with death in an positive light. They are ideas about reincarnation and life beyond death, often reflecting about the cadaveric donor and the life he leads on borrowed time. Robert's work has been informed by his own health issues. In 2003 he received a new kidney from a cadaveric donor which soon after developed Lymphoma due to medication complications. Discovering six months of chemotherapy were necessary, he decided that if he was able to plow through this obstacle, he would treat himself to making art full time. In November of 2003, Robert was considered in remission and today he is living the life disease awakened. Regarding his work, Robert quotes Carl Jung, "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." A fascination with merging industrial textures, illustration, street art and commercial art compels Warren Dykeman to paint. An avid cyclist, his paintings and drawings are combinations of imagery are culled from his rides through trainyards, hand-lettered signs seen on the road, his sketch books and snippets of conversations heard in passing. Warren's recent work incorporates a kind of coded visual language reminiscent of the "Hobo" art that is seen on the sides of boxcars, a language that was developed to communicate locations or situations that could either harm or benefit other rail enthusiasts in plain view. There's a preview of the art on the gallery's website: www.blvdart.com. {moscomment}

Nunca

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 23, 2006
Recent work by Brazillian artist Nunca. Information online about Nunca is scarce, and we left our copy of Graffiti Brasil at home today, so we don't have a lot left to say, except apparently he lives in Sao Paulo and he's pals with Os Gemeos. Here's a train he painted. Click More... for detail shots. From Graffiti Brasil: "Nunca, meaning 'never' in Portugese, started painting in 1992 and is now one of the rising stars of Sao Paulo's graffiti scene. His latest work juxtaposes urban and native cultures by combining the geometric patterns and colours found in indigenous South American artwork with the linework of pichacao. The resulting portraits of indigenous South Americans serve as a reminder, he says, 'that people in Brazil are also descendants of indigenous South Americans, and not just African and European people'"..."Globalization is an underlying issue in his work. His indigenous characters sometimes sport a spoof brand name &emdash; 'Naique', which is the local pronunciation of Nike. In homage to indigenous South American cultures, he has even adopted carving techniques in his graffiti..."

GimmeShelter

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Altruism isn't dead. The GimmeShelter project entreats artists to do it up on a piece of cardboard and donate the goods.

Rigo 23, Pimple, Rojas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Photos from Rigo 23, The Art of Robert Pimple, and Clare Rojas now showing at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, CA.

purpose

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 28, 2006
purpose is a French-based, online-only, photography magazine featuring personal environment photography as well as constructed narrative. Numéro 2 is online now.

Long Gone John Premiere

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 09, 2006
The Treasures of Long Gone John is having its west coast premiere in San Francisco this Friday, May 12th, 2006.

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