Back Talk with Camille Rose Garcia

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It may or may not come as a surprise that Camille Rose Garcia (above left) was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the generic suburbs of Orange County. A youth saturated in visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows some how morphed her into the most charming and disarming little 'anarchist' we could ever picture, as her paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales provide critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias. Camille is featured in our upcoming June 2009 Special 100th Issue of Juxtapoz hitting newsstands soon, so get to know the lady behind some of our all-time favorite paintings in our Back Talk feature with Camille Rose Garcia.

20 Questions with Jesse Reno

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Portland-based artist Jesse Reno creates colorful paintings of shamanic beings, totem animals and Native American figures that are engaging and thought provoking. Intrigued with humankind's struggle to find our rightful place in the natural world, Reno’s work is both pleasing to the eye and the soul. Dip into the soul of the artist himself and read our 20 Questions with Jesse Reno.

I'm no Liza Minnelli:an Interview with Liz Mcgrath

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Liz McGrath (Juxtapoz #83) is one of the most badass artists we know. When she’s not tearing it up alongside her husband Morgan Slade, with whom she plays in the band Miss Derringer, this daring artist is busy creating sculptures and paintings infused with emotion and obvious dedication to craft that prove visually arresting to almost any viewer. Liz has exhibited her work around the globe but Shadowless Summer will her first solo show in New York, which is why Daniel Alonso snagged some talk time with this bold lady to ask her about her craft and why she’s “No Liza Minelli.”

Exclusive Interview with Kirsty Whiten

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Kirsty Whiten is a talented illustrator and painter who's been creating works for the past nine years in Paris and Edinburgh, earning a reputation as one of the leading Scottish artists of her generation. She caught our collective eye with her latest work for an exhibition at Stolen Space, Donkey Hostage, which features intimate struggles as men and boys are taken hostage, cared for, teased, and broken in like horses. ("In Donkey Hostage the woman is taking the man hostage with these ridiculous fantasy weapons - rolling pins and umbrella swords - when in real life there’s no actual way that she could really overpower a young man with these tools," Kirsty explains. "So there’s this whole other scenario – that the man’s submission is a conscious decision, that it is his gift to the woman. That fascinates me - the psychological power that women have over men - and that this dominance within relationships is something that’s taken and given, in quite a fragile way.") Humor and power are definitely fortes of this bold lady.   Take advantage of a spectacular exclusive interview with the artiste herself in an interview with Kirsty Whiten.

Jeremy Fish Welcomes New Upper Playground Mexico with Solo Show, "Natures Studies"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2009
San Francisco based artist Jeremy Fish (Juxtapoz cover #71) took over Mexico City with his clean, eye cathing imagery in a grand opening gala party and solo exhibit reception for Nature Studies at Upper Playground's new Mexico City spot. The place was swarming with eager art fans, dressed to impress and ready to check out the new store space and Fish artwork. Fish's new work is highly concentrated on nature: animals posed alongside machines and artilery, seemingly questioning mankind’s relationship with an increasingly automated world. See all of Fish's new artwork and flicks snapped of the opening fiesta here...

20 Questions with Chloe Early

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2009
Chloe Early (Juxtapoz #99) is a damn good artist. Perhaps that may explain why we featured this London-residing, Irish born artist in our current April 2009 issue. Fascinated by the balancing act of life, Early explores the power of the figurative and the abstract in her paintings. Paramount to her work is the analogy between a mystifying and ethereal landscape populated by characters who could easily be summoned from F Scott Fitzgerald, to our current reality invaded by hazardous construction zones and abrasive industrial development.   It’s clear this artist has mastered the art of balance. Get to know the ringmaster in our 20 Questions with Chloe Early.

It's A "Dark Forest" in David Simon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2009
Greg Escalante and Nathan Spoor take us on a mini-tour of the exhibition currently on display at the Long Beach Museum of Art, David Simon: Dark Forest.   This exhibition features the latest of Simon’s impressive sculptures, centered around the theme of a particular avant-garde theatrical production.   Also included is a rundown of the Museum’s history and relevance to Southern California culture, including choice pieces from the permanent collection.

Shh...HUSH Is Coming to FIFTY24SF Gallery Tonight

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 02, 2009
Shh... HUSH is hot pretty right now. Fresh off a successful LA solo, UK-artist HUSH will rock San Francisco’s FIFTY24SF Gallery with Veiled Beauty, opening tonight April 2nd, 2009 with a reception from 7 - 9:30pm.   Hush is an urban artist who worked in Hong Kong for a number of years as a graphic designer/illustrator before returning to the UK. His popularity is soaring, with sell out shows in London and Los Angeles, along with high profile street pieces, sold out print runs and collaborations. Influenced by various facets of modern culture, he is inspired by graphic-novels, animation, graphic-design, graffiti art, urban art and contemporary painting.

Help Faith 47 Save & Protect Graffiti and Street Art in Cape Town, South Africa

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 30, 2009
Cape Town, South African graffiti and fine artist Faith47 (Juxtapoz #94) is always an advocate for the people and artists. She writes, “We are facing a new anti-graffiti by-law in Cape Town, which takes away the house owners rights to give permission for any artworks on their walls besides a house number.  The new, proposed graffiti by-law makes no distinction between vandalism and public art that is done with the permission of the owner of the property.”   “Please can you assist us in our efforts to amend this by-law by signing the petition and forwarding it on, as we need to present it to the council during the public participation process.”   “Thank you, here is the link and below are the details of the two points in the by-law that we would like to amend: www.petitiononline.com/art4all/petition.html”

Exclusive Interview with Brandi Milne

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2009
Brandi Milne, a self-taught artist from Anaheim California is no stranger to candy, clowns and funk music. Using fashion, music and childhood memories as her main pool of influence, she tends to favor beauty and aestheticism in her work as opposed to commenting on social issues or propaganda.   While she has worked with large companies such as Hurley and Gelaskins, she recently worked on a tee-shirt line that will debut in Wet Seal stores soon. Milne puts on her show Run, Rabbit, Run, at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles on April 10th. A show that is sure to be adorned with smiling popsicles, drizzling strawberries and fuzzy little bunnies, this show will be nothing less than a “sweet’ time.   Read our full-length interview with Brandi Milne.

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