Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
No question, there aren't many artists that pique our interest quite like Todd "REAS" James. For the past few years, his technicolor portraits of cartoon modern day pirates and contraband, with no expression and done in a flat, abstract style, are a nice counter-balance to the millions of images we see on news networks depicting contemporary warfare. James just opened Free To Be You & Me at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen...
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
V1 Gallery is proud to present Free To Be You & Me a solo exhibition by Todd James. The exhibition opens tonight, October 5 at the gallery's Copenhagen space. Luminous colored Somali pirates, smoking cigarettes as the sun sets, drinking tea, making hostage demands on satellite phones, brandishing AK 47’s and rocket propelled grenades populate Todd James new body of work.
Graffiti // Friday, May 25, 2012
“Stendhal Syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that can cause rapid heartbeat, dizziness and hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art. Usually this condition occurs when the art is especially beautiful, or if a large amount of art are gathered in one place. What happens if you give ten of the modern graffiti art's foremost practitioners free to interpret this concept in a large turn of the century apartment in Stockholm?”
Graffiti // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Great photo of a Reas installation containing a massive amount of sketches.
Graffiti // Friday, March 02, 2012
Todd James who also goes by the graffiti name, Reas, opened his new exhibit "King Of The Wild Frontier" last night at Gering Lopez Gallery in New York. We like what he did hear with this bedroom installation!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Todd "REAS" James, recently part of our Graffiti Spotlight and his August 2008 cover in our Top 25 Covers list, will be opening a solo show, King of the Wild Frontier, at NYC's Gering & Lopez Gallery on March 1, 2012. The exhibition will present two new bodies of work: canvases depicting James' familiar Somali pirate series and a recreation of the Vandal's Bedroom that was so essential to the Street Market installation at MOCAs' Art In the Streets.
Graffiti // Saturday, February 18, 2012
Never seen this one. Someone was kind enough to pillage through the archives and scans this gem. Reas back in 1994.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 24, 2011
Every week, the Graffiti Department features someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Reas.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Todd "REAS" James (August 2008 to be exact) just released a limited edition porcelain sculpture with Toykyo, called The Contractor. The sculpture is based on a painting Todd James created in 2008, and comes in a numbered and screen printed cardboard box, in a edition of 25 pieces.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 14, 2011
On Saturday November 19th at 3pm, Todd "Reas" James and Steve "Espo" Powers are having a show celebrating the end of phase 1 of Love Letter To Brooklyn, and showing off a large amount of artwork from the Street Market neighborhood of the MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition.