Street Art // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We have been lucky over the past few years to catch NYC-based How Nosm painting murals around the world, most recently in Norway for Nuart this past Fall. The duo was just in our hometown this past week, San Francisco, to paint a fantastic multi-portioned mural in the Tenderloin district of the city. The wall was made possible in conjunction with Rogue Projects and White Walls, with paint by Montana.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 16, 2013
New Photographs by Kevin Cooley will be on show at Wendi Norris Gallery in San Francisco in July. The work consists of a series of quiet snowy nighttime landscapes interrupted by light (distress signals) shooting through the sky.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 15, 2013
Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco is preparing for their first exhibition of 2013 this Saturday, February 17, with a solo show from Sadie Barnette, originally from Oakland, currently based out of LA. The exhibition is co-organized by Jamie Alexander of Park life in part of an ongoing collaboration between the two spaces that initially started with the "Invisible Relics" show at Park Life.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 15, 2013
We are really enjoying the paintings of San Francisco native and Orange County-based artist Justin Bower. Bower studied fine art and philosophy at the University of Arizona, Tucson and earned his Master of Fine art in Painting at Claremont Graduate University.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
John Lupo Avanti is a multi-disciplined illustrator based in San Francisco where he started his life in art at the age of nineteen as a 2-D animator. Since then John has acquired a sprawling tool set of professional experience composed of: large scale murals, fine art painting, commercial illustration, tattooing, and graphic novels. He is currently working as a tattoo artist at Lucky Drive Tattoo in San Rafael and is the creator of the recently published graphic novel, “Monster Myths.”
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Recently, we stumbled upon San Francisco based illustrator Pablo de Pinho. Working mainly with ink, bristol board, and watercolor. Pablo's Laugh and Draw series was inspired by old ragtime comics; Osamu Tezuka, Daniel Clowes and Os Gemeos. Pablo's work shows creative improvisation with visual story telling through figurative connection between characters.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 28, 2013
For the past year, we have been following famed artist Leo Villareal project to light up the Bay Bridge, the large suspension bridge that connects Oakland to San Francisco, California. He had proposed an LED light installation consisting of 25,000 white LEDs, spaced a foot apart for the west span of the bridge. On March 5, 2013, this will become a reality. The lights will have the function of changing, making abstract patterns based loosely on water, traffic, and weather patterns.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
My art is about life experiences, difficult moments, powerful emotions and thought provoking taboo ideas. Most of my paintings are figurative narratives, which explore sexuality, spirituality and human interaction. Art is a language. Painting is my primary language and it’s the best way I am able to communicate a story. It matters little if what is portrayed is true, only that the final piece is an extension of myself, my experience and unique outlook.
Graffiti // Friday, January 18, 2013
This Santa Claus looking fella is getting a healthy looking sticker collection. He is also somewhat of a moving spot, appearing anywhere, but always somewhere in the streets. I spot a Pez.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Our friends at DGK produced this "Brainstorm" short film documenting the process and methods of photographer Travis Jensen, whose candid shots capture true-grit stories from the streets of San Francisco.