Isolated Heads by Justin Bower

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.

John Lupo Avanti

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.”

The Illustrations of Pablo de Pinho

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.

The Bay Lights: The SF Bay Bridge as Public Art

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.

The Works of Alberto Ybarra

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.

Homeless Slap Happy

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.

Travis Jensen: San Francisco Street Photographer

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.

Behind the Curtain: Barbara Kasten @ Jessica Silverman Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 16, 2013
On view until January 26 is Barbara Kasten's Behind the Curtain at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. These photographs depict beautiful abstractions of space, light, form, and color that are presented in an unusual gallery arrangement that is very low-lit, itself a worthy subject for one of Kasten's photographs. Definitely worth a visit if you can catch it before the last day.

Coming Soon: Kehinde Wiley "The World Stage: Israel" @ Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 10, 2013
A museum show we have been looking forward to all winter: Former cover artist, Kehinde Wiley, will be showing The World Stage: Israel series at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco beginning on February 14, 2013. The former SFAI student has turned his World Stage series into one of the most exciting, and revered series in contemporary art, and we are very excited that CJM, who has had great shows over the past few years, will bring the World Stage to SF.

“The Moleskine Project II” @ Spoke Art, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco just opened the Moleskine Project #2, a group exhibition that features a spread page taken from the sketchbooks of more than 50 artists from around the world. It brings together a broader network of sketchbooks from renowned illustrators, concept artists, oil painters and more. Knowing how much our readers love Moleskine and process works, we HIGHLY recommend checking this out.

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