Created for the 2010 Venice Biennale, a group of silver helium-filled mylar weather balloons are bound to the ground with green straps creating a canopy-like environment. "When creating a temporary pavilion, various ideas regarding permanence, temporality, and interactivity can be employed to create a desired effect. Often, the architect of these lightweight structures fails to embrace the temporary nature inherently related to such projects."
Street Artist and doctor of biology EMA likes shiny headed mustachioed men in striped muscle shirts, but who doesn't? A wheat-paster, painter, and screen printer, EMA has developed an illustrated 1910s character style by completing hundreds of very finely detailed tiny brush pieces on the street and in the gallery while living in Brooklyn for a decade.
Once called “King of the Night” by the Los Angeles Times paper and appearing on the cover of Rage Against the Machine’s album “The Battle of Los Angeles”, The Street Phantom is a staple and pioneer in the Los Angeles street art scene.
A wisenheimer of the highest order, Adam Void says he "likes long walks on the beach, riding freight trains, and destroying the dominant paradigm." A rebel inquisitively looking for a cause, making art along the way, Mr. Void plumbs the murky depths between fine art, video, zines, graffiti, and Street Art . . .
May 2014 - Issue #160
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.