Juxtapoz // Monday, November 12, 2012
From yoga instructor to artist, San Francisco-based Charmaine Olivia has continued to create amazing works of art that are playful, fun, and full of poetic passion. After seeing her work on instagram, I was immediately drawn to it. Charmaine’s paintings of beautiful women fused with otherworldly aspects ensure that each one is truly unique and memorable.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Fresh off of his "Relics of the New World" exhibition and just in time for October's festivities, Bay Area mask maker and sculptor Lucien Shapiro continues to expand his unique universe this Friday October 5th at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland, CA as part of a 3-person exhibit called "A Show of Heads" with fellow artists John Casey and Brian Robertson.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
If you look up the word "amory" on Urban Dictionary, the number one definition states that "amory" is often used to describe Heaven, especially when used to describe the wonderful beacon of light. Though I doubt that oil painter Brett Amory is aware of this at all, as I stare at some of his ethereal and often eerie urban landscape paintings, the definition seems to fit the bill.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The first time I visited Sam Kieth's studio, about 10 years ago, he shared cubicle space directly above The Spaghetti Factory. And he had a janitor. The last time I ventured up to Sam Kieth's studio, 6 years later, he was literally working (comfortably, might I add) in a duct-tape-wrapped mummy of a chair in an underground hideout in the forests of Placerville, CA. By underground I mean UNDERGROUND. There was dirt on top of the ceiling...
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
If you're as much of a fan of David Byrne and the Talking Heads as we are, then here's a treat for you: a look into Mr. Byrne's production space where he currently works on film, photography, opera, and non-fiction.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Featured in our August 2012 issue is San Francisco Bay Area based fine artist, Robert Bowen, who is set to show a new body of work in Lethal Injection, opening August 3 at 111 Minna Gallery. A self-proclaimed TV Baby who creates artwork that feels like a stream of consciousness of 1980's and '90's pop-culture, Juxtapoz contributor Shaun Roberts visits Bowen's studio to see the artist's workspace.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
We get a chance to visit with Jeremy Fish every so-often, and generally it is on the occasion of a new exhibition or body of work being built. What we enjoy the most about visiting Fish in his SF North Beach studio is that whatever research or preparation he has compiled while making the work, the remnants are evident throughout his space...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez, better known as Dr. Lakra (cover artist in August 2010), is a tattoo artist and illustrator who lives in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, and occasionally can be found tattooing in different studios in Mexico City. Last week our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America had the opportunity to see the process when tattooing a piece of a gypsy with lyrics that read "SinYolanda." We love it.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Los Angeles based fine artist Patrick Martinez, known for his neon works and paintings of contemporary urban youth, is set to open a new solo show, Lovely Day, at Known Gallery this Saturday, June 16. Todd Mazer stopped by Martinez' studio for some beautiful shots of both inspiration and process.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Prior to showing at RTIST Gallery in Melbourne, our European correspondent Butterfly traveled to the French studio of the Da Mental Vaporz (DMV) Crew to watch them prepare a huge body of work for the show. Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat brought more than 100 pieces of artwork from screenprints to sketches, solo and collective canvases down to Melbourne, and we captured some of the process. Enjoy after the jump . . .