Music Video: Liars "Brats" by Ian Cheng

Music // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As we have stated on this site time and time again, the state of music videos, since the advent of this thing called the Internet, is in a quite strong place. Enter this fantastic new video by Ian Cheng for the band Liars (whose new album, WIXIW, is really quite good) and their new single, "Brats." An Elmer Fudd character, a Donnie Darko killer bunny rabbit, and an intense thunder dance beat make this a good wake-up call for your afternoon.

Beyond the Body by Imme van der Haak

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dutch artist Imme van der Haak is behind the project, Beyond the Body, where "photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different body’s, ages, generations and identities." The results are a bit jarring, intriguing, especially in the video, where the dancing actors with the silk over their bodies confuses your perception of identity and, in our most honest assesment, the age of the performer.

Human Default by Gianluca Traina

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2012
Well this is a good way to kick off the week, the amazing "skin dress" concept from Italian artist Gianluca Traina called Human Default. We were trying to figure out if the work was a painting or sculpture, but from what we can tell, its a photo manipulation. We still approve.

Olafur Eliasson "Little Sun" @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Whether creating waterfalls along the East River in NYC, a rainbow panorama viewing room at the Aros Museum in Aarthus, Denmark, or a beautiful one-way color tunnel like the one we saw at SFMoMA, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is one of the most heralded contemporary artists working today. In short, he is like a scientist who happens to make incredibe, immersive, experience-based art. Just in time for the Olympics, Eliasson will open Little Sun at the Tate Modern.

The Brain Snap App

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 17, 2012
San Francisco based artist, designer, illustrator and all around creative dude Patrick Sean GIbson has just launched an App, Brain Snap. Reminiscent of the opening title sequence to Saved By The Bell, Brain Snap is a photo-based app featuring insane characters, florescent hallucinations, and bizarre freak scene illustrations, all created by Gibson.

Alex Pardee's WayCooler App

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Alex Pardee, who will be curating the Juxtapoz Halloween 2012 issue this year, wants you to have the opportunity to make everything WayCooler. That is why he has a new free app, WayCooler, so you can use your imagination and make everything in the world just a little be waycooler. 

Digital Erotica by Javier Gonzalez Pacheco

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
Javier Gonzalez Pacheco is a skilled erotic artist out of Barcelona who incorporates abstracted elements, geometric shapes and splashes of color to accentuate his sexy feminine portraits. The ladies he portrays in his works are undoubtedly sexy, whether alone or with their feminine counterparts. Javier is influenced by expressionist painting, as that style is visible in his digital works.

Hilary Pecis "In Accordance" @ Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
San Francisco-based Hilary Pecis, who we featured in our May 2011 issue, has a new exhibition, In Accordance, up at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton through July 17. We have championed Pecis' work in the past because we feel it represents a traditional painters embrace of new media and technology, as she researches and culls hundreds of Internet images on a particular concept and creates a canvas based on those findings.

Felix Hayes & Ben West's Google Book

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2012
Let's face it, Google is our dictionary, our library, our research database, and our go to for just about anything from recipes to driving directions. Who uses encyclopedias anymore? A physical dictionary? Not us. It is a bit sad that these objects are becoming obsolete, but so it goes (to quote Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five).

From PBS: "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art" Video

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
PBS' Off the Book specials are fantastic short documentaries covering a wide-range of subjects, and new one recently aired and posted was "The Evolution of 8-Bit Art", talking about the wide-reaching impact the simple pixelated artform has had on the greater whole of contemporary culture, music, art, and memory. It has grown so far beyond Atari and Nintendo, with even the current E3 convention showcasing a nostalgia for the power of 8-bit.

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