Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
No question, there aren't many artists that pique our interest quite like Todd "REAS" James. For the past few years, his technicolor portraits of cartoon modern day pirates and contraband, with no expression and done in a flat, abstract style, are a nice counter-balance to the millions of images we see on news networks depicting contemporary warfare. James just opened Free To Be You & Me at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen...
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
V1 Gallery is proud to present Free To Be You & Me a solo exhibition by Todd James. The exhibition opens tonight, October 5 at the gallery's Copenhagen space. Luminous colored Somali pirates, smoking cigarettes as the sun sets, drinking tea, making hostage demands on satellite phones, brandishing AK 47’s and rocket propelled grenades populate Todd James new body of work.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 08, 2012
Todd James, cover artist of our August 2008 issue and always one of our favorites when he has a new body of work out, just opened his newest solo show, Yield To Temptation at Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo. Coinciding with the exhibition,NYC publishing company Picture Box released a "Yield to Temptation" book that features James' drawings.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 02, 2012
Lots of Todd James news going around the past few weeks. First, he just opened a new solo show, King of the Wild Frontier, at NYC's Gering & Lopez Gallery last night, March 1. And now, REAS just released a new print, Pirate Radio, through London's POW, in an edition of 165. Something for the collection...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Todd "REAS" James, recently part of our Graffiti Spotlight and his August 2008 cover in our Top 25 Covers list, will be opening a solo show, King of the Wild Frontier, at NYC's Gering & Lopez Gallery on March 1, 2012. The exhibition will present two new bodies of work: canvases depicting James' familiar Somali pirate series and a recreation of the Vandal's Bedroom that was so essential to the Street Market installation at MOCAs' Art In the Streets.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 24, 2011
Every week, the Graffiti Department features someone old or new, traditional or unconventional, active or not, and so on. This week’s spotlight is on Reas.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Todd "REAS" James (August 2008 to be exact) just released a limited edition porcelain sculpture with Toykyo, called The Contractor. The sculpture is based on a painting Todd James created in 2008, and comes in a numbered and screen printed cardboard box, in a edition of 25 pieces.
Street Art // Monday, November 21, 2011
Opening over the weekend, Livingston Street Market displayed 5400 sq. feet of painting and signs from the Moca ‘s Art in the Streets show, painted by Todd James and Steven Powers. With The First Street Market exhibiting in Japan in 2000 with Barry Mcgee, the installation has continued to evolve and has been shown in several locations internationally.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 14, 2011
On Saturday November 19th at 3pm, Todd "Reas" James and Steve "Espo" Powers are having a show celebrating the end of phase 1 of Love Letter To Brooklyn, and showing off a large amount of artwork from the Street Market neighborhood of the MOCA's Art In the Streets exhibition.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 01, 2011
One of our founders and photography editors, CR Stecyk III, played director of photography on this video, "Street, 2011," a video for MOCA documenting the Barry McGee, Todd James, Steve Powers installation in "Art In the Streets." Felipe Lima, a great filmmaker, directed the piece.