Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 26, 2015
Being that some of us on staff just got back from Japan, and one of those staff members quite enjoying a few different varieties of sake, this trailer for "The Birth of Saké" loooks very appealing (not to mention beautiful). ItsNiceThat reports that director Erik Shirai "went to live among the workers at the 144-year-old Yoshida Brewery in northern Japan during the gruelling six month stints during which the 2000-year-old brewing process takes place." Watch the trailer!
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 17, 2015
Hiro Kurata is one of our favorite artists working today, with his eclectic mix of Eastern and Western styles, and this consistent baseball uniform motif that you see in each painting. Hiro just opened a solo show, Oh Yes We Did, at The Gallery in Morris/Lakeside, Connecticut, and had a studio visit documentary filmed about his practice. We got the video here, and info on the new show!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jon Bernson's residency at the de Young Museum explores a series of unexplained broadcasts that interrupted the programming of numerous international television stations between the years of 1986 and 2009. Purportedly sent from a spacecraft at the outer reaches of our galaxy, these transmissions have created an international controversy, evoking strong opinions from experts in many fields.
Erotica // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spanish recording artist, El Guincho makes music that evokes elements of Afrobeat, Dub, Tropicália and, Rock & Roll. His music video, for the track Bombay, is sexy, playful, fun, creative, and has been a favorite of our for a while. The video is heavily inspired by the 70s in all the right ways, yet remains current with it’s modern sensibility- Directed by Nicolás Méndez. Produced by CANADA.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 13, 2015
There is only one more week to catch Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams' "Slang Aesthetics" and accompanying "20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz" at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit closes next Saturday, April 19th so make sure you don't miss it! And here is a short video documenting one of Robert's always wonderful talks at the Gallery during the show.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
Barry McGee is the artist. #BeatsPill is the canvas. Music is the inspiration. Get it before it's gone >> Click here to see the video.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
An intimate portrait of Revok as he prepares for his solo show with Library Street Colletive in Los Angeles and talks candidly about maturation as an artist. Video by Keegan Gibbs and presented by House Beer.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Richard 'French' Sayer recently became one of KR3W's Rights Refused artists. French recently relocated from foggy London to the sunny city of Melbourne, Australia and they have caught up with him to document a day in the life of the artist and illustrator.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Jux contributor Kristin Farr just produced a new video for KQED and SFMOMA that reflects on a golden age for contemporary art in San Francisco’s Mission District. Several influential artists who lived and worked in or near the Mission in the ’90s became internationally known, and many of our favorites have been featured in the pages of Juxtapoz.
Music // Friday, April 03, 2015
Blur may be the only band in the world that can get together after a nearly 15 year absence, make an album, have a track like "Lonesome Street" that sounds like 1995 and it all be very exciting. The British bands new album, "The Magic Whip" will be out out April 27, and the track "Lonesome Street" has a video directed by Ben Reed that features some casual group dancing.