Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.
Street Art // Monday, March 16, 2015
As you know if you follow Juxtapoz Magazine, we spend a week each year in Norway for the Nuart Festival. For the 2014 festival, Nuart founder Martyn Reed was filmed by Hypebeast to capture the essence of not only the festival, but the town of Stavanger, Norway and the concept of bringing and developing art culture on the West Coast of Norway. We think you should watch because Reed gives a succinct message about the positive impacts that any art culture can have on a population regardless of genre.
Erotica // Monday, March 16, 2015
"Doggy Love" is the latest animation from Chinese animator and "playful pervert" Wong Ping about a young boy’s erotic fixation with a classmate boasting breasts on her back.
Graffiti // Sunday, March 15, 2015
Sofles takes advantage of a nice big glass wall in an abandoned office building painting his name backwards and doing a mighty fine job of it.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2015
Control is lost and time becomes an abstraction when Mike Aho draws us into the short film The Lonely Life, which he wrote, directed and scored. He can be credited with almost every aspect of the film. (That, on top of being the new creative director at Volcom, and leading the band ((sounder)).) It stars musician and actor Will Oldham, whose character had been cryogenically frozen and is searching to understand his former life. Dazed in the intense haze of medication, lies and hallucinations, the film follows this search for truth amidst a cloak of certain evil.
Music // Thursday, March 12, 2015
As you may have noticed, we have made a Björk month here at Juxtapoz, with her cover story, retrospective at MoMA, and full microsite we made with Squarespace about the latter events. The Icelandic icon just released a new video for "Lionsong" off the new Vulnicura album, directed by Inez & Vinoodh.
Music // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
We were gearing for a new Grimes LP, and she seems to have scrapped the album. But luckily for the Internet, and ways by which artists can release their albums and songs, Grimes went ahead and released the track "REALiTi" and the video she shot with her brother, Mac. She shot the video when on the Asia-leg of her tour, in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo. And the song is good, too.
Street Art // Monday, March 09, 2015
Internationaly renwoned Danish photographer Søren Solkær is set to launch a worldwide exhibition and book project. Solkær has travelled the globe for three years in search of the most significant figures in street art and graffiti. SURFACE features portraits of many of the most prominent figures on the contemporary scene as well as the pioneering icons.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 09, 2015
Sweden-based artist Anders Ramsell has taken the film Blade Runner, and created a watercolor animation of it! Consisting of 12.597 handmade watercolor paintings, each approximately 1.5 x 3 cm in size, Ramsell has created a 25 minute "cover" of the 1982 Ridley Scott classic. A must watch...
Graffiti // Saturday, March 07, 2015
"My goal in graffiti has been simple. To carry on tradition and do justice to the style of the writers that inspire me" says Begr who's new video put together by Cukui follows him around Detroit as he sprays his name using many different styles.