Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
While a significant amount of graffiti writers currently take to the streets of Detroit with bombing and traditional productions, Sever stopped by dropping two different stand out pieces. The first mural is a jab at street art; Sever painting suited character icons of street art Kaws, Twist, Bansky, Futura, Shepard Fairey, and Os Gemeos carrying a coffin labeled street art.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
No more pelting your friends with ping pong balls and guzzling tasteless beer for you. You've grown up. You have taste. When you bring your friends over, you exhibit not only your prowess on the chess board, but also exhibit your fine taste in wine. In fact, you beat them mercilessly and make them drink every glass... just kidding.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 30, 2012
Street art, most of the time, should be fun, and we love the interventions that Filthy Luker has come up with. Sea monster arms coming off a building, gigantic pencils scribbling on walls, and trees with eyes are a just a few of fun pieces he has come up with.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We love it when we find kindered spirits of pop-culture debauchery and current affairs humor. Riding sharks, Obama on corgis, Olympic crashes, old WWF matches with Hulk Hogan, Conrad Ruiz jumps around cultural icons with watercolors on large format paper. He even created a San Francisco-themed "disasterpiece" that could be the world's biggest watercolor painting. Great works all around.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
As you probably know, or forgot about 15 minutes ago, but today is the infamous 4-20, a full-court press of weed jokes and eating fast food you don't really want. To celebrate the occasion, we turn to witticisms of Ron English, who not only is featured in our May 2012 Public Art Issue, but is also an artist who can create a clever weed advertisement. Enjoy.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 25, 2012
Scott Hazard is a Raleigh-based artist and landscape architect who carefully aligns torn concentric shapes within photographs to construct illusions of clouds, plumes of smokes, and portals in walls. They have a beautiful hand made quality with exceptional craft and use of lo-tech materials to create these illusionistic photo collages.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 24, 2012
Of course, it is always impressive to create a gigantic mural or canvas painting that stands at 26-feet long, and in the case of Cuban artist Yoan Capote, his Isla is quite impressive. But look closely, and you will notice something strange: Isla was completed entirely out of fish hooks. Not just a few, over 500,000 fishing hooks were placed/screwed into plywood to create the dark waves and shadowing.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Some people drink coffee and despise a coffee stain, but for artist RED, she has taken the concept of a coffee stain to a whole new level. She has taken hundreds of individual coffee stain rings, "many of them broken and imperfect like fallen autumn leaves," to form a whole portrait. The results, and video, are quite amazing.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 16, 2012
This is almost too ridiculous to even comment on, but because it is a Friday, and somehow this look quite comforting, we wanted to feature the creation of Ms. Kayla Kromer. It is called TheHamburger Bed. If you like to sleep on circular shapes, and fake lettuce and cheese, then this may be for you.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Evan Roth, featured in October 2010, is set to open a new exhibition, Welcome to Detroit, at the Eastern Michigan University Gallery today, March 14. Eastern Michigan University's Art Department awarded Roth the McAndless Distinguished Professorship for 2012, composed of a 6-week residency in Detroit, a teaching opportunity at Eastern, a solo exhibition and a lecture tour, this award of $30,000 was designed to allow an artist to produce new work and reach across institutional borders.