A bunch of street art festivals are going off in the world right now, Johannesburg, Italy, and Norway, and we just got a series of shots from the opening of FAME Festival in Grottaglie, Italy. Vhils, Ericailcane, Interesni Kazki, Lucy McLauchlan, and others all had work in the opening show to coincide with the street works across the town.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Hiro Kurata has continued to craft an intricate story that ties together both Eastern and Western culture. Focusing on surrealistic moments, he illustrates his daily life through sports motif, chairs, and the stability of gentleness. However, the underlying theme of his work is both chaotic and restless. Kurata sums things up best: “Calm days make me sleep and wild days are too chaotic.
"Louis Lander Deacon is an 19 year old photographer based in Hertfordshire. Louis is consistently pushing the boundaries through his work of what photography can offer. At 19 years old, he has already established a solid portfolio of both personal and client work and continues to challenge his passion for photography by taking each project a step further in creativity and originality. He specialises in high end and editorial fashion, surrealism and album art work." (via ignant)
After a sleepless 15 hour flight, we anxiously arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa for the I ART JOBURG project presented by adidas Originals and curated by /ANDPEOPLE. This month long project has brought five international and local artists to create large-scale public murals in the bustling streets surrounding the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s central art district.
Blum & Poe is pleased to present Lacan's Haircut, Friedrich Kunath's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Anchored by a large body of new paintings, this immersive exhibition will also include sculpture, floor coverings, video and an accompanying book entitled "You Owe Me a Feeling" with text by David Berman.
Good friend and frequent Juxtapoz collaborator, Mike Shine, (his work at this year's Outside Lands was the standout of the entire festival, and that means you, Stevie Wonder) is set to open a nex exhibition,Dr Flotsam & The Carny Bastards at San Francisco's 111 Minna Gallery this Friday, September 21. The show will be "spanning centuries and geographies, with a ragtag collection of souls are a mix of gods and mortals, beauty and beasts."
Released at the end of July, Adonit’s Jot Touch Stylus had one goal: Give professional artists a reliable tool to create on the go. As the first pressure sensitive stylus option for the iPad, Adonit has finally unchained artists from their workstations and provided the freedom to create whenever inspiration strikes.
Russian graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz continues to create astonishing street art. Throughout the years, Nomerz has traveled around his native homeland finding abandoned structures in cities long since forgotten. By adding eyes and facial gestures he anthropomorphizes old buildings in a way that gives them a unique character. Whether it be a smile, laugh, or scream, each one captures the wondering eyes of passerby’s.
We have seen a good deal of 3D art in the past, a few street pieces that give the illusion of more than meets the eye, mostly constructed with chalk. But, we haven't seen the style and approach applied to the home, and if you got the open floorplan, why not have a little fun with your setup?
Opening Saturday evening at Quint Contemporary Art in San Diego is an solo exhibition featuring Ryan McGinness titled Women: New (Re) Presentations. The show is comprised of a series of works McGinness has been producing over the last few years experimenting with the representations of the female nude, delineating the long-standing subject in Western art into essential geometric forms in a variety of mediums that range from process sketches, works on paper, and cyanotypes to porcelain-baked enamel works on steel, fluorescent glass bead paintings, and the silkscreens
From New York to Korea, Vancouver based artist Andrew Salgado has been able to take the fine art world on one brush stroke at a time. His work explores the correlation between the concept of masculinity and the properties of the medium; generally based in paint, at times his practice incorporates video, text, sculpture, performance, and paper-based work.
Born in Ormoc City, Philippines, Jeremy Enecio moved to the United States at the age of four. In 2008, he received his BFA in illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He currently resides in New York City as a freelance illustrator. Eerie and atmospheric, Enecio's digital works are characterized by his painterly touch and an aptitude for storytelling.
adidas Originals presents ‘I ART JOBURG,’ a month long project curated by /ANDPEOPLE that introduces five world renowned street and fine artists to the heart of Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s central art district. Here they will be painting large-scale murals across the area over the month of September.
The work has begun in Stavanger, Norway for Nuart 2012, with the likes of How Nosm, Ron English, Aakash Nihalani, Jordan Seiler, Eine, and Sickboy getting to work on both their outdoor projects and indoor installations. We followed photographer Ian Cox as he captured some early scenes here on the west coast of Norway
Lisa Nilsson creates illustrations using tissue paper in extremely intricate and awe-inspiring ways. She says of her process, "These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree."
The work of London-based illustrator Robert M. Ball is a blend of cubism, colors and creativity. Our favorite works frm Ball are his illustrations with comic book characters and superheroes, done in a classic, retro Cubist style.
Parra is known to lovers of his work for the themes and motifs which have become unmistakable and distinctive trademarks of his style. Curved two dimensional modern post - pop images, highly saturated colors, vibrant typographic hand-drawn letters and worlds inhabited by hybrid, bizarre, surreal characters. Men with bird heads, fleshy and voluptuous women with round sensual bodies, mixed with texts and themes that span from sarcastic and introspective to ironic and bold, all the way to nonsensical.
In just a few years, Gehard Demetz has risen to international prominence by applying incredible craftsmanship as a traditional woodcarver to subjects that are new and appealing to contemporary viewers.
His sculptures of children are at the same time attractive and disquieting, rendered with a perfection that is by no means rhetorical or classical.
Japanese-Brazilian arist, Waleska Nomura, who now takes up residence in the UK, just released a print of her signature painting series, Heart In Love. The graffiti artist turned fine artist created a bit of an ambitious project for herself: 18 layer silkscreen print—8 colous each printed twice with opaque then transparent colour plus the background plus a varnish with each layer of artwork has been handpainted by the artist.
Michael Kohn Gallery is thrilled to announce an exhibition of new paintings, works on paper and site-specific installations from artist Retna. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Retna has come to art world attention from his critically acclaimed participation in Art in the Streets, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
San Francisco’s Guerrero Gallery, headed by Andres Guerrero, recently hosted the reception for its September group show “Season Opener!” The show features work by prominent, internationally-known artists, including: KC Ortiz, Terry Powers, Cody Hudson, Mark Dean Veca, Patrick Martinez, Mike Giant,Shepard Fairey, and Saner.
The idea for this series is about humor, beauty and repulsion. To me, long hair not only looks beautiful, but sometimes it can be very repulsive in particular settings such as hair in the hamburger, egg, wineglass, cigarette, toothpaste and sink. I combine hair and every day objects to evoke different feelings and emotions through a surrealistic approach.' Hong Chun Zhang