Pencil Carvings by Salavat Fidai

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Well, this sure is fun! Russian artist Salavat Fidel carves miniature sculptures into the points of graphite pencils. Using an X-ACTO blade, the artist delicately cuts away to reveal hands, buildings, and your favorite tv and movie characters.

Nikolay Bakharev's Amateurs and Lovers

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Photographer Nikolay Bakharev was an orphan (his parents died when he was four) who worked as a mechanic until he developed his profession as a self-trained photographer. He grew up in East Russia near Mongolia, and still lives in Siberia. His work was featured in the "Ostalgia" exhibition in the summer of 2011 at the New Museum in New York which gathered art from Eastern European countries with a curious nostalgia for a painful past. As a critic in the Economist said: "All of this art is political, by the simple act of its creation."

Everything is Fucked: The Work of Paul Yore

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Australian artist Paul Yore is familiar with controversy. His work over the years has been met with intense discussions about censorship and artistic freedom. His art has been seized by police and he has had to defend himself against criminal charges. His work has been described as a "dystopian, fastidiously constructed world drenched in psychedelic color and engaging provactively with issues of gay politics, gender, environmental destructions and capitalist critique."

"Mollusk 10 Groop Show" @ Mollusk Surf Shop, SF

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
In celebration of their 10 Year Anniversary, our friends at Mollusk will be celebrating with their largest group show yet featuring your usual Mollusk characters (and many Juxtapoz favorites) from across the years: Jeff Canham, Nat Russell, Geoff McFetridge, Thomas Campbell, Johanna St.Clair, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Peter McBride, Schuyler Beecroft, Jay Nelson, Rachel Kaye, Kyle Field, Alex Kopps, Kanoa Zimmerman, Will Adler, Dave Muller, Luke Bartels, Joe Curren, Andy Davis, and John McCambridge. 

Jim Phillips: The Screaming Hand Is Still Making Noise

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
I’m often asked where I got the idea for the Screaming Hand… like I had a store where I could get images. Sometimes an idea just pops in my mind, and I’ve trained myself to be receptive. Screaming Hand dates back to high school where I liked to spend my time drawing epic surfing and skateboard pictures and give them to my friends...

Converse Blank Canvas: Jason Jägel

Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Jason Jägel is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Blank Cavas project, featured on the back cover of our July 2015 issue. A longtime friend of the magazine, Jason helped interview Madlib and illustrate the cover for our August 2015 "Alter Ego" issue. More recently, he held a one day "Doomsday Show" at the Rappcats space in Los Angeles featuring paintings, prints and a limited run of individually hand-drawn CDs for Madlib's Mind Fusion African Earwax mix. 

Surf Craft: Benefit & Auction for Waves for Water, July 17 @ Chandran Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 06, 2015
On July 17, 2015, Juxtapoz once again teams up with UNIV, T.F.R. Gallery and Chandran Gallery for the second in what will become an annual Surf Craft benefit auction, held at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryl Pierce, Beau Stanton and Ty WIlliams to contribute original work on surfboards to be exhibited at the gallery with a live auction on Paddle8 in conjunction with the show. The online auction on Paddle8 will run from Wednesday, July 15—29, 2015.

John Kaye's "Nevermind" @ Goodspace, Sydney

Graffiti // Monday, July 06, 2015
John Kaye’s Nevermind examines memento mori under a new light – a representation of the freedom that comes with the uncertainty of the future. Kaye has transposed his experiences gained from living as a nomad into a series of souvenir style images, each work representing a different moment in time, working with acrylic, watercolour, aerosol and ink. Through his travels, Kaye has examined the opportunities that life hands us, and the importance of pursuing activities that fulfill us.

"Walking to the Sky," Sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 06, 2015
Maine-based sculptor and artist Jonathan Borofsky's public art pieces, Walking to the Sky, features 10 life-size people walking up a 30-meiter-tall-pole and has been installed permanently in several locations all over the world. In addition to the figures walking up the pole, several onlookers stand at the base gazing up at the sky. Made of stainless steel and resin, the sculpture is "a symbol for our collective search for wisdom and awakened consciousness."

Paintings by Yong Sung Heo

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 06, 2015
South Korean artist Yong Sung Heo this morning paints pale figures, seeking to examine the "inner psychological world" of young people today. The almost indistinguishable differences in the personalities of each of his subjects is intended to represent the things that today's youth have in common and the mind and attitude facing the current generation of artists.
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