JUXTAPOZ #1 Flashback

JUXTAPOZ #1 Flashback

I regards to Lowbrow 101, I found my old copy of Juxtapoz #1: winter 1994.  I remember when I first picked this issue up….I was so excited! I couldn’t believe that a Robert Williams art mag had made it all the way to East Texas!  I was in art school at the time & was familiar with Robert Williams work through the local bookstore; I was always diggin’ around, lookin’ at all the Frazetta, Dali, and Warhol books. It was a weekly ritual to scan through all the art & design mags ( …I only do this once every month or two now; thank God & my wife for my subscriptions to Jux, Art in America, and Art Forum!).

…Anyway, here are some scans of the first issue! The mag did a good job at being thorough when it cam to variety (a trademark of Lowbrow). The issue included digital art, photography, pin striping, comics, fantasy, and a John Pound centerfold poster! Check out the editorial at the front…it ends with, “…the art magazine that plans to stay below everyone’s dignity”. We will revue the current Jux issue this weekend (..still reading it…great issue: I love Panter, Morning Breath, & Faile = who needs their own cover story!!!! http://www.faile.net &   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faile_(artist_collective) ).

OK…

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One of the artists displayed in the mag above is Manuel Ocampo: http://artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles1997/Articles1097/MOcampoA.html

Rock on!

– st. Mars

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Current Art News

Current Art News Sweet Art Happenings for the 2nd week in May! 

First, ArtDorks ( http://artdorks.com ) is Back! This is a talented artist collective representing some amazing Lowbrow 2.0 artwork! Just check out some of the Dorks involved: 

BRENDAN DANIELSSON ( Founder) http://bdanielsson.com/

 

Heiko Müller http://heikomueller.de/(currently at view at the 666B Project @ MFND.org ! http://mfnd.org ) Shawn Barber http://sdbarber.com/ 

 

Also, check out this sweet studio visit! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1esYakzj6jw&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fartdorks%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ephp 

+Also check out their news feed @  http://artdorks.com/index.php   . Artist Nathan Spoor http://nathanspoor.com clued me into a sculpture preview being held at his co-owned gallery The Venice Contemporary http://www.thevenicecontemporary.com .
JASON MAYNARD’S PARIS HILTON SCULPTURE: “Suicide Socialite”
 …this is an interesting Pop trend. Check out artist Daniel Edwards http://www.caplakesting.com/danedwards/index.htm

Paris Hilton Autopsy Preview (pre-autopsy)

The final sculpture will also have an open abdominal cavity with a removable life-size organ, which visitors to the exhibition may hold if they wear special gloves.

You may also remember his Briteny Spears “Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston”

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 Nice James Jean interview: http://thelittlechimpsociety.com/theape/lcs-interview-james-jean

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NECKFACE : Graffiti artist interview http://www.vbs.tv/player.php?bctid=687000855&bccl=NDEyNDcwMTU1X19FVEM&r=viceblog

 thanx, st. Mars    

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Current Pop Artists Links

After that crazy ‘blog on blog’ action….I re-surfed & found these artistic gems!

http://www.benfrostisdead.com Definitely Popcalyptic! Ben Frost !

  

http://www.thrushholmes.com/ Thrush Holmes is an Amazing Pop Artist!

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http://www.rickfroberg.com/ Wicked & Surreal Inks!!

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http://www.garypanter.com/ Father of Indie Comic/Punk art

 

 

http://www.jacobmagraw.com/

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http://www.sarahbereza.com/ Love the Frames!!!

  

http://whitelead.com/aaron/ Aaron Noble Rocks!! He creates surreal forms out of comic book images.

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http://www.patriciawaller.com Soft Sculpture

 

  

http://www.sharyboyle.com Porcelain doll artist

    

For some reason I remembered about the hilarious Spongebob Misprint: http://media.www.beaconnewspaper.com/media/storage/paper540/news/2004/02/16/News/Valentines.Day.Cards.Include.Black.Spongebob-607674.shtml

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– st. Mars

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Art Blog Links Galore! pt 2

 

Art Blog Links Galore! pt 2

 

YES! More links! I had such a great response and an added suggestion list, so…..we are blog on blog again!

….before the links….yesterday, I posted James Jean along with the Lowbrow crowd. Some would say JJ is just an illustrator, but, I found his personal work awesome too! Here is his addition to the Charity By Numbers exhibit @ http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

 

& here is a pic off of his collaboration art site: http://politewinter.com/

  

OK……

More Lowbrow 2.0 Artists Blogs:

 

http://www.iiillliii.com/blog/

http://sdbarber.blogspot.com/  Shawn Barber

http://brandtpeters.blogspot.com/  Brandt Peters

http://robschwager.blogspot.com/   Rob Schwager

http://munkone.blogspot.com/ Munk One

http://squatthrust.blogspot.com/  Chris Mostyn

http://uselessweaponry.blogspot.com/ MRC

http://farmerbobsfarm.com/ Robert Hardgrave

http://www.garypanter.com/blog.html Gary Panter

http://jimwoodring.blogspot.com/  Jim Woodring

http://lumper.blogspot.com/  ThinkMule

http://dangrzecaart.blogspot.com/  Dan Grezeca

http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=76&Itemid=69 Mike Giant

http://eyesuckink.blogspot.com/  Alex Pardee

http://www.adventures-disasters.blogspot.com/  Lesley Reppeteaux

http://brainspills.blogspot.com/ Angie Mason

http://i-seldom-do.livejournal.com/  audrey Kawasaki  

General Lowbrow 2.0 links:

http://thataintart.blogspot.com/

http://www.vinylpulse.com/

http://globalartjam.blogspot.com/  (Thanks Rob!)

http://www.g1988.blogspot.com/  Gallery 1988

http://letterpressed.blogspot.com/  LetterPressed

http://kustomkulturegallery.blogspot.com/

http://www.varshava.com/

http://theextrafinger.blogspot.com/

http://www.wurzeltod.ch/

http://www.neverhappened.org/

http://wooool.blogspot.com/

http://douryisdead.blogspot.com/

http://www.rollinhatin.blogspot.com/

     

Inspiration:

http://www.startdrawing.org  Asian art portal

http://arflovers.com/Blog/

http://samhiti.blogspot.com/ Sam Hiti

http://andrewandavid.blogspot.com/

http://len-tiger.livejournal.com/

http://alexnoriegasketchblog.blogspot.com/

http://dearada.typepad.com/dear_ada/

http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/

http://7deadlysinners.typepad.com/sinners/

http://www.boingboing.net/

http://threethumbsupaward.blogspot.com/

http://weblog.bezembinder.nl/Frameset.htm

http://www.the-flog.com/

http://lamaingauche.net/

http://sepulvedart.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.fantagraphics.com/blog/

http://bluewyverntea.blogspot.com/

http://deadcalm.blog52.fc2.com/

http://datajunkie.blogspot.com/

http://www.picturemechanics.com/

http://www.louisgonzales.com/blog/

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/kirby/ (one of my favs!!)

http://www.meathaus.com/

http://www.unusuallife.com/

http://community.livejournal.com/kidpix/

http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/

http://dailycollageproject.blogspot.com/

http://funeralfrench.blogspot.com/

http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com/

http://maxiluchini.blogspot.com/

http://kawaii-not.livejournal.com/

http://stevenburke.blogspot.com/

http://scott-c.blogspot.com/

http://ashleybambaland.blogspot.com/

http://scientificartist.blogspot.com/

http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_ads/

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jimthing/index.htm

http://www.bloggercrab.com/blogs/jimthing/

    

Design

http://ohjoy.blogs.com/

http://designsponge.blogspot.com/

http://whipup.net/

http://www.veer.com/

http://padronagens.blogger.com.br/

  

whew!

– st. Mars

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Lowbrow 2.0 Artist Blogs

Lowbrow 2.0 Artist Blogs

 

I know….a blog on blogs….

These are some of my favs!

 

http://jeffsotoart.blogspot.com/ Jeff Soto

http://upperplayground.blogspot.com/

http://www.craola1.blogspot.com/ Craola

http://chungfortunecookie.blogspot.com/ The Chung

http://kozyndan.livejournal.com/ Kozyndan

http://www.processrecess.com/ James Jean

http://freedomwig.blogspot.com/ Martha Rich

http://samflores-12grain.blogspot.com/ Sam Flores http://www.giantrobot.com/blogs/eric/index.html  Eric Nakamura

http://www.giantrobot.com/blogs/saetherlee/index.html  Souther Salazar & Saelee Oh

http://www.eatthefuture.blogspot.com/ Chris Ryniak

  

Other:

http://art.blogging.la/

http://www.fecalface.com/SF/

http://supertouchblog.com/

http://www.crowndozen.com/

http://tropicaltoxic.blogspot.com/

http://juxtapoz.com

 

-st. Mars

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The Galleries of Lowbrow 2.0

The Galleries of Lowbrow 2.0

 

Lisa Marie Godfrey  

Lisa Marie Godfrey   

 

Johnny Yanok 

Johnny Yanok

The new & current Pop movement is alive and accessible because of the faithful and courageous galleries and curators that give them home! Yes, there is Juxtapoz , but, a magazine can only do so much. This list is definitely not definitive, but hopefully gives a good overview of the Lowbrow art denomination (plus, each site has tons of artwork and artists’ links!)

 

http://www.copronason.com/  LA

http://www.laluzdejesus.com/  LA

http://www.toyroomgallery.com/  Sacramento   (Go Kim!)

http://www.roqlarue.com/ Seattle

http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/  NY

http://www.mkgallery.com/  LA

http://www.strychnin.com/  NY

http://www.deitch.com  NY

http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/  LA

http://www.whitewallssf.com  SanFran

http://www.artprostitutegallery.com/   The Public Trust / Dallas

http://lineagegallery.com/  Philadelphia

http://coreyhelfordgallery.com/  Culver City, CA

http://mmodern.com/ Palm Springs

http://www.limitedaddictiongallery.com/ Denver

http://shootinggallerysf.com/ SanFran

http://www.fifty24sf.com/ SanFran

http://www.blkmrktgallery.com/  Culver City, CA

http://www.nineteeneightyeight.com/  LA

http://www.thelab101.com/  Culver City, CA

http://www.theshowroomnyc.com/ NYC

http://www.cpop.com/ Detroit

http://cannibalflower.com/  mobile

 

-st. Mars

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ArtTube: High and Lowbrow Art on YouTube

ArtTube: High and Lowbrow Art on YouTube

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Gotta love Internet 2.0!

OK, as a crazed art fanboy, I have been finding some great art jems on Youtube.com! ……however, in finding the stuff I like (gallery work, artist interviews, lowbrow), I have to search and sift through tons of animation (not a big hobby of mine), art how-tos, pin striping, and assorted Bob Ross-ish crafty amateur art (I do enjoy some performance art…. but, I haven’t ventured there yet). First, I have saved all my favs into a YouTube group @ http://www.youtube.com/group/popcalypse (so far, about 45). I will be posting videos often from that group!

  Since we have been on a Lowbrow 101 kick….here are two videos on the history of Lowbrow and the founder: Robert Williams….

  Here are some great vids of one of my fav artists: Jeff Soto……

(Video refers to painting at top) 

 

More reading on ArtTube stuffs:

Nice little article on the lack of high art on YouTube: http://www.artsjournal.com/man/archives20070101.shtml#108263

& http://www.artsjournal.com/man/archives20070101.shtml#108256

Article on the lack of internet video art due to ‘reproduction’…the article has some great replies to it also! : http://chrisjagers.net/wp/?p=393

Other interesting articles on YouTube as art: http://nymag.com/arts/tv/features/19376/ & http://journals.aol.com/journalseditor/magicsmoke/entries/2007/02/06/youtube-and-social-video-sharing-sites-as-…-art/1955

– st. Mars

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