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Juxtapoz Magazine – Ugur Gallenkuş’ Sobering Collages of a Polarized World

Uğur Gallenkuş is a Turkish visual artist whose sobering digital photo collages have recently been shared across social media as a reminder of the unjust state of the world. This project started as a spontaneous reaction to the disturbing image of the washed-up body of three-year-old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, back in 2015. It eventually grew into an ongoing series of brutally honest work that provides a real picture of the highly polarized world we live in.

Juxtapoz Magazine – Joan Cornellà Shows New Painfully Funny Paintings at London’s PUBLIC gallery

This Wednesday, London’s PUBLIC gallery is opening IM GOOD THANKS, a solo exhibition by the renowned Catalan artist Joan Cornellà. Through a series of new works, IM GOOD THANKS invites us to peer into Cornellàs dystopic vision of contemporary life. Paintings line the walls, surrounding a central sculpture – the artists trademark suited character, hanging from a noose and smiling psychopathically whilst posing for a selfie. Each work holds a mirror up to the depraved nature of society; confronting everything from our unnatural connection to social media and masturbatory selfie culture, to political topics such as abortion, addiction and gender issues – no subject is off limits.

Juxtapoz Magazine – KAWS: Art Louder Than Words

From toys to graffiti, fine art to fashion, art collecting and public art that bridges American pop culture to an international audience, KAWS has defined an era where the artist can be whatever he or she wants to be without compromise. And, in many ways, KAWS has achieved success as an artist without being shackled to a particular thing, a genre, if you will. He really is known as just KAWS, and by and large, he is quite content.

Adventures With the Mojave Phone Booth, A Tale of an Isolated Phone Booth’s Rise and Fall Due to Fame

In 2014, we wrote about Godfrey “Doc” Daniels and his Kickstarter campaign to raise money to write a book about about the Mojave Phone Booth, a phone booth that once existed an isolated stretch of California desert and became Internet-famous in the late 1990s. Unfortunately, despite its fame, the phone booth was removed in May 2000. By 2018, Daniels, however, was able to raise enough money to publish his book “Adventures With the Mojave Phone Booth” and is currently selling it online.

Visualizing our world’s ever-growing urban infrastructure

For his projects Exodus and Timeout, Marcus Lyon takes overhead photographs and edits them into fantastical scenes that nonetheless seem plausible. LAX isn’t that large, no waterpark in Houston has that many pools, and Dubai’s roads do not have 70+ lanes, but you kinda have to look at satellite imagery on Google Maps to verify the fabrications.

Nadine Boughton: The Modess Women | LENSCRATCH

One of the taboo subjects in any arena is….well, menstration. Nadine Boughton tackles the subject with humor and beauty in her new series, The Moddess Woman. Her project reexamines a 1950’s ad campaign for Modess sanitary napkins, a campaign that in truth had little to do with bodily functions and more to do with glamour and mystique. She re-imagines the ads with 21st century consideration, and with her unique ability to transform the past.  Nadine’s work has been well celebrated over the years, including a number of recent exhibitions. She has eight pieces in the current exhibit, Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home, at the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, running through May 6, 2018, her work is featured in Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers showing at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI, through April 13. 2018. Plus she will have images in the new book by Robert Hirsch, Light and Lens, Photography in the Digital Age, due out May 14, 2018, published by Focal Press.