“As skateboarders, we’re accustomed to the release dynamic that comes from skateboarding and when you’ve lived in that space for so long, you tend to need it. If something comes really easy there’s a sense of, “I don’t know how to feel about this.” And that’s the same thing with other interests.”
Gordopoleta literally translates to “fat ball,” a perfect connection to the cherubic, cartoon-like sports fans painted by Buenos Aires-based painter and muralist, Martin Gordopelota. Endowed with features that resemble lowbrow, street-centric Botero figures, Gordopelota doesn’t paint the iconic stars or legends of the pitch. His works are colorful depictions of football culture, like comic book versions of Bill Buford’s iconic soccer hooligan memoir, Among the Thugs.
It goes without saying that Miles Davis was one of the 20th century’s coolest and most important musicians, but even with that respect, he faced intense criticism when he shifted towards louder and more aggressive, rock-inspired compositions with his 1969 album “In a Silent Way,” and his 1970 Grammy award-winning Bitches Brew. Despite criticism from Davis’ contemporaries, both albums are now considered visionary in their scope and made a huge impact on jazz, funk, and later on, hip hop.
For the next few weeks, before we open the Juxtapoz Clubhouse at 32—60 SE 1st Street and 200 E Flagler in downtown Miami from December 5—9, we will be previewing some of the galleries and artists who will be taking part in the full neighborhood takeover.
Aisho Nanzuka Gallery in Hong Kong will be opening much anticipated two-man show titled Chum Chum Rubby Dubby, featuring all new works by Aaron Johnson and Christian Rex Van Minnen.
Always a Juxtapoz favorite, NYC-based Erik Parker will have over 28 artworks that span his 20-year-career on display in Millennial’s Dilemma at HOCA in Hong Kong starting on November 15, 2018.
Iconic, sleek and smooth, the visual style of John “CRASH” Matos resounds with a singular, signature vibrancy. Throughout his almost four decade career, CRASH’s work has engaged with environments on a huge scale – ranging from his early murals on the sides of NYC subway trains in the 70’s, to more recent projects such as a large mural commission at Miami’s Hard Rock Football Stadium.
Prolific and versatile Gonzalo Borondo recently introduced his latest project realized in close collaboration with Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra for Festival Musiques Interdites. On October 21st at the Théâtre Toursky in Marseille, two operas (unjustly censored in the past) came to life, visually constructed by the Spanish artist.
“I understood how important a photography was when I understood how nostalgic it could make me and how it could capture people I loved and that moment was there forever.”