So, I kind of have this theory that some things are better left up to the experts, and who better to descripe this lovely issue of Juxtapoz, but the fine folks at Juxtapoz... so here is their description...
Juxtapoz Magazine August 2012 Newsstand Cover #139
Over the past 12 months, August 2012 cover artist Evan Hecox has created two significant bodies of work that have shed a new light and appreciation upon two of the most photographed cities in the world; London and New York. To us at Juxtapoz, it has been some of our favorite work from an established artist this year, and when it came time to selecting a cover artist for August, the Denver-based artist was the unanimous choice.
For the August 2012 issue, Denver gallerist David B Smith sits down with Hecox just as his solo show, Dark Island, opened at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery. Hecox discusses the unique process of his work; the documentation via his own photography, the research for archival materials, and the illustration process that goes into the completed piece. It is an interview for those who love a discussion of methodology, who love to understand the time and energy it takes to make significant and meaningful bodies of work. An interview not to miss.
August also includes the fantastic works of Japanese artist Misaki Kawai, the tintype photographs of up-and-coming Southern California based Noah Doely, the murals and installations of Spain-based fine artist REMED, the beautiful "little flaws" of Cleveland's Cathie Bleck, and the pop-culture riffs of self-proclaimed TV Baby, Robert Bowen.
We also capture the life and times of Boston-based stencil and fine artist, Kenji Nakayama, just as the artist celebrates his brilliant solo exhibition at NYC's Woodward Gallery this past Summer. And we get up-close and personal with former body building couple and fantasy/erotic painters, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. You may remember Mr Vallejo for his iconic National Lampoon's poster from the 1980s... yes, it is that good.