Juxtapoz Summer 2023 #226
Juxtapoz is excited to announce their Summer 2023 Quarterly, featuring exclusive artwork and text treatment by UK artist, David Shrigley. This is Shrigley's first cover with the magazine and 3rd feature in our print edition.
“I've had a lot of really weird thoughts that should never leave my head.” This is one of the last musings David Shrigley shares over the course of three conversations taking place over multiple hours, and it's the first thing you should know about the English-born, Glasgow-trained, and now Brighton-based conceptual artist. He is eminently recognized worldwide for his craft, a deadpan humorist with an irresistible little penchant for morbidity and absurdity. At any point over the last 30 years, we could have spoken to Shrigley about his artwork, but it feels more urgent to speak with him in 2023, as an artist who has managed the social media universe, the contemporary art world, and the occasional foray into interactive art without a compromise or sudden shift of aesthetics. He is who he is.
It's not unintentional that in the Summer 2023 Quarterly, our feature on photography looks up to the stars, into the far reaches of the expanding universe, offering an even bigger expanse of questions, beyond our own existence with the James Webb Space Telescope. We feature the autobiographical, deeply-personal, and explorative works of Zanele Muholi and their own explorations of the fluidity of identity. The Perez Brothers, Danielle Roberts, Jess Valice, Kezia Harrell, or Joshua Petker, all at different moments in their careers, each ask questions about their own life experiences, inviting us to join their explorations. Art is a reflection of life, and that doesn't require a definition, but simply a closer look.