In what what has been one of the most tumultuous years in our history, we are excited to share and announce our newest Quarterly, the Winter 2021 Issue #216.
Winter 2021 cover artist, Amani Lewis, is a brilliant emerging voice who combines so many mediums in their work that we feel like we are going through our own schooling to understand their craft. But one thing is certain: Lewis is part of a new generation of artists for whom collaboration is the lifeblood, inviting us to share their collective practice. Mr StarCity, the NYC-based painter who has channeled infectious love and care for others into his professional vision, is on the brink of a major moment, soothing many of us along the way. Steven Sweatpants, Aurora James, Trey Abdella, Danica Lundy, Brian Calvin, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Bianca Nemelc, Maria Qamar… these are all fresh thinking artists who exemplify what a new decade will begin to look like in art. Collective mindsets, inclusive visions and a refusal to be predetermined by the past.
If you are hesitant about rewriting history or venturing into the vaunted lexicon of Art, we offer that opportunity in these pages. We owe it to our readers, artists and the blueprint that was established in 1994, when Juxtapoz was created as a platform for alternative cultural voices. 2020 might be defined by the pandemic, social unrest and a test of democracy. Join us as we seek to broaden and embolden what the next decade can be.
The Winter 2021 Quarterly features interviews and spotlights on Amani Lewis, Brian Calvin, Mr StarCity, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Bianca Nemelc, Maria Qamar, Trey Abdella, Danica Lundy, Aurora James, Steven Sweatpants, Ana Leovy, Darien Birks, Troy Lamar Chew, Lowe Mill Arts in Hunstville, Alabama, Arinze Stanley and more.