A Juxtapoz interview with Jeremy Fish as he describes his upcoming August solo show at FFDG in San Francisco- a look back on his 20+ years in San Francisco and the work he's created while living and breathing the City of the Bay!

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San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish has played a major role not only in Juxtapoz’s growth over the last two decades, but also in the growing movement of artists who grew up in skateboarding and who have formed successful careers in exhibiting art. Not only that, but we consider Fish a friend. He’s a two-time Juxtapoz cover artist, and we look forward to all his immersive paintings and explorations into narrative-based exhibitions.

This spring Adobe approached Juxtapoz with the initiative of helping to bring an artist’s dream project to life using Adobe’s collaborative and creative program, Adobe Creative Cloud. Juxtapoz’s entire office uses Adobe products, as do all the artists who appear on the pages of the website and the print magazine. Jeremy was the obvious choice to work with: not only does he have a new exhibition opening at FFDG in San Francisco in August 2014, but also his show will feature a collection of over 100 drawings that span his 20 years living in the City by the Bay. Juxtapoz and Jeremy had been talking about creating a special project this year, and now Jeremy had a plan and a platform: What if he took his 100 drawings—telling not only his history but a special story of San Francisco—and created an animation that could be projected on public space in the City for passersby to see as part of a moving-mural experience?

For the next month on, we will be documenting the process of Jeremy Fish and his friends as he builds his animated experience through a collaborative process onAdobe Creative Cloud and reminisces on being a working artist these last 20 years. And as we will find out, Jeremy will learn a few new tricks along the way.

This is part 1 in a six-part video-documentary series.

Ian Stevenson @Paul Smith (Tokyo)

TOKYO --- London based Ian Stevenson is currently showing at the Tokyo Paul Smith Space Gallery ~ Graffiti-like works are highly appraised for their sarcastic humour. From snapshots to coffee cups, and even discarded objects such as cardboard boxes or a buliding wall could turn into art when falling into Ian's hands. The show runs through June 15th.

Ian Stevenson
Ian was born in Leicester in 1977 and studied at Camberwell College of Art, London. Exhibitions include shows at such prestigious venues as ICA, Tate Modern and The Royal College of Art. He has exhibited in over 80 international shows and had numerous solo shows since his first 'I Like Drawing' in 2005.