Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2015
Amir H. Fallah makes portraits that have nothing to do with the way an individual looks. After choosing a subject—a friend, acquaintance, or, in the case of his Nerman exhibit, someone who was a complete stranger when he began, Fallah excavates the person’s life. He visits the home, taking in furniture and décor and combing through the possessions, mementos and other treasures that speak to the values and relationships that define the inner self. Given the billion-dollar industry that serves people’s concern with how they present their outer selves, it’s a subversive approach, made all the more so by Fallah’s practice of covering his subjects in fabric, drapery, or other materials, so that we don’t see their physical features at all.
Fashion // Friday, July 10, 2015
Amsterdam-based fashion house Viktor & Rolf showcased their Wearable Art collection at the mezzanine space of Palais de Tokyo during Paris' Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2015 fashion week. In front of the audience, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren took the paintings, one by one, and draped them on the models, before they sashayed down the catwalk.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2015
Katharine Morling, an award-winning ceramic artist, has been creating sculptures in porcelain inspired by her personal narrative since 2003. Her signature monochromatic style is highlighted by the fact that her work is fired without glaze, accentuating the drawn quality of the work.
Design // Friday, July 10, 2015
In 1970, a young Steve Frykholm arrived at the legendary Herman Miller Furniture Company, where Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and George Nelson built their reputations and created the canon of modern furniture design. It wasn’t long before Steve began making waves of his own with a series of screen printed posters for the annual company picnic.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 09, 2015
This one should be awesome. Our good friend Monica Canilao, who we have worked with in Detroit in the past (see the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary project from 2009-10), and we are hyped that she curated a group show, Alchemy, at Inner State Gallery. She brought some really good artists to show: Swoon, Doze Green, Swampy, Dennis McNett, Kyle Ranson, and a lot more. Basically the type of artists you should know/get to know.
Photography // Thursday, July 09, 2015
Artist Eva Stenram began working on her ongoing series “Parts” in 2013. In “Parts” Stenram sources pin-up photos from the 1960’s and alters them so that the model photographed is erased leaving only one of the model’s legs intact. The images thus become strikingly odd and surreal. According to Stenram, “The result is a very artificial and theatrical image even though the depiction of the model is drastically censored and cut.
Graffiti // Thursday, July 09, 2015
Post-Graffiti Pacific, which launches at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Chippendale on Thursday 16 July from 6-9pm, seeks, in part, to organise the way we talk about urban contemporary art. As urban contemporary artists have evolved to straddle the divide between public and studio practice, terms like ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’ have become insufficient to describe the activities and motivations of today’s urban artists. ‘Post-Graffiti’ is now a recognised term, used to describe the work of artists whose backgrounds in graffiti inform their professional artistic practice.
Illustration // Thursday, July 09, 2015
We've posted the animations before from Wong Ping. His work ranges from bizarre animated mask porn to bright, pixellated poppy-with-an-edge videos. His latest project is for Prada's new line of sunglasses, Prada Raw. Prada has incorporated animations from six artists—Carly Kuhn, Blair Breitenstein, Judith Van Den Hoek, Megan Hess, Vilda Vega and Wong Ping—into a campaign advertising their new line.