Famous Paintings Recreated with Food... as in Sandwiches...

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
We are always looking for fun stuff to post on the site, to explore the random possibilites of art. Well, we have seen really amazing things done with food art in the past, but sometimes if you have some fruit, bread, and some cheese, you can be like Norwegian photographer Ida Skivenes and take that to a whole new level by making classic painting and pop-culture icons with your breakfast snack. Magritte with apples? Nice.

"VOYAGE D’HERMES": When Moebius Created Work for HERMÈS

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
The genius and brilliance of French illustrator and cartoonist Moebius, born Jean Giraud, just keeps growing, even after his death in 2012. We just saw that in 2011, the artist created a series of nine illustrations for fashion giant Hermes as part of their campaign titled "VOYAGE D’HERMES." Not quite sure where the works ended up, because in our research there doesn't appear to be apparel, but there was one commercial that was inspired by the Moebius series... 

Mike Pelletier's Haunting 3D Animations of Human Emotions

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mike Pelletier is an Amsterdam-based interative artist who explores 'quantified emotion' using a techology to monitor 'the relative state of human beings, most closely associated with facial recognition software. Watch the video and GIFs after the jump to see eerie computer generated bodies with devilish grins, twisted, and exploading angrily...'

Update: The Work of Yue MinJun

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
We've shown the work of Chinese artist Yue Minjun before. The artist's iconic smiling self-portraits always make us very happy and little creeped out at the same time. Minjun recently presented his first major european exhibition at the Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain in Paris through March of this year. The paintings are large, vivid, and sometimes grotesque, expressing 'an ironic and disillusioned vision of the social and political situation in contemporary china and of the human condition in the modern world.'

Self-Portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sao Paulo-based photographer and ex-pro skater Fabiano Rodrigues has taken a wonderful series of self-portraits of himself skating in superbly chosen and composed locations, often museums, and outside/in architectural landmarks around the city. Taken with a Hasselblad and remote control, the one off prints explore "the history and repertoire of skateboarding movements, particularly its relationship with the city, its architecture and urban furniture."

Drawings by Erik Svetoft

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
This morning we take a lok at the illustrations and drawings of Swedish artist Erik Svetoft. We are enjoying his rather grotesque and disembodied creatures as well as his black ink drawings of strange scenes full of perfectly odd shaped characters.

Carl Warner's 'Bodyscapes'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
It look us a second to realize that these landscapes by London-based photographer Carl Warner were far from conventional. Shooting the human forms in his studio and then later placeing them together in Photoshop, Warner has created a very interesting series that examines both our view of ourselves and ourselves in relation to our bodies and fellow humans.

Vintage Levi's Ads from the 70s

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
We always love looking at old advertisements, it's always fascinating to see what audience they were aiming for and what was cool in that particular period. These Levi's ads from the 70s reflect some pretty interesting social changes in going on in as the 60s was ending and the strangeness of the 70s were beginning in America.

Fashion Illustrations by Judith van den Hoek

Erotica // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Judith van den Hoek is a fashion illustrator from the Netherlands. Her work translates the highly-elevated world of fashion through an artist's hand, creating lovely graphite sketches that highlight fashion and the women who wear it. Van den Hoek is also a blogger for Dutch VOGUE. 

Fatma Sketchbooking

Illustration // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Here in the illustration department we love seeing artist's sketchbooks, the unfiltered sketches and brain-shreds of their finished work. Fatma Al-Remaihi has a lovely website dedicated to Her sketches. She uses ballpoint pens and markers to render strange, fantastical characters that could stand as finished illustrations on their own. Fatma is currently working on a rotoscope animation, which we hope retains some of the charm of these honest sketches.