In the Magazine: Maiko Takeda, June 2014

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
When F is for Fashion, in Maiko Takeda’s atelier, it’s not necessarily born of function. These are not logos branded on a five-panel cap. Form, fluidity and fantasy expand the narrow confines of the genre for this young artist who grew up in Tokyo and now designs and hangs her hats in London.

18th Century Alphabet Engraving Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Alfabeto Pittorico is a gorgeous engraving series of the twenty-four letters of the alphabet and one ampersand by Antonio Basoli.  This pictorial alphabet is a collection of pictorial thoughts composed of objects beginning with the individual letters of the alphabet.

Kaleidoscope Views of the Middle East’s Mosques

Photography // Friday, August 01, 2014
Through the use of wide-angle fisheye lenses, Northern Iranian photographer Mohammad Domiri captures the geometric structures and visual patterns of the majestic mosques located throughout the Middle East. Focusing on the way light enhances a space, Domiri seeks out the bold stained glass windows of each mosque he photographs and waits for the perfect moment when light to penetrates the space, which he then photographs. By using his fisheye lens, Domiri helps to guide the viewer through the entire space and visually absorb its grandeur.

The photography of Phebe Schmidt

Photography // Friday, August 01, 2014
Phebe Schmidt is challenging our perception and digestion of the world around us, one pastel-hued, glossy photograph at a time. The Australia native bears a bold, pop style not unlike the work of Toilet Paper and Maurizio Cattelan, among several other influential contemporary photographers, but the driving force behind Schmidt’s work sets her apart (not to mention her cultivation of equally revolting and seductive imagery). 

Olivia Bee’s Romanticized Images of “Lovers”

Photography // Thursday, July 31, 2014
In her series “Lovers,” Brooklyn-based photographer Olivia Bee explores the nostalgia of teenage romance. From innocent kisses captured in a dusk lit garden to intimate moments of sleeping side by side, Bee truly captures the warmest elements of a new relationship. Through her romanticized use of lighting and her raw candid compositions, the viewer is invited to relive the tender moments that she so intimately captures.

Kostis Fokas's explores the human body, Faceless

Photography // Thursday, July 31, 2014
London-based photographer Kostis Fokas speaks about his work saying, “Through my photos I wish to present a new take on the human body and explore its infinite capabilities. The use of quirky, and sometimes hidden faces communicates exactly that. Unlike photography that seeks to reveal the feelings of the objects portrayed through the use of faces and expressions, I shift my focus on the complete freedom pertained to the image of a human body."

Aitch's "Beautiful Us"

Illustration // Thursday, July 31, 2014
  Aitch the illustrator presents a beautiful series focusing on watercolor representations of body parts, bringing out the symbolic resonance of each portion. Aitch is from Romania and has also shown work in many different cities such as Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin and Amsterdam. Aitch has a wonderfully unique way of presenting human anatomy in more poetic visual terms.

Angela Palmer's 3D Glass Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2014
The details in Angela Palmer's glass sculptures are taken from MRI and CT scans. They are engraved onto sheets of glass before being layered on top of one another to recreate the human form. Once the final piece has been assembled, we see a 3D image of the brain that can only be seen from the front or back.

Suzanne Berry's "Bug" Series

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2014
New York-based artist Suzanne Berry is a mostly self-taught artist who paints large realistic-looking bugs on canvases up to 24x36 inches. The large format of her painting allows viewers to see the detail with which she paints the crawly creatures.

Fall Deep with Marjolein Caljouw

Illustration // Thursday, July 31, 2014
'Ever since I could hold a pencil I loved to draw. I started reading very early and was attracted to books. I wrote my own stories and little poems with illustrations. I also have around 30 diaries and I used to draw in them too. To capture funny/sad/special moments and look at them from different perspectives...'

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