Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Thursday, December 11, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Ewa Doroszenko: Simulated Tortures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The installation comprises photographs of a woman’s body and several common office tools – a stapler, a pair of scissors, a punch, etc. The form of the photographs has been disturbed with physical stimuli, like piercing the paper, burning or sewing it with a thread. It is not a real body, but its photographic representation that undergoes tortures in the project. However, the stimuli that act on the (photographed) body are authentic and painful, indeed. Piercing, injuring and cutting the photographs serve as a simulation for real “pain test” - a deliberate act of inflicting physical suffering.

Max Bill: Timepieces for Junghans

Design // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Swiss architect, designer, and sculptor Max Bill is widely known for his connection with the Bauhaus where he first studied under famed creators such as Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Oskar Schlemmer. Bill comes on the latter half of a generation of highly influential designers and artisans that revolutionized the way we create things today.

David Hockney "Some New Painting (and Photography)" @ Pace Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
After seeing Hockney's masterful show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco at the end of 2013, the Juxtapoz office has been obsessed with the work ethic of Hockney. The man just knows his way around a paint brush, an iPad, a camera, etc. We know that, you know that. Now he has a new show at Pace Gallery in NYC, "Some New Painting (and Photography)," which is Hockney’s first exhibition of works completed since his return to Los Angeles from England.

Surreal Photography by Ines Kozic

Erotica // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This series has had us in a good mood all morning, with its oddly surreal details and hidden pleasures in each shot. Some are more on a new erotic type style, others are just plain oddball, but mostly these are well-executed works from the Rennes/Paris-based artist Ines Kozic.

A General History of Timeless Landscapes

Photography // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Drawing inspiration from the melding of past and present, British photographer Ross Paxton set out to photograph the familiar guided tour buses that frequented historical destinations in his native England. Using a large format camera, Paxton used the visited sites as back drops and the tourists on the tour as the foreground, creating a new take on the scenic landscape.

Juxtapoz Presents: Neil Young "Special Deluxe"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sometimes “special” is the only word that will do, and in the case of Neil Young’s “Special Deluxe” by Penguin Books , let’s agree that it is, starting with the artist’s observation that “being obsessive is not such a bad thing for creativity.” The book is an enchanting portrayal of the roots of Young’s appreciation for the ability to travel country roads and landscapes of the imagination. 

Best of 2014: Works by Ryohei Hase

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Based out of Tokyo, Japan, Ryohei Hase expresses a definite darkness in his illustrative and realistic works. He describes the theme of his work as sad and gloomy, but also beautiful and strong; he is working to express the darkness of the mind. The artist was featured and interviewed in the magazine in 2009.

Best of 2014: The Disturbing Sculptures of Dongwook Lee

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dongwook Lee's works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee's works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror....

Best of 2014: Olek in the February Issue

Vault // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It was nice to run into Olek this year in Miami during Art Basel celebrations. Kristin Farr interviewed her for our Feburary, 2014 issue, taking a break with her mid-crochet to talk about her work in Russia, art as a lifestyle, and public art...

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