Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Our friend VHILS just opened his first museum show, a substantial body of work, at the EDP Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal... and we have some great shots of the full installation. VHILS has been doing fantastic works in both gallieries and in the streets for years, and has been one of the most innovative street artists working in Europe. The exhibition was curated by João Pinharanda.
Street Art // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We have featured the sculptural and performance-style works of NYC-based Aakash Nihalani in the print edition and web version of Juxtapoz over the years, and he just sent us images from his new project, Landline. He says of the new work, "In these new outdoor works, colorful bars pass through individuals, connecting them to each other and functioning as extensions of the urban landscape. The participants examine their own insides and connections, a visual expression of both the isolation and community I often feel living in Brooklyn. We spend so much time existing in virtual reality, these works are a visible connection to the real world."
Illustration // Monday, June 16, 2014
CONE The Weird is a graffiti artist and illustrator from Munich. A member of The Weird crew based in Vienna—along with artists like Nychos, Look, Dxtr, Vidam and the Low Bros—CONE specializes in wickedly detailed self-portraits and characters that explore the depths of his fantasies. His solo show at Rabbit Eye Movement, Nychos’ art space in the center of Vienna, features a stunning series of these thoughtful black and white drawings—each packed tight with texture and emotion, giving them a deep, distinct sense of character.
Street Art // Monday, June 16, 2014
Reed Projects has just opend and organized Norwegian artist DOT DOT DOT (NO) debut solo show, "While You Slept..." in Stavnager, Norway. In 2007, after almost a decade of graffiti writing under various names and guises, Dot Dot Dot took to stencil art with a passion. Since then he has become renowned for his distinctive style of classic stencil art with a sense of dark and humorous pop.
Street Art // Thursday, June 12, 2014
If you remember, Banksy just won the 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, basically because for one month in NYC, he took over the Internet with his brand of social media and street art in "Better Out Than In". We even got flak for calling it an Internet project. Well, we like to thank the Webby Awards for confirming our editorial. Now, Banksy just released a trailer for "Better Out Than In—The Movie," which could just be his acceptance video for the Webby Award, or an upcoming movie. Anyway, its on the Internet.
Street Art // Friday, June 06, 2014
Internationally acclaimed street artist ROA comes to London to create a unique onsite installation in StolenSpace Gallery. The Belgian artist is renowned for his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets worldwide, hand painted in his distinctive black and white highly detailed rendering.
Street Art // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Former Juxtapoz cover artist, Spanish-based ARYZ, just completed another huge mural in Lagos, Portugal. The artist was invited by ARTURb to do the mural, which features a skeleton with some camera skills. After a few international trips for ARYZ this year, including India and Austria, we love seeing a return to a multi-storied mural to kick of the European mural summer program. (That isn't a real thing, but it should be.)
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
After two successful group shows with Argentinian artist Franco Fasoli – JAZ, BC Gallery continues the collaboration with a solo show under the title VINCULO. From June 6th to July 26th visitors will be able to experience his paintings which are defined by the tensions of ambivalence. The works are specifically made to be arranged in the gallery space and therefore fill the atmosphere with the spirit of his vision.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 23, 2014
Our good friend and contributor Henrik Haven spent some time documenting Urban Nation's most recent Project M/ in Berlin this month. Titled LAX/TXL the show features the works of more than 60 international urban artists curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angles and was installed on May 17th in Berlin's Schoeneberg district.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
To accept his 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, Banksy made this video about his Residency in New York City. Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it reminded us of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans.