Carved Paintings by Aimé Mpane

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Mpane’s rough-hewn portraits explore the fundamental connection between place and personal identity. Using plywood glued in layers and finished with an adze – an edging tool that dates to the Stone Age – he produces topographies of the human face reminiscent of relief depictions on a map. This layering reveals contour lines over forms that allude both formally and stylistically to African masks, but also reference Cubism – rooted in an interest in Primitivism – by incorporating bright colors and bold patterns.

Paintings by Kura Shomali and Steve Bandoma

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the work of Kura Shomali and Steve Bandoma, two fantastic artists from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Shomali describes his work as a way of 'digesting' the megalopolis of Kinshasha and in his most recent works the artist appropriates well-known images by African photographers. Bandoma also appropriates imagery but from contemporary advertising and magazines, recycling found objects in order 'to breat new life into them.'

Pieter Hugo "Kin" @ Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Kin, a new exhibition of color photographs by renowned artist (and former Juxtapoz cover artist) Pieter Hugo. The exhibition will open on Friday, September 6, and close on Saturday, October 19 with an opening reception for the artist on Friday, September 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Jane Alexander "Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope)" @ The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Juxtapoz will be headed to NYC this week for all the festivities around Frieze and the surrounding art fairs. But one thing we will definitely be checking out is Jane Alexander, cover artist of our Contemporary African Art survey in November 2008, and her installation work with Museum for African Art that is residing at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue.

New walls and painting by AEC in South Africa

Street Art // Monday, April 01, 2013
Participating in a month long residence hosted by /A Word Of Art, AEC of Interesni Kazki has utilized his time in South Africa by painting some large walls and canvases. Here we have two vibrantly colored, visually striking walls. One painted in Johannesburg and the other in Cape Town.  Also included in this photo set is a new painting by the artist. Diamonds appear to be a reoccurring theme in all three of these pieces.

Makoko Floating School in Nigeria

Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
Like something out of the movie Water World, a new project in Lagos, Nigeria aims to create floating buildings to be used as classrooms for children. The Makoko Floating School is currently under construction with the first generation of floating structures being designated solely as an educational center and the hope to create a variety of facilities to accomidate poor communities.

Monkey Business: Aryz in Saint-Denis, Réunion

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Constantly jet setting all over the world to paint murals, Aryz is now in Saint-Denis, Réunion, a small island off the mainland of Madagascar. He has been keeping himself busy painting this massive pipe smoking monkey for the Big Up 974 Festival.

ROA in Gambia for Wide Open Walls 2011

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 07, 2011
Belgian-based artist ROA continues his busy, world traveling year with a project in Gambia with Wide Open Walls 2011. The mural and street artist completed what appears to be many walls, and a video documents ROA's work for WOW that you can watch after the jump...

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