Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A last chance to see this beautiful Mike Kelley retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Open through April 1, 2013. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) created a protean body of deeply innovative work, which mined American popular culture, modernism and alternative traditions alike for purposes of a relentless, dark and delirious examination of self and society. In the largest presentation of this achievement ever organized—the first comprehensive survey since 1993—the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has brought together almost 200 of the artist’s works, spanning the entirety of his 35-year career.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
British artist Richard Wright has hand painted two ceilings in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum with over 47,000 black stars. The Tuner Prize-winning artist was inspired by the original 19th century decorative wall and ceiling paintings in the museum by the original architect, Pierre Cuypers.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Amsterdam-based Parra, a former Juxtapoz cover artist who will also be featured in our upcoming April 2013 issue, is set to open Tracy Had A Hard Sunday, a group of new paintings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery opening on February 23, 2013. The show will be the Dutch artist's first in NYC since 2006.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 30, 2012
If an artist wants to get away, might as well have his retreat in secret. HL Architecture has created the perfect setting, a "camouflaged" mirrored studio situated in Amsterdam. All your disturbances get reflected back to themselves, thus giving you a pit of privacy. Oh, who are we kidding, this just brings everyone closer to you business because you have a cool studio.
Illustration // Thursday, November 15, 2012
After years of working as a digital creative for commercial companies, Amsterdam-based SIT decided to leave commercial work behind and get back to his artistic roots. In his monochrome series 'Haiiro,' he investigates the narrative possibility of the slow burn. SIT is interested in the notion that the impetus for decision making arises not in moments of impending crisis, what he calls the 'fast moving winds of change,' but the possibility for stillness to act as catalyst.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Lina Stigsson is originally from Sweden but has been living in Amsterdam for the last 15 years. She has been tattooing and creating some pretty steamy flash since 2002. You can catch her over at Admiraal Tattoo Studio in Amsterdam. Romance, lust and predators.
Erotica // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Check out these beautifully drawn seductive women from the hand of Martine Johanna. Martine is a Dutch born and raised artist, right from the green heart of the Netherlands, now living and working in Amsterdam. Most of her works are built up from a mixture of materials-- water-based oil paint, graphite, ink on wood or canvas, but sometimes paper & pencil is just enough to bring her playful ideas to life.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
This is the true meaning of collaboration, even if it is a little disgusting. Two art schools in the Netherlands, Eindhovense School and SintLucas, collaborated on a chewing gum sculpture (already chewed) that seems to resemble some sort of victory, glory, and/or triumph. Weird, our rival high school used to just thrown milk bombs at us during the football games.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 09, 2012
Lauren Hillebrandt is an Amsterdam-based photographer that works with themes of routine and the everyday. By forcing objects into new scenarios, she reinvents their original purpose, achieving a sense of absurdism that parallels her paradoxical feelings towards "daily, normal life."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 09, 2011
Our March 2008 cover artist, Amsterdam-based Parra, just released these new limited-quantity porcelain sculpture with Toykyo he is calling, "Take A Rest." It was made in an edition of 70 sculptures in 3 colorways, (25 red, 25 blue, 20 black), standing/sitting at 20cm x 15cm, and comes in a screen printed, and numbered box.