Animation: Anete Melece's "The Kiosk"

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
We recommend taking a minute out of your morning to watch this trailer for a wonderful looking new animation by Anete Melece. "For years now, the kiosk has been Olga's little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit. To distract herself, she reads travel magazines and dreams of being far away. An absurd incident starts the beginning of her journey." We are looking forward to the full feature!

Tyrus Wong "Water to Paper, Paint to Sky" @ Disney Family Museum, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A kite springs from a flat dimension into billowing buoyancy, flight or failure, but always guided by aspiration. Tyrus Wong flew his first kite at age seven in 1917, designed his first in 1978, and at age 102 still has the world on a veritable string. Muralist, illustrator, calligrapher and sketch artist, Wong will be celebrated at the Walt Disney Family Museum show Water to Paper, Paint to Sky. The show opens August 15, 2013. Naturally, I had questions for the man who worked on both Bambi and The Wild Bunch.

Mike Pelletier's Haunting 3D Animations of Human Emotions

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Mike Pelletier is an Amsterdam-based interative artist who explores 'quantified emotion' using a techology to monitor 'the relative state of human beings, most closely associated with facial recognition software. Watch the video and GIFs after the jump to see eerie computer generated bodies with devilish grins, twisted, and exploading angrily...'

Magritte as 8-Bit... SuperMagritte.

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
I think from time to time we can expose a little fun, Internet art on the site. So whoever is behind this Tumblr/Blog page dedicated to 8-bit Mario-izing Rene Magritte's famous surreal paintings, we say bravo. Mostly what this work does for us is wish we had a Nintendo in the office to play Super Mario Bros 2. That one was our favorite. 

Watch: "LSD ABC" by Laura Sicouri & Kadavre Exquis

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
A is for Abusurd Accident, B is for Boring, C is for Cruise, and D? Well, D is for Dim Sum. And you'll have to watch this wonderful little animation to find out what the rest of the LSD ABCs are. Hint: F is for Fantastic Forest.

Naufrage au Louvre, or "Shipwreck at the Louvre" by Etienne Molinier

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
In this charming animated short entitled "Naufrage au Louvre" ( or "Shipwreck at the Louvre") by Etienne Molinier, the flesh eating characters of The Raft of the Medusa literally spill out of the frame into the museum and hungrily pursue a museum guard. While some people may at times attack paintings in museums, the paintings rarely (if ever) attack visitors and museum employees. This animation being one of the few exceptions.

Watch: Tao Tajima's Animated Short "Night Stroll"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Japanese artist Tao Tajima created a fantastic animated short. Geometric shapes pop, spin, flash, and slide throughout nightime landscapes of Tokyo. We recommend you watch it full-screen and in HD...

Music Video: Yo La Tengo's Animated "Ohm"

Music // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yo La Tengo is one of the last true American indie bands from the heyday of the 1990s that is still together, making excellent music and putting on a fantastic live show. They also have a bit of fun with their image, and recently had "Simpsons" writer Donick Cary direct an animated, bizarre video for the track "Ohm", with animation done by Sugarshack Animation. The video follows a classroom instructional on what Yo La Tengo is. And there seems to be psychedelics involved, but that is just a guess we have.

Watch: Trailer for Mikey Please's "Marilyn Myller!"

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
We are excited for Mikey Please's latest short film Marilyn Myller!. Mikey is the man behind the wonderful The Eagleman Stag and TV on The Radio's Second Song video. Watch the trailer after the jump and get ready for a 6 minute stopmotion short featuring 'one zillion hand carved tiiny things, literally tens of carved foam puppets, two ey fulls of in-camera, long-exposure light trickery and a pair of dophins, smooching.'

Yamasuki Yamazaki

Erotica // Monday, June 10, 2013
We hope you enjoy this infectiously joyous and sweetly naughty animation from filmmaker and mask designer Shishi Yamazaki. After entering the Department of Design at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Yamazaki began experimenting with rotoscope animation using hand drawn watercolor paintings for each animated cel. Additionally, in May of 2010, this superbly talented multi-disciplinary artist began working on her lifelong project: creating one face mask each and every day of the year for years to come.

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