Danny Heller Paints Midcentury Architecture Now

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Danny Heller's paintings take a central focus on midcentury architectural design, often working directly from photographs of these beautiful yet stripped down homes in palm fringed landscapes like Palm Springs  where the peak of the  1960s spacious and minimalist approach remains in full glory. Heller's works themselves are impeccably painted quite easily described as photo-realistic.

Bridge Suspended by Balloons

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
We have been in a balloon sort of mood on the site in recent week (see the balloon installation dreamland here), and Marseille-based artist Olivier Grossetête has constructed a bridge over a pond, suspended by balloons. Tell that to the engineers creating the new Bay Bridge in SF if balloons do the trick?

The House that would not Budge

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 25, 2012
This isn't so much an art story so much as it is just a plain awesome story. Luo Baogen and his wife refused to leave their home in Wenling, Zhejiang, China because they felt that the government's relocation compensation was not enough for them to rebuild a new home. So instead, they stayed put and made the government build a road around their 5-story home.

The Infinite Staircase by Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Completed in 2004, Umschreibung (or rewriting) is a surreal spiral steel staircase built by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. The staircase resides permanently in the courtyard of the global accounting firm KPMG in Munich. You may remember Eliasson’s name from his New York City Waterfalls project back in 2008, where the artist created four man-made waterfalls in the New York Harbor, one being directly under the Brooklyn Bridge that was around 100 feet tall.

Hajdu Bence's Vacated Masterpieces

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Architectural space frames and guides the average urban lifestyle, providing the forums through which we move, interact and live. In these vacated masterworks originally painted by Jacques-Louis David, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Fra Angelico, Hajdu Bence opens up the space, allowing us to see it stripped of its character-driven narratives, removing our attention from the animated figures...

Works by Liz Brizzi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A native of France born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. Inspired by urban themes, she loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw, desolate and industrial aspects of cities and their outskirts. Her unique mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto acrylic painted wood panels, finally blended within layers of colorful acrylic washes.

Robert Irwin @ Pace Gallery, New York

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Robert Irwin, the highly influential California artist and pioneer of the west coast light and space movement of the 1960s, will be exhibiting at both of Pace's gallery spaces in New York until the 20th of this month. His work is always a treat as it reinvents and reveals the spaces we inhabit and the often unnoticed qualities of architecture and light.

Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus build a Ghost House

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
This strange building looking similar to something out of a Dr. Seuss novel is the result of covering the structure in huge blocks of polystyrene with resin and adding a heavy coat of white paint on top. Used as a contemporary arts space, the idea for the building was created by French artists, Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus.

The Gue(ho)st House

Street Art // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
This strange building looking similar to something out of a Dr. Seuss novel is the result of covering the structure in huge blocks of polystyrene with resin and adding a heavy coat of white paint on top. Used as a contemporary arts space, the idea for the building was created by French artists, Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus.

The World's Narrowest House

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 27, 2012
Not only is the narrowest house in the world a thought worth exploring, it is being constructed now in Warsaw, Poland, in between the passageway of two buildings. Narrow doesn't even cut it. The space is 47 inches wide. Break that down, readers, and that is a major 3 feet, 11 inches of space you have to work with. Does Ikea make things for you?

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