Juxtapoz // Monday, March 09, 2015
A Buenos Aires artist, Raul Lemesoff, fashioned an old Ford Falcon to look like a tank. In the place of armor and ammunition, the tank's exterior is covered in shelves which are stocked with 900 books. He has dubbed the mobile library as the "weapon of mass instruction." As he drove the bookmobile across Argentina, distributing books, Lemesoff said that the tank can generate as much social good as "a structure that has the ability of transporting books, giving away, collecting books, making a mess of people's heads."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 22, 2014
Argentine artist, San Poggio's surrealist works and realistic renderings leave little to the imagination with the bizarre scenery, happenings and situations that are laid out in the intricate settings. There are beheadings and struggles, collections and a little bit of obsessive compulsion in Poggio's masterful illustrations and paintings.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
We have shown you the work of Argentina illustrator and fine artist, Santiago Caruso, who sways toward the dark, macabre elements of the imagination, on the site before. This morning we came across this some more of his fantastic imagery and we remembered why we love the dark, classic Juxtapozian look. Beautiful, twisted work!
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Christian Montenegro is an Argentinean illustrator. First, he studied comics in Alberto Breccia's atelier and later Graphic design in the Buenos Aires University. Since the year 2002 he's worked with the digital media, mixing concepts from design with his previous experience in the comics.
Illustration // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Yaia is the moniker of designer and Argentine artist Julio Cesar Battistelli. Our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America turned us onto Yaia's work, an artist inspired by skateboarding, punk, metal, horror movies and underground cartoons. As you can tell, the illustrations are highly detailed, with crisp lines in solid and dark compositions.
Photography // Monday, December 23, 2013
Originally published on May 2, 2013: Buenos Aires-based photographer Irina Werning travelled to 32 countries and shot 250 pictures for her Back to the Future project. "I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
We love this series of photographs entitled The Liquid Serpent, from Argentinean photographer Nicolas Janowski. Nicolas describes the Amazon, where the photographs were taken, as "neither man nor animal. She is nature's hybrid. Mirrors of man's contradictions, of a world to which she belongs and yet remains distant. The Amazon bears forth over-stimulated cities pervaded by a savage force, which exist simultaneously as survival mechanisms...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
While we wish we could experience most of the things we post in-person, every once in a while we come across something (often installations) that makes us even more jealous of those who get to see it for themselves. This optical illusion by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich is one of those. The piece uses a wall of giant mirrors to make it seem as though visitors are climbing and jumping along the vertical wall of a house!
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 21, 2013
This isn't the first time we have posted the work of Tomas Saraceno. His latest, largest and most ambitious work also looks like the most fun ever. Like an adult playground! To create the mesh structure suspended 25 meters in the air, the artist worked with a team of architects, engineers and biologists (studying spiders) for over three years. The net itself weighs 3 tons and there are 6 inflated PVC spheres positioned within the mesh net. Like spiders, visitors must coordinate their activities with one another using vibration and their perception of space. Amazing.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
This morning we go back and take a look at an installation by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno from 2010. Entitled 14 Billion, the incredible site-specific exhibit is an extension of another work aptly titled Galaxy Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider's Web.