Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Australian artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom), is presenting a unique combination of installation art and film and photography at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26th, 2013. Exploring the identity of the American home as a cultural icon, Strange spent two years with a film crew and volunteers travelling the east coast documenting sit-specific installations. Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
As part of an installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin recently was contracted to animate and render a feeding frenzy of fish for the interactive Moana - My Ocean exhibit. The phenomenon, called a "boil up" is an amazing twisting, spinning, hectic mass of predators and pray feeding on each other and plankton. The installation will surround visitors in the "boil up" as the schools of fish swarm about them. Awesome.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Australian photographer Ingrid Endel discovered her passion for photography after a knee accident forced her to end her career as a dancer. Now she shoots beautiful photos, portraying "the spirit of a dancer through the eyes of the lens!"
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Queensland, Australia-based artist Joel Rea. Joel is the winner of the 2011 Gold Coast Rotary Young Achiever in Vocational Excellence and holds a BA of Fine Arts from the Queensland College of Art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
This Saturday, April 6, Thinkspace Gallery will open a new show, Heavenly Creatures, with Australian artist, Meggs. Heavenly Creatures will feature ambitious new works by Meggs ranging from painting, sculpture, and installation. Working across media, the artist will also be creating a large scale thaumatrope as part of the exhibition installation – an antiquated Victorian device used historically to demonstrate the persistence of vision. Today, we talk with the artist about his life and work...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
Juxtapoz-friend Mark Whalen is set to open a new body of work, Maze Walkers, with Blackartprojects in Sydney, Australia next month. Whalen says of his work, "I paint these puzzles of fantasy and forecasted worlds – these multifaceted scenarios of discovery, roleplaying and problem solving that expose humanity at its most bizarre." That's about right.
Street Art // Friday, March 22, 2013
Australian union and environmental activist, Jack Mundey, is the subject of Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, most recent piece created in Sydney, Australia. The Portugese artist is in Sydney for his first Australian exhibition “Dissolve” being held at Skalitzers Contemporary Art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Australian artist and master sculptor Ron Mueck is set to open a new show at Foundation Cartier in Paris on April 16th. Several newer larger-than-life-sized scuptures will be displayed alongside six of his better known works.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The sleeping pair of fox-headed nude figures is just one of Melbourne-based artist Sam Jinks' many realistic sculptural works. Presented at Art Stage Singapore 2013, the piece, Unsettled Dogs, is crafted from silicone, pigment, resin and hair and are about one-quarter life size.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 10, 2012
From our good friend and 2x cover artist, El Mac, on his new piece for the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial in Australia: this "is a collaboration with Shamsia Hassani and the Propeller Group. Shamsia Hassani is the first and probably only serious female graffiti writer in Afghanistan, and is also an associate professor in the Fine Arts Department at Kabul University...