Music // Friday, July 12, 2013
In this rather fantastic video for Belgian star Stromae, a kid has a fake plastic dad and music and dance make things come alive but only for a short period.... The chorus, "Papa, où t'es?" means "Pa, where are you?" and we'd explain the rest of the lyrics to you if our French was better... The video is directed by Raf Reyntjens.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
This was a great thing to see this morning, some wonderfully nostalgic illustrations from Belgian artist, Anton Van Hertbruggen. They look like old LL Bean catalog illustrations, showing both outdoor and classic wilderness scenes that look straight out of a time machine. Come to think of it, if LL Bean was looking for an artist . . .
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 27, 2013
The last time we posted the work of Wim Delvoye he had intricately carved car tires. This time he is taken to laser-cutting decorative architectural structures in a Gothic style. A Gothic dump druck? We like it. Some of his works act as clean, smaller models for larger sculptural installations made from heavy and untreated steal that takes on a rusted, "aged" look.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
In the early 1960s a Belgian advertising dropout, Guy Peelaert, created his childish and witty comic The Adventures of Jodelle. Fantagraphics recently released a newly-translated collection of the comic, featuring an in-depth look at the artist who managed "to transform a previously save medium into something exciting and dangerous."
Graffiti // Monday, April 22, 2013
A good-looking Nekst tribute on a clean train in Belgium. The waving passenger in the photo just so happens to be matching the colors of the piece? Guilty.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
This morning we take a look at some new work by Antwerp-Based illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke. Vandenbroucke's paintings are humorous with playful narratives, juxtapositions and pop culture references.
Street Art // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ever the world traveler, ROA made a stop in his native Belgium last week to open Stop Over, an exhibition at Bodson-Emelinckx in Brussels. The show features a ton of new work and installation pieces, featuring ROA's now signature peek-a-boo, hands-on revealing animal anatomy pieces. We had our friend Henrik Haven head over to the opening...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Geraldine Georges is a young Belgian illustrator and graphic designer that uses a wonderfully sophisticated blend of illustration and photography in her work, creating an appealing mix of mediums. Her work is often abstracts the female form, capturing the eye and imagination. Her fashion influence is apparent throughout her portfolio.
Illustration // Saturday, October 27, 2012
Brecht Vandenbroucke is an artist and illustrator based in Antwerp, Belgium. Vandenbroucke's paintings are full of humor and irreverence, boldly rendered narratives where playful juxtapositions and pop culture references become punchlines. He describes his works as somewhere "between Bauhaus and Mickey Mouse."
Tattoo // Thursday, September 20, 2012
You guys remember this story right?? 'Eighteen-year old Kimberley Vlaeminck from Belgium, has pressed charges against a tattoo-artist claiming she asked for 3 stars but wound up with 56 stars on her face without her even noticing. The tattoo guy, Rouslain Toumaniantz said, "Getting your face tattooed is so painfull, sleeping is out of the question. The girl asked for those stars. She was very happy with the result but now she blames me because her father is angry..." Well here's an update, what are YOUR thoughts on the story?