Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 02, 2012
We love public art in any form, especially when it completely changes the landscape (for the better). We love bookstores and libraries, too, and to see this fantastic project, an outdoor public library called The Bookyard, just combines all the things we like. Massimo Bartolini, we say wonderful work. The public installation, made for the Belgian Art Festival, sits next to rows of grapevines.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 23, 2012
A mini party consisting of corporate executives was held on foggy beach in Nieuwpoort, Belgium recently. The event was planned by artist, Isaac Cordal using his cement sculpture skills.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Just some nice portrait work from Belgian artist, Stephan Balleux, where a simple portrait of a subject is transformed into a haunting work with a touch of movement and layered expression. This particular work was presented during a residency at the Wardlow Art Residency in Melbourne.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 12, 2012
Based in Antwerp, Belgium, illustrator Jeroen Veldkamp (aka El Neoray)'s work is subtly strange and humorous, with soft line work and muted colors that lend a sense of immediacy and informality similar to outsider art. The apparent simplicity of Veldkamp's drawings is visually refreshing, making his quietly subversive work stand out amongst the habitual clutter of the art world.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 28, 2011
There is definitely a bit of sense of humor in the Smoking Kids series of photograhps by Frieke Janssens. With the tobacco industry's push toward attracting children to consume their products, Janssens has theatrically staged and costumed his kids to act the part of "sophisticated" adults enjoying a good smoke.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Our research notes that Belgian artist Arne Quinze's The Sequence public art installation is over 3 years old now, but we saw some great pictures of the piece online this morning and noted how as the piece has aged, it is as if the trees and surrounding buildings has grown into eachother with the sculpture.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 01, 2011
Designed by Belgian architecture firm dmvA, Blob VB3 is an egg shaped mobile office aka a living pod. The pod consists of a kitchen, bathroom, lighting, bed and several shelves for storage. We would be keen on purchasing one and placing it in a friend’s backyard for cheap and simple living!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 23, 2011
We don't often get the chance to cover architecture on this site, but when something truly is a work of art, we have to comment. Belgian firm, Samryn and Partners, just finished creating the "House in the Outskirts of Brussels," a mixed use professional studio and private quarters for a cinematographer and his family.
Illustration // Thursday, May 26, 2011
Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgian based artist and illustrator with obscurely humorous narrative work that is bright, bold and torturous at times. Incredibly captivating with its vibrant colors and images, Brecht creates work that is engaging, risky and often hilariously embarrassing encouraging us to live a little, loosen up, its gonna be alright...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 23, 2011
When we first looked at the work of Brecht Vandenbroucke, it reminded us of some of our favorite New Yorker covers. We don't know much about the Belgian artist, but what we do know is that he is prolific and has one of the better senses of humor than most illustators we know.