Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Perhaps we have a weak stomach, but there is something about these photos that makes our belly turn a bit. First, Belgian photographer Kurt Stallaert's series, Bodybuilder's World, started innocent enough; a family that looked a little too buff for their own good. Then the surreal, doctored photos of children who hit the gym with a steroid rage started to make us feel... intrigued and disturbed all at once. But, we love it, too.
Illustration // Monday, June 11, 2012
Hell’O Monsters is a Belgian collective formed by Jérôme Meynen, François Dieltiens and Antoine Detaille . The three artists successfully blend their individual styles to create an imaginary universe occupied by hybrid characters such as monsters with multiple eyes, mutated animals, humans with their heads split open.
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.