Erotica // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Berlin magazine Pornceptual launches as a quarterly. The magazine aims to take the mainstream and single-narrative conceptions of pornography and queer them. The magazine will include photography, illustration, painting, and text. It hopes to investigate desire, vulnerability, radical gender identities, and the external gaze.
Illustration // Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Jean André’s “gentleman art” balances saucy and minimalistic representations of women, creating images that read as both gentlemen’s pulp illustration and satirical tableaux. His influences range from Matisse to Gainsbourg to Drake as well as erotic magazines from the 80’s. On August 2nd, at HVW8 Gallery's Berlin space, Jean will open "Mauvaise Réputation," that will feature a collaboration with tattoo artists as well as work inspired by classic flash art.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 09, 2015
We've been following along the last few weeks as at Complex and Adobe have teamed up for a series of Summer Vacation episodes, traveling to some of the world's most beautiful and unique locations for some creative inspiration. They hit up White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, an abandoned brewery in Berlin, and the forests of northern Japan as part of a five-part series that captures visual artists "stepping out of their studios and into a new environment for new inspiration."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
If you haven't seen the work of EVOL in person, it is some of the coolest work being made in the world right now. From the streets, installation, site-specifuc projects, to fine art in galleries, the Berlin-based artist is one of a kind. For his newest show, Unreal Estate, opening at NYC's Jonathan LeVine Gallery on June 25, the artist continues to explore his signature stencil on used cardboard work.
Illustration // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We’re enamored with the illustrations of Pierre Schmidt, aka Drømsjel. In his art, flowers slide off human faces or hooded figures occupy otherworldly scenes. His broad range of work is united by a dark, surreal tone that fixates the viewer and leaves them unsettled.
Erotica // Monday, May 18, 2015
Sydney born, Berlin-based artist Joseph Marr constructs beautiful sculptures entirely out of sugar. Using both traditional and digital techniques, Marr uses candy as a medium to show "how we are trapped in the sticky situation and how attractive the tasty desire really is."
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 10, 2015
Katharina Grosse stands for colour-intensive, multi-layered, expansive painting, which moves into space, appropriates spaces or opens up spaces for the very first time. With the spray technique characteristic of her, the artist applies colour precisely not only to two-dimensional surfaces but also to undermaterials such as earth and plants, furniture, clothing and architecture.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 06, 2015
This morning we take a look at fragmented and distorted portraits by Berlin-based painter Deenesh Ghyczy. Deenesh combines pictures from various angles and combines them into one painting as if the viewer were looking through a refracting lens or Kaleidoscope.
Graffiti // Monday, February 16, 2015
Many cities in Europe are still experiencing a golden era for painting clean trains. In Berlin the trains are riddled with colors from hundreds of writers and the windows are all completely covered. Here are some great photographs of what it looks like from the inside..