Illustration // Thursday, January 02, 2014
Jean Leblanc's work draws inspiration from the Surrealist movement in an upbeat contemporary manner. These illustrations are fraught with dripping faces, pipes, optical illusions and strange chromey surfaces. These are visual mind games, a playful place to spend a little time testing your eye.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 20, 2013
Originally published on March 21st 2013: This morning we take a look at the work of Frankfurt, Germany-based artist Susannah Martin. Her nude paintings are the product of her fascination with how artists throughout history have chosen to represent our interconnection with nature and how this has changed with the virtual world.
Street Art // Sunday, November 10, 2013
Israel's Broken Fingaz Crew recently participated in an art show in Berlin and made time to paint two new walls during their visit.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Berlin-based artist Aleksandra Domanović piles size A3 and A4 paper with photos printed on them in the 'border-less' print setting, coloring the ends of the paper and revealing an image when stacked!
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Berlin-based artist Gabriel Vormstein draws and paints on sheets of newsprint, of mostly four newspaper double-spreads glued together. His effortless watercolor sketches appear minimal but are rich in detail. The female figure is central to his work, often appropriating them from their original source whether it be Egon Schiele, Modigliani, or others…
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 28, 2013
Earlier this year in Singapore, Juxtapoz went to the opening of California conceptual artist John Baldessari with the gallery Michael Janssen, and of course, you remember that Mr Baldessari interviewed Tom Waits for our very special October 2013 cover story. We have had almost a full year of appreciating the artist, and we wish we could be in Berlin to see the tail end of his newest work at Sprüth Magers. But, if you need a little help with Baldessari, we just saw this Jason Schwartzman video helping to explain the artist to you... so you got Berlin art, and older Schwartzman video...
Illustration // Sunday, October 27, 2013
SADDO is an artist from Romania who now makes Berlin his home, as a skilled illustrator, he never stops experimenting with his visual language.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
We'd be more than okay with having a room of our house plastered from floor to ceiling in the patterns of Berlin-based artist Siggi Eggertsson. His latest show at the Spark Design Space in Reykjavik is just that. Born in Iceland, Eggertsson's passion for computers and drawing first led him to graphic design, an education in fine art, a shift in focus to drawing, and eventually Big Active.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
South African artist Robin Rhode embraces a variety of media from photography to drawing, animation, performance and sculpture. Using simple, ephemeral devices, the Berlin-based artist often works in public spaces, using walls or just the street as his canvas. Rhodes transforms simple shapes into elements of narratives, interacting with only an imagined presence.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We like to say old friend David Shrigley, because when he showed in our backyard of YBCA in SF last year, we did a fantastic interview with the British artist. Last month, Shrigley was in Berlin to open Big Shoes at BQ. The artist is well known to the wider public for his cartoons, books and films and recently has been nominated for this year’s Turner Prize. In his fifth exhibition at BQ, he mainly presents sculptural objects, next to a new series of works on paper.