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.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek's series of photographs 'doublefaced' are simple, clever fun! Using an eye pencil and lipstick, he draws a face on to the side of a face and photographers the subject in various locations!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 19, 2013
Curator and artist Aaron Rose just opened his new solo show, Cults, at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. The show marks the last exhibition at the current location of the Berlin gallery, and Rose has chosen a theme of California's long history with infamous cults. Oh, wait, we do like cults here don't we?
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
This morning we are checking in with fine artist Jen Ray ahead of her solo exhibition Better to Reign in Hell Than Serve in Heavan opening September 13th at Haus am Luetzowplatz in Berlin. The work seems to channel some sort of Rose Bowl Parade about 1,000 years in the future. The Raleigh, North Carolina-born fine artist is represented by Wentrup Gallery in Berlin, and has taken the concepts of these paintings and transformed them into performance pieces.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Berlin native and photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer watched the Wall come down and expected it to be the final moment for oppressive barriers between populations. Unfortunatley, the last few decades have seen a huge increase in xenophobia and border protection. Kai has since traveled the world capturing these walls and has now printed eight of the photographs, 30 x 10 ft panoramas and mounted them on the last remnants of the Berlin Wall in a powerful reminder to us all.