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.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Dutch artist Lepe Rubinigh and the Anonymous Crew dumped 130 gallons of eco-friendly water soluble paint using bicycles into one of Berlin's busiest intersections, Rosenthaler Platz. The cars, driving through the paint, spread it in colorful strips across the street. The piece was entitled Painting Reality. Watch a video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
Juxtapoz friend Butterfly made it to Berlin for a studio visit with French graffiti artist Blo while he prepared for his new solo show, La Petit Mort, at Openwalls opening this past weekend. As the gallery noted,"LA PETITE MORT examines euphoric isolation of the artist, steeped in BLO’s past movements throughout the public sphere..."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
This morning we take a look at he work of Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr. Clemen's process "begins with space, which acts as a basis for planning." According to the artist, "the space defines the colors and shapes, as well as any fixing or mounting possibilities and the dimensions of the piece." Once he has an idea or composition visualized, he usually begins by painting cardboard and screwing together a wooden frame to fix the cardboard to.
Street Art // Saturday, June 01, 2013
Brazilian artist, Nunca maining “Never,” has just painted a portrait of a Berliner punk in conjunction with the Urban Spree Festival in Berlin. Germany. The artist’s narrative work is repeatedly accompanied with strong line work and imagery.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This morning we take a look at a series of photographs by Berlin-based, New York City-born photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz. Memory Loss was captured throughout the United States and "explores the social identification and how our ideas of self representation create instances of cultural disconnect."
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
This past weekend, JR continued his international series, Wrinkles of the City, at an opening in Berlin at Galerie Henrik Springmann. The show comes on the heels of JR completed numerous mural and street pieces in Berlin over the past few weeks.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 25, 2013
The crushed cans, candy wrappers, and empty cigarette packets in these photos are extremely detailed replicas made entirely with paper. The almost-perfect replicas are the work of Berlin-based visual artist Carly Fischer.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 23, 2013
The main display at Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse's latest show is an installation of giant orbs of multi-colored PVC. In addition to the giant bouncy ball-looking pieces, Katharina has several large-scale paintings on the surrounding walls. Two Younger Women Come In And Pull Out A Table is on show until June 9 at De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
We love Asger Carlsen, and the universal "What the f@!&" moment everyone has when they first see an Asger Carlsen creation. Interviewed in our January 2013 issue, NYC-based Carlsen has taken his increasingly abstract Hester series to Berlin for an exhibition at Dittrich & Schlechtriem (formerly Pool Gallery). As everything with these works, things are not as they seem, or everything they seem. You decide.