Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hailing from Berlin, Andreas Schimanski's collaged images critique the act of collaging itself. Some appropriated images are within the original photograph while others are more traditionally applied after the image is captured by the lens.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 15, 2012
We are huge admirers of Liqen; it’s obvious with the amount of posts we dedicate to his work. He executes smooth lines, unique imagery, and clever concepts. Not until a third viewing did we notice the face of the entire mural!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Currently on display at Dittrich & Schlechtriem in Berlin (formerly Pool Gallery), is the Ute and Werner Mahler's Monalises of the Suburbs, a contemporary study of the most famous painting the world has ever seen. Traveling to the suburban outskirts, the not quite city, not quite country areas that surround Reykjavik, Liverpool, Florence, Minsk and Berlin, Ute and Werner took their studies of the Mona Lisa and created a real-world context of the painting.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 19, 2011
Capitain Petzel Gallery's diverse show exhibits large scale oil paintings, digital animations, and several hundred inkjet prints of animation stills all from New York-based artist Amy Sillman. Sillman's paintings work with the materiality of the medium and utilize a particular drawing approach that is intuitive and improvisatory at times.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 30, 2011
This isn't some organism from another planet, although perhaps that would be an equally good story. This is the result of the high speed photography series, Splashes, by Berlin based photographer, Heinz Maier. The work is done by taken photographs of water drops as they hit water. Beautiful stuff.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 13, 2011
Late last month, influential Southern California-based artist John Baldessari opened a solo exhibition, Double Feature, at Sprueth Magers in Berlin. Known for his collage and text works, Baldessari uses quotes based on American film noir from the 1940s and 1950s, such as Blast of Silence, Dead Reckoning, Sudden Fear, or Deadline at Dawn for his newest body of work.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 29, 2011
Because of the graphic nature of the studio shot we have of Mode 2 promoting his first solo show in Berlin, Offerings, we just went with a classic that was on the cover of our June 2007 cover of Juxtapoz. The new show continues the influential European artist's exploration with the female form, often times with elegant, yet explicit results.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 08, 2011
Berlin-based Nike Schroeder takes needlework to a new style (at least in our eyes) with some very detailed portraits of her friends and some based on photographs. She makes embrodiery appear like illustration, using different color schemes and colored canvases to create mood.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 21, 2011
Collaborators since 2005, this Berlin Street Art / fine art duo loves paper, public space, and a planned form of accidental beauty. Using techniques of screen print and collage, their figurative experiments dip into the nostalgic future and the ridiculous; together they toil as self-styled enthusiastic workers in a robot factory.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 15, 2011
Strategically unloading 500 liters of paint into a busy intersection seems like a liability if you ask me, bright color paint going every which way could easly cause confusion and distraction. Luckily, no one crashed and Dutch performance artist Lepe B.T. Rubingh, who dropped this in Berlin in 2010, can dodge a lawsuit.