Erotica // Monday, June 17, 2013
Lee Chen Dao is a figurative painter based out of Taipei, Taiwan. His playful and vibrant oil paintings marry the sensuality of adult eroticism with a gleeful sense of childish delight, unabashedly celebrating (and perhaps just as well quietly chastising) modern society's free-wheeling and almost infantile pursuit of pure pleasure. Superhero masks, girl on girl wrestling, strip poker antics, nothing is off limits in Dao's strange and provocative world.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
The person singing underneath that crazy, incredible looking headpiece is Bjork. Surprised? Probably not, if you showed us a picture of a woman singing in a crazy outfit that would probably be our first guess too. The headpiece though, was designed by Maiko Takeda and is one of a series of similar pieces entitled Atmospheric Reentry. Maiko grew up in Tokyo and moved to London to study Jewelry Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is currently working on her Masters in Millinery at the Royal College of Art.
Erotica // Monday, June 10, 2013
We hope you enjoy this infectiously joyous and sweetly naughty animation from filmmaker and mask designer Shishi Yamazaki. After entering the Department of Design at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Yamazaki began experimenting with rotoscope animation using hand drawn watercolor paintings for each animated cel. Additionally, in May of 2010, this superbly talented multi-disciplinary artist began working on her lifelong project: creating one face mask each and every day of the year for years to come.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Chinese artist Xia Xiaowan's 3D painting works on panes of glass are called "spatial paintings," and often feature distorted figures, drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when the multiple pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the hologram-like effect.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse travelled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Fros. In a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence, his resulting installation The Enclave attempts to rethink war photography using discontinued color infrared film. A film stock originally invented for surveillance by the US military in World War I, "representing an intangible conflict with a medium that registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light..."
Vault // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
As you know by now, we have spent all month celebrating our Beastie Boys issue (June 2013), with special outtakes, videos, artist favorites, and Jux favorites from one of the most influential bands of the last 30 years. As the month begins to close out, and the Beastie Boys issue is flying off newsstands and from our webstore, we wanted to share our interview with Beastie Boy Adrock, where he gives insight on how each album cover came to fruition, how each artist was chosen, and why they were so lucky to have MCA in the band.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A few weeks ago we featured the photographs of Chinese artist Ren Hang. The controversial photographer, whose work is banned throughout most of his native country, has a new book entitled Republic for sale. Le Journal de la Photographie had a short conversation with the artist about his new book, providing us with some wonderful thoughts on censorship and nudity.
Erotica // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Finally-- erotica meets typography! This collaboration between Molotow and Fierce Frog Films has created a beautiful marriage of both disciplines. The young calligrapher Pokras Lampas had the opportunity to ply his trade on four beautiful Russian models in this series aptly named "Calligraphy on Girls." Typography lovers, get ready to have your socks blown off, and erotica lovers, well--you can tell whoever's looking over your shoulder that it's erotica for the intellectual. Check it out.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
We were pretty sure that the Darth Vader hot air balloon was the pinacle of dream hot air balloons...until we saw this: Patricia Piccinini's Skywhale hot air balloon. Are there more custom hot air balloons out there? We might have to do some research on this... How about the house from UP? Who’s with us? Jabba the hutt? The possibilities are endless... Watch a video of the Skywhale in flight after the jump.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Juxtapoz June 2013 issue, a visual history of the Beastie Boys and tribute to MCA, is now officially on newsstands. As we compiled the issue, our contributing editor Joey Garfield put together a short clip from his interviews featuring some of the artists who contributed to the visual identity of the band. This is the history of the Beastie Boys, in their voices, from Bruce Davidson to Cey Adams, Glen E Friedman to Ricky Powell.