Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Rio de Janeiro based artist Luiz Zerbini's work combines a myriad of sources, borrowing from the cityscapes of Rio, art history, and pop culture. Everything is dislocated in his work: the landscape loses its depth, and the grid gains it.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
In our November 2013 issue, on newsstands this week (or now), we have an exclusive conversation with one of Brazil's most exciting and talented artists, FINOK. For years we have loved his intricate style, both in his unique graffiti characters and now his beautiful canvases, and with an upcoming new body of work at Smith Galeria in Sao Paulo this November, we felt it was great timing to see his work in our printed edition.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
Sao Paulo-based fine aritst Thais Beltrame, who we have featured in the magazine and profiled on the site in the past, is set to open a brand new solo show, Where I'm Not (Onde Não Estou) at Galeria Movimento in Rio de Janeiro, tonight, October 10. Beltrame's works always seem to carry with them a literary quality, layered storytelling techniques, and a quiet energy of her own universe.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Lucas Simões is an artist living and working in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Through a combination of both geometric and organic shapes overlaid, he's been able to use cut out photographs of close friends to explore identity and cultural individualism.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sao Paulo-based photographer and ex-pro skater Fabiano Rodrigues has taken a wonderful series of self-portraits of himself skating in superbly chosen and composed locations, often museums, and outside/in architectural landmarks around the city. Taken with a Hasselblad and remote control, the one off prints explore "the history and repertoire of skateboarding movements, particularly its relationship with the city, its architecture and urban furniture."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We are all about interactive art. We also have very fond memories of diving into a giant pool of plastic balls at the McDonalds Playpen as a kid and these installations by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto remind us of being a child again. The plastic balls in this case are suspended by the thousands from colorful netting allowing exhibition visitors to climb and walk along the structure. He has also created some wonderfully comfortable looking hammocks...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A few of us here in the office are in the process of buying some new furniture, and I know how i feel; I like things minimal but with a bit concept. Maybe I should go with this collection of spider furniture by designer Bruno Freire for Brazilian brand Oficina Polvo. The collection features an assortment of lamps, tables, desks, and even a chandelier.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
We are enjoying the work of Fernando Moraes and Roane Ferreira this morning. Working under the collective title, Imarginal, the duo work on a variety of surfaces from, cotton fabric, markers, and even magnifiers on paper, wood, or walls. Some of their pieces take over 3 months to make and measure over 3 feet wide...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Brazilian graffiti artist Narcelio Grud gathers rotting produce from the streets of a local market and paints a wall with the fruit in vegetables in his latest video, Tropical Hungry.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
On view Casa Triangulo through May 18th in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the third solo show of Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF) at the gallery entitled ALISABEL VIRIL APAGÃO FENOMENAL. AVAF is comprised of Eli Sudbrack who was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and lives and works between São Paulo and New York and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson who was born in Paris and still lives and works there.