Clouds on the Street: Public Installation by Eduardo Coimbra

Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 06, 2013
We have to applaud this Cloud installation by Rio de Janeiro-based artist Eduardo Coimbra. Not only does the piece looks magical at night, it transcends into daytime just as effectively. Using iron, translucent canvas printing, fluorescent lamps, and mirrors, while creating 5 light boxes measuring 17 sq ft, Coimbra's Cloud installaton creates a surreal experience in a public space.

The Works of Lucas de Alcântara

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Lucas de Alcântara is an illustrator working out of Divinópol, Brazil. His solemn watercolor paintings, with their beautiful marbled colors and quiet figures, are both  emotive and immersive, sucking a viewer into the characters and scenes that populate his mind.

Friends Of: How to Make a Flipbook!

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 29, 2012
In our continuing partnership with the Friends Of campaign, today we look at something that will be the best office distraction project we can present to you on a Monday. Yes, we are teaching you how to make a Flipbook. All you need is a printer, a stapler, a pair of scissors, and your imagination.

Friends Of: Juliana Xavier Rusino, Student

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In our continuing coverage of the Friends Of campaign and Rio's leading art and technology school, Spectaculu, we take our attention away from the established talents of Vik Muniz, Mark Bradford, Carlos Saldanha, and Campana Designs and focus on the up-and-coming talents of student Juliana Xavier Rusino. The students from "Friends of..." program designed T-shirts, and Juliana's standout design features an Afro-Brazilian version of Marilyn Monroe.

Street Works by Andre Muniz Gonzaga

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Brazilian street artist, Andre Muniz Gonzaga, utilizes the imperfections and irregular surfaces of the cities streets to create distorted and often bizarre faces.  Just in the last year, his work has appeared abroad in places like Senegal, Portugal, Berlin, and Amsterdam.

Friends Of: Carlos Saldanha, Director

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
As part of our continuing series of Friends of Vik Muniz, today we look at director Carlos Saldanha. Carlos Saldanha is an Oscar-nominated Brazilian director of several beloved animated features, including the Ice Age series and his latest success, Rio—a love letter to his hometown. He joined Blue Sky in 1993 after graduating from the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since then, he has been considered one of the most successful directors of animated features in the industry.

Taborda's Dark Mysticism

Illustration // Friday, October 19, 2012
Eduardo Taborda's mindmelting drawings are nightmarish visions founded on meticulous linework and heavy symbolism. Working primarily in black and white, Taborda shows a staggering attention to detail and a strong commitment to the gruesome in apocalyptic tableaus where dying men beg for mercy and burst into flames. Taborda is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Friends Of: Campana Brothers' Designs

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As we continue our series of featuring the Friends Of Brazilian great, Vik Muniz, today we look at the award-winning design team of brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana. Campana Designs have long been known for their unique combination of craft-meets-contemporary, recycled-meets-high design furniture. The Campanas have garnered massive critical attention for their innovative furniture made from everyday materials and waste products like cardboard, fabric scraps, rope, aluminum wire, and plastic tubes.

Friends Of: Mark Bradford, Visual Artist

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Mark Bradford is best known for his large-scale paintings made from materials that he gathers from the streets around his Los Angeles studio. Using both collage and décollage techniques, Bradford creates abstract works that can be seen as topographies of the city's physical as well as social, economic, and cultural landscape.

Vik Muniz & Friends Limited Edition T-Shirts

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Brazilian artist and activist Vik Muniz, renowned designers The Campana Brothers, visual artist Mark Bradford, and director Carlos Saldanha have all designed limited-edition T-shirts as part of "Friends of Vik Muniz for Spectaculu." Help support Spectaculu and raise awareness about the amazing opportunities that the art and technology school bring to Rio de Janeiro's youth.
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