Top List // Friday, August 03, 2012
Brazilian twins Os Gemeos create some of the most iconic, instantly recognizable street and public art of any contemporary art in the world today. Or ever, if you want to really break this down. In honor of their museum exhibition at the Boston ICA opening today, August 3, we look back at our favorite street works from the 2x Juxtapoz cover artists. From multi-storied murals, to collaborations, to castles and simple characters hidden away in the depths of a city, Os Gemeos will continue to amaze and redefine what street art is.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 02, 2012
London is getting a lot of great art at the moment, so even if you don't want to see the Olympics, the great city has plenty to offer. Take Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo's fantastic 250,000 book maze, aMAZEme, now on display at the Southbank Centre in London. Incredibly, the work, creating with the help of volunteers, is based on a fingerprint of writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
In celebration of Brazilian twins, Os Gemeos, and their museum exhibition at the Boston ICA opening today and carrying through to November 25, 2012, we look back at one of two cover stories we have run with the two artists. This one dates back to July 2010, at a time where their installation work was becoming some of the most experimental and immersive in the world, and when their street work was as impactful as it had always been.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Have you ever wanted to feeling of figuratively falling into an installation? The optical illusions that Brazil-born Regina Silveira creates are quite astounding, making the viewer and gallery visitor become an active participant in the installation. The designs are simple, but the impact is stunning.
Illustration // Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, the illustrations of Gabee Meyer are a rich, vibrant blend of folk tendencies and contemporary attractions. Incorporating pattern-clad skateboarders, keyboardists riding giant, kaleidoscopic eggs and prehistoric creatures blasting future technology, her works are certainly not lacking vivid imaginative narratives.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Pedro Felipe was born in Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil but now lives in Belo Horizonte. At 22 years of age, the freelance illustrator likes to incorporate strange figures inspired by the city , including issues of violence, sex, addiction and the occult. Thank you to the Juxtapoz Latin America team for the head's up.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We love looking at the works by artists who use just one material, such as a pen and pencil, and we love what we are seeing in the works of Brazil's Zakuro Aoyama. The commercial and fine art illustrator has a great series of detailed drawings as well as notebook sketches that show a diversity of both great linework and photoreal skill.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 07, 2012
These works by Brazilian architect / illustrator Diego Fagundes are so simple in execution, but pack a heavy punch of narrative and figurative symbolism. Like BLU, who does these kinds of works on multi-storied buildings, these works play on the idea of space and our perceptions of our own reality. It should be noted that Diego is an architect at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. He knows a little something about space.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 06, 2012
Sao Paulo, Brazil-based fine artist, and cover of our 2009 Brazil issue, Herbert Baglione, will be opening a museum exhibition at the Bogota Museum of Contemporary Art in Colombia tomorrow, July 7. The exhibition, Obituary, will feature a series of paintings and installations, as well as Baglione recreating the drawings he did as a 3-year old of illustrating simple interventions over family photographs.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
A gorgeous collection of some of João Ruas' more sensual, seductive works, Ruas paints a haunting world inhabited by enigmatic figures and regal beasts awash in a maelstrom of mysterious energies. His explorations of the darker realms of the spirit evoke states of emotional turmoil, spiritual hunger and troubled passion. Weaving together history, mythology and cryptic symbolism in a misty dreamscape...