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...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
In a very clever campaign by advertising agency DDP of Brazil, they have created a great visual for MASP Art School with three legendary artists dissected to show their "true" insides. Picasso, Van Gogh, and Dali (say it like Adrien Brody in Midnight in Paris) are all exposed to show their insides match the iconic styles they made into worldwide textbook material. For art school, these seem quite on point.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This is the final product of collaboration between numerous different artists that all create work in the street. This piece was painted at the Araras Skate Park in Brazil by artists Dementia, Zeh Palito, Alma, and Speed.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 24, 2012
Dea Lellis is an illustrator and drawer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her paintings and illustrations combine simple flat backgrounds with quirky symbolism that is mysterious and enticing. Her are a few of her works.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 12, 2012
When we showed the work of French street artist OaKoAk last year, readers loved the playful nature of the artist's public street art. Brazilian duo, The 6emeia Project, does a very similar thing; take what they see in the streets and reimagine them into illustrations, concepts, and playful characters.