Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite a local artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. For us, we have been allowed to curate a project based around something we care about: murals and public art. And Converse has allowed us to invite an ecletic group of artists, from Lango, Dave Ellis, Troy Lovegates, Hitnes, 123Klan, and others to create brilliant works for the public to enjoy.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Last night, Nike invited Juxtapoz to check out their new pop-up space Pivot Point inside the new Barclay Center in downtown Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Nets. The occasion for the temporary space is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nike Air Force 1’s and this particular event was for the launch of the new Nike Air Force Bearbrick’s.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 17, 2012
Anyone feeling the holiday gift-buying panic yet? We sort of suffered through some high-tension shopping this past weekend, but if we were in Brooklyn, perhaps we would have found some peace. Steve Powers, 2x Juxtapoz cover artist, just opened a new storefront, ESPO's Creative Outlet. Residing at 4th Ave and Bergen St, in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, the shop has a range of in-store only prints, along with ESPO-related books, catalogs, ephemera and a raincoat or two.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Opening this Saturday evening at Sardine in New York is Peaces on Earth, a holiday art show and sale that continues Jon Lutz' curatorial project Daily Operation. The show features several artists we currently love including Amy Feldman and Ela Boyd, among a long list of others. Lutz is moving the project forward incorporating both new names and artists he has previously worked with, ultimately aiming to make art available to your peers and collectors at a reasonable price.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
This whale appears in a tight situation, very close to getting engulfed by a number of large octopus arms. The person responsible for this large underwater themed mural is Italian Brooklyn-based artist, Federico Massa aka Cruz. The mural is entitled “Corrientes Furiosas Que Acarician Y Que Destrozan “ which roughly translates to “Petting And Furious currents that destroy” .To view it this work in person, head to Myrtle and Evergreen in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
With nature setting the scene, photographer Amelia Bauer creates fantastic light effects that make the forest appear as if on fire from an extraterrestrial source. Ethereal, ghostly, but somehow alive and warm, the Santa Fe born, Brooklyn-based photographer has shown throughout the US. Today, we look at her Burned Over series.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
Stephen Shaheen is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores the porous borders between art, design and architecture. His work spans both manual and digital processes, and employs materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In an interview with BOMB Magazine, Louise Belcourt spoke extensively about her paintings, and this following passage in particular grabbed our attention with its thoughts on approaching a canvas. "For one thing, I’m physically moving them around with me, be it to my Canadian studio or my one in Brooklyn because things get finished so slowly. I am painting the forms in such a way to produce as much of a visceral experience as possible."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We caught the work of Brooklyn-based Leah Yerpe on Booooooom yesterday, and then we spent a good amount of time exploring all the works she had on her site. Charcoal drawings, big and small, paintings too, Yerpe captures a fleeting, dreamlike experience of floating and flying, powerful in its simplicity.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 11, 2012
Julia Pott is an illustrator from Brooklyn, NY who "employs awkward animated characters to act out her inner confusions." Something about her layered patterning and lumpy figures makes for a really compelling effect, and because it's the weekend, we threw in a bizarre little short film of hers too. Enjoy!