Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of New Orleans-based artist Michael Pajon. All of his collages are cut by hand from materials ranging from the 1880's - 1950's. He uses the artifacts that people have left behind and attempts to find a relationship between the things he has cut from old playing cards, prescription labels, postcards, matchbooks, and magazines.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 11, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of French artist Mathilde Aubier. Mathilde uses newspaper, vintage photos, and muted colors to create these neat collates. She uses her graphic design and illustration skills in the professional world as part of Ma + Chr design studio.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sacha Baumann is an artist, designer, and social media-er for herself and others. She specializes in helping creatives showcase their work online and navigate the world of social media and marketing. As an artist, Sacha extracts found images, primarily from magazines and books, and places them in a new context, manipulating tone and intention, creating a new reality.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 01, 2012
Sixteen year old Caroline Alkire creates stunning, surreal collages from images cut out of vintage National Geographic magazines. Drawing inspiration from artists like Dali, she creates introspective dreamscapes with paper, scissors, and glue.
Erotica // Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Each of these tactile black and white collages were handmade by the talented Erik Truchinski of Autumn Wind Photography who describes his work as "photograph[s] of the strange, obscure and anything I find beauty in and darkness hidden... the images I feel represent my mind." Erotic and dark, these collages feel like advertisements for the seedy underbelly of bondage culture.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
Featured in our very first Juxtapoz in 1994, and cover artist of August 2010, Mexico-based artist Dr. Lakra has a show currently on display in Copenhagen, Denmark at Nils Stærk. Featuring his signature tattoo influenced fine art, with a mixture of collage, flash, and paintings, Lakra's work will be on display through December 15, 2012.
Music // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
One of the best albums of 2013 has to be Tame Impala's Lonerism, a mix of psychedelic, experimental pop that has been playing in this writer's house for weeks now. The video for one of the album's best tracks, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," is exactly what it sounds like: a psychedelic collage of beautiful colors.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"In my work, whether stone and oil, metal and wood, or cardboard and papier-mâché alchemy and automatism are linked together in the cognitive creative process. Intention becomes line, line becomes shape, shape becomes form, and form becomes content. In my work I find myself either suppressing or indulging of my own desire to associate personal narrative to the raw visual information inherent in the material and process."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 26, 2012
Profiled in the magazine in the past, we love the cut-out book collages of Alexander Korzer-Robinson. He says of this work: "By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience."
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.