Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Mark Wallinger has a lengthy record of major exhibitions and accomplishments, which is no surprise when looking at the British artist's current exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. Small rounded beach stones have always grabbed our attention with their random, unique shape and beauty.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, probably one of the most innovative contemporary artists we can think of that can seemlessly involve conceptual, sculptural, installation, and mixed media works all into one piece, is set to revisit and showcase his late 1990's project, One Minute Sculptures, at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, England.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, the Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine mountain range overlooking Burnley, in Lancashire, England. The piece is constructed from galvanized steel, which harness the energy of the wind to produce a slightly discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of octaves.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
In 2012, it is not easy to convince people to do anything if there isn't some sort of comedic or clever push to demonstrate why in fact you should do it. I don't drive a KIA unless Blake Griffin is stretching it out in their commercials. Get it? Well Qubic, a company specializing in "providing tax solutions to clients throughout the UK," took this notion and used 1200 LEGO characters to demonstrate the wide-ranging amount of people united in their "duty to pay taxes."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
'I have a style that is best described in colour and realised in detailed design. Bold vibrant colour forms the basis of a working practice that seeks to unite dreams and reality. I try to give the viewer a feast of colour and complexity, my surreal macabre touches are the counterpoint to my sweet and childlike innocent subjects.'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
We were very excited to see the title of Ian Francis' newest exhibition, 10,000 Years From Now. Obviously, his work resonates with this title perfectly. There seems to be this distant future mixed with familiar figurative elements in each Francis painting, a surreal, mystical experience that has a foundation of contemporary. Francis' latest body of work examines the "fragility of this lifetime in contrast to geological timescales."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
You don't need us to tell you that Northumberland, England-born portrait artist Glenn Brown is extremely talented, and that his portraits look to the neo-classical, Renaissance masters as inspiration and that is broad paint strokes are incredibly intricate and compose an amazing picture. You have eyes for that.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 23, 2012
In late 2011, we showed you the work of Tom French, a fine artist who, inside of his dripping skull portraits created sub-portraits of women amongst the skull piece. The And now, some newer works. The England-based artist "combines detailed photorealism with strong elements of abstraction and surrealism, focusing on the reflection of the conscious and subconscious mind."
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 30, 2012
Based in the UK, illustrator Peter Crawley specializes in stitched illustrations that are created by hand piercing various stocks of paper with a pin and then stitching the paper with a needle and cotton thread. His first piece was inspired by a road trip across America and his desire to illustrate the journey. These illustrations are held in private collections all over the world, and have been featured in leading art and design publications and exhibitions.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
UK-based artist Amy Timms' paintings aim to convey the essence and souls of the animals that they represent. Working primarily in bold, flat gouache, the interplay between color and negative space is key. Timms draws upon multiple themes of death, decay, rebirth, melancholia, and metamorphosis, and she takes inspiration from the science of anatomy, entomology, folklore, taxidermy, and the indigenous flora and fauna of the British Isles.