Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Kind of an amazing few events happened in NYC this past weekend that involved lights. First, Os Gemeos has a residency throughout August in Times Square, and on August 1st, The Empire State Building was transformed into a stunning light show for endangered animal awareness.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Last year, when we were putting together our Hyperreal book, we loved that we got to include one of our favorite artists, Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Her brilliant paintings of icebergs, Greenland, Antarctica, the Maldives, and just amazing shoreline works are the types of painitings and drawings that you just want to live with and watch them being made.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Nature is an unruly place, forever getting in humanity’s way, regularly tamed but regressing back to the feral. As an aesthetic paradigm we admire its majesty, take pleasure in its picturesque and swoon at its beauty, but as a psychological fact, let’s face it; unless you’re Paul Bunyan, Daniel Boone or Johnny Appleseed it can quite rightly scare the shit out of you. And into this wilderness of overgrowth and undergrowth, impossibly daunting scale, tempestuous elements, natural predators and truly rugged discomforts...
Photography // Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Born in 1963, Frederic Fontenoy has been working on his first series representation of the body, considering the photographic gesture as artistic in itself. From "Metamorphosis" in 1988, he plays with the reference to reality due to this medium, and readily relates to the distortions of Andre Kertesz and "The Anatomy of the image" of Hans Bellmer.
Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
From Italian artist, Andreco, who we featured in Juxtapoz' print edition in the past: "In the climate change era the environment needs new symbols to withstand. We are in the century of the environmental crisis and my artwork is affected by it. My research is focused on the relation between humans and nature and between the built environment and the natural landscape."
Design // Thursday, June 04, 2015
I want to live in the woods, too. I'm not sure I can design a treehouse fort type situation with skate bowl and hot tub beneath, but this feels very West Marin and pretty on point to living in the woods creatively. (If you live in the Bay, or have taken mushrooms and listened to the Dead, you know the West Marin reference). Foster Huntington created this treehouse with friends, and the making of is now part of a Kickstarter instructional book project, as well as a great documentation video of the process.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 07, 2014
Italian artist Andreco was one of our absolute favorite aritsts from the Nuart program this year. With an emphasis on environmental and political themes, Andreco works in multiple genres, including street art, gallery work, and the occasional performance and installation piece. His new show, "From Clouds to Rocks," is up now at Traffic Gallery in Bergamo, Italy, and Andreco summarizes it as "inspired by the natural transformations and the phase transitions between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter. In particular from gas to solid (deposition) and from solid to gas (sublimation). The show is part of the research work called 'Nature as Art'."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This September 19, 2014, Lazarides Rathbone presents Marking Shadows, Lucy McLauchlan's third solo exhibition with the gallery. After spending a significant amount of time amid the greener sides of Birmingham the expressive artist has developed her approach and intervention with the natural world, resulting in a unique showcase of abstract naturalistic canvases alongside an organic installation display.
Photography // Friday, March 21, 2014
“Since 2004 I’ve been researching, working with biologists, and traveling the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older,” explains photographer Rachel Sussman. The series titled The Oldest Living Things in the World is being released in April 2014 in a photobook form by the University Of Chicago Press. The book is comprised of 124 photographs and four info graphics.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Excited to see Gregory Euclide open up a new body of work, Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away (Mine to Make / Bury to Forget), at Stolenspace Gallery in London this week, November 7, 2013. Euclide's work will continue with his fantastic three-dimensional topographical scenes, "addressing land, nature and how we negotiate the contradictions in our way of defining these terms."