Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 10, 2012
French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin (b. 1928 - d. 1991) was one of the first fashion photographers to create a complex narrative and then capture the overpowering mood of a single moment, whether it was provocative, exotic, surrealistic, or even sinister. Influenced by his mentor Man Ray, surrealist painters Magritte and Balthaus, and filmmaker Luis Buñuel, Bourdin's work similarly continues to inspire photographers worldwide.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 08, 2012
Every so often, we like to check in with French street artist, OaKoAk, to see what little gems he has made out of everyday urban objects and city infrastructure. Of course, his work is full of wit and humor, and he has a few highlights that he has completed over the past few months.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 29, 2012
We always like to see what TILT is working on, and we just saw that he completed the Panic Room, a hotel room of half graffiti, half clean slate, pristine white. TILT did the Panic Room inside the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France, where 5 artists transformed 5 different rooms in their own signature style.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 12, 2012
We try and catch a few animations during the week to keep up with who is making great work, and we just saw this short by ellusive French duo CRCR called, Les Chiens Isolés (Lonely Dogs). It is beautifully rendered, well-paced, well-sounddtracked, following two friends as they work on an isolated oil rig.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 02, 2012
For his fall show in 1995, visionary French fashion designer Thierry Mugler created this downright sexy Metropolis-inspired she-robot costume. Is this a glimpse into our fashion future, when sex-pot robots rule the Earth? We won't be complaining...
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 05, 2011
As far as this piece is concerned, this style is untouchable. What the hell? You will be seeing more of France's Horfe in the next issue of Juxtapoz Magazine...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 24, 2011
A new video's out on the LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES exhibit in France, a Juxtapoz-sponsored lowbrow and pop surrealism show produced by the Rhône-Alpes Region and curated by Spacejunk Art Center's Jérome Catz. The show is still on view at Le Plateau in Lyon, France. We just got this video of Jeff Soto working on his wall near the show. Watch after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 08, 2011
One of our favorite artists of the year, and the cover of our February 2011 issue, Escif, just finished a project in Niort, France that led him to a mysterious spot shrouded in World War II history. The spot has one remaining bunker from WWII, where the Nazis and the Allied Forces fought one of the last battles of Nazi resistance to the advancing army. And Escif added some new color to the location.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 03, 2011
We are on deadline this morning, putting the finishing touches on the magazine, and found these vintage-appearing superhero posters by French illustrator, Grégoire Guillemin. They were created as part of Guillemin's exercises in style series, where he examined the classic superhero; Green Hornet, Batman, Thor, Iron Man, and others.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 27, 2011
French artist, Mirka Lugosi, produces images that emphasizes the female form in a way that intertwines nature with the human psyche. With a soft skill for drawing the surreal, Mirka encapsulates the delicate form of the female while also using his talent to incorporate the odd and unusual entrapments of the natural world.