Juxtapoz // Friday, September 20, 2013
Capitalizing on the expansive possibilities of digital techniques, French photographer Thomas Devaux's series of work "Attrition," is a "double articulation between what is borrowed and that which is a reinterpretation on one hand and an ax in art history on the other hand...The portrait becomes a division of a face created by itself and see-through."
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 26, 2013
French graphic designer DZO Olivier is a self taught painter and illustrator who is attracted by all forms of artistic expression. He is currently studying at the Graduate School of Fine Arts in Toulouse.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
One of the best bio descriptions we have read in a while: "Artist, hair icon, art director, cook, graphic designer, frenchie, Illustrator, dad, genius brain owner, tech digest, curator, co-owner The Contrepétographes." And then graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal throws in this great quote from Larry Niven to complete the feeling: "The Dinosaurs Became extinct Because They Did not Have a space program." Well, then, that makes sense.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We are enjoying French digital artist Isabelle Dalle's series of anatomical portraits. Influenced by the art in medical journals, Isabelle draws colorful, collaged drawings of animals, sea creatures, and wings moving and protruding through the body parts, muscular sketches and skeletons.
Music // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The popular French band Pheonix's video for "Trying to be Cool/Drakkar Noir" is directed by Canada. Everything in the video is shot in-camera while crews rushed to make sure each cut flowed into the next. Watch it in awe after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
French photographer Laurence Demaison sometimes combines black and white photos with her own drawing, generating a ghostly finished product. "Taking full advantage of shwoing what the camera sees (sometimes over long periods of exposure) compared to what the human eye cannont or does not see, she pre-visualizes each photograph up to a certain degree, and then lets chance and intuitive performance intervene."
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Michigan-based design studio, Anya Sirota + AKOAKI created this great installation of two 30-feet large star sculptures in a defunct tannery in Amilly, France. As UR Design notes, "The project, titled Pop It Up, comes at a critical moment for the tannery complex. Come fall 2013, the site will be converted into a cultural art center. In its current state of coming-undone-ness, however, with its bared concrete structure and second-story wood flooring and windows removed, the surviving architecture offers exceptional opportunities for experimentation and interim engagement." Its Friday, we like sharing quotes.
Graffiti // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
One of our European contributors, Butterfly, recently heading out to the studio of graffiti artist Gris1 in Lyon, France to see what the artist have prepared for the rest of his 2013 calendar year. From the looks of it, he has lots of trains, spraycans, post-its, paintings, sketches, and notes coming into fruition. We have covered Gris1 a ton on our site and in our Graffiti Department in recent years, as well as a bunch of French writers, and we were very appreciative that Gris let us into his space.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
We are enjoying the paintings of French artist Charlotte Caron this morning. She took a very simple idea, with a nice effect, involving the humanization of animals, and animalizing humans. The artist says of the series, "This series of paintings, photographs, are trying to respond to a form of duality... ultimately creating an osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait."
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
In our May 2013 issue, Juxtapoz was honored to have the chance to speak with enigmatic Norwegian artist, Odd Nerdrum. Writer David Molesky finished the piece and headed to France for a special exhibition and open house that the Nerdrum Museum held at the artist's home in Maisons-Laffitte. The event also served as a release for a new book from the Nerdrum Museum called, "Crime and Refuge."