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."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
We are really enjoying Bordeaux, France-based illustrator Jonathan Burton's latest project: a pack of cards with a playful, amusing, yet classic twist. The Folio Society commissioned the cards and we want a pack.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
This morning we take a look the work of French, LA-based artist Mark Maggiori. Mark is an analog photographer, a painter, musician and music video director.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
French graphic artist Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's series, Vertical Horizon, was taken between the vuildings of Hong-Kong. In the series he dives into the cramped, diverse, think environment.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Lyon, France-based artist Emile Morel. His surreal, imaginary worlds linger halfway between hell and "wonderful medieval Dante, depicting primitive impulses, bestial and intimate and idyllic mythology."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
French artist Bernard Pras's latest installation is a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyate. It is anamorphic, meaning it is an illusion that can only be viewed from a specific vantage point. Pras used clothes, paint, wood, rubber, and other objects to fill the entire room and the portrait is only clearly visible through the lens of his camera.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of French artist Françoise Nielly. Nielly's colorful portraits, created using thick strokes of oil on canvas, are based off simple black and white photographs. According to her bio, Nielly 'takes a risk: her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallete dazzling.'