"Vertical Horizon," photographs by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

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.

Emile Morel's Digital Illustrations

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."

Incredible Anamorphic Portrait Composed of an Entire Room of Objects

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.

Vibrant Palette Knife Paintings by Françoise Nielly

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.'   

Paintings by Felix Labisse

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Félix Labisse was a French Surrealist painter, illustrator, and designer who died in 1982. His paintings depict fantastical scenes featuring hyprid and often creatures. We are really enjoying his series of blue women...

French Pharmaceutical Ads from the 1930s

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
A brilliant collection of pharmaceutical ads from France, circa the 1930s. There are a few in here that channel a pre "Mother's Little Helper" vibe, with a tad-too-happy individual with their over the counter drugs, but we just love the classic graphic design and poster art style. 

Paintings by Tania Blanco

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
The paintings of Valencian artist Tania Blanco examine the relationship between humanity and science. His round acrylic paintings are done on canvas or wood panels and have a strange, surreal clinical, doctors office feel to them.

Glowing Wire Sculptures by Cedric Le Borgne

Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 10, 2013
French artist Cedric Le Borgne creates illuminated sculptures using chicken wire. The pieces are then installed in public places, often suspended in the air. His most recent work features luminous wire birds and is entitled Le Desir et la Menace.

Drawings by French Cartoonest and Illustrator Philippe Caza

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 08, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of French cartoonist and illustrator Philippe Caza. Caza has an extensive portfolio of varied work going back to the 70's. His imaginative, surreal, and psychedelic drawings are heavily influenced by his comic book art and take us to various bizarre worlds.

Mirrored Canopy in Marseille by Foster + Partners

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The brand new 'Port Vieux' pavilion in Marseille, France is a 46x22 meter canopy made from polished stainless steel that reflects the pedestrian area of the harbor and surrounding wharf. Designed by Foster + Partners, the pavilion is part of a move to reclaim civic spaces over the water. 

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