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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2013
French designer Mathieu Frossard has shot a series of photographs of carefully arranged food shoved in people's mouths, some more appetizing than others... Included are some tasty plates of hooves, fish guts, candy canes and bird feet.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Garbage Pail Kids meets The Fly meets a puddle of vomit left to fester on the sidewalk for a few days in the twisted mind of French comic artist Craoman. Craoman dissects the human condition in a grotesque universe inhabited by the decaying, deformed and dejected. He works extensively with the Guedin brothers on the production of comic art, illustrations and video clips...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
French photographer Laurent Chehere is no stranger to the photo world. His dreamy and fantastical images have been used commercially by Audi and Adidas. However, Chehere recently decided to hang up his commercial top hat and focus solely on creating fine art. His most recent series, entitled Flying Houses, plays on our child like fantasies of flight and how we think about our everyday surroundings.