Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jules de Balincourt is a French-born, American-based painter currently living in New York. His colorful and "faux-naif" painting style accompanied with scathing and witty social commentary make him a favorite. Here are some of his paintings from the last year.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 27, 2013
Graphik(H) is an illustrator and designer based in France with a linear, rendering style that is often based off of photography. From pictures to drawing, he creates amazing images focusing on portraits and other day-to-day moments. Graphik(H) has done a variety of editorial and commercial work with his signature portrait work.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
French photographer Renaud Marion has taken the wheels of a classic automobiles in his new series, Air Drive. Although we find this series maddening because of the absence of floating cars in the world today, with most futurists getting this all wrong (we will probably have to wait until 2030 or something), Marion's series gives these cars a new look, a fresh vantage point, and an appreciation for how well-designed some of the silhouettes really are.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The work of French artist Valentin van der Meulen has recently caught our eye. His blurred and torn paintings are full of emotion and tension that transport the viewer to a dark place. Recently, Meulen did a collaboration with fellow French artist David Mesguich. The collaborative piece, seen in the gallery, features a 3-headed geometric sculpture, reveals a new dimension to Meulen's already impresssive work.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 05, 2013
After studying graphic design in France, Florian Meacci landed in London to become a freelance illustrator. His main interest lies in drawing with biro pen and reading comics books. Exceptionally realistic, fashion conscious portraits and renderings of the beautiful. Freaking love.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 03, 2013
Well, its not like French street interventionist, oaKoAk, had gone anywhere, because he has continually been creating some of the best and most humorous street works in the world, but we haven't looked into his newest works in quite some time. Nobody can transform the mundane objects of the street into a cartoon strip quite like oaKoAk, and there is never a bad time to see what he is up to...
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 01, 2012
With his 'Bones Brigade' series, french art director and illustrator Sebastien Cuypers proves cool never dies, creating a cast of hipster skeletons. Born in 1980, Cuypers started drawing early in his childhood. He adds elements of typography to his works which add to the overall image but simultaneously act as an autonomous and stand-alone features of the layout...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Florian Meacci studied graphic design in France before settling in London to become a freelance illustrator. Drawing inspiration from fashion and comic books, Meacci uses ballpoint pen to create his finely rendered portraits. In his own words, 'My art is about contradiction, I always try to put something unexpected. I like to combine a few things which are not made to be together.'
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 12, 2012
We woke up this morning to a unique update in our mailbox, a friend sending us pictures of the incredible hair sculptures by French hairdreseer, Tress Agoche. The artists note, "it is a vision of a new era which gives birth to an evolved future where the audience experiences the gift that is woman. In this, we create a capsule of work that becomes timeless and unbound, a vision for future observers to witness. Indefinite and inevitable, this future will exist."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
We got gargoyles in the trees! Artist Clément Briend takes the textures of trees and light projects images of gargoyles to give the effect that the trees are indeed alive. The result is some of the most beautiful, and fun, imagery we have been able to post on this site in the past few months.