The Dark Universe of Laurence Demaison

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Even in the darkest parts of our mind could we ever come up with the intriguing and wonderful photography of Laurence Demaison. The French photographer and fine artist combines black and white photos with his own drawing and effected layers on top of the image, adding a ghostly dimension to the finished product.

Illustration by Jacques Floret

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Jacques Floret is a French illustrator. His use of flattened color is done well. Each scene is a stylized and simplified snapshot from reality. Many of the works capture inherently French scenery with anything from Parisian cafe life to French-flag face paint. Other works seem to be the artist's own humorous commentary, as with the fish wielding, bikini-clad female. Simple renderings, pleasant hues, and a bit of a chuckle are all helpful things on a Tuesday morning. Enjoy.

The Works of REMED

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Featured in our August 2012 issue is French-born, Spain based fine artist and muralist REMED. What first attracted us to REMED? Simple; his use of color to create simple, flowing characters reminded us of the great abstract artist that came before him. But this application to the street works have brought international attention to REMED, and we think this is as good as time as any to showcase a range of the artist's work.

Nicolas Barrome's Drawings

Illustration // Sunday, July 22, 2012
French artist Nicolas Barrome's work is very character driven. In his pieces you can find a variety of unique furry animals and creatures. He does not only bring his work to life on paper and canvas, but also on huge city walls too.

More Appreciation for Moebius

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
Going through a few old folders of inspiration this morning, and we were reminded of the great loss we have earlier this year in French illustrator Jean Giraud, aka Moebius. Famous for his work Blueberry and Silver Surfer, as well as his work with Heavy Metal, he had one of the most vivid and expressive imaginations of any artists of his generations. Here is just a selection of classic works...

C215 Goes big in Sete, France

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2012
Making his way to the small town of Sete, in southern France, C215 recently finished up a new mural much larger in size than we are accustomed to seeing. The artist stenciled a portrait of a man with vast amount of detail and there is also one of our favorite little cats hanging out below as well. The mural was painted to coincide with the K-live Festival.

The Work of France's Nicolas Le Borgne

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
A bit of tattoo, throw in a little pop-surrealism, and solid illustration chops, and you have the work of France's Nicolas Le Borgne. We just saw on Fecal Face that Le Borgne has new paintings and drawings done, and from what we saw in 2009, we really like the artist's progress...

String Installations by Sebastien Preschoux

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
Not only are these geometric string installations well-constructed by French artist Sebastien Preschoux, but the way they are lit and photographed makes them seem even more profound. The thread installations transform otherwise dark locations into spaces that appear ready to jump through for optimal time travel.

Preview: OakOak's "892 Miles" @ The Outsiders, Newcastle

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
One of our favorite street artists/interventionists is France's OakOak, who takes the most simple public property and transforms it into his own version of a video game. Cinder blocks turn into the Scream, doorsteps into piano keys, etc. OakOak is set to open a brand new exhibition on June 1, 2012, 892 Miles, at Lazarides' The Outsiders space in Newcastle, England.

Animal Portaits over Photo Portraits by Charlotte Caron

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A very simple idea, with a nice effect, involving the humanization of animals, and animalizing humans, by French artist, Charlotte Caron. 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."

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