Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A touch of erotica for your morning, but a subtle, painterly version of erotica. French painter Pascal Vilcollet is known for celebrity portraits, even portraits of dogs, but his nude series, Filles du Calvaire, are in our opinion the strongest. These are small either; each piece sits at around 6.5' tall.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 19, 2012
For the past few years, Guillaume Ospital has been working in France as lead 3d modeler and character designer in the animation industry, as well as doing illustrations for various games, books, magazines. He likes Wes Anderson. And Portal 2. And dumplings.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 11, 2012
This cleverly designed pavilion was created by St. Andre-Lang Architectes constructed of wood, corn, and fencing. Located in the North-East of France, the circular design allows for views of the entire surrounding landscape. Dried corncobs line the interior wood structure and external mesh to form the walls and act as insulation and protection.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 10, 2012
We have been searching about these works that we saw from the late great Moebius when we were researching his work after his death earlier this year, and we finally found out yesterday that the work was Moebius in collaboration with Alejandro Jodorowsky for a small run comic Les Yeux du Chat. We read that it was made to be a gift to staff and friends of Les Humanoïdes Associés.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.