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.
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."
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
One of our favorite public artists is France's OaKoAk, who turns everyday objects into his own comedic routine. The artist has just released 3 new prints with Edition Populaire, each in a series of 250 featuring some classic works from the artist.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
This 2011 artwork by Julien Berthier utilizes a simple, clever gesture on a large scale. The French artist has a practice of diagrammatic drawings, sculpture, and outdoor, site-specific work. "A LOST", a bold intervention by Berthier, grabbed our attention with its blatant desecration of a corporate advertisement and use of sardonic humor.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
When we begin to close the day on office work, we like to try and find something that makes us laugh or has a bit of a fun element to it in the world of art. Most of the time we just look at movie trailers and music videos, but last night we came across the oversized everyday object serires by French artist Lilian Bourgeat, a good examination on distorted your visual perception and the ways we become familiar with space and porportion.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Nychos who often paints sectioned and dissected creatures, has dropped another lengthy wall on the streets of Clichy, France. This time around the artist used a simple figure of a human, stretched and pieced apart.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
An installation that grows with time... pretty interesting concept. French artist Mathilde Roussel created the pieces that would make up Lifes of Grass, to examined the "effects of transformation of the material as a metaphor of the transformation of the body. Time sculpts the forms, makes them change and then decay." The work went on display around the world, including the 2010 Crossing the Line FIAF Festival at Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn.
Street Art // Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Austrian-based dissection artist, Nychos, recently painted this lengthy sectioned crocodile with a skeleton in its intestines somewhere on a building in Vitry, France. His work is getting cleaner and more distinct with each new piece, a natural progression for someone who produces such a high volume of work. This mural is one of our favorite yet!
Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 25, 2012
Sexy, bizarre and creepily fitting erotic homage to the one and only Mr. Lynch. Set to the music of David Lynch's “I know”, this provocative little short film was created by French director Carrementdard for a video competition on Genero TV. Enjoy.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
And you thought just sitting for a portrait was laborious. French photographer Xavier Lucchesi uses a medical scanner as the basis for his portrait work, where he takes the final X-ray and adds color, highlighting certain shapes or organs. Let's recap: find subject, get them to a x-ray machine, scan them, and then go in and highlight all the vital organs with specific colors that make a beautiful portrait. Got it.