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."

3 New Prints by OakOak

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.

"A Lost" by Julien Berthier

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.

Oversized Everyday Objects by Lilian Bourgeat

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.

Nychos in Clichy, France

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.

Mathilde Roussel "Lifes Of Grass"

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.

Sectioned Crocodile by Nychos

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!

An Homage to David Lynch (NSFW)

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.

X-Ray Portrait Art by Xavier Lucchesi

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.

In Erotica: The Legacy of Guy Bourdin

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 10, 2012
French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin (b. 1928 - d. 1991) was one of the first fashion photographers to create a complex narrative and then capture the overpowering mood of a single moment, whether it was provocative, exotic, surrealistic, or even sinister. Influenced by his mentor Man Ray, surrealist painters Magritte and Balthaus, and filmmaker Luis Buñuel, Bourdin's work similarly continues to inspire photographers worldwide.

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