Juxtapoz // Friday, October 12, 2012
Tsuyoshi Ozawa is known as an artist with insight into history and society, yet his method of expression is humorous and full of wit. The exhibition also includes Vegetable Weapon, a series of photographs of women holding guns made from vegetables. The projects have been carried out in different cities world wide, addressing the stupidity of war and violence.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We were going to save this for Halloween, but we caved. Danish-born artist Peter Callesen is able to take one single sheet of white paper and transform it into a playful, simple but detailed sculpture piece. Sometimes, just a skeleton waking up is all you need.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 22, 2012
Not too long ago, the absurd news story about an uncommissioned fresco restoration gone wrong at the church of Santuario de Misericordia in Spain went viral.The tragic yet hilarious refurbished image of Christ was more than enough to produce a laugh, and shortly after the incident, the church has become somewhat of a tourist destination as the magnificently horrific painting has attracted many onlookers.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
I'm pretty sure the words "Johnny Ryan" mean "Fuck You" in Elvish or Klingon. That being said, a lot of people nowadays are scared to say "Johnny Ryan" to anyone, even half-assed quasi-celebrities that probably could use a good "Johnny Ryan", because they're afraid of losing followers, or offending someone, or not being accused of "hatin on shit".
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 20, 2012
Getting offended can be such a fun feeling, especially when it's art and humor where no one is being spared. Bob Staake has created a series of "Satire, Humor and Visual Parody of Classic Children's Books From the 1940s Through 1960s." Prepare to learn how to make money, what Bukowski really does to children, and just what does daddy have in the trunk...
Street Art // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Russian graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz continues to create astonishing street art. Throughout the years, Nomerz has traveled around his native homeland finding abandoned structures in cities long since forgotten. By adding eyes and facial gestures he anthropomorphizes old buildings in a way that gives them a unique character.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The weekend is over, and now we're into another week. What did you do on your days off? Apparently, most Americans split it between sleeping, leisure, cooking and cleaning with all other smaller categories trailing behind. Here are two graphics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that explain what most Americans do on their down time. It's not exactly how we spend our time, but it's interesting to see what most people supposedly do.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
We have seen a good deal of 3D art in the past, a few street pieces that give the illusion of more than meets the eye, mostly constructed with chalk. But, we haven't seen the style and approach applied to the home, and if you got the open floorplan, why not have a little fun with your setup?
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 15, 2012
The goldfish has been a part of Japanese cultures for centuries and traditional games such as "Scooping Goldfish" are still played today. The collective group going by the name, Kingyobu aka Goldfish club, have been making aquariums out of phone booths for the past year and placing hundreds of goldfish inside.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In a recent and somewhat tragic incident, the church of Santuario de Misericordia's fresco depicting good ol' JC was radically revamped, or at least that was the initial goal of the eighty-something-year-old amateur restorer who took the project on without asking permission. A quote from culture councilor Juan Maria de Ojeda describes the fate of the 19th century wall painting aptly remarking she noticed "she had gotten out of hand" and gone on to confess to local authorities.