Design // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When Hermann Albert moved to Berlin in 1964, there was a strong feeling among intellectuals, that figurative painitng was defined by the hateful Stalin doctrine that determined how and what artists were supposed to paint: they were to worship the working class and its achievements and they were to do so in portraits, stillives and landscapes in a heroic style.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In general, we have mixed feelings about robots. Are they our friends? We're skeptical but can say without question that we like German artist (b. 1940) Bettina von Arnim's robots.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
You know we like a good hyperreal painter here at Juxtapoz... I mean, we made an entire book on the subject in late 2014. We just came across these works by German painter Mike Dargas, and although we were about to throw these in Erotica (I mean, dripping honey and chocolate on women in this context is a little on naughty side). we found the paintings of the tough guys at the end not so much erotic as they were badass and mean.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 12, 2015
Cut it Out! is an international group show dedicated to the art of the stencil. Curated by Olly Walker and Henrik Haven, the exhibition showcases the work of some of the best artists and exciting new emerging artists that choose to work with the technique, but also the tools of the trade, a bit of history, live action on walls, streets and cars to offer a glimpse insight the world of stencil art.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 09, 2015
One of our favorite painters, French-born, NYC-based Jules de Balincourt, has a solo museum show at the Kassel Kunstverein in Kassel, Germany up through March 15, 2015. "As Far As We Could Go West" features both newer and somewhat newer paintings and works from Balincourt's already busy exhibition career.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 15, 2015
We could stare at these beautiful abstract works by Hamburg, Germany based artist Jens Wolf. Its Nice That has a great interview the artist, and most of these works are acrylic on plywood. Go get lost.
Erotica // Monday, December 29, 2014
Hermann Försterling is a German painter and photographer whose photographs of the human body we have been admiring for the last couple weeks. Using a copper plate etching technique that transfers the photographs to hand-made papers, the artists creates often uncomfortable images of an almost corpselike presentation of the human body. At the same time, the photographs are a beautiful celebration of the human form. Be sure to explore his site for more work!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
New York-based German artist Markus Linnenbrink’s work is the kind that one walks into and becomes a part of. Line, color and playful boundaries have become his signature. Linnenbrink has featured conventional paint on canvas work but no matter what, he utilizes the space to full effect.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 10, 2014
We were very excited when Andrew Schoultz sent us a preview of his new work for "Broken Order," opening at Ruttkowski Gallery in Cologne, Germany on October 10. The direction he has taken his familiar visual language is intriguing, and although we haven't seen the sculptures and installation that will be accompanying the paintings, but if they are anything like these paintings, they will be showstoppers. We have worked with Andrew in the past on numerous projects, whether at SXSW or Art Basel, and have seen his work grow after standout shows at the Monterey Museum of Art and SFMoMA. This show looks to be one of his best.