Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
One of the great artists we met at Nuart this past year was NYC-based, UK-born illustrator Jon Burgerman. Mr. Burgerman teamed up with German photographer, Kirsten Becken, on this new mixed-media, photography collaboration that we find attractive on our Wednesday morning news search...
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 04, 2013
This is how we like to kick off the year, with a series of Out of Place objects constructed by a very clever Robert Rickhoff. Playground slides that lead you to oncoming traffic, volleyball courts on the autobahn, skate ramp crosswalks, all situations that are going to lead you to some sort of disaster. Rickhoff is based in Germany, and works as an allaround creative.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
'Hi, I’m Kirsten Rothbart. I’m an illustration and comic art student from Kassel, Germany— where I live and study at the School of Art And Design. My illustrations deal with today’s pop cultural life but also serve a certain emotional and mysterious aspect and longing for depth in life. After I sketch an illustration, I start inking it. Ink is my absolute favourite tool! Lately, I use the Pentel pocket brush most of the time. It’s a great, comfortable brush...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Humor is a much needed and often neglected ingredient for public murals. This parody of the classic photo “Tank mMn” from the Tiananmen Square protests was painted by the collective artist group, Captain Borderline Crew, in Cologne, Germany.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 15, 2012
Hailing from the small town of Schifferstadt in South-West Germany, artist Stephanie Jung has creted an amazing body of experimential photography that captures her tworld wide travels. Her work is not about citylife, but rather rather capturing moments of getting lost in time.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This was hard to understand at first, but you have to really dig into the works of Germany's Julius Hofmann to understand how truly fantastic these paintings are. A former student of a Jux favorite, Neo Rauch, the works almost appear to be stills from a claymation gone horribly awesome, but closer attention finds beautiful works.
Illustration // Friday, November 16, 2012
The Low Bros consists of two brothers, Qbrk and Nerd, born in Hamburg, northern Germany. They currently live and work in Berlin. When they were children the two brothers loved to draw and invented their own little stories and fantasy worlds while playing in the backyard or roaming in the countryside. You’ll still find both influences, the urban and natural, in their work today. They later started to paint graffiti, co-founding a crew called "The Weird"...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Normally we would think a room full of hundreds or thousands of balloons would be noisy and annoying, but not when German artist William Forsythe is at the helm. The site-specific work, Scattered Crowd, takes the visitor into a dreamlike, fairy-tale-esque landscape. And hopefully, nobody pops a balloon and ruins the tranquility.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 29, 2012
German-based artist, Corneila Konrads, continues to make incredible land art installations that defy gravity and float naturally over landscapes around the world. Using branches, stones, and other natural objects, her installations strike an ambivalent pose.
Graffiti // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Created using an Interesting aerial shooting technique, this video documents a graffiti playground in East Germany. The film was dedicated to local graffiti writer, Trica186, who passed away the same day this was filmed and was actually supposed to be there painting.