Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
German artist Rafael Gerlach, aka SATONE, as profiled in our June issue on newsstands now, is an illustrator and self-employed artist living and working in Munich who originally hails from Venezuela. The skilled graphic designer discovered his interest in graffiti early on, intently developing his style by finding a formal vocabulary that perpetrated a fascinating middle course between technocracy and the artwork of imaginary worlds.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We are really trying our best to describe these paintings without being crass or offensive, because no matter what we write, somehow it will seem both crass and offensive. So we will go with the description from a website that describes the work of German artist Lilli Hill as featuring "lush females, zero gravity." That said, we are really enjoying the realistic portraits of lush females from Hill, a bit of a fresh take on the classic portrait.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Glass riding in like the tide is the best way to describe what French artist Baptiste Debombourg created with Aerial, an installation at Brauweiler Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Cologne, Germany. As the glass hits the floor, Debombourg creates the effect of layered ocean tides creeping onto the stone ground, a magnificent result. The work was completed on April 14, 2012, and took over 420 hours to complete.
Music // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
One of the great chroniclers of contemporary music, Dutch-born photographer and film director Anton Corbijn has been responsible for making iconic images and videos for bands such as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, and REM. The latter is the subject of Corbijn's latest photo exhibition, R.E.M. Seen Between 1990-2010, now showing at the Albertinum Museum in Dresden, Germany.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Even though this exhibition/installation came down last month, the pictures still make this a worthy bit of news. Created in collaboration by Chezweitz & Roseapple, Kubix and Stefan Hurtig, Freude auf Morgen was a light installation created in Freiburg, Germany, commemorating 111 years of electrical engineering at technological company Alexander Bürkle.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 19, 2012
Danish company LEGO has a new ad campaign called Imagine, where they take the simple LEGO blocks and recreate iconic cartoon and animation characters. Look closely at this picture, and what do you see? We think you see Marge... and a Homer...
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 05, 2012
We know, we know; high-speed photography is a craze at the moment. But we really appreciate what German artist Martin Klimas has done here. He has taken Porcelain Fighter sculptures, dropped them, and then captured their shattering moment. The end result is like a Mortal Kombat scene, where the victorious Porcelain Fighter is cleary evident.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 03, 2012
Jugend was weekly cultural magazine published in Germany during the turn of the 20th Century. As we were wandering through some morning notes, we came across this particular cover, a beautifully illustrated piece from 1901. In our research, it is said that Jugend launched the German art nouveau movement, and the word Jugendstil is still used today by German graphic designers in reference to the era.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 07, 2012
Miniature street installation artist, Slinkachu, just placed this new piece in Stuttgart, Germany, featuring what initially appears to be the world's smallest hot dog stand, Wunder Wurst. Look closer, and you see the unfortunate connection the stand has with a nearby rat.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The HALLENKUNST pop-up exhibit in Chemnitz, Germany, wrapped up last month, designed to spotlight the mid-European's urban art movement within the ever-growing international public art scene. The 5,000 sqm spaces were special areas within which artists created site-specific art installations and a unique opportunity for visitors to experience varied and large format examples of urban art from Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and France.