Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2012
These diagrammatic drawings laden with powerful aphorisms on the creative process and general conundrums of contemporary life by Christine Wong Yap highlight the beauty and importance of enterprising productivity and free, individual thought, illustrating intrinsic processes of a successful creative lifestyle. As a magazine that promotes prodigious creative output, we thought we would share.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
These wonderfully dark illustrations by Laura Geurten have a playful and quick folk art aesthetic that has a subtlety of shuddering and detailed line work that reminds us of Goya's Disasters of War. Although not nearly as graphically realistic or horrifying as Goya in subject matter or style, Geurten playfully dances around what is psychologically deep and consuming...
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
Being that is is Labor Day, we are thinking of things that take a long time to make. So how about taking an old fashioned portrait, and then adding some contemporary flair to it in the vein of Stacey Page. She embroiders over portraits with her own stitching style, adding a bit of color and humor to an otherwise mundane shot.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Miriam Londono makes a career out of interesting paper sculptures and installation like work, but it is her paper calligraphy, and her paper graffiti, that has our attention this morning. The layering, detail, and the ability to manipulate paper is something we have not seen before.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
There is a lack of large animal themed playgrounds; actually there is a lack of creative playgrounds in general, the options are endless really. Why not a massive gator-themed space for kids and adults? In San Paulo, there is a playground shaped as an alligator and for the 2012 SESC Arts show they invited Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, to cover the trademark crochet creations.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Chilean artist Maria Aparico Puentes stitches thread into geometric shapes over photography, an effect that makes the subjects appear to be existing on the borders of another dimension. Speaking on her work, Puentes notes, "I imagine that some of these impressions point me to study Architecture."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
As part of our Adult Swim issue, we had the chance to create special collaborations with various artists around the themes of the Adult Swim programs. When it came to "Delocated,"with the concept of the family who testified against the Russian Mafia and has been uprooted to start living undercover through the witness protection program, why not have Olek and her guerrilla knitting work create some masks for full undercover looks?
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sometimes you have to sit and process what you are looking at. This is a portrait made from a wooden panel, nails, and one single piece of thread. That is right; one single piece of thread. The panel is painted white, and then the NYC-based artist wraps the black thread around the nails more and more to create the darker sections. Quite... incredible.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 14, 2012
Case in point, I will set the scene. I was at my grandparents house, looking at all their fine china and ceramic plates and "sculptures" (I am being generous), and wondering, "what will my house look like when I am 88-years old?" I may not be able to swing the naughty, slightly dirty ceramic sculptures of Chris Antemann, but we are getting a bit closer.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dioramas of any kind really make us pay attention, and perhaps that is because it brings out the grade school in all of us. NYC-based Yumiko Matsui has made the grandest of dioramas, an entire Japanese city created in a mini-paper version. Not only does she create the busy advertising and bustling skylines, she even creates the illuminated night billboards.