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.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 28, 2012
Some people crochet hats, and give them to their grandkids for the holidays. Others, like Jo Hamilton, crochet portraits of both famous people and friends, and not in small hand sized format, but large, blanket sized format.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 20, 2012
This morning we are getting a kick out of the crochet art of Norway's Inger Carin, featuring an array of everyday objects crocheted. Guns, boxing gloves, television sets, cassette tapes, beer bottles, and credit cards all get a little handmade treatment.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Henry Washer loves playing with wood and it all started because his parents never gave him toys or let him watch TV. I’m only half serious about the toy thing, but either way his meandering philosophies about the world and motivation to communicate his experience have resulted in careful destruction as a creative process. When almost everything we come in contact with today can be reduced to pixels or binary code, Henry’s work discourages digital simplification.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 07, 2012
We love a good handmade, DIY project, especially because we have a fondest for our Juxtapoz Handmade Art book. We just came across Evelin Kasikov's Portrait Project, where the artist is creating 10 stitched portraits, all based on the same grid with different methods and thread thickness. The results are quite cool...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 03, 2012
We don't know the process in which Philadelphia-based Erin M Riley puts into her tapestries, woven from a Macomber floor loom with hand dyed wool yarn, but we know the results are gaining a bit of attention across the blog world and in San Francisco. Featuring scenes of sex, a bit of a partying, a bit of remnants of last night's party, Riley creates a vision of excess through this unique medium. Her work was just on display at Guerrero Gallery in SF.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
As we have mentioned on the site before, we are huge fans of the work of EVOL, the German artist who seems to have the ability to transform any landscape or found object into his own little world. Some of his best work involves found cardboard, where he takes a simple piece of paper and creates incredible cityscapes and urban environments on the cardboard surface.