Juxtapoz // Friday, June 12, 2015
Born in Calcutta in 1974, Raqib Shaw now lives and works in London. A graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins College, he has developed a fantastic universe that straddles the monstrous and the erotic. His paintings lie somewhere between the categories of fine art and applied art. Shaw’s landscapes, bustling with chimeras, are line-drawn with an evident mastery of classical draftsmanship.
Street Art // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
We love the murals of INTI, a Chilean artist we were excited to work with recently on a project in Barcelona with Mozilla. He just sent us pictures of his newest mural in Delhi, India, titled "Balance, done in conjunction with St+Art India for St+Art Delhi 2015. INTI told us, "This image is a hypothetical mixture of two distant lands. Even if there isn’t any direct relationship between them, they both have an essence and a cultural history which is colorful, festive and religious, where the power of belief and love goes beyond rationality."
Street Art // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In December 2014, as part of the st+art Mumbai festival, Bombay based artist Ranjit Dahiya (Bollywood Art Project) painted a tribute to the father of Indian cinema - Dadasaheb Phalke along with artists Yantr, Munir Bukhari and Nilesh Kharade. At 120 x 150 foot, it is the largest mural in the country.
Photography // Monday, March 03, 2014
Photographer, director and novelist, Joey L. continues his photojournalistic "Holy Men" series in Varanasi, India, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. His latest installment, which explores the lifestyle and culture of the sadhus, is a profound reflection on the practices of asceticism, self-denial, and spiritual liberation.
Street Art // Friday, January 03, 2014
Located in the southern region of India, Fort Kochi is where Aryz has painted his “last piece of 2013.” The Spanish artist mentions this was a “Fast one,” painting one of distinct looking characters holding an axe.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 13, 2013
After years of traveling the world assisting Terry Richardson and Jonathan Mannion, Brooklyn-based photographer Nick Sethi has begun to make the same impact on the emerging photography scene. His first solo exhibition, NOME, is a culmination of two recent trips to India. Between living under a bridge for 3 months with homeless kids, to attending a festival with naked holy men doing yoga painted with ash, Nick exposes an unseen and intimate India that is overlooked by the locals, and rarely seen by any photojournalist...
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Well, we missed this last week, but Santa can be celebrated all year round. A sand sculpture artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, took a long bit of time to create over 500 Santas from sand in Puri, India with 30 of his students from his Sudarsan Sand Art Institute. If you are this good, you have your own Sand Art Institute.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India in 1968. A year later, he and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. The encouragement of his parents led Gary to take art classes as a child which eventually led him to pursue an art education.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rithika Merchant is an artist from Mumbai, currently residing in Barcelona (after attending school in New York). Her drawings combine craft and concept pulling from mythological associations and detailed accumulation of line work.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 24, 2011
Back in 2006, New Dehli-based artist, Subodh Gupta created the following piece titled “Very Hungry God.” Constructed of Stainless steel kitchen utensils in reaction to reports that French soup-kitchens were using pork as an ingredient to deter Muslims from partaking in the meals.