Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2015
Only the mighty Olek could create a breathtaking, back-breaking installation the size of a house and still look gorgeous and powerful during every second of the process. Always representing her work from head to toe, her art is truly an extension of her being, in both concept and aesthetics. We were lucky to catch up with her last year for our February 2014 issue, and have watched with awe since then as she travels the world, creating socially-conscious, spectacular visions of cultures woven together and inextricably linked, just like every stitch in her massive, color-saturated public artworks.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taking inspiration from the aesthetics of Moroccan culture, Miguel Chevalier's “Digital Arabesques” is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation. The piece features evolving multicolored digital scenes composed of ornamental patterns in reference to the art of zelliges, arabesques and mosaics, as well as the world of “Mashrabiya” (latticework)...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Have you ever tried walking into an 8-bit wonderland? An animated gif? Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Dominique Pétrin creates these fantastic psychedelic, immersive installations that seem to swallow you whole when you walk into them. I don't do drugs, but if I was accidentally dosed at a party, I would prefer Pétrin's style of hypnosis.
Design // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the work, Tom Sachs poses an exception. The look of Sachs is unmistakably his own: an art world provocateur with a youthful visage, dressed in what could be called “smart boyish” attire—oxfords buttoned to the collar, pants rolled, stylish sneakers—with his signature mop of curly hair, facial scruff, and round glasses.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The interactive installation ENTITATIVITY by Klaus Obermaier creates a situation in which an aggregate of anonymous individuals sharing the same physical appearance and similar behavior is transformed into an entitative group by the intervention of the users.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Austrian artist Peter Kogler began his artistic journey by adopting the tradition of conceptual and media art, and by developing his explorations at the intersection of different disciplines and media – performance, video, film, painting, computer art, sculpture, and architecture. Kogler has been interested in new, innovative art practices, not only in the field of visual, but also in performative arts, sound and music.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Each piece from Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew "starts from a canvas backdrop that is set inside a deep casement, and that is then lightly veiled by multiple layers of thread and netting. The artist paints not only on the canvas but also on the thread and netting in order to create shimmering portraits and figurative scenes. He creates a depth of field that goes beyond three-dimensional space; rather, his work captures a time-space dimension in a way that has few parallels in the history of art.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 26, 2015
Randy Walker has an architecture background and now works with textile materials to create monumental, site-specific installations, such as a stunning piece created with eight miles of acrylic fiber that wrapped around a bridge in Minnesota.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Scott Carter creates immersive installations that includes numerous sculptural and two-dimensional pieces using only the materials that are encompassed within - and sourced from - the gallery infrastructure itself. Carter's artistic practice encompasses a wide artistic discourse, including art, design, architecture, and even sound, but always relate to the nature of space and its relationship to the individual
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tokyo-based florist-artist Azuma Makoto, who previous project included lifting a 50 year old Bonzai into space, has created an exhibition that observes the changing life of flowers than have been frozen in water. With a wide assortment of plants, Makoto places the frozen blocks in different environments. As the ice begins to melt the flower blossoms will change shape and a glowing effect takes place.