Juxtapoz // Monday, July 12, 2010
British portraitist (yes, that’s actress Minnie Driver, a client) and collage artist Jonathan Yeo unveiled his highly anticipated solo show at the Lazarides summer pop up space in Beverly Hills this weekend. The preview event for Porn in the USA was packed with celebs and collectors, all eager to see his newest collages made of vintage porn. Read More...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 24, 2010
Yes, that’s athlete-icon-scandal Tiger Woods, but if you look closer, you’ll see that his face is composed of collaged pornography. More than a witty comment on his latest endeavors, Jonathan Yeo uses Tiger as a perfect subject as part of his upcoming solo show.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 27, 2010
Porn collagist Jonathan Yeo critiques the quickly changing pop culture and sexual climate of the world in his simultaneously subtle yet jarring collages. We popped by his beautiful London studio for an early peek at new works he will be showing off in a solo show this July. Read More...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Nothin’ like a little porn to catch people’s attention. Like a Monet, things look serene and cohesive from afar, but get closer and contents are not what they appear. Jonathan Yeo’s porn collages are much in the same. Well, almost.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 05, 2010
“I paint celebrities and I make things out of pornography,” UK-based artist Jonathan Yeo bluntly states in a video tour of Tate Modern’s extensive Pop Life exhibit. Enjoy a look at the show as Yeo comments on pop and sexual art history while viewing works by Warhol, Jeff Koons, and others you may have heard of. Things get graphic.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 08, 2010
David Choe is having a good month. His highly anticipated solo show with Lazarides in Los Angeles opens April 23rd and his May curated issue of Juxtapoz is due out right about the same time.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 10, 2009
Featuring David Choe, Antony Micallef, Charlie Isoe, Conor Harrington, Faile, Invader, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Mode2, Paul Insect, Vhils, Kelsey Brookes and some special guests, the Grifters show now up at Lazarides in London has a lot to boast about.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Just look at Mary and Cliff up there; they look so happy, don’t they? Well, they should be, as they’re collaged out of porn magazines by well-known British artist Jonathan Yeo (Juxtapoz #103) as part of his latest series using pornography in untraditional manners.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2009
What do George Bush, Paris Hilton and Hugh Hefner have in common? British artist Jonathan Yeo (Juxtapoz #103) has made porn collages of them. Yes, we said porn collages. Hear him discuss the origins of his technique, process, and unique finishing touches he uses in each of his cubism meets porn collage pieces in a video interview.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 03, 2007
As an artist, the most you can hope for from your work is to create change, be it social, political, or personal. The Santa's Ghetto project that has happened in London the last couple of years is about trying to change art from something separate and elite into something for everyone to enjoy, something that's part of the world, not apart from it. This year, Santa's Ghetto is going even further, conceptually and physically, all the way to the holiday source: Bethlehem. Nestled in one of the most war-torn cities on Earth, the store will exist only as a positive force for change, with all the proceeds going to help local youth projects. The distance is prohibitive for those of us who can't just jump on a plane to the Middle East, and the city is not without its hazards (in general, you run less of a risk being blown up by a suicide bomber while buying art in London), but that just means that the buyers will be more dedicated to the love of art and creating change. This year the roster of contributing artists includes 3D, Abdul Rohman, Elmzyen Adam, Koukoudakis Aiko, Ayed Arafah, Banksy, Bast, Ben Turnbull, Blu, Conor Harrington, Eine, Erica il Cane, Faile, Gee Vaucher, James Cauty, Jonathan Yeo, Karim Dabbah, Kelsey Brookes, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Antony Micallef, Paul Insect, Sir Peter Blake, Peter Kennard, Kat Phillips, Ron English, Sam 3, Sickboy, Souleiman Mansour, Swoon, and Yousef Katalo. That is a heavy, heavy list. Even if you can't afford the art, or the plane ticket, you can check out the Santa's Ghetto website, www.santasghetto.com, for photos of the available works as well as the various paintings that some of the artists are making around the city, including the heavily guarded wall that surrounds the city on three sides. If nothing else, let this project remind you that you don't have to give gifts just to people you know. There are thousands of worthwhile charities that can benefit from your donations as much as, or more than, your nephew needs an XBOX. And they won't get tired of it after 30 minutes.