Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
London-based artist Joe Black's portrait of Barack Obama uses thousands of black and white toy soldiers. His other portraits use everything from small toys and chess pieces to nuts and bolts depending on the subject and the message he is trying to portray. The toy soldiers in the Obama piece, titled Shoot to Kill, "could indicate the ethos of good and evil, or right and wrong that is embedded in America's dealings with Eastern nations."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Lazarides Gallery in London is keeping up the tradition of off-site exhibitions during the Frieze Art Week, and this year its Brutal that is being presented. Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory present an exhibition of original artwork over a sprawling creative space in central London. Within theme BRUTAL, 16 artists created a mixture of installation, murals, film, animation, sound and dance interventions in a cavernous space below 180 The Strand.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
We have been quite obsessed with the paintings of Nathan James on the site over the past few months, probably because he has a whole new batch of pop surreal paintings that just opened at KK Outlet in London entitled Punchlines. Jake Chapman of the famed Chapman Brothers notes of James' work,"Like all the best art, Nathan James’ new paintings challenge the idea that beauty is a universal term."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce that it will host ‘The World Stage: Jamaica', coinciding with Frieze London, Kehinde Wiley's first ever UK solo exhibition. Born in 1977, Wiley has already achieved international recognition for his highly naturalistic paintings of contemporary urban men adopting heroic poses directly referencing classical portraiture. Juxtapoz' London correspondent, Butterfly, made it out to the opening.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Mead Carney is proud to present 'Beauty Will Come, Beauty Will Go…' an exhibition of new works by world renowned Berlin street artist XOOOOX. XOOOOX (pronounced ZOOKS) is regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative urban / street artists worldwide. Creating intricate stenciled works and installations on found objects such as wood, metal and stone in reference to Arte Povera, XOOOOX distinctly contrasts the glamour of fashion culture with existentialist themes such as vulnerability and transience.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Kehinde Wiley will be bringing his continuing series "The World Stage" (this time Jamaica) to Stephen Friedman Gallery in London this fall. Opening October 15, the exhibition features Jamaican men and women assuming poses taken from 17th and 18th century British portraiture, the first one in the "World Stage" series to feature portraits of women.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
The Book Club is happy to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Pete Fowler. Known for his psychedelic character design, Fowler’s work has over the years, taken to a wide variety of media – most notably toy designs, print making, large-scale acrylic paintings, sculpture, custom synthesisers and music videos for the likes of The Horrors and Super Furry Animals. Fowler is also one half of the cosmic yacht rock musical duo, Seahawks.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Look who is back in London. French artist JR, past Juxtapoz cover artist. TED Award winner, and international superstar of positive and stimulating Public Art projects, will show once again with Lazarides Gallery with Actions. JR will partner with Lazarides for a large-scale exhibition filling two floors of their flagship gallery on Rathbone Place as well as an outdoor public installation on multiple sites across the nationʼs capital. And by nation's capital we mean the one that is not shut down. Across the pond.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
The Sutro Baths has been a San Franciscan destination since the 19th Century, so Juxtapoz is familiar with how arresting decaying pools can really be. When we came across Gigi Cifali's series "Absence of Water" we were excited to see that we're not the only ones who find beauty in old pools. "Absence of Water" was Cifali's first solo show at the Ritrovo di Shazar which opened 16th May 2011, in Benevento, Italy.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Yesterday, we showed you a preview of Stanley Donwood's new show, Far Away is Close at Hand in Images of Elsewhere, opening that London's The Outsiders gallery on September 20, 2013. When we were looking at the new work, we started seeing a theme... a theme that has entered Donwood's work with Radiohead and the King Of Limbs LP: trees! Lots of lonely, ghostly, reaching, bare trees. So we asked Mr Donwood... what's up with the trees?