Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 11, 2013
D*Face presents New World Disorder.This exhibition, showing a new body of work, marks the end of an era at StolenSpace before we relocate to a new location. The exhibition also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unique nerve centre of D*Face's working environment by visiting his studio space. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, made it to the opening...
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
To mark the London Design Festival 2013, de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects (dRMM) designed the MC Escher-inspired wooden staircase rightly titled Endless Stair. Visitors will be able to walk around the 20 interlocking staircases constructed of tulipwood. One of the architects, Alex de Rijke described the staircases as "a three-dimensional exercise in composition, structure and scale and as both a marker and a meeting place."
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
The illustration collective Le Gun was founded by Neal Fox, Chris Bianchi, Bill Bragg, Robert Rubbish, Matthew Appleton, Alex Wright and Stephanie von Reiswitz. The graduates of Royal College of Art produce a magazine and work on commissioned projects. They recently designed an installation and a print for an exhibition opening at London's V&A Museum.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This summer, the V&A will be staging a multi-dimensional exhibition experience, Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace, presenting an original work of fiction by author Hari Kunzru, transformed into a walk-in story by leading graphic designers, typographers and illustrators. Juxtapoz featured artist, Mario Wagner, is one of the artists involved, and let us into the process of making his piece for the Memory Palace show.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
By the time Gavin Watson was 14, he was fully immersed as a skinhead in the world of 2 Tone and documenting his friends and brother with his camera. The book, Skins, based on these early pictures has been widely popular and considered by many as the 'most important photographic record of this unique subculture.' Another series of photos, Neville, follows his brother through his teens into adulthood. This morning we look through some of these pictures and their raw and honest youthful energy.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
We have to be honest, we're not quite sure what's going on here but we like it. Edinberg, England-based laser physicist, web developer, and business owner Tom Beddard is fascinated with the aesthetics of detail and complexity that is the result of simple mathematical or algorithmic processes. He produces these images using "Fractals" in his Fractal Lab...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Isaac Cordal continues to produce unique, and creative ways at approaching street art. His small interventions in the big city series featured miniature characters placed on urban streets. In this series, Cement Bleak, Isaac takes kitchen strainers, sculpts human faces into the mesh, and inserts them into the ground. As sunlight or streetlights shines through the strainers, they cast a shadow portrait on the sidewalk.
Street Art // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Never one to stay put for too long, Roa is now in London where he just completed this mural of piled animals on a very crispyy looking brick wall.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
Juxtapoz' London contributor, Butterfly, made it over to The Outsiders space for the opening of Pete Hawkins' new exhibition, Behind Closed Doors. From the gallery, "Behind Closed Doors takes Pete's process of painting on found materials forward another step: it features miniature modern fables on antique doors."
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
One of our favorite painters that we have learned about over the past year is Romanian artist Dan Voinea, who mixes both a classical realist style with an almost performance like character connstruction. Voinea just opened a solo show, A Momentary Rise of Reason, at Beers.Lambert Contemporary in London. As the gallery notes, " Yet while technically realistic and anatomically correctly proportioned, the works are characterized as much by their apparent lack of realism: their fantastical tendencies, collapsing or nondescript environments and preference for magic realist narratives. "