Juxtapoz // Monday, June 01, 2015
Definitely something to check out if you are one of our London readers or about to take a trip there: The Serpentine presents the work of late American sculptor Duane Hanson (1925-1996) in his first survey show in London since 1997. Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life into iconographic material. The exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 22, 2015
London artist Mark Powell cleverly re-purposes old, used, and often tattered ephemera. Using cancelled envelopes, maps, and other found items as his canvases, he produces striking, life-like, and inked drawings. His sketches are made using only a Bic Biro pen, often incorporating the original stamps, logos, and addresses.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 27, 2015
London artist Super Future Kid is not running for president but we would consider voting for her, simply because her paintings are dazzling and bewildering. Youth, mystery, strangeness, the occult, spirituality and myths are all themes mentioned in her artist statement, which sums up her symbology.
Illustration // Friday, April 17, 2015
Today, April 17, 2015 Hattie Stewart: Adversary opens in the South Gallery at House of Illustration in London. This is a new body of work from the self-proclaimed professional ‘doodle-bomber’, in which Stewart takes on glossy advertising imagery with her characteristic homage-meets-satire approach. The exhibition marks the first in House of Illustration’s series of illustrator commissions – new work from contemporary illustrators to be shown in House of Illustration’s South Gallery.
Design // Thursday, April 16, 2015
From Howls and Whispers: "A new exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates a generation of visionary Polish poster artists who created their own unique spins on British films released in Poland in the post-war period. Selected works from the original Andrzej Wajda's Films in World Film Posters exhibition on loan from the archives of the Film Museum in Łódź, Poland presents archival materials related to the life and work of the Polish artist.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Mehdi Ghadyanloo is a visual artist from Tehran, Iran. For the past eight years, Ghadyanloo has been involved in the Beautification Bureau of Tehran’s municipality which is devoted to the promotion of mural arts in the city. A city that has been politically and economically isolated by Western powers for decades, Tehran is largely closed to international visitors.
Design // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
You may know the work of Richard Bravery, the fantastically clever designer from the UK who is creating these fantastic book covers using contemporary artists and street artists work. Well, Richard will soon be in an issue of Juxtapoz, and in his interview, he mentioned being influenced by Alan Fletcher, a staple of British design who created, amongst other things, the V&A logo, Rueters, was a creative director at Phaidon, and founding partner of Pentagram in the 1970s.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Skarstedt London is delighted to announce its forthcoming exhibition of seminal early works by American artist Barbara Kruger( Juxtapoz cover artist, November 2010).. The exhibition features Kruger’s large-scale black and white photographs, overlaid with provocative captions in bold Futura type. This group of works, selected from the 1980s, examines the cultural constructions of power, identity and sexuality through their juxtaposition of text and imagery.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 09, 2015
Atomica Gallery is proud to present SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES, a solo exhibition of new works from visionary American artist Charlie Roberts, taking place February 19—March 7, 2015 in London. SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES will be Roberts’ debut UK exhibition. On the occasion, and Atomica knowing that Juxtapoz likes Charlie Roberts quite a bit, they sent over a little Q&A with the artist. Thank you for that.
Photography // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The ICA is delighted to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Viviane Sassen (who was also featured in Juxtapoz in November 2014), a photographer who has garnered parallel critical acclaim as a fashion photographer and in the context of contemporary visual art. The content of the exhibition focuses predominantly on a body of work that Sassen made in Pikin Slee, Suriname in 2013. Pikin Slee is the second-largest village on the Upper Suriname River, deep within the Surinamese rainforest. The exhibition consists of black and white and colour works shot on an analogue camera.