Juxtapoz // Friday, May 25, 2012
The work of the London based anomaly Espira is full of dark symbolism, like a carnivore's secret erotic dream. As stated by Entrepart, “This evil grandchild of Vivienne Westwood tells us, with brilliant paintings, that the era of over consumption is over; muting in aesthetics of Dyonisiac Eros- and Thanatos-inspired overdub.” Deep, dark, heavy lust and aggressive confrontation.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This is quite good, especially considering the Sci-Fi London Film Festival asks of entries to make a 5-minute film in only 48 hours. And if you have ever made a film, that is quite hard to do. On top of that, the festival organizers give each group of filmmakers the props, title, and the theme, and tell them to have at it. This year's winner is Future, Inc, by Future Tense. Again, only 48 hours...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monterrey, Mexico-based fine artist, Rene Almanza, who has shown extensively in San Francisco in recent years, will be showcasing 1001 ink drawings, all measuring 15 cm x 15 cm, at Gerrish Fine Art in London this June 19, 2012. Almanza is currently residing in London, preparing his enormous new body of work.
Tattoo // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What a good perspective to start a tattoo documentary series. Not with the legend of the game, but with an up-and-coming apprentice. Ink Stories kicked off their tattoo series following Daniel Ronson, an apprentice at The Circle in London, as he talks about following the history of tattooing and making his own way in the industry. And he paints a lot.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 14, 2012
Some people get excited about new Banksy pieces, but we are far more excited about the Jubilee Celebration, marking the Queen's 60-year reign as top dog monarch of the United Kingdom. The piece was spotted on Turnpike Lane in London, and it seems that Mr. Banksy is commenting on the fact that the Union Jack you buy is made by a kid with a really good sense of headwear style. We kid .. . or we don't.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
If we are having a lucky month, we will get a little something special in the mail from NY-based artist, Mark Mulroney. Just little droplets of abstraction from an artist we featured in the July 2011 issue. Mr. Mulroney will be dropping little bits of comic abstraction at Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London, this May 3 in a new exhibition called Spring Time Pictures.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Pedro Matos, whom we last saw showing at White Walls in San Francisco, just opened a new solo show, Heritage, at Ivory and Black in London this past weekend. “Heritage” features a new series of oil paintings on canvas and one site-specific installation, with each painting featuring unique layering consisting of different languages of painting, which combine texture, patterns, realistic figurative painting and text. Our London correspondent, Butterfly, made it to the opening...
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 30, 2012
Legendary Parisian stencil artist Blek Le Rat just opened a new exhibition in London at Opera Gallery, and our UK correspondent Butterfly made it out to the opening, Not only did a nice cast of colleagues show up for the opening, but some die-hard fans queued overnight to get one of the free 100 prints that Blek le Rat was releasing.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
We were very excited to see the title of Ian Francis' newest exhibition, 10,000 Years From Now. Obviously, his work resonates with this title perfectly. There seems to be this distant future mixed with familiar figurative elements in each Francis painting, a surreal, mystical experience that has a foundation of contemporary. Francis' latest body of work examines the "fragility of this lifetime in contrast to geological timescales."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We really enjoyed this stop-motion, mural timelapse this morning. From what British street artist Jo Peel writes about her mural and subsequesnt video piece, what we have here is a "3 week painting condensed into a 3 minute animation. This is a short story told on a big wall at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London." Its quite good.