Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 14, 2012
London-based artist Sam Winston has been laboriously deconstructing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The project began as Winston singled out specific themes such as "passion" and "rage." From this point, Winston tagged every sentence in a manner that is very similar to what happens electronically online, however this is a manual process that becomes much more time intensive.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Outsiders London announce the first UK solo show by Denver-based artist Ravi Zupa (Juxtapoz #121). Utilizing sex, samurais, exotic goddesses, rappers, guns, and money, Zupa uses passionate visual vocabulary to preach messages of compassion to explore the denial of human emotional needs.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Gert and Uwe Tobias hail from Transylvania, inspiring their devout interest in folk lore and regional mythologies that draw from biographical sources as well as cultural identity and popular culture. Their work combines eccentric figuration, geometric abstraction, and typographic elements into their various wall paintings, large scale woodblock prints, collages, and typewriter images.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 31, 2011
London's Paul Cocksedge created this brilliant public light installation, Bourrasque, that to us resembles papers blowing in the wind. The light installation was installed at a hotel in Lyon, France for the city's Festival of Lights.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 24, 2011
Harry Holland is a British painter whose work has been acquired by numerous prominent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tate Gallery, the British Museum, along with many others.
Tattoo // Thursday, December 22, 2011
One of our favorite portraits ever shot in Juxtapoz was Viktor Vauthier's shot of Londons' Word To Mother. That said, we have followed Vauthier blog ever since, and he has a great series of shots inside the Kidsloveink EAST Tattoo Shop in London that we wanted to post today. So we did.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Maybe Banksy has been Christmas shopping and just out and about? Whatever the case, he has been quite busy, with pieces in London and Liverpool popping up over the past few weeks. He just did an ostrich head at the National Gallery and a nice comment about castles in the sky. Not really nice, but true.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sometimes, we need to wait to see if Banksy posts his work on his site in order to confirm the authenticity. Although it would be a lot more fun if he posted imposters' work on his site to throw us all off. Wait, maybe he did? Two new Banksy pieces just popped up in London. Check them after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 11, 2011
Former cover artist, and one of the most sought after installation artist we cover, Swoon, just opened a new solo show, Murmuration, at London's Black Rat Projects. This is Swoon’s first London solo exhibition and she has spent three long weeks transforming the gallery space into a mesmerising world populated by towering sculptural figures, elaborate colours and delicate paper cuts.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 05, 2011
On her website, Sophie Gibson states, "the majority of my work takes its form in collage dealing with throwaway society and corporate selling culture." Her collage Embrace depicting the all-too-well-known character Napoleon Dynamite certainly plays with the instant recognition of popular culture icons, despite their lack of intellectual integrity.