Griffin Art Prize USA 2014 Award Announcement

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 07, 2014
ColArt Americas Inc.’s leading art material brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris and Juxtapoz launched the Griffin Art Prize USA contest on June 1, 2014 to further strengthen its support of emerging artists committed to painting and drawing. Today, more than two months and 385 submissions later, Renée Hile, vice president of marketing for ColArt Americas Inc., comments, “We were very excited that the contest drew such a high caliber of work. When it came to choosing the top three entries, we opted to base our selection of the winner on three criteria - quality, innovation and potential...."

Gifs Go Wild

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
"In Return invades the world of GIFs to the city of London with their latest project 'GIFs Go Wild'. They bring to the streets GIFs from artists like Dain Fagerholm and Davidope."

New Show: 'Five Years of Work By Stefan Glerum'

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2014
Stefan Glerum, who lives and works in Amsterdam, has a new show: Five Years of Work By Stefan Glerum. It will run at Kemistry Gallery in London until 16 August.

Angela Palmer's 3D Glass Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2014
The details in Angela Palmer's glass sculptures are taken from MRI and CT scans. They are engraved onto sheets of glass before being layered on top of one another to recreate the human form. Once the final piece has been assembled, we see a 3D image of the brain that can only be seen from the front or back.

John Dolan "John and George" @ Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
John Dolan spent 20 years living rough on the streets of London, amassed over 300 criminal convictions and was in London prisons for 12 years. He was stuck in what he refers to as a revolving door of prison and homelessness with no real hope in sight. This all started to change around five years ago when John was given George the Dog by a homeless couple who had exchanged George for the price of a strong can of lager. In caring for George Dolan had a reason not to go to go back to prison as it would have meant he would have had to give up the dog. As a result Dolan stopped dodging the law and started to change his life.

ColArt Americas and Juxtapoz Present the Griffin Art Prize USA 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 10, 2014
Launched on June 1, ColArt and Juxtapoz aim to seek out a new and emerging artist and provide him or her with a platform to create new work and excel their skill during a four-week residency in the center of London’s global contemporary art market. The winning artist will receive a prize package valued at more than $15,000, including flights, accommodations, a living stipend and access to necessary materials from the fine art brands, as well as a mentor that will oversee a number of tutorials with art professionals, visits to exhibitions, galleries and social events. At the end of the residency, the winning artist will show his or her work in an open studio exhibition in a section of ColArt’s Griffin Art Gallery. 

Quentin Blake "Inside Stories" @ House of Illustration, London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The House of Illustration’s inaugural exhibition just opened this past weekend in London, kicking off with Inside Stories, a landmark show by Quentin Blake, one of the UK’s most important and best-loved illustrators whose work is recognized worldwide. This exhibition will give a unique insight into the origins of some of Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations to Roald Dahl's The Twits and Danny the Champion of the World to his own Clown and The Boy in The Dress by David Walliams, together with illustrations to books by John Yeoman, Russell Hoban and Michael Rosen.

"William Klein" @ Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

Photography // Monday, July 07, 2014
This month Michael Hoppen Gallery will host an exhibition for the works of photojournalist and fashion photographer, William Klein. The American-born French photographer, known extensively for an oeuvre that challenged the conventions of his contemporaries, began by documenting the streets of New York and Paris after World War II.

The Dark Art of Tim Hon Hung Lee

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Tim Lee’s large-scale ink drawings and paintings on rice paper are, at a first glance, tightly bound with the visual aesthetics of Chinese painting, while simultaneously referencing elements of traditional European art. The conflation of these visual cultures is unsurprising: Lee is a British artist of Chinese descent. But the work does not just amount to a reverential homage to these past cultures. 

This is Your Future: "Last Breath"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Some morning cheer for you. This is "Beakus (an animation studio in London) director Ping's graduation film, created at the Royal College of Art in 2012. An account of events when Yeuk Seng slowly grasps the fact that he has become a social outcast as a breathing person. Refusing to give in, he is now struggling to live in a city that he does not belong to anymore."

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