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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Photography // Monday, June 23, 2014
While working as a projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, creating irresistibly joyous pictures alive with humor and humanity. "Every day I traveled to King's Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures” recalls Mazzer.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 23, 2014
Japan-born, London-based artist Christian Hidaka's paintings generally focus on three types of space: deserts, mountains and caves. His images tend to "alienate themselves from traditional modes of landscape depiction: without a homely place of reference the viewer is left to wander in an alien world to explore possibility rather than impossibility."
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 13, 2014
Opera Gallery is delighted to bring to you a sensational selection of canvas works by the world renowned ‘Godfather of Graffiti’ and former Juxtapoz cover artist, SEEN. The exhibition takes inspiration from the ever-growing American comic book cultural phenomenon, paying homage to some of the world’s most iconic crime fighters and villains; including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain America and Spiderman.