Illustration // Monday, August 17, 2015
There are many young artistic gems residing in Brooklyn, NY, one of them is Mexican illustrator Rachel Levit. She received her BA in illustration from Parsons The New School of design in 2012 and has since been a part of several group exhibitions in NY and Mexico.
Design // Friday, August 14, 2015
The Culiacán Botanical Garden in Mexico is a public space whose main functions are the conservation of plant species, scientific research, environmental education and cultural promotion. The newest piece of art commissioned for the Botanical Garden is Encounter by James Turrell, an artist known worldwide for his work in which mainly interacts with light and empty spaces, exhibited in major museums around the world, such as Tate, LACMA and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Street Art // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Germen Crew, a youth organization that works in public space in Mexico worked with local authorities this month to transform a hillside village into a dramatic mural. The project took place on a hillside in the Palimitas district in Pachuca, Mexico. The houses created a mosaic-style mural, and covered 215,000 square feet of painted space. Through the project, the group worked with 452 families in 209 households, who helped choose colors of paint.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 19, 2015
In one of the alternating exhibit rooms at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, under dim lights, stand a group of very shocking images by Chilean artist Mauricio Toro Goya under the title Milagreros. He was born in 1970 in the city of Vallenar, he has a background in design, art and photography and indulges in the exploration of old techniques as a base for his artistic proposal.
Street Art // Saturday, July 18, 2015
After experimenting with different materials, Franco Fasoli, aka Jaz, has taken a new artistic direction. The substantial change in his work is based on the use of collage as the fulcrum, and came about after his residency in Miami, culminating in his solo show "Choque" in the Celaya Brothers Gallery in Mexico City.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 17, 2015
“Of course this painting is subversive.” Reads the text on a colorful painting that resembles the wall décor of a perverse cantina by Mexican artist, Cisco Jiménez. He presents an overload of imagery and text, an excessive amount of information for the viewer’s eyes and brain. The facts and fantasies of his paintings, the characters and the colors all join together to create the festive representation of a fragmented and troubled culture.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Marco Kalach’s Óxidos Oníricos is a take on the matter and the unconscious. Amongst the corroded bronze sculptures of abstract animal forms and amazingly crafted spiked figures, the oil paintings – going from figurative to abstract and jumping to geometrical representations of the city – this world that is trying to escape the artist, seems all at once chaotic and incredibly poetic.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Mexican artist Alejandrina Herrera creates beautiful scenes on the basis of drawing, collage and watercolor. Telling stories about people, animals, and how they interact with their surroundings, Herrera likes to include a touch of irony and melancholy by playing with the size of things and spaces.
Illustration // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Mario Maplé is a young mexican artist living in Guadalajara who, inspired by mutations and trauma, works with both conceptual and technical discomfort; exploring through pictorial accidents, materials and Formal contrasts, new possibilities for individual expression.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 09, 2015
An awesome show at Ricco/Maresca in NYC, one that we think Juxtapoz readers will love: "Post-war America saw the rise of the erotic pulp paperback novel covers. The objective of these covers was to lure in potential buyers with the promise of sex, suspense and drama. Simultaneously, a similar type of book and marketing strategy was being developed in Mexico."