Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
On October 16th Balneario Gallery in Queretaro, Mexico, opened a first solo show by Francisco Diaz - Pastel. Titled "Lethal" the exhibition features a series of paintings inspired by lethal plants, photos of installation he made in Uruguay earlier this year and a in-situ installation based on the same concept.
Illustration // Thursday, October 08, 2015
Hilda Palafox, “Poni”, is on of those illustrators whose drawings could be a poem. She grew up and is based in Mexico City, she has an bachelor’s degree in Integral Design and since 2006 has been spreading her beautifully crafted dolls around her home country.
Illustration // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
In the depths of a person’s stare, if you look very closely, it’s said you’ll manage to see into their soul. For Elisa Malo, Mexico City based illustrator, the souls she finds are the kind you’d wish you’d never dwelled into. Her focus is in the lines of an obsessive compulsive; each drawing, painting or sketch seems to grasp certain attributes or faults of a person’s being in her dramatic naive style.
Illustration // Monday, September 21, 2015
Violeta Hernández was born in the city of Monterrey in Nuevo León, México. Graphic designer by practice and illustrator at heart, Violeta is one of those artists who can depict the female body in its overwhelming sensuality and mystery...
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.