Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Rene Almanza has really interested us for years. We were lucky to spend extensive time with the Monterrey, Mexico based painter in San Francisco a few years back, and watched him build a series of portraits were both done in a classical stlye as well as contain hidden narratives of futuristic post-humanism. The artist just opened a new body of work, "Landscape," at FIFTY24MX Gallery.
Street Art // Sunday, January 19, 2014
One of the most exciting and talented street artists from Mexico City is without a doubt, Curiot. Over the last year this artist has pushed his work in new directions, bringing something different with each new mural. This new hybrid, vegetation friendly character is radiating with oxygen and vivid colors. We think it may need to watered regularly?
Street Art // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
In the last year, a very popular destination for muralists has been Mexico City. Artists from around the world have been dowsing walls with paint. Los Angeles-based draftsman, Kofie, was recently invited by All City Canvas to paint the following piece at Impact HUB DF.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Who knew a hula hoop could be entertaining for over a minute? In this case, a hula hoop got us to 4 minutes, and we are quite happy. Directors Daniela Villanueva and Mara Soler created this piece in a studio in Mexico City, where a dancer and hula hoop are animated and fused with special effects and trickery. A nice way to kick start your morning brunch...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
To celebrate the 4th anniversary of Vertigo Gallery, they have brought in legendary politcal artist, Black Panther poster artist, and activist Emory Douglas, who will be presenting a retrospective in Mexico City. Also, the March 2011 Juxtapoz cover artist will be teaching a workshop on the work process of the posters he made for the Black Panthers. In addition, Emory Douglas will give a lecture at the Cultural Center Tlatelolco.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Our friends and colleagues in Mexico City @ FIFTY24MX Gallery are set to open a great new exhibition, Afrodea, featuring a new set of erotic-themed paintings and illustrations by Violeta Hernandez. Based in what is becoming a creative hotspot in Monterrey, Mexico, Hernandez sites the likes of Mark Ryden, James Jean, and Leonora Carrington amongst her influences.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
After seeing Mexico City based Smithe's awesome new mural with Nychos in Brooklyn, and another standout piece in Brooklyn, we went and checked out his newest works on his site that he has completed since he was in the magazine this past January. Again, the works are some of our favorites being made, a mix of analog and technology, and classic illustrative styles...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
After almost four years away from galleries and museums, August 2013 cover artist David Choe presents a new solo show in Mexico City at Museo Universitario del Chopo. SNOWMAN MONKEY BBQ will include a whole new series of oil painting, drawing, watercolor and installation. The name of the exhibition takes inspiration from the words that Chinese gamblers scream in casinos...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Our very good friend, Herbert Baglione, who was the cover of our Brazil issue in 2009, will be opening a new solo show, Obituary, with the team down in Mexico City who runs both FIFTY24MX and Juxtapoz Latin America. As you know, for over the past 10 years, Baglione has become of the Brazil's leading contemporary artists, working both in street murals, installation, and fine art, with traits that illuminate existential dilemmas and the perils of modernity and isolated urban life. Phew, we got heavy.
Street Art // Monday, April 15, 2013
It looks like Paul Insect, Lush, and Sweet Toof had a lot of fun in the DF neighborhood of Mexico City this month, teaming up with our friends at FIFTY24MX and Juxtapoz Latin America to create a ton of murals and street works around town. Pretty playful stuff as well... more to come.