Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
All 2014 long, Juxtapoz will be looking back at our roots, celebrating our 20th year with a mixture of history and the contemporary. For the March 2014 issue, we look at how Juxtapoz was born out of 1960's Psychedelic experimentation, from the art and groundbreaking imagery created by some of San Francisco's finest poster artists...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Montreal-based artist Jean-Pierre Seguin uses thousands of painted toy soldiers to construct portraits and scenes. Seguin's process involves studying a source image from a distance and then painting each individual soldier (sometimes over 15,000) a different color.
Photography // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Originally published on July 8, 2013: This morning we check-in with Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman. John started collecting screen captures of Google Street Views from a range of Street View blogs and his own exploration of the program. His Tumblr of his findings is one of the most fascinatiing world views, and art projects, we have seen in quite some time.
Street Art // Sunday, November 24, 2013
A recently opened gallery in Montreal (as recent as June) fell victim to a tactile art heist that is estimated to be worth up to $50,000 in losses. Sometime between November 2nd and November 4th, Station 16 was broken into where thieves took a number of painting, prints and computers. They believe the robbery to be planned as particular works were chosen off the wall by artists such as Labrona, Kevin Ledo, Scaner, Zek One, Whatisadamand Antoine Tavaglione. Fortunately, the works were insured and artists will be compensated, although they are still hoping for the recovery of the stolen art.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Jerome Abramovitch is a Montreal-based photographer. His creativity has been immortalized twice in the Guinness World Book of Records, and worldwide media such as 'Ripley's Believe It or Not!' have featured his work. The stark honesty of his photographs is a testament to who he is as an artist, the eccentric characters that surround him, and the intimate bonds they share.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Realism has always been of tremendous interest to Montreal-based artist Francois Chartier. While his paintings are realistic, his 'goal is to create, through layering of mediums and the play of the brush, the illusion of depth and sense of presence beyond what is found in photographs."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Our neighbor has a hedge shaped like several lopsided giant spheres and we once saw a shrubbery carved to look like a sheep. We have never seen anything of the likes of the horticulture art at Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, an international competition in Montreal, Canada. Mosaiculture, for those of you who were as clueless as us, "is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colorful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials)."
Street Art // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Escif has been highly productive in the streets lately, painting several new murals in Modena, Italy for the Icon 59 Festival and currently is in Montreal, Canada where he just finished the large image of a giant deadbolt for their local Mural Festival.
Street Art // Saturday, June 08, 2013
The two-person exhibition Butcher’s Hook featuring the work of Jesse Hazelip and Jon Todd opens tonight, June 8, 2013 at Yves Laroche in Montreal, Quebec. Todd will be showing new expressionistic-like portrait paintings, while Hazelip’s work is ballpoint pen drawings and mixed media. Each have a very different esthetic but both share a common ground in focusing on suppressed and marginalized members of society.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 14, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in Montreal by former Juxtapoz feature artists and design team, 123Klan. The piece was completed on Boulevard Saint-Laurent.