"Big Mother," a New Book by Raymond Lemstra

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 25, 2014
Dutch artist and illustrator Raymond Lemstra, who we interviewed back in December, has recently come out with a new book published by Nobrow. Inspired by primitive art, Raymond Lemstra focuses on using the most basic components of drawing to evoke a visceral human response. The world Lemstra continues to build with every drawing is both subdued and wonderfully rich, full of mystery and totemic power...

Update: The Faux 3D Work Of Ron van der Ende

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. He is a photorealistic sculptor using found wood! " Van der Ende's faux 3D perspective often has viewers convinced that his sculptures are paintings, clearly a testament to his skills...

Embroidered Paintings by Pauline MM Nijenhuis

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
In Dutch artist Pauline MM Nijenhuis' series "Slow Scapes," the artist explores the contradictions of inertia vs. speed and hardness vs. softness by banding them both together, 'combining soft embroidery and acrylic as an exciting contrast in texture and layering.

Illustrations by Anouk Griffioen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
We love these large-scale charcoal illustrations by Rotterdam, Netherlands-based artist Anouk Griffioen. A connection with fashion can be seen in her work through the clothing and the models' faces and bodies. This influence saw a turning point when she collaborated with fashion photographer Anne Marieke van Drimmelen. Ever since Anouk has seen fashion play a more visible role in her art.

The 2013 Zundert Flower Parade

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
The largest flower parade in the world (we were unaware of any) takes place in the small town of Zundert, Netherlands on the first Sunday of September. Thousands of spectators were greeted with over twenty amazing gigantic floats made with flowers. The incredible floats included everything from MC Escher and Monet-inspired to Aztec rulers and giant snorting pigs! Sounds like fun!

Collaged Flowerscapes by Anne Ten Donkelaar

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
Using both pressed flowers and printed paper floral elements, Netherlands-based artist Anne Ten Donkelaar constructs three-dimensional collages of intertwining, overlapping, and delicately placed vegetation. 

The Dutch Government's Creative Google Earth Censoring

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Dutch government has a uniquely artistic (whether intentional or not) way of censoring those areas of Google Maps they don't want you to see. British photographer Mishka Henner noticed these creative blurring of Google Maps while browsing satellite images and has compiled them into a book questioning "the traditional relationship between art and censorship, a relationship which, in our Internet age fraught with new anxieties over privacy and surveillance, seems to grow more complicated..."

Lepe Rubinigh and the Anonymous Crew Dump Paint in an Intersection

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Dutch artist Lepe Rubinigh and the Anonymous Crew dumped 130 gallons of eco-friendly water soluble paint using bicycles into one of Berlin's busiest intersections, Rosenthaler Platz. The cars, driving through the paint, spread it in colorful strips across the street. The piece was entitled Painting Reality. Watch a video after the jump...

Photographs by Ruud van Empel

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The children and people in Dutch photographer Ruud van Empel's work are the result of blending the features of four or five professional models in Photoshop. The settings and backdrops to the photos are also constructed in Photoshop from photos of foliage and ponds around the Netherlands. 

Nylon Sculptures by Rosa Verloop

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Dutch artist Rosa Verloop as found an interesting use for stockings. By molding, folding, and squeezing common nylon stockings, Verloop has created interesting, layered facial structures. She uses regular pins to keep the stockings in the shape of a facial structure and her portraits sit at an "uncomfortable place in the life cycle between birth and death."
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