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!
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.
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..."
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...
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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
Amsterdam-based artist Ingrid Siliakus' 3-dimensional pieces incorporate the structure and manner of pop-up books, some even collapsing into a 2-dimensional piece. Citing M.C. Escher and Antoni Gaudi as influences, Siliakus' miniature works of architecture are constructed with an almost dizzying intricacy.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
Dutch artist Joris Kuipers coated depron foam with acrylic paint for his most recent works at Galerie Jaap Sleper in Utrecth and Het Plafond in Rotterdam. The suspended pieces appear like a whirling storm of clouds or maybe they are flowers?
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Dutch photographer Isabelle Wenzel's photographs are simple, playful and yet uncomfortable. By bending, twisting, and manipulating the human form into strange positions where the face is generally hidden, the movements of the subject become alien and unhuman. In her series, Building Images, she visited a highly organized business area and "opposing this strongly functional environment," photographed figures in non-functional positions. "It was my aim to turn the logic of an office upside down."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
We love some good vintage graphic design here at Juxtapoz, a few weeks ago we posted a collection of Japanese advertisements from the 60s and 70s. This morning we take a look at some vintage safety posters from the Netherlands...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Netherlands-based artist Wies Preijde's latest installation uses a series of hand-woven walls and combination of lines, colors, views and passageways to give the observer the idea of walking through a transparent home. The varied vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines coalesce into rooms, windows, and other imaginary environments and passages. Visitors can move about the corridors and hallways of the slightly transparent fibre-woven walls.