Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Mike Hewson, a New Zealand based artist, created a fantastic public art installation on the sides of buildings in the town of Christchurch that had been destroyed in an earthquake in 2011. What makes the project so special is Hewson's use of 3D style and photoreal works that make the buildings appear as if they are alive and operating as they were before.
Illustration // Thursday, July 19, 2012
"I grew up with pens and paint but then the personal computer dominated the world and so I had to try it out, which is reflected in my work. I use a healthy mix of both traditional and digital techniques with no real preference of medium. I didn’t take art through my younger years, but I did eat crayons which quite possibly is where my off-beat colour palettes come from" - Andrew Archer
Tattoo // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Adam Craft works out of The Tattooed Heart in Auckland, New Zealand. His work is a mixture of traditional Japanese and American pieces and is well worth checking out.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 20, 2012
One of New Zealand’s most talented graffiti writers, Askew, is currently in sunny Los Angeles and cranked out this fantastic new wall titled ‘“Under The Influence.”
Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 26, 2012
A polygon is defined as "a figure, especially a closed plane figure, having three or more, usually straight, sides." It is also the means in which New Zealand-based artist James Reid has created this series of superhero pieces.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 27, 2011
Richard Pearse is an artist who currently lives and works out of Patea, New Zealand. These collaged panels combine weathered wood with a soft vibrant color palette to create two-dimensional work with an emphasis on the graphic, the geometric, and materiality adding sculptural texture.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This will get someone's attention. It got ours. The New Zealand government, more specifically the Land Transport NZ, used a blender filled with human organs to get a point across about speeding. The more speed, the more your organs will cause and/or be a mess. Clever work.
Street Art // Monday, August 08, 2011
New Zealand street artist, Otis Frizzell was contracted by the Police Department to develop and paint stencils as part of a police recruitment initiative. Check out more photos and a video explaining a story behind one of the stencils. Police using stencils for advertising, how do you feel about this?
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Auckland-based graffiti writer, Askew, created the following video documenting Revok and Rime’s trip to New Zealand. Was pleased to hear the music of a personal favorite, Little Dragon and Black Keys to close it out.