Juxtapoz // Monday, August 03, 2015
Palais de Tokyo presents the very first solo exhibition in France of Chinese young artist Tianzhuo Chen (born 1985, lives and works in Beijing, China).Tianzhuo Chen uses a colourful, grotesque and kitsch imagery, dominated by direct references to drugs, LGBT hip hop, the London rave scene, Japanese Butoh, voguing in New York and the fashion world, to forge an intimate connection between his works and the collapse of moral attitudes and beliefs we see around us.
Erotica // Thursday, July 02, 2015
We were looking through the great New Erotic Photography book by Prestel this morning, and came across the works of Anne Constance Frenoy. Seeing that it is summer, and that Frenoy has a series of works of nudes in summer, and that she is based in Paris where we just came back from, and that she seems to capture a little 1970's nostalgia, we wanted to share them today.
Fashion // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Paris Fashion Week already has a buzz and turns one of the world's best cities into even more a hotspot. We were excited to be in Paris this past weekend for a special showcase and worldwide launch party for the Takashi Murakami x Vans Vault collection at Galerie Perrotin's Hotel du Grand Veneur space in the Le Marais neighborhood. Showcasing a special talk with Takashi, the entire collection of shoes, clothing, decks and some custom-artwork from the artist, it was a great reason to enjoy Paris for a few days.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 22, 2015
Jean Jullien, who we just featured on this site for a collaboration he ran with fashion brand OLOW, will be showing a series of illustrations at colette in Paris around the idea of food. After working on covers for Fricote Magazine, Jullien is taking his food vibe to colette, with OLOW creating a few limited edition tees to mark the occasion of the show.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 22, 2015
Photographs of people taken underwater naturally have an otherworldy feel to them and it can be easy to twist and maneuver the body into unique and visually interesting positions. The photographs in Adeline Mai's series, "Weighlessness" series are distinctively different than most, utilizing warm colors rather than the usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water as.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
COPE2's exhibition, Ambition will open from April 11 to May 9 at Galerie Mathgoth in Paris. The master of international graffiti's soon 40-year career sees not the slightest sign of abating. The work of Cope2: graffiti and his famous bubbles remain at the heart of each painting in a work that is constantly evolving.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
We have featured the works of Allyson Mellberg on the site before, and in our print edition, and wanted to make sure our European and Parisian friends know to check out the artists new show at Galerie LJ in Paris that closes on May 2, 2015. The drawings in the show, and there are a lot of them, are beautiful and disturbing, what the gallery calls ""post-Louise Bourgeois / Kiki Smith pre-futuristic neo-biological".
Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
In French artist Jean Bedez's graphite drawings, "pasts and presents interweave and we read man’s immemorial procession towards ruin. These strictly black-and-white works resonate with that “art of combat.” Each one becomes a chessboard on which religious, economic and political powers endlessly change places and the aura of sacredness."
Graffiti // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
On the surface Paris has all sorts of outstanding amenities, culture and top-notch regional food. However, below the surface Paris has a labyrinth of tunnels and catacombs to endlessly explore. CDK photography recently shot some long exposures in the tunnels that makes us want to buy a ticket tonight and get our butts over there.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DesignBoom and photographer Iwan Baan have some really beautiful imagery from Olafur Eliasson's Contact installations and exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris that opens this week. Olafur is one of the world's great "experiential" artists, creating experiences and atmosphere that is almost never matched by other installation artists.