Juxtapoz // Friday, November 28, 2014
This magazine has spent the past half decade championing the merits of Public Art. Whether on a community-level, city-planning organization, or even nationally funded endowment, supporting contemporary muralism an Public Art initiatives should be a high priority for every city. Our belief is simple: art makes you feel good. Art makes you think. Art can make you connect with your surroundings, define a community's historical heritage, or enlighten its current state. And for the most part, cities are beginning to recognize the trend of highly talented artists who can transform the appearance of a locale and make it a little more engaging.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 20, 2014
If you've visited London recently and walked by Covent Garden's 180-year old market building, you may have noticed that it has seemingly broken free and floated into the air. Well, blame Alex Chinneck. The installation, "Take My Lightning but Don't Steel My Thunder" is an illusion that makes its seem as though the 40-foot-long building is floating 10 feet into the air.
Street Art // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Welsh artist Mick Petts' massive raised-earth sculpture "Sultan the Pit Pony" is the largest figurative earth sculpture in the United Kingdom and extends of 200 meters. Located in Parc Penalta in Caerphilly, South Wales, the sculpture was constructed using 60,000 tonnes of coal shale along with stone, and earth. Pit ponies were used to haul coal in underground mines during the mid-18th until the mid-20th century.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Umpqua Bank’s experiential event Exhibit:Growth is an interactive exploration of human potential that takes visitors on a transformative emotional journey. Using large-scale, motionactivated digital technology, the work invites visitors to embark on a journey of personal discovery while demonstrating the power and beauty of collective experience. Known for their distinctive approach to personal and community experience, Umpqua Bank commissioned award-winning digital artists to bring their vision to life.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A stunning work has just been producing in Gaza by artist Iyad Sabbah, documenting and preserving the destruction of the neighborhood of Shuja’iyya during the recent conflict and the now homeless community that once lived there. As DesignBoom points out, Sabbah "has set a family of clay figures wandering away from the war-torn wreckage. The models that comprise ‘worn out’ seem almost mummified, as if completely consumed by the death and devastation surrounding them."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
We are always love seeing something new from INSA because it means experiencing public art in new and visually and technically creative ways. In addition to a new wall, INSA has launched his first ever app, the GIF-ITI viewer. Nowadays, we consume almost everything online: including art. The term GIF-ITI was coined by artist INSA when he started creating his unique animated paintings; an innovative approach to viewing and experiencing artworks produced in the public space.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC has commissioned artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada to create a new 'terrestrial portrait' on 6 acres of Americas National Mall. The piece appropriately titled, “Out of Many, One" is a direct translation from "E PLURBUS UNUN", the official modo on the National seal. The facescape is composed of dozens of images taken of anonymous American men (of all ethnicities) ultimately creating one singular portrait.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
We have shown you the work of Czech artist Michael Trpák before on the site when he created this series of cement figures hanging from umbrellas inside the EBC office center in Prague titled Slight Uncertainty. The artist works in a variety of mediums from sculpture to painting and architecture. See more of his work after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Longtime Juxtapoz contributor and friend Caleb Neelon is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Wall to Wall project, painting an extra large mural in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Street Art // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Eduardo Kobra has long been on the Juxtapoz radar, not only because he creates some of the more massive and intricate murals being done in the world today, but because he does them with super techni-color explosions. His multi-storied mural on skyscraper in Sao Paulo back in 2013 created a huge buzz in the street art community, and Kobra has continued to make great works since. This week, as part of the Perrier Street Art campaign and launch of new bottle and can designs by Kobra, Jon One, and Sasu, we sat down with Kobra to discuss his process, history, and how to paint big.