Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Patience is a virtue. According to Beautiful/Decay, it took "Baptiste Debombourg 1200 chairs, 300 meters of steel tubes and 11 months to set up the installation in the middle of plaza du Bouffay in Nantes, France." Situated in a plaza with multiple coffee shops and cafes, the chairs represent a communal effect, and each cafe gets a unique vantage point of the sculpture.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Steve Powers, aka ESPO, recently worked with NYC Dot and the city's Summer Streets campaign, installing several of his wonderful signs across the streets of New York.
Street Art // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Healing Tool is art designed for people in cars. A temporary public art installation using digital billboards on interstate freeways. The goal is to provide a moment of temporary relief and unexpected beauty during the daily grind of commuting. The piece builds on a body of work which simulates digital experiences in the real world. In this case, simulating the Photoshop Healing Tool to replace or patch over the landscape which is blocked by the billboard.
Street Art // Monday, July 27, 2015
We always love seeing new work from Italian artist Blu. He just finished up a mural in Rebibbia, Rome that is as always blowing our minds. Incredibly detailed, the piece is part of a series of works by "Mammut," a neighborhood group that is attempting to redevelop abandoned green spaces in the city.
Design // Monday, July 27, 2015
Well, this is one of the coolest mazes we've ever seen. Belgian studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaborative team of Belgian architects and artists, has designed and constructed a massive labyrinth in the central square of a former coal mine in Genk, Belgium. The sculpture uses 186 tons of steel and consists of a kilometer maze of corridors with walls as high as 5 meters.
Street Art // Monday, July 27, 2015
Pastel just completed another mural in Azores, Portugal for the Walk & Talk Festival. Of the wall he told us, "Vascular plants are also known as higher plants or tracheophytes. Their defining characteristic is the differentiation of transport tissue throughout their structure. Since the colonization of these volcanic islands, non-native flora has been imported, which, due to the distinctive Micronesian climate, has become endemic and unique to the region itself. This same hybridization occurs within societies that seek to integrate themselves into a foreign country, over time creating their own particular identity."
Street Art // Friday, July 10, 2015
During his recent Asian trip, Pejac visited Tokyo where he created a series of new effective street works. Being a huge fan of Japanese culture and tradition, Spanish artist cleverly used familiar images and symbols in these works.
Street Art // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Former Juxtapoz cover artist Jason Jägel is the latest artist to participate in Converse's Blank Canvas project, featured on the back cover of our July 2015 issue. A longtime friend of the magazine, Jason helped interview Madlib and illustrate the cover for our August 2015 "Alter Ego" issue. More recently, he held a one day "Doomsday Show" at the Rappcats space in Los Angeles featuring paintings, prints and a limited run of individually hand-drawn CDs for Madlib's Mind Fusion African Earwax mix.
Street Art // Monday, July 06, 2015
Pastel recently completed this wall in Girona, Spain for the Milestone Project. Located in Font de la Polvora a gitane neighborhood where they use the public space as a extension of their homes. The site identity is an important element because it is a community living of habits and traditions. In front of the wall is a very thin river where some wild plants gow and the animals drink water.
Street Art // Monday, June 29, 2015
Prolific Russian artist Rustam Qbic recently spent some time painting a new mural for Mural Istanbul festival. After working 7 days on a 4 story building, he completed this fantasy-like colorful piece titled "Miracle". Celebrating motherhood and the wonder of bringing new life, this mural was inspired by his personal experience of a father-to-be. Usually focusing on positive messages and universal values. this work is a classic example of his symbolic, surrealist style he's been developing for the last couple of years.