Street Art // Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Banksy has just updated his website with new work in Gaza and a video ending in a poignant message "If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful—we don't remain neutral."
Street Art // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Os Gemeos have created a sculptural work within an ol military-style bunker in the gardens of Rio de Janeiro's Museu Caso do Pontal, Pascali Semerdijian Arquitetos. The museum is dedicated to popular Brazilian folk art and historical artifacts.
Street Art // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In December 2014, as part of the st+art Mumbai festival, Bombay based artist Ranjit Dahiya (Bollywood Art Project) painted a tribute to the father of Indian cinema - Dadasaheb Phalke along with artists Yantr, Munir Bukhari and Nilesh Kharade. At 120 x 150 foot, it is the largest mural in the country.
Street Art // Thursday, January 22, 2015
INSA has been doing some crazy great animated gif work in recent years, what he has dubbed "Gif-Iti." Well, the UK-based painter has taken it to a new level: Space Gif-Iit. That's right, an actual animated painting you can see from space, live from Rio. Let's take a gander...
Street Art // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In the December 2014 issue, we did a mini-feature on British artist Lucy McLauchlan's beautiful new show at Lazarides in London. What we never showed you was Lucy's gigantic new mural she painted in Guangzhou, China right after the show opened in London. A great video was made to document the making of the mural.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2014
Introduced by the French racecar driver Herve Poulain, the BMW Art Car Project invites an artist to create a canvas on, well, a BMW... It began with Poulain commissioning his friend Alexander Calder. Since Calder's first car, other renowned artists including David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol have created a total of 17 BMW Art cars.
Design // Thursday, December 04, 2014
We have been having a great time looking through all the award winners and finalists that are part of the A'Design Awards. In summary "In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products." Today, we look at some really awesome ideas for public furniture, a great base for city planners to change the way we situate ourselves in a city.
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.