Street Art // Monday, July 14, 2014
Low Bros, who were featured in our October 2013 issue, recently painted a world cup-inspired mural at Urban Spree in Berlin featuring cheetahs crouching around a soccer stadium and some favelas. Watch a video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 11, 2014
Yesterday The Art City Project launched Way Out West, a public art exhibition reflecting the changing social landscape of the West Coast and exploring the role of contemporary art in public spaces. The month-long installation spans billboards, transit shelters, bus takeovers, and other alternative spaces throughout San Francisco's transitional inner Mission neighborhood and features art from contemporary artists with roots in California including Chris Johanson, Andrew Schoultz, Jen Stark, Brett Amory, Casey Grey, Jeremy Fish, and more.
Street Art // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Lorenzo Quinn is the son of two-times Academy Award winning actor for best supporting role, Anthony Quinn, and is an internationally renowned sculptor and former actor. He is continuously working on a range of creative projects but is most known for his large public sculptures made of bronze, steel, aluminum, polyurethane, and various other materials.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
With the World Cup now at the knockout stages, with Brazil as the host with a strong showing, one of Brazil's most influential and renowned artists, Os Gemeos, will open a special large scale exhibition, "The Moon Opera," at Galeria Fortes Vilaca in Sao Paulo on Sunday, June 29.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
We have been really excited about James Marshall, aka Dalek's new work he has been posting on his Instagram over the past few months. One project that stood out were the commissioned murals that Dalek completed at The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) in conjunction with the Scottsdale Public Art Commission. One of the best parts of this curation is not only does Dalek's electric work fit perfectly in the setting, but brings together contemporary muralism from one of the better artists that should be on every museum radar.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The annual Houston Art Car Parade started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals over a quarter century and has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston all year, drawing an estimated crowd of over 300,000 on parade day. This year the Houston Art Car Parade showcased over 250 entries – almost half of which have never participated in the parade before...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2014
This episode provides an in-depth look at the creation of Kara Walker’s monumental public project, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby (2014), at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Seated in her Manhattan studio, Walker explains how the molasses-covered space, along with her extensive research into the history of sugar, inspired her to create a colossal sugar-coated sphinx, as well as a series of life-sized, sugar and resin boy figurines. A team of artists and fabricators are shown constructing and coating the sphinx, which, as Walker says, gains its power by "upsetting expectations, one after the other."
Street Art // Thursday, May 29, 2014
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is a Cuban-born artist who grew up in New Jersey. In college, he bacame active in the street art scene and helped found artist collectives whose focus lay in attacking billboards and utilizing guerrilla tactics to make their anti-corporate messages and frustrations known. His Identity series is composed of gigantic charcoal portraits of anonymous people scaling the walls of buildings in different cities around the world. These drawings question the controls imposed on public space, the role models that represent us and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 26, 2014
Os Gêmeos just finished painting the Brazilian national team's plane for the World Cup this year. The plane will take the team around the country this summer and to each of their games. The brothers will be opening a solo show at Galeria Fortes VIlaca on June 29th, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 22, 2014
To accept his 2014 Webby for Person of the Year, Banksy made this video about his Residency in New York City. Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it reminded us of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans.