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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 09, 2014
Jana & Js, the street art duo based in Austria, paint people enclosed in circles based on their personal photographic work. These delicate detailed stencils range in size are usually found in European’s urban centers.
Street Art // Thursday, May 01, 2014
One certainty, if I could be so bold, is the proclamation that Public Art makes cities better. It's a simple formula, one that Juxtapoz has declared a necessity for years, had dedicated an entire issue to, and has documented and participated in over the last decade. Public Art programs make people happy. We aren't talking about expensive forays bringing international artists to your city lending a stunning sculpture to your waterfront views...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Based in Vancouver BC, Bud Snow (aka Julia Davis) is a public and private artist who explores forms such as automatism, action painting, community installation, and personal and societal mythology while emphasizing scale. She coined the term Neo Primalism meaning, “A new approach to ‘cave painting’ – an urban explorer that sits as an outlier to both the social platform of graffiti, and the beaurocratic channels of public art.”
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 18, 2014
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s art project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile,” took off about 18 months ago when she began put up self-portraits in her neighborhood. After interviewing about 15 women, she created poster portraits of them, which then spread by social media...
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Eerily placed in a quiet desert 60km outside of Doha at the Brouq Nature Reserve near Zekreet in Qatar, Richard Serra's magnificent "East-West/West-East" sculpture installation has now been unveiled. We say "eerie" in the Kubrick sense, monoliths left to wonder in a desert landscape, four steel plates that stand 49 feet tall that are set to be permanent fixtures in the reserve for the foreseeable future. Stunning work.
Photography // Monday, April 07, 2014
Back in the 70’s and 80’s, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel were altering billboards with obscure images for the purpose of documenting their work with photos. Often having no meaning at all, they were simply mocking advertising in general. Their work is often overlooked when crediting pioneers of “street art”, while their efforts were long before there was a label.