Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Leave it to Todd Oldham to introduce us to the strangest sculptures we’ve seen this year. Artist Marie-Lou Desmeules covers real humans in plastic and paint to create a living, grotesque but mesmerizing sculptures of well known figures, including celebrities and world leaders. Using a human armature is pretty a smart way to bring new “life” to your artwork, don’t you think?
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Rebecca Szeto's Paintbrush Portraits play with notions of re-forming beauty and value, offering a critique on consumerism, women's work, and a curious entanglement of class dynamics in Leisure & Labor - Trash & Treasure. She uses humble, end-of-life, mass-produced materials inspired by her experience as a faux finisher and initially by Velázquez's 17th century painting, Las Meninas. The paintbrush is self-referential, acting as both subject and object. It refers to the history of painting, through the medium of paint, using its own tool.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Lucy Glendinning is a sculptor and installation artist, who works in a contemporary British sculpture tradition. Here, different aesthetic expressions are brought together under one central entry point: the human body as a semiotic medium. For Glendinning, art is the primary tool for investigating psychological and philosophical themes. Her work is thus permeated by a conceptual content, superior to the value of aesthetics. That does not imply that the artistic performance is lacking, on the contrary, she is seducing the observing eye by emphasing subtle expressions and presenting a stunning craftsmanship.
Erotica // Monday, December 29, 2014
We’ve seen countless artists who are known for drawing and painting start experimenting with ceramics recently, and Rebecca Morgan makes the transition particularly well. Her drawings of wild, unusual characters work translate beautifully into clay, making her signature “Bumpkins” feel even more alive.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We aren't even quite sure if what we should call these rotund (okay, fat) realistic sculptures by Mu Boyan because they are only realistic in a sense. They are like fat cartoon characters come to life in fine art sculpture form. And they are naked. In fact, back in 2012, when we first learned of the work, we called them "naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air." And still they are...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dongwook Lee's works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee's works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror....
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 05, 2014
The most swiftly-evolving art-form, Urban Art is a creative chameleon that takes on many forms, from street murals to paste-ups, guerrilla-style installations to limited edition prints and canvasses; this is a movement that refuses to slow down. Its latest incarnation is the objet d’art; a limited edition cube that brings the inimitable typographical style of world renowned artist Ben Eine to life.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 01, 2014
My work is broadly concerned with the agency of the present moment. By sampling various cultural and temporal trajectories, I’m exploring the notion of the now as a remix of past and future potentialities. This facilitates a renegotiation of perceptual truths resulting in an expression of things not quite truth, yet not quite fiction...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine has enjoyed the entirety of 2014 celebrating our 20th anniversary as a print publication. From a massive group show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC in the Spring, to a surfboard charity auction in San Diego, to publishing two new book titles, Psychedelic and Hyperreal, as well as countless special features in the magazine, we are proud to have paid homage to our past, present and future. Now, in partnership with our friends at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014, we present a series of galleries that epitomize the most dynamic and cutting-edge contemporary art in the world today. It is safe to say we are gratified to close out this 20th year with one of our most ambitious projects to date. Our installation dates will run the entirety of Scope Miami Beach 2014, December 2—7, 2014.