The Art of Robin Rhode

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
South African artist Robin Rhode embraces a variety of media from photography to drawing, animation, performance and sculpture. Using simple, ephemeral devices, the Berlin-based artist often works in public spaces, using walls or just the street as his canvas. Rhodes transforms simple shapes into elements of narratives, interacting with only an imagined presence.

3-Ton Aerical Mosaic of Johanessburg by Gerhard Marx

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
From a distance this enormous sculpture appears to be an aerial photograph blown up and mounted. However, as you look closer you will find that it is a huge mosaic made from natural stone, red brick, ceramic elements and glass! The 56-panel sculpture weights almost three tons and was created by artist Gerhard Marx and Spier Architectural Arts for the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair.

The Photography of Roger Ballen

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Roger Ballen's name may be familiar to you if you are a Die Antwoord fan. Ballen directed the "I Fink U Freeky" video for the South Africans and recently had an exhibition featuring photographs of the group at Mouche Gallery in LA. Here is a collection of his always intriguing work, mostly from his 2009 series Boarding House.  

Update: Bizarre Sculptures by Maskull Lasserre

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 22, 2013
We last featured the wonderful and bizzare sculptures of Canadian-born Maskull Lasserre back in February. They are always a lot of fun so this morning we take a look at some more of his incredibly intricate work. Lasserre spent the most of his childhood in South Africa and has exhibited across North America.

Roger Ballen "I Fink U Freeky" @ Mouche Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
From the Gallery: Keiko Noah Maestro at Mouche Gallery along with Michael Florian, creative director of Mouche Gallery, invite you to get sucked into the vortex of the award winning viral video sensation “I Fink U Freeky” world of Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord at Mouche Gallery. Installation opens on April 26, 2013 during the Paris Photo LA 2013. The primitive, provocative paintings and drawings at the core of the composition of these exquisite photographs pose center stage and take on a life of their own at this installation at Mouche Gallery.

'The Hyena and Other Men,' and other Photographs by Pieter Hugo

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 05, 2013
South African photographer Pieter Hugo's series The Hyena and Other Men, photographs of animal wranglers in Lagos, Nigeria have recieved 'varying reactions from people - inquisitivieness, disbelief and repulsion.' While some were fascinated other saw marketing potentials with the men, while animal-rights groups wanted to intervene...

Paintings by Marlene Steyn

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 26, 2013
South African-born artist Marlene Steyn is a student at the Royal College of Art in London where she is working towards a degree in Painting. We are really enjoying the fantastical, patchwork of oddly comosted faces and worlds that she depicts in her work.  

Nudes by Antoine de Villiers

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 19, 2012
South Africa-born Antoine de Villiers creates stark, stripped down oil paintings of nude subjects. In her own words: 'Nude figure studies are certainly one of my most preferred themes. To me, there is nothing more honest and serene. Every single figurative piece I create, I attempt to approach with the highest respect for the human form.'

I ART JOBURG: PART 3

Street Art // Friday, October 05, 2012
One thing you notice walking the streets of Johannesburg is everything is hand painted, with vinyl signs having little presence. Espo started another mural that is twice as big as the previous “Stay Up” mural and while they worked away, we walked around. Local artist Faith 47 happened to be putting up work around the corner from where were staying, so we briefly chatted with her.

I ART JOBURG: PART 2

Street Art // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Often when traveling to unknown lands, in this case Johannesburg, one can create certain expectations in their head and discover the exact opposite. After a few days running around, are initial skepticism of Joburg has been revoked and anything but negative. Aside from countless memorable adventures from our hospitable hosts and curators of the event, /ANDPEOPLE, we have witnessed two massive murals by ESPO and ROA come to completion.
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