"Jesus! What Did You Do?": A Tale of Art Restoration Failure

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In a recent and somewhat tragic incident, the church of Santuario de Misericordia's fresco depicting good ol' JC was radically revamped, or at least that was the initial goal of the eighty-something-year-old amateur restorer who took the project on without asking permission. A quote from culture councilor Juan Maria de Ojeda describes the fate of the 19th century wall painting aptly remarking she noticed "she had gotten out of hand" and gone on to confess to local authorities.

Long Exposure Fireworks by David Johnson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Almost better than the real thing. Photographer David Johnson recently captured an event in Spain for the International Fireworks Show, and while there, he captured some amazing long-exposure shots of the exploding skies above him. He called them deep sea creature lookalikes. That has a good ring to it.

Completed: Aryz in Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
We are fully in that time of the year, where European cities are getting some very fine mural makeovers from some of the best contemporary muralists in the world, and Copenhagen got a fine treatment from the likes of Spanish artist, and Juxtapoz favorite, ARYZ. Henrik Haven caught the mural as it was being painted, and set us some great in-progress and completed shots.

Escif: Homage to Yves Klein

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Escif’s newest mural in Valencia, Spain pays homage to the recent event of Spain's King, Juan Carlos falling flat on his face and to the French Noveau Relisme artist, Yves Klein. Escif draws a humorous correlation to Klein’s famous piece “Leaping into the Void” and the photo of Carlos falling to the floor.

Trouble Makers

Graffiti // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Every graffiti writer we know can be lumped up into this category in one way or another.  Spain and Skoty stir up the pot.

Plastic Garbage Guarding the Museum by Luzinterruptus

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Currently at the Gewerbemuseum in Winthertur, Switzerland is the exhibition, Oh, Plastiksack, an exhibition dedicated to the plastic bag as an everyday item and as a focus for art and design. This much-discussed plastic product is explored in the context of society and the environment and as a theme of contemporary artistic work in the fields of painting, photography, installation, performance, urban art and design. One of our favorite collectives of the moment, Spain's Luzinterruptus have made a significant contribution to the show...

Blu in Ordes, Spain

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
We can only assume that Italian muralist, Blu, is a healthy man with a good juicer. For the DesordesCreativas festival in Ordes, Spain, Blu painted this odd to healthy eating and vegetarian lifestyle. Thousands of veggies and fruits, all getting ready, excited, to jump into the blender of life. A good smoothie is born. 

The Works of REMED

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Featured in our August 2012 issue is French-born, Spain based fine artist and muralist REMED. What first attracted us to REMED? Simple; his use of color to create simple, flowing characters reminded us of the great abstract artist that came before him. But this application to the street works have brought international attention to REMED, and we think this is as good as time as any to showcase a range of the artist's work.

Maria Corte and the Body as Geometry

Erotica // Friday, July 27, 2012
  'María Corte (Barcelona, Spain, 1983) studied Illustration at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, where she graduated in 2009... Her work is dominated by an interest in the disruption of space through a creative handling of geometric shapes and the breakdown of all classical conventions in the representation of the human body...'

Escif: Markets Welcome Us

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
February 2011 cover artist Escif’s politically conscious and thought provoking street work continually makes a strong impression on us. Unlike the majority of artists creating work in the public for “fame” purposes, Escif attempts to bring awareness to many of the current political and social issues of Spain.

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