Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 01, 2012
Cachetejack (aka Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul) is a Spanish illustrator duo based in Valencia that produce crass, clever, and delightful illustrations full of humor, charm, and silliness that is applicable in all kinds of serious or lighthearted scenarios alike. Any illustration that fits this description is a success in our book.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 29, 2012
One of our favorite contemporary Spanish artists, Daniel Munoz, aka SAN, opened a new exhibition at Delimbo Gallery in Sevilla, Spain titled, Posesiones de Ultramar. The show consists of a series of recent works, that directly tackle the problematic and the collateral experiences derived from the mural practice developed over the last few years.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
We got a few images of this fantastic mural that RIPO finished in Tudela de Navarra, Spain for the Avant-Garde Urbano Festival. The name is perhaps even better: Surreal But So Real. That is our feeling about much of the great building-sized murals being completed in Europe these days. Thanks to Henrik Haven for the head's up.
Tattoo // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We are digging this killer demonhead by Nil Marques Coll. Coll can be found at Hollow Gallery Tattoo in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 29, 2012
Check out these striking and bold photographs from Biel Grimalt of Spain. Biel's images are incredibly sharp and capture an array of staged scenes of eroticism.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator, engraver, and painter based in Madrid, Spain. In 2007 he began promoting his phenomenal portfolio and was selected by London-based magazine Computer Arts as one of the year's 20 new talents of illustration, quickly establishing himself as a successful and respected professional illustrator. He has since gained national and international exposure, working for an impressive array of agencies and publications.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 04, 2012
NastPlas is the collective of two Madrid, Spain based illustrators and digital artists; Dr Franken and Natalia Molinos. At first, we thought the work was burned wax on top of illustration, but we love the way the duo have digitally recreated that sort of uneven surface in their portraits.
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.
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.
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.