Design // Monday, January 12, 2015
Bring your parka, this ice hotel is not for the faint of heart. The temperature never drops below 23 degrees Fahrenheit and guests sport thermal underwear and hats and slip into a sleeping bag atop blocks of ice, a thick mattress, and reindeer skins. Now in its 25th year, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden welcoes 50,000 visitors each year under a new artistic scheme. Each year, thousands of artists and creatives take part in influencing the design of the hotel. 1,000 tons of frozen water and 30,000 m3 of 'snice' (snow and ice particles mixed with air) make up this year's edition.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 05, 2015
Duo Raw (aka the RAWboys) are a piar of 7ft "disco-goblins" whose creative club fashion has, according to the dynamic duo, "filled an empty hole in Sweden's nightclub scene that seemed to had hit a standstill." Andreas Kiss Nilsson and Ronny Willberg Johansson met online five years ago and Duo RAW "was born of an itch they had to scratch, a creative outlet where everything is possible. The goal is to have fun, entertain, get entertained, take over the world. And ofcourse be flawless in their very own special haute couture made with a creative mind, sharp needles and a hell lot of talent."
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 2014
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Swedish artist Jockum Nordström, which marks his first solo show at the gallery in London. This presentation follows the artist’s recent major European survey, All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again, that was on view in 2013 at Lille Métropole, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, before it traveled to the Camden Arts Centre in London, making it the first solo exhibition of his work in the city. The show is up through January 24, 2015.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 13, 2014
V1 Gallery of Copenhagen continues to be one of our favorite galleries in the international scene, and their next show with the haunting works of Swedish artist Sara-Vide Ericson, "Hidden Beings," again looks to be a great one. We gathered some of our favorite works of Ericson's from the past few years in the gallery with this post, but hope to update with the new paintings in the coming days.
Street Art // Thursday, August 07, 2014
I was finally meeting up with Roa again, it's been way too long since I last saw him. So I'm glad our travel plans suited each other this time around. We had an amazing week and I'm pleased to share my comprehensive documentation of his new large-scale contextual mural, a gigantic Tyrannosaurus skeleton, which he painted during four days on a factory building in Bromölla, Sweden for Ifö Center.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 20, 2014
We have been a huge fan of Canadian artist, Matthew Feyld, for a long time. The funny thing is, we have been a fan of two different kinds of Matthew Feyld's now for the past few years, and didn't even register that they were the same person. The first one is a minimal figurative painter with almost comic influence and the second is one with wonderful abstract sensibilities.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Swedish architect Gert Windgardh and Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi used 700,000 sheets of illustrated A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points to build their immense and vibrant mosaic installation for the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Watch a timelapse after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 14, 2014
What did you do this weekend? We spent it enjoying the beautiful illustrations of Swedish designer and illustrator Sara Andreasson.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Ed. Varie is pleased to present Neverending Index, a solo-exhibition of recent work by artist Anna Sörenson, with opening reception on Thursday April 10th from 6-9pm. Neverending Index is a conceptual project that began in 2010 exploring the ideas of painting with water based media, collage, and text. The work explores a narrative that is more than an ordinary scrupulous examination of one's consciousness but also a reflection of Sörenson 's process and the relationship between mediums.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
If you want someone to come tidy your apartment, we think we have found your man in Michael Johansson, an artist who takes a real-life Tetris approach to both public and fine art. The artist has a knack of compartmentalizing the right objects into the right spaces to create incredible collages of no longer used goods in a colorful, eye-popping way. Michael is featured in our current, April 2014 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.