Music // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Swedish music video director Jonas Odell is behind the snappy, graphic design heavy video for the new Franz Ferdinand track, "Right Action," but has also been at the helm of some other great videos in recent years. Not only did he do the video for the Franz Ferdinand accidental mega hit "Take Me Out," he has done work for U2, The Hours, Goldfrapp, and The Rolling Stones. Enjoy a music break...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the wonderful sketcbhook drawings of Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson. Mattias describes himself as a "freelancing compulsory drawer" and he specializes in intricately rendered machinery, high tech analog inventions, animals, dogs mowing the lawn and working class pigs...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
This morning we take a lok at the illustrations and drawings of Swedish artist Erik Svetoft. We are enjoying his rather grotesque and disembodied creatures as well as his black ink drawings of strange scenes full of perfectly odd shaped characters.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
Former Juxtapoz featured artist and acclaimed writer/filmmaker/conceptual artist, Miranda July, has been commissioned by Magasin 3 of Stockholm for the exhibition On The Tip of My Tongue, where July has taken the emails of some celebrities and friends and will present museum visitors with a themed compendium of 10 emails. We Think Alone is a project that only exists in your inbox, and will happen every Monday from July 1 to November 11, 2013.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This past winter, Michael Johansson, famous for his "real-life Tetris" public and museum installations, opened "Familar Abstractions" at Vigeland Museet in Olso, Norway. During the preparation for that show, our friend and contributor Henrik Haven caught up with Johansson at his studio in Malmø, Sweden. Even in his space, everything has a place, in its right place.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Sweden-based artist Denimu (aka Ian Berry), known for his work constructing incredible scenes purely out of used denim and jeans, has installed a life sized New York newsstand at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Berry began experimenting with textiles, manipulating color and form with bleach, stencils and glue. His work is painstakingly cut, stitched, and pasted together.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
We kick of 2013 with one of our favorite artists of the moment, Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng. Featured in our magazine in the past, and on our site a bunch, we love his new series of black and white, science-fiction inspired works. Seems like Eng took some effective Moebius pills, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
A fun series of photo manipulations and fantasy settings by Swedish photographer and retoucher, Erik Johansson. Although he graduated with a degree in computer engineering, he had a passion for photography and was able to fuse the two together.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 06, 2012
One of the major highlights of Art Basel so far was seeing the work of Tehran-born, Gothenburg, Sweden based fine artist, Omid Delafrouz. With two large-scale works and two studies displayed in the Andréhn-Schiptjenko booth at Art Basel Miami Beach, Delafrouz had a sense of youthful humor and nostalgia quite rare to see in the large fair.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 12, 2012
Combining the linear precision of graphite portraits with the gestural dynamism of watercolor, Swedish illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt creates ethereal paintings that maintain visual roots in the boldness of graphic design. Her meticulously controlled ink blots and splashes create a stunning illusion of her subjects flickering in and out of focus before our very eyes.