Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This morning we take a look at the work of Swiss artist Leopold Rabus. The figures in Rabus' work are very often gruesome, awkward, a little crazy and darkly humorous. They are reconfigurations and caricatures of people from his neighborhood and life in Neuchatel.
Design // Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We like the Swiss Alps. We think they are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, filled with wonderful resorts with classy coffee and treacherous ski runs. Hell, we would go to Zurich right now (not really the Alps, per se, but you get our drift). So we are very much into the creation of a 381-meter skyscraper hotel, built in Vals, Switzerland, designed by Morphosis Architects.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
As you will see today, we are going on model-trend. This is a pretty cool story of Swiss artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger taking time away from design jobs in 2012 to recreate the famous Andreas Gursky's Rhein II photograph using a "still life built completely in their studio." The end result turned into a series of models the duo created from some of the most famous photographs ever taken.
Erotica // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Several weeks ago, Swiss performance artist Milo Moire arrived at Art Basel in Switzerland completely naked, except for her shoes, a pair of glasses and the words "pants," "bra" and "jacket" written on her body. She wasn't allowed into the event as a result. When interviewed, Moire responded that "the art market needs the peculiarity of art...without this quality, even the prestigious Art Basel only sells illusions."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
If you have followed the Juxtapoz site over the past few years, you would know that we are in a resurgence of hyperrealistic painters making fantastic work. So we might as well look at one of the great hyperrealistic painters of the past 50 years, with Swiss painter Franz Gertsch having a museum show at the Abattoirs Museum in Toulouse, France through the end of August 2014. If you remember, Gertsch had a fantastic series of paintings of Patti Smith completed in the 1970s that have been shown around the world and at Gagosian Gallery.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 30, 2014
Switzerland is a lovely place to visit in the summer. Mix that with the fact that Marcel Dzama's art is a lovely thing to look at and immerse yourself in, we suggest perhaps a summer vacation in Thun to visit the exhibition, "Hollow Laughter" at the Kunstmuseum Thun to see the works of the Canadian artist. Dzama's dark, dystopian, but fairy tale like work has been capturing audiences attention from around the globe for years, and his explorations into film, performance, installation, sculpture and drawing get more and more interesting and provocative through the years.
Scott Campbell "The Smartest Thing I Ever Did Were Foolish Things For Love" @ Galerie Gmurzynska, St. MoritzJuxtapoz // Thursday, February 13, 2014
From the press release of tattoo and fine artist Scott Campbell's new exhibition: Emerging from a New York group of artists of the early 2000’s, consisting of Nate Lowman, Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Campbell has become an internationally recognized figure within the art world. Known for his intricate works in a variety of unusual and exciting mediums, Campbell is at the forefront of young artists reintroducing craft and technique into art.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 31, 2014
Olaf Breuning uses the first tracks made by skiers as his influence to paint in bright vivid colors on the snowy mountainside in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Street Art // Thursday, October 17, 2013
Xuan Alyfe was recently in Lugano, Switzerland participating in the Arte Urbana Lugano, a project aiming to create relations between citizens and the urban environment. The Spanish artist painted a three-story high mural, with an eclectic mix of imagery sectioned by different sized squares.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 30, 2013
London-based artist Andrea Hasler reworks blobs of grotesque-looking flesh into designer bags, shoes, and accessories. The organ-resemblant sculptures 'engage with the psychological aspects of consumerism, blurring the lines between what you are and what you must have.'