Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
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.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 25, 2013
There are few people that I would get up at 4am for, let alone travel from London to Zurich and back in a day for. But for my old friends at Juxtapoz, and for one of the world’s most iconic design companies – Victorinox, I definitely made that exception. Everyone I know wanted to accompany me on the trip and I enjoyed watching my friend’s faces flush with excitement and jealousy, listening to them recount childhood memories of their fathers and grandfathers owning a Victorinox Swiss Army knife.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On this International Picnic Day (woohoo) we bring you Till Rabus' homage to Salvador Dali, Surrealist Camping Lunch. It's not the first time we have posted the Swiss artists work, often balancing somewhere between myth and surrealism, he combines the strange with the ordinary!
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
Swiss artist Zimoun creates fantastic sound installations. His most recent project is also his first permanent work. Located inside an abandoned toluene tank in Dottikon Switzerland, the installation surrounds the inner walls with his trademark dc-motors and cotton balls (329 of them). The thumping, whirring and rhythmic result is incredible and something we would love to see! View videos of this and his other installations after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Even as Swiss artist Till Rabus' works are painted in an almost photo-realist style, his subject matter balances between myth and surrealism. He combines strange still lives with ordinary, discarded and even sometimes anthropomorphized objects. His latest work explores the human figure with tangled body parts!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Swiss artist Felice Varini is back with another one of his illusionary large scale geometric murals, this time at the Grand Palais in Paris. Watch a video after the jump to see how he uses projectors and stencils to create the artwork which only appears from a specific viewpoint.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer just opened his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the U.S. at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes his work, Horses Dream of Horses, which includes 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops hung on nylon string.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of the Swiss-American Surrealist painter Kurt Seligmann. A native of Basel, Switzerland, Seligmann was known for his imagery of medieval troubadours and knights. While living in New York, the artist assembled a library of over a hundred volumes. He said, "Though my interest in magic can hardly be brought into immediate relationship with my work as a painter...
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
Using what we can only assume are incredible amounts of strength and concentration, artist Maedir Euster from Rigolo Swiss Noveau Crique performs his Palm Rib Balance for a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler. Maedir starts with a feather and slowly adds palm leaf ribs until he has balanced 13 of them on one large rib.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 25, 2013
In May of 2012, a 19th century 3 story brick building in Zurich was rolled almost 200 feet down the street. The process, taking 17 hours, was captured in this time-lapse video by Swiss photographer Patrick Gautschy.