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 // Friday, August 31, 2012
In the digital age of today, there is no discounting digital painting. David Hockney has even done an entire museum show surrounding the concept of drawing on iPads, which is obviously not the same as a beautiful work on canvas or paper, but it is certainly something that is part of the present...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 23, 2012
Back in 1985, Apple patented this phone design, which is pretty hard to believe considering their incomparably sleek and functional product line today. The shape of an apple just seems inconvenient, especially that stem, but then again this was also the year that Apple finally discontinued the Lisa aka the Macintosh XL...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
From the brilliant mind of HR Giger comes a set of bio-mechanical collector's pieces, the "Tattoo Biomechanoid" sculpture and ring. Both pieces are based on a 2001 drawing from his series "The Professionals" the 5"x6" sculpture features a hand clutching a 2.5" sterling silver tattoo machine, which it's ready to apply to its own leg.
Music // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As you may know, The xx are set to release a new album, Coexist, due out September 11, and as that date has been approaching, the trio is releasing some very abstract video treatments. Photographer Davy Evans is responsible for these psychedelic, petri dish type video works, and we are quite into it.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
Simulations is a fantastic and stunning photo collage and manipulation series by California aritst, Alexandra Bellissimo. The artist combines the naked human body with nature, making extensions from the body that appear to be roots and remnants of the natural environment.
Music // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
As we have stated on this site time and time again, the state of music videos, since the advent of this thing called the Internet, is in a quite strong place. Enter this fantastic new video by Ian Cheng for the band Liars (whose new album, WIXIW, is really quite good) and their new single, "Brats." An Elmer Fudd character, a Donnie Darko killer bunny rabbit, and an intense thunder dance beat make this a good wake-up call for your afternoon.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dutch artist Imme van der Haak is behind the project, Beyond the Body, where "photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different body’s, ages, generations and identities." The results are a bit jarring, intriguing, especially in the video, where the dancing actors with the silk over their bodies confuses your perception of identity and, in our most honest assesment, the age of the performer.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 30, 2012
Well this is a good way to kick off the week, the amazing "skin dress" concept from Italian artist Gianluca Traina called Human Default. We were trying to figure out if the work was a painting or sculpture, but from what we can tell, its a photo manipulation. We still approve.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Whether creating waterfalls along the East River in NYC, a rainbow panorama viewing room at the Aros Museum in Aarthus, Denmark, or a beautiful one-way color tunnel like the one we saw at SFMoMA, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is one of the most heralded contemporary artists working today. In short, he is like a scientist who happens to make incredibe, immersive, experience-based art. Just in time for the Olympics, Eliasson will open Little Sun at the Tate Modern.