Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You ever see a classic portrait painting and think that the subject looks nothing like people look today? I do this all the time. Girl with a Pearl Earring? Scarlett Johansson almost pulled the look, but most of the time modern times and classical painting has a separation. Artist Dorothee Golz has taken modern bodies and scences and mashed them with the faces of some of the most classic of portrait art. At times, the results are fantastic.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 09, 2012
This is pretty cool, and to be honest, quite helpful. Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets teamed up to create the “Blind Self Portrait Machine”, a machine that will assist you in creating your very own self-portrait. Maybe some of you don't want this, but we are quite sure this is the answer to all holiday cards from now on.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 04, 2012
In an attempt to demonstrate a unique view on the fast-pace consumption of new electronic products and gadgets (and our rapid discarding of older technologies), Henry Hargreaves has taken some of the familiar products of the 20th and 21st centuries and deep fried them like a meal at your favorite fast food restaurant.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Coro is one of our favorite artists working today. Maybe saying artist isn't enough: he draws, illustrates, paints, graffitis, game designs, character designs, does advertising work, movie production, and some product design when all of this isn't enough. With his company Massive Black, he is quite busy. He is going to somehow find time to give us a daily drop on Juxtapoz' Twitter and Facebook accounts on the things he sees and does that we all think our readers should know...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 19, 2012
This ambitious and monumental project by acclaimed Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang has us mesmerized by its complex nuances in process and finished product revealing a poetic sense of versatility that relates to very specific instances of the interpersonal to larger concepts as broad as the "initial state of the universe."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Marcel Duchamp was an O.G. disruptive innovator of art as we know it. At the tail end of March this year, the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley hosted the Economist's Ideas Economy: Innovation conference, generally focused on innovation, but with the more specific theme of disruptive innovation woven through the day's activities. That theme may have a resounding impact in the arts as we go further down the path of the millennia. Disruptive innovation is primarily associated with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. . .
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 11, 2012
We have featured Nick Gentry on the site before, interviewed him as well, and today we just saw a video the UK artist just posted, XChange. Gentry, who takes used floppy disks and creates portraits from them, has compiled a video montage of some of the details that go into his portrait work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A recent article on Hyperallergic investigated the astounding growth of photos taken with camera phones. Although this is not any news to anyone who frequents the internet, especially forums like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr, seeing the facts and trends is certainly interesting. According to National Geographic, last year 37% of the images taken in the U.S. were captured with camera phones, and this number is expected to rise to 50% by 2015.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Internet Rising premiered its first public screening at the Creators Project, San Francisco on Saint Patrick's Day. Introduced by Creators Project Global Director, Julia Kaganskiy -- called one of the "most influential women in technology" by FastCompany -- the documentary is an engaging amalgam of fact, philosophy, and stimulation from the information age.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 17, 2012
We are going to call this one of the most original ideas we have seen in 2012. This is a beautiful and dramatic video piece by Jacob Sutton, where he takes pro snowboarder William Hughes and films him at night in a uniform adorned with LED lights on a French slope. What looks flawless didn't come easy: Sutton spent three nights on the slopes, using his Red Epic camera at temperatures of -25C.