Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Nothing is more engaging than fantasy. When at the height of imagination, we are capable of conjuring rational or unrealistic scenarios based purely on our own desires. The possibility, in combination with perceived actuality, defines existence. We are composed of things known and experienced, and that which can be imagined, which is eminently apparent in the paintings of Tristram Lansdowne...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Juxtapoz never shies away from a little controversy, and the November 2014 issue featuring the a cover story and the works South African-based photographer Roger Ballen. This cover, let's just get right to it: it's disturbing, haunting, intriguing, and yet part of a compelling body of work that Ballen has been building for decades. We are proud to have him on the cover and to tell his unique story.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
If the future looks like this, sign us up. The paintings by Tristram Lansdowne remind us of those amazing, massive futuristic SimCity 2000 apartment complexes that house thousands upon thousands of people and look like Ecotopia. Only these little worlds are floating over a flooded earth, possibly the result of global climate change's ultimate ending. Or maybe they are just wonderfully imaginative. Has anyone ever read Ecotopia? Was that just our college course on Utopian literature?
Illustration // Monday, December 05, 2011
Tristram Lansdowne is a Canadian-born artist currently living and working in Toronto. His paintings focus on “ideas of permanence and function inherent in our constructed environments”. Lansdowne references Romantic ruin of the 19th century juxtaposes it within an isolated urban setting, thus exhibiting his pessimistic view of human progress.