When you first realize that the subject matter within Jim Kazanjian’s work doesn’t actually exist, you may at first be relieved that such precarious looking locations aren’t out there. Your next thought may well be “just how the hell does he do that”? Kazanjian works in photography, but is not a photographer. His tools include the internet for sourcing his library of over 25,000 high resolution images and Photoshop to assemble his impossible architecture compositions. He describes his creative process as hyper-collage. He has a two-person […]
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Ukrainian artistic duo, Interesni Kazki, were recently in Lisbon, Portugal, where they did their part for the UnderDogs Project. Famous for their unique fairy tale-like murals, the duo worked on a new street piece, which included their signature bright and poppy color palette. Fully using the space and the structural elements in it, the finished piece Ukrainian artists proved once again their talent and their reputation as one names to watch in street art world today. Aside from working on a new mural, the artists […]
More stories from the week ended May 26: John Constable masterpiece, Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows, bought by Tate for £23.1mil. RIP: Cecilia Steinfeldt, known as the First Lady of Texas Art, pass away just a week shy of her 98th birthday. Detroit Institute of Art’s multibillion-dollar art collection could face sell-off to satisfy Detroit’s creditors Joseph Beuys biography accuses him of having close ties to the Nazis. SplitArt ends in liquidation due to a split between the investors about its direction. Nils Jennrich, […]
Last week, we gave you a glimpse of what DAL has been up to in London with a look at one of the murals he has been working on. Turns out there was a total of seven walls ranging from small to massive that the South Africa-based muralist blessed with his signature kinetic imagery. Check out all the photos below, and if interested, DAL has launched a contest for those lucky enough to be in London Town. Contestants are asked to find and snap a pic of each […]
Earlier this year, our EU correspondent Henrik Haven headed over to visit Michael Johansson’s studio in Malmø. The Swedish artist was in the midst of preparing for his show Familar Abstractions that just ended at the Vigeland-Museet in Oslo, Norway (more on this soon). Famous for his hued fabricated cube assemblage made from everyday objects, Johansson’s space was understandably organized by careful color coding. Interestingly enough, you can get an idea of his process by seeing the equipment in his studio. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Michael Johansson […]
Earlier this year, artist, animator, and graphic designer Geoff McFetridge visited Minneapolis to speak at the Insights Design Lecture Series 2013 at the Walker Art Center. While there, he also worked on a filmstrip style massive wraparound mural featuring his minimalistic imagery. Watch the video below as he talks about the construction fence installation as well as enjoy some footage of the project. Via Walker Art Center & Juxtapoz. Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.
This week’s Rewind’s top video focuses on Anish Kapoor and his current show in Berlin at Martin-Gropius-Bau. Along with footage of his first comprehensive showing in the city, an insightful interview with the artist is included. Some other videos worth of attention include: Voina Wanted banner hung off London Tower Bridge. Leo Villareal releasing an edition of his The Bay Lights piece. Ai Weiwei cuts hair during dinner. Taylor Mead’s final fifteen minutes. Reactions from actual neighbors from Arne Svenson’s photographs. Benedikt Taschen talks with Sebastião […]
More stories from the week ended May 19: New Yorkers upset over neighbor Arne Svenson’s photos taken through windows for art exhibit. Chinese authorities begin demolishing ancient capital of Lhasa to transform city into a tourist destination. Construction company destroys one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids to extract crushed rock for project. RIP: Thomas M. Messer, longtime director of the Guggenheim Museum, who died at the age of 93. British police interrupt stunt by Voina on London Tower Bridge. Activists occupy Budapest’s Ludwig Museum protesting the […]
Last we heard, Hush (interviewed) was in Melbourne for a solo showing in May of 2012 (covered). Fast forward a year and this time he will be opening an exhibition tomorrow night at the Corey Helford Gallery. While here, he just finished a mural at the Branded Arts Building featuring his East meets West urban aesthetic. We’ll have more about the show soon, but for now, take a look at more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Hush here.
Andrew Schoultz recently painted this mural in San Francisco on the side of Pop’s Bar on 24th and York Stree in the Mission District. The Victorian style structure was reinvigorated with the locally-based artist’s kinetic imagery including some of the motifs that appear commonly in his work – horses, bricks, telephone poles, and more. As you can see, the work navigated around the various architectural components as well as incorporated some existing graffiti. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.