Juxtapoz // Monday, February 09, 2015
An awesome show at Ricco/Maresca in NYC, one that we think Juxtapoz readers will love: "Post-war America saw the rise of the erotic pulp paperback novel covers. The objective of these covers was to lure in potential buyers with the promise of sex, suspense and drama. Simultaneously, a similar type of book and marketing strategy was being developed in Mexico."
Illustration // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We love the paintins and illustrations of Monterrey, Mexico-based artist Violeta Hernandez. A Graphic Design graudate, Violeta's work centers on feminine esthetics, subtle and sometimes charged with bittersweet romance. Randomly her graphic work transcends bidimensional formats to mold 3D art forms in the shape of art toys.
Erotica // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Mexico-based digital artist and photo manipulator Pierre Fudaryli is throwing us for a nice loop this morning as we gather our heads around this dark, stunning, and disturbingly absorbing series of works. The work is like a mixture of late-era Pink Floyd covers meets Dali meets an upsetting peyote afternoon.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
Apart from being an artist, Pedro Friedeberg has also invented several styles of architecture, one new religion and two salads. He was born in Italy and now lives in Mexico where he works to criticize the absurdity of things through his paintings, sculpture, design, furniture and architectural fantasies. Pedro was featured in the December 2011 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
Last week (Friday, June 20th, 2014) the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Luis Potosí presented the exhibit LA LOCURA DE UN HOMBRE DESCONOCIDO (The madness of an unknown man) the first solo show of the Mexican artist Edgar Nández SANER. In this exhibition the Mexican artist reinterprets the concept of madness as a metaphor of disengagement. The madman leaps into de void trying to reach his true destiny by setting free of the ideology of the system. The unknown crazy man is the artist himself ceasing to be unknown and encouraging the spectators to release their own madness.
Erotica // Thursday, June 19, 2014
The artist José Luis López Galván was born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico in 1985. He was seduced by oil painting early on, and now it is the medium in which he works almost completely. He uses visual media to communicate concepts like death, fear or hypocrisy, without limitations of content in his work...
Illustration // Saturday, June 07, 2014
Shamanistic figures and mythical creatures engage in strange rituals in Piñatha's weird, wonderful universe. Piñatha is the artistic pseudonym of Nijah Lefèvre, an illustrator, designer and architect based in Monterrey, Mexico. Drawing inspiration from Mexican folklore, his body of work is a world of dream visions rendered in electrifying color.
Street Art // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Fifty24Mx Gallery has been invited to participate in “Littletopia,” which opened today in Los Angeles and is showcasing a number of galleries and their artists. One of the artists featured Fifty24MX is Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist, Saner, who sent over these two images of his work that will be on display. Painted with acrylic, his beautiful detailed masked characters are influenced by Mexican customs, traditions and folklore.
Photography // Tuesday, January 14, 2014
David Rochkind's "Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit" project documents Mexico's seemingly never ending violent drug war. Speaking on the subject of documenting the violence, he says "when documenting this conflict it is important not to reduce what is happening to a series of nearly anonymous images of carnage that could be happening anywhere."
Graffiti // Monday, October 21, 2013
While in Mexico, Zoer has been creating several new works including these two walls entitled "Chez Moi" and “Eindhoven#13.” Both walls were painted with regular collaborator, Velvet, with the large wall containing figures being painted with the artist, Fusca.