Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Former Brookyln-based photographer, Boogie, was in Katowice, Poland recently for the Katowice Street Art Festival, and while there, he did what a good photographer does; he took stunning black and white portraits and photos around the city. This one in particular, in a cafe, looks like something shot in 1920's Paris.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 05, 2012
Combining similar simplistic styles to collaborate on a huge new mural for the Katowice Street Art Festival, Italian artists, Tellas and Moneyless, make a good team. The duo used monochromatic shapes and patterns with nice composition, to create a non-intrusive piece for the residents of Katowice, Poland.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 28, 2012
It is always nice to see sense of humor in the art world, and the sculptures of Polish-born, American-based Adam Niklewicz, where he takes everyday household objects and furnishings and transforms them into sculptures, is some of the more playful work we have seen around in quite some time. As curator Steve Holmes writes, "His work evokes not homeland, but rather the absurdity of nostalgia, the futility of trying to be in any place other than the liminal space of the prefixed-American."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Currently in Katowice, Poland participating in the Katowice Street Art Festival, Mark Jenkins created this Tug of War Installation on a small-perched part of the building. This piece will likely catch the attention and baffle the minds of passing pedestrians.
Illustration // Monday, March 12, 2012
Adriana Krawcewicz is an artist and illustrator out of Warsaw, Poland with an attraction to all things Art Deco. This young singer-songwriter and sultry, vivid artist. constantly looking for inspirations, colors, sounds, uncommon sights and collecting unforgettable moments.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 31, 2012
This week, February 2, London's Kemistry Gallery, in conjunction with the Twarda Sztuka Foundation will be presenting an incredible poster art show, Mr T: The Posters of Jerzy Treutler. The gallery will present over 40 posters of Treutler's work from the 1960s and '70s , showcasing classic Polish poster design from the era.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 28, 2011
Years ago, we became familiar with the work of Polish artist and Holocaust survivor, Alina Szapocznikow. Her untimely death at the age of 47 has somewhat made her work a bit of a cult-like affair, but Wiels Gallery in Brussels, Belgium has a huge survey of Szapocznikow's sculptures and polyester-resin casts on display through January 8, 2012.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 22, 2011
Bartosz Kosowski is a Polish-based illustrator that renders his illustrations wonderfully with light colors and textures. Although his work seems very graphic, he still allows the viewer to be mesmerized by his use of delicate, and also, pop-influenced technique.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 21, 2011
Polish illustrator, Aleksandra Waliszewska, creates beautifully eerie illustrations with a mysterious subject matter which relies heavily on the human figure. With a unusual color palette and a secret in her work, she brings to life the narrative and creepy aspects of life.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 29, 2011
As we prepare for our trip to Fame Festival at the end of September, we have been doing our research, and one artist we are learning about is Polish artist, Nespoon. She works in ceramics, and creates handmade public works. When at Fame in Italy this summer, she spent a month with local artisans creating a body of work to place around Grottaglie.