Milos “Sholim” Rajkovic is like a Belgradian anti-war Terry Gilliam, who produces the most remarkable surreal animations made from decomposed heads — authority figures like generals and ranking clerics are a favorite — filled with weird gears, fleshy pulsing puckers, crazy clocks, tiny frantic people, and more. I could watch this stuff all day long.
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – Saner “El Cenit Del Venado” @ Fifty24MX Gallery, Mexico City
Over the weekend, Saner opened his newest exhibition “El Cenit Del Venado” at Fifty24MX Gallery in Mexico City. This new body of work consisted of acrylic paintings, ink drawings and sculptures, all presented in a dim lit setting. Saner wrote about the exhibition saying, “The zenith refers to the time when the sun and the moon aligns in the sky above us, and it´s used as a metaphor of those instants where the human being is able to get out of the daily routine and be present, being able to connect with the Great Spirit.”
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – “Mr. Dictator Head” and Other Sculptures by Stephen Ives
The all-popular Mr. Potato Head gets a fantastic makeover with Melbourne-based artist Stephen Ives series of sculptures, “Mr. Dictator Head.” The artist’s other plastic toy figures are often humorous, sometimes disturbing (as re-assembled toys often are) and always imaginative and inspired.
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – “Invasions” begin in NYC
Invader has declared (like many others right now) the Rotten Apple to be his current playground for installing mosaic tile works
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – China Reimagined by North Korean Propaganda Artists
Presented earlier this month at Beijing Design Week, The Beautiful Future, is a series of paintings made in Pyongyang, North Korea by a handful of propaganda artists
Link: The Fran Forman Interview: Assembling Magic | LENSCRATCH
sensitivity to the inner self and psychological thinking, plus her technical skill sets and a passion for surrealism, paradox, and illusion results in a process that allows her to assemble…magic.
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – Juxtapoz in Hong Kong: Jake & Dinos Chapman “The Sum of All Evil” @ White Cube Gallery
Not that we want to deter you from looking at these images, but no picture will do this exhibition justice. I can go on and on about how intriguing the work is, how the Chapman brothers have perhaps made the biggest noise during Basel week in Hong Kong, but even that would not give enough credit to how incredible the diorama pieces of The Sum of All Evil really are.
Link: A Visual Compendium of Cameras by Pop Chart Lab
an illustrated print by Pop Chart Lab that features “100 landmark cameras tracing photography’s history from the 1888 Kodak to today’s digital wonders.” It is available to purchase online
Liu Bolin has mastered the art of invisibility. His secret? Patience. Bolin will spend as many as 10 hours preparing for a photo. He poses as his assistants carefully paint his suit to help him blend into the background
This strip debuted in 1992, apparently an unabashed Far Side ripoff, except less weird and drawn worse. In the intervening bunch of years, it has apparently gotten much much worser