Tour: The SnowCastle in Kemi, Finland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Late this past winter, or friend Helen Soteriou headed from her homebase in London to Kemi, Finland to see one of the more awesome, bizarre, and crazy sculptures being made in the world, the SnowCastle. Maybe you need some background: Born in 1996, SnowCastle was a project by UNICEF and the city of Kemi, and has now earned its place in the Guinness Book of Records with its 1 100 meter long walls, and an astonishing number of 273 000 people visited the fascinating world within these world-renowned walls!

Surreal Collages by Alexandra Bellissimo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
This isn't the first time we have seen the works of Alexandra Bellissimo before on our site, but this morning we came across some these collages and wanted to share them again. The Los Angeles-based artist, who has shown at one of our favorite LA spots in Kopeikin, has had written about her work, "Her body of work strongly revolves around the theory of 'making' images instead of simply taking pictures..."

Vintage Cartoon Pinups by Niso Ramponi

Erotica // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Niso Ramponi, known throughout 1950s Italy by his aliases Kremos and Nisus, rose to popularity in Rome as a beloved cartoonist, illustrator, painter and animator. Today Kremos is a cult favorite amongst erotica lovers worldwide. Ramponi's illustrations are masterful renderings of Italian beauties that are all pouty lips, sky-high heels and legs for days.

Photographs by Isabelle Wenzel

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Dutch photographer Isabelle Wenzel's photographs are simple, playful and yet uncomfortable. By bending, twisting, and manipulating the human form into strange positions where the face is generally hidden, the movements of the subject become alien and unhuman. In her series, Building Images, she visited a highly organized business area and "opposing this strongly functional environment," photographed figures in non-functional positions. "It was my aim to turn the logic of an office upside down."

King Edison Pendent Lamp by Young & Battaglia

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
The designers Young & Battaglia recently released a glass pendant lamp that houses a tiny chandelier inside of it for the brand Mineheart. The tiny brass chandelier is contained within hand-blown glass shaped like a light bulb but with the bottom open. 

Graphite Drawings by Michael Schall

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Michael Shall does not draw from photographs but uses images to "gain an understanding of how certain things are structured." He then uses these s structural understandings to create his imagined worlds where those forms can do whatever he wants them to. "...these forms can do whatever I want them to, and it all looks believable, or almost believable."

Troels Carlsen "Mute Appeal" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Danish artist Troels Carlsen will be opening a solo exhibition entitled Mute Appeal at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen this Friday the 7th. The show will include 10 antique lithographs of stern looking gentlemen all modified seamlessly, de-constructed, now with wooden structures morphing with their heads. Displacement and vertigo are reoccurring themes in Mute Appeal, with the works both familiar and strange. Troels will be featured in the August 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.

The Work of Andy Gilmore

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore's work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic. Andy received his BFA from SUNY Empire State College and relocated to California where he worked resizing print ads for C1RCA Footwear and Forum Snowboards, introducing him to the computer and laying the foundation for his career in digital art, illustration and design.

Wire Sculptures by David Oliveira

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The wire sculptures of Lisbon artist David Oliveira almost appear to be small ink drawings on top of photos of a gallery. But no, these are actual wire sculptures that appear to be floating. Very cool.

Watch: Richard Mosse Talks His New Infrared Multi-Media Installation "The Enclave"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse travelled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Fros. In a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence, his resulting installation The Enclave attempts to rethink war photography using discontinued color infrared film. A film stock originally invented for surveillance by the US military in World War I, "representing an intangible conflict with a medium that registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light..."

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