Marc Quinn: "Planet" @ Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Recently, we did a walk down memory lane at Marc Quinn's incredible Planet bronze and steel sculpture,  displayed at the Beyond Limits exhibition in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the UK in 2008. Last week, we did a walk down 90 degrees near the equator in Singapore's Gardens By The Bay complex and saw the installation process of ... guess what... Marc Quinn's Planet sculpture. The sculpture was donated for permanent display at the Gardens by the Bay.

Escif: Austerity

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
The exceptionally talented and conceptual muralist, Escif, appropriately titled this mural of equestrian horse jumping Austerity. “Show jumping is a discipline which is a timed event judged on the ability of the horse and rider to jump over a series of obstacles. This discipline is one of the most popular sports and equestrian riders most used today, and is the most modern specialty equestrian sport that has come to turn the classic sport of riding in a spectator sport” says Escif relating to this particular piece.

The Skull Ice Cube

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
In our continuing series of trying to find ways to make your Super Bowl/Valentine's/weekend parties just that much more interesting, we have to applaud Gama-Go and their Skull Ice Cube. On the heels of the LEGO Ice Cube Tray, we think its just as classy, if not classier, kids, to have your Scotch on the rocks. With a skull. Just a skull.

Illustrations by Denmark's Troels Carlsen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Danish artist Troels Carlsen is inspired by the human condition and his work often revolves around our historical and biological heritage. Through a wide range of media, collage and illustration, he explores our relation to the animal world with, often times through scientific anatomical illustrations. His multi-level pieces combine elements of landscape, science and portraiture, and are arranged an a near poetic way.

Shortology: The Beatles and other Things Explained in 20 Seconds

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As part of a book from Rizzoli, Shortology is a graphic collection of 101 mini-stories for "those who have no time to lose." Aka, using almost restroom iconography, creative studio H-57 has created this simple graphics to explain complex cultural icons and films. Did you know it only takes two graphics to explain Lord of the Rings? And only 20 seconds to explain the Beatles? It is, in fact, that easy.

Swoon Thalassa edition Print Variant on Paper Monster

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
From the print shop, Paper Monster: "Thalassa is a new release of edition variant artworks by Swoon. The stunning original image has been shown as a site specific sculptural piece at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2011. These EV* edition variants, featuring imagery of mother nature, more specifically mother of the sea, are created using a variety of handmade, found, repurposed, and salvaged materials..."

Opening: Aleah Chapin "Aunties Project" @ Flowers Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Flowers Gallery invited us to the opening reception of Aunties Project, the new series of paintings by American artist Aleah Chapin. The New York based artist presents a new collection of works that explores the connection between the people she grow up with, the flesh of the human body and subtle idealistic landscapes.

Submergence @ ROM for Art and Architecture, Oslo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
From ROM for Art + Architecture in Oslo, Norway, on their new, incredible light installation: Submergence is a highly immersive, Mixed Reality experience that challenges perceptions of space and presence. Imagine walking through a virtual world, where pixels on a screen are replaced by thousands of points of light floating in space. Imagine that these points of light create environments, atmospheres and physical spaces that you can enter, affect, immerse yourself in.

“What Are You Doing After This” Group Show @ Ivory & Black, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This show is loaded. Ivory & Black Soho in association with Vans Syndicate proudly present What are you doing after this?, a group exhibition featuring some of the most exciting young artists currently living and working in New York and Los Angeles, working across a wide range of disciplines including photography, video, sculpture, painting and mixed media.

Music Video: Shugo Tokumaru "Katachi"

Music // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stop-motion seems like it has been around and been done well for a long time now, but we still get a kick out of a really well done stop-motion animation. The music video for Shugo Tokumaru's Katachi features a long winding tale of stop-motion fun by directors Kijek/Adamski. It sort of crawls along, literally, and features a footballer, a wolf, a palm tree, an explosion, and people radiating positive vibes.

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