Incredible Etchings by Etsuko Fukaya

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
It's easy to get lost in the rich details of Japanese artist Etsuko Fukaya's etchings with the lively creatures filling every inch of the enriched world that the artist created for them. "I want to draw what is alive," she says. Fukaya specifically chose etching as a way to express those details and allow her to draw extremely delicate lines. Finding even a magnifying object distracting, she works solely using the naked eye.  

9,000 Stenciled Sand Silhouettes on Normandy Beach

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
On September 21st, Peace Day, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss gathered volunteers and used rakes and stencils to etch 9,000 silhouettes into the beaches of Normandy to represent the Civilians, Germans and Allied forces who died on June 6th, 1944, D-Day. 

Patrick Strattner's Absurd Inventions

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Do Nothing Machine came to mind after seeing Patrick Strattner's absurd inventions. Ranging from the "Automatic Upper and Lower Full Mouth Tooth Brush" to the "Hoverering Grocery Shopping Assistant with Leather Hand Lead" these inventions, or as I see them sculptures, are remarkable. These prototypes by Strattner are a great look at form and function and what that might or might mean.

Miss Van “ROOM FOR CREAM” @ Soze Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Miss Van is one of our favorite painters, with an elegance and command that we are always impressed with and makes for a really strong impression when seen in person. The French-born, Barcelona-based artist just opened a solo show, Room For Cream, at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles, featuring new paintings and a stunning collaborative mural outside the gallery, done with Ciro Schu (Mr Schu also has a series of paintings up at Soze's sister gallery, Time to Shine).

Ole Martin Lund Bø's Anamorphic Typography

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
We've posted about anamorphic typography before and we just cannot get enough of it. As we continue to watch design walk the fine line between form and function it is thrilling to see this work being created in more of a fine art context. Ole Martin Lund Bø has an amazing ability to create this illusion using minimalistic materials and simple techniques which make for an incredible artwork. See how it all works after the jump.

Blek le Rat "Ignorance is Bliss" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Ignorance is Bliss, a solo exhibition of new works by celebrated French stencil pioneer Blek le Rat in what will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery and his largest body of work, to date. In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery will be releasing a new print edition and the artist will be creating a public mural in New York City.

The Surreal Drawings of Henrietta Harris

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
A quick glance the web this morning had us stopping at the works of Henrietta Harris, a New Zealand-based illustrator who has created works for the likes of Amnesty International and Vice. Her biography reads, "Henrietta has developed the timeless style that can only be achieved by having occasionally dipped one’s paintbrush accidentally in one’s coffee, but also combines tradition with less hazardous digital methods, all of which has resulted in an extensive, mutable, and memorable body of work."

Update: Paper Bird Sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This morning we take a look at some new work form Diana Beltran Herrera. Diana creates some really nice, well-executed paper sculptures of birds and other animals, but her Royal Bird is our favorite. 

Box: Digital Mapping to the Next Level

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This is an incredibly hypnotic piece of performance art meets new media meets digital mapping meet projection. Bot & Dolly created this fantastic video that explores "the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera."

The Crashing of Porcelain by Martin Klimas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
"From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn't what really captures the attention; the fascination lies in the genesis of a dynamic figure that replaces the static pose..."

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