Sam3 and Brad Downey @ PUBLIC ART HORSENS, Denmark

Street Art // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Our good friend and contributor Henrik Haven just passed along image from a new public art festival in Denmark, Public Art Horsens, a festival that includes murals, sculptures, performance and installations created during the past week by artists Escif (Spain), Sam3 (Spain), Pøbel (Norway), Brad Downey (USA), Thomas Dambo (Denmark), and the Danish/Icelandic duo Örnduvald plus a bunch of local artists. Today, we have works by Sam3 and Brad Downey. 

Insane Sculpture Works by Chris Riccardo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Well, a good way to wake in the morning, in our opinion, is to just get right into the bizarre. And that is what we have in these visionary and creepy sculptures by Chris Riccardo, who takes grotesque sexuality and just interesting characters to a whole new level in his sculptures. Can you imagine showing up when he is putting these ceramics in the oven?

Photographs of the 1913 50th Gettysburg Anniversary

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
This week will be the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. In 1913, on the 50th anniversary of the battle, veterans from both sides arrived at the site to commemorate the war. These incredible pictures of the veterans, many of them in their 70s, bring us to a time and place that is hard to comprehend and imagine. 

Illustrations by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Atelier Olschinsky is a small creative studio based in Vienna run by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. While they run a business, working on various jobs for their clients, they also are always pursuing and trying to develop several independent projects. "It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn and to be open to new things. The journey is the award."

Art by Kyle Bean

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the fun and imaginative art of Kyle Bean, an artist who often collaborates with photographers, directors and set-designers. In one of his more recent series he constructs 'lightweight' weights (anvil, dumbbell, anchor etc..). We also are thoroughly enjoying his eggshell chicken and receipt lion...

Sculptures Made From Old Typwriters by Jeremy Mayer

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator Jeremy Mayer collects old typewriter parts and consctructs anatomically correct humans and animals. The pieces aren't welded or glued but intriciately put together only using the original metal components. "The first few pieces I created were very crude, but I loved the idea of making something from an archaic relic and from only one other object."

Marc Giai-Miniet's Miniature Boxes

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
French artist Marc Giai-Miniet constructs his intricate 'Boxes,' placing small characters and grim scenes inside the empty spaces where unknown events have taken place. The miniature libraries, fictional attics, laboratories, storage rooms and interrogation cells are filled mostly with books and unknown experiments.

Preview: Jen Stark "Vortextural" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
One of our favorite artists, Jen Stark, is set to open a solo show, Vortexural, at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto this Friday, July 5. As the gallery notes, Jen Stark's work is distinct and undeniably recognizable for its cyclical, colourful, op-art attributes. Stark fuels her craftsmanship with inspiration drawn from an interest in mathematics, natural organisms, and outer space. Optical illusions, colour gradations, and repetition play key roles in her sculptural works. The visual outcome is optically alluring and generates an ambiance of the surreal. These bold, colourful installations suggest a fantastical, psychedelic atmosphere and welcomes the viewer into the realm of Stark's imagination.

Gray Matters by Constance Jacobson

Illustration // Monday, July 01, 2013
Constance Jacobson is a Boston-based artist and printmaker whose work draws from the practice of medical imaging to explore existential fascinations and fears, focusing on the aesthetic and poetic implications of the scientific process. This fabricated scientific imagery recalls our modern preoccupation with the afflicted or deteriorating brain, as well as our agonizing fear of dementia and its relatively mysterious movement through the human mind. Jacobson's work has been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the New York Public Library, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Revok x Pose Bowery Wall

Graffiti // Monday, July 01, 2013
After a week of painting in the night to avoid the grueling New York sun and heat, Revok and Pose have completed the large famed Bowery wall with assistance from Trav, Vizie, Omens, and Rime. Bursting with vibrant color, the collage-styled piece contains a number of words, characters, and designs, creating an onslaught of visual imagery. Many writers’ names who have passed can be found on the wall including Donde, Nekst, Sace, Rammellzee, Iz the Wiz, Ayer, and even a Skeme quote from the influential movie, Style Wars. To see it in person, head down to Bowery and Houston in Manhattan, New York. We doubt you will miss it. 

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