12,000 Toy Soldier Peace Sign by Ole Ukena

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
German conceptual artist Ole Ukena creates humorous and intriguing works of art, interweaving a variety of media including text, video, photography, drawing and sculpture. They could be described as bound by a common thread of complex simplicity. From his peace sign constructed of 12,000 toy soldiers to his bench made of nails and reading "trust," Ole's work frequently uses language, whether it be symbols or actual text, to build riddles 'that await completion in the viewer's mind.'

Interactive Installations by Ernesto Neto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We are all about interactive art. We also have very fond memories of diving into a giant pool of plastic balls at the McDonalds Playpen as a kid and these installations by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto remind us of being a child again. The plastic balls in this case are suspended by the thousands from colorful netting allowing exhibition visitors to climb and walk along the structure. He has also created some wonderfully comfortable looking hammocks... 

Massive Charcoal and Oil Paintings by Shin Kwangho

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We have posted the work of Shin Kwangho before, for good reason. This morning, we take a look at some of his newer work, some of which is impressively gigantic. The South Korean artist studied Fine Art at Keimyung University and mainly works in Oil and Acrylic.

Car Themed Sculptures by Gerry Judah

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Each year Gerry Judah creates a masssive sculpture in tribute of an iconic car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, UK. This year Judah erected a 35 meter high, 22 ton sculpture of three of the most iconic models of the Porsche 911: 1963 Original, 1973 Carrera and the 2013 Carrera 4.

Kai Wiedenhöfer's Wallonwall Project

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Berlin native and photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer watched the Wall come down and expected it to be the final moment for oppressive barriers between populations. Unfortunatley, the last few decades have seen a huge increase in xenophobia and border protection. Kai has since traveled the world capturing these walls and has now printed eight of the photographs, 30 x 10 ft panoramas and mounted them on the last remnants of the Berlin Wall in a powerful reminder to us all.

Drew Millward's Accessible Creepiness

Illustration // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Evan La Ruffa writes that "Drew Millward's work is defined by an accessible creepiness." Millward likes to draw 'the old fashioned way,' using pencils, pens and a love of the craft of illustration. While his subject matter can vary dramatically, he hopes that the attention to detail and the love of drawing is apparent through his work. Born in 1981 in Coventry, Millward grew up in Bolton, studied and lived in Leeds for many years and now lives in a quarry in the Aire Valley. He has been making art since around 2004. Millward has exhibited through the US, UK, Europe and beyond, and has created work for a large international client base. 

Nathan Alexis Brown

Illustration // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Like great masses of earth, fabric or muscle, Nathan Alexis Brown's artwork draws from the power of line mass to create roiling, powerful imagery that is an entirely different experience at a distance and close up. These compositions are a fantastic mess of tactile mark-making, capturing movement and flow through a static medium. Brown woks is a huge variety of mediums and has exhibited extensively.

Romain Laurent and the Human Clock

Erotica // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Photographer Romain Laurent shot this image for WAD Magazine, putting a unique spin on "sexy time." Using humans as the hands and tick marks on a clock, this art piece is photography, performance, installation and erotica all at once. 

"Frontera" by David De La Mano

Street Art // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
David De La Mano has created yet another mural while in Montevideo, Uruguay. This time, the artist painted a monochromatic circle filled with his tiny-silhouetted characters. They all appear to be moving toward the middle where one character lies flat, presumably killed. 

Opening: MOMO in Grottaglie, Italy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 16, 2013
As we reported last week, and showed you in the preview of our August 2013 issue, MOMO just opened a week-long show in Grottaglie, Italy with the FAME Festival and Studiocromie crew. They passed along some images of the installed paintings and opening night. Remember, we have a nice interview with MOMO in our new issue...