Collages by Alexander Ouchtomsky

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Se are enjoying this collection of bizare collaged creatures by Australian artist Alexander Ouchtomsky. The works were part of an exhibition at Melbourne's Neon Parc museum as part of a show in 2009.

Mercedes Engine Reconstructed from 53 different hand-forged Materials

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
This incredible sculpture of a Mercedes V12 engine is constructed from 53 different materials hand-forged from 35 master craftsmen around Morocco. Eric van Hove spent nine months dismantling an original Mercedes engine and creating reproductions of 465 parts and 660 bolts using everything from bone to wood and terra cotta. Amazing!

Book Sculptures by Brian Dettmer

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Working with knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Atlanta-based artist Brian Dettmer carves one page of a book at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. The image and ideas that he reveals are used to expose alternate histories and memories.

Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens'

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
Shinsekai's 'The New World Transparent Specimens' are tiny, usually aquatic life forms like fish and seahorses that are put through a process of chemical replacement of the proteins and dyeing of the bones. The result is a transparent creature that glows in eerie vibrant colors. The creatures are then sealed in vials filled with glycerin and preservatives. The specimens can be found in shops around Japan.

Paintings and Drawings by Kirsty Whiten

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Kirsty Whiten. Kirsty initially gained notice for her large-scale portrait paintings and photorealistic drawings but her work has diversified in recent years to include sculpture and photography. Kirsty was profiled in June 2009 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine where she commented on her fascination with the "psychological power that women have over men" and how the 'dominance within relationships is something that's taken and given, in a quite a fragile way."

New Blu mural in Messina, Italy

Street Art // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By far one of the most interesting and controversial artists creating public work in the past and still today is Blu. Never one to abide by a conventional art career, the Italian artist has been setting his own rules since he started. With his newest mural in Medina, Italy, Blu continues to question and attack our planets current political landscape, capitalism, war and of course religion through various graphic imagery. 

New Bohemia Signs “SignAge” @ San Francisco State University

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco has always been proud of its sign painting tradition, and the city's New Bohemia Signs shop has been keeping that art form alive with their hand-painted custom sign business. San Francisco Sate University and its art gallery will honor New Bohemia by hosting SignAge, a collection of hand-painted signs from the artists at the shop.

In L.A.: Alessandro Moroder and Erin Garcia @ HVW8 Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by HVW8 Gallery for their latest exhibition “New Neons” by Alessandro Moroder and new outdoor murals by Erin Garcia. In New Neons, Moroder explores the idea of masculinity and memory through text, light and space.  The attraction of working with neon came from a custom sign his father built in the 80’s and was then hung and lit in their apartment. Photos and more after the jump…

David Ellis, March 2007

Vault // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
On September 12, 2013, Woodstock, New York-based mixed-media, installation, and fine artist David Ellis, will open a new exhibition, Hudson River Alley, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC. Today, Juxtapoz looks back on David Ellis cover story in March 2011 by contributing editor, Joey Garfield, an interview done on the eve of Ellis' collaborative show with Swoon and Faile in Los Angeles. Skwerm was, and still is, at a creative peak.

Kent Williams' Nude Renderings

Erotica // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork. Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense...

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