Liu Bolin's Gun Rack Performance

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
The one and only Liu Bolin (aka The Invisible Man) recently performed a pre-show performance entitled Gun Rack at Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery in New York. The show, Mask, opened at the gallery today. More photos and a video after the jump!

3D Miniature Paper Architecture by Ingrid Siliakus

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
Amsterdam-based artist Ingrid Siliakus' 3-dimensional pieces incorporate the structure and manner of pop-up books, some even collapsing into a 2-dimensional piece. Citing M.C. Escher and Antoni Gaudi as influences, Siliakus' miniature works of architecture are constructed with an almost dizzying intricacy.

Drawings by Nick Howard

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
  We are enjoying the drawings Minneapolis-based artist Nick Howard this morning. Howard initially developed the cast of characters that appear in his drawings as "representations of our darker and more monstrous nature." As his work has evolved, "they have revealed more of their humanity within, reflecting a wider range of human experiences from the myopic and controlling to the clear and vulnerable."  

Joris Kuipers' Hanging Painted Clouds

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
Dutch artist Joris Kuipers coated depron foam with acrylic paint for his most recent works at Galerie Jaap Sleper in Utrecth and Het Plafond in Rotterdam. The suspended pieces appear like a whirling storm of clouds or maybe they are flowers? 

MC Escher-inspired "Endless Stair" @ St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
To mark the London Design Festival 2013, de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects (dRMM) designed the MC Escher-inspired wooden staircase rightly titled Endless Stair. Visitors will be able to walk around the 20 interlocking staircases constructed of tulipwood. One of the architects, Alex de Rijke described the staircases as "a three-dimensional exercise in composition, structure and scale and as both a marker and a meeting place." 

In L.A.: Chad Muska @ New Image Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by New Image Art for the opening of Chad Muska’s first solo show. “Chad Muska comes from a long tradition of professional skateboard artists (Mark Gonzales, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson, Natas Kaupas, and Neil Blender, among others) who have devoted their lives, both on and off the board, to a journey of creativity and discovery. The title of Chad’s first show, “Transitions,” is a word that not only stems from the curved surfaces skateboarders ride on in pools, parks, and ramps, but it’s also a reference to the skateboard lifestyle which is defined by movement from place to place, and from one state of mind to the next.  Photos and more after the jump…

Tour: The SnowCastle in Kemi, Finland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Late this past winter, or friend Helen Soteriou headed from her homebase in London to Kemi, Finland to see one of the more awesome, bizarre, and crazy sculptures being made in the world, the SnowCastle. Maybe you need some background: Born in 1996, SnowCastle was a project by UNICEF and the city of Kemi, and has now earned its place in the Guinness Book of Records with its 1 100 meter long walls, and an astonishing number of 273 000 people visited the fascinating world within these world-renowned walls!

Surreal Collages by Alexandra Bellissimo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
This isn't the first time we have seen the works of Alexandra Bellissimo before on our site, but this morning we came across some these collages and wanted to share them again. The Los Angeles-based artist, who has shown at one of our favorite LA spots in Kopeikin, has had written about her work, "Her body of work strongly revolves around the theory of 'making' images instead of simply taking pictures..."

Vintage Cartoon Pinups by Niso Ramponi

Erotica // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Niso Ramponi, known throughout 1950s Italy by his aliases Kremos and Nisus, rose to popularity in Rome as a beloved cartoonist, illustrator, painter and animator. Today Kremos is a cult favorite amongst erotica lovers worldwide. Ramponi's illustrations are masterful renderings of Italian beauties that are all pouty lips, sky-high heels and legs for days.

Photographs by Isabelle Wenzel

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Dutch photographer Isabelle Wenzel's photographs are simple, playful and yet uncomfortable. By bending, twisting, and manipulating the human form into strange positions where the face is generally hidden, the movements of the subject become alien and unhuman. In her series, Building Images, she visited a highly organized business area and "opposing this strongly functional environment," photographed figures in non-functional positions. "It was my aim to turn the logic of an office upside down."

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