RIP, psychedelic poster artist, Martin Sharp

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Story via ArtDaily, as we have embarked on a plane journey to Miami: Australian psychedelic artist Martin Sharp, a founder of the controversial Oz magazine who designed posters for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, has died aged 71. His death on Sunday, after a long struggle against emphysema, was confirmed by artist and friend Garry Shead, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

David McCracken's Never-Ending Staircase

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This seemingly never-ending staircase titled Diminish and Ascend is the work of artist David McCracken. Part of Bondi, Australia's annual Sculpture by the Sea event, the installation is an optical illusion that plays with perspectives and from certain angles appears to continue endlessly into the clouds! 

"Mr. Dictator Head" and Other Sculptures by Stephen Ives

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The all-popular Mr. Potato Head gets a fantastic makeover with Melbourne-based artist Stephen Ives series of sculptures, "Mr. Dictator Head." The artist's other plastic toy figures are often humorous, sometimes disturbing (as re-assembled toys often are) and always imaginative and inspired.

Wonderwalls 2013

Graffiti // Thursday, November 07, 2013
The 3-day graffiti and street art festival, Wonderwalls kicks off tomorrow in Wollongong, Australia. To no surprise, the event will feature many large-scale walls being painted, but also several artist talks (including Q&A) and an art exhibition. This will be the second year for the festival and they have put together a great lineup that includes artists such as Askew, Sofles, Vans the Omega, Roach, Twoone, Shida, Fintan Mcgee, Sirum, Treas and many more.

Illustrations by Karan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
The fun and quirky illustrations of Australian, New York-based illustrator Karan are brightening our morning. Much like ours, Karan's philosophy on creating and illustration is to keep evolving and exposing himself to as many new things as possible. His clients have included Intel, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more!

Hand-Cut Photographs by Justine Khamara

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
At first glance the work of Melbourne-based artist Justine Khamara looks like it was digitally manipulated. Justine actually hand-cuts the photographs and rearranges and collages them. Seeking to disrupt photography's smooth, two-dimensional surfaces, she collages and builds sculptures entirely out of photographs. 

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.

Bizarre Hair & Skin Art by Patricia Piccinini

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
When we saw these at a glance we thought we were looking at some moleskin sketchbook illustrations. As soon as we took a closer look we realized that they were made from skin and hair! This is not the first time we have posted the work of Australian artist Patricia Piccinini. Her startlingly lifelike and equally bizarre sculptures had us feeling just as uncomfortable a few months ago. We also loved her incredible "Sky Whale" hot air balloon! 

Ian Strange's "Suburban" Intervention

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Australian artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom), is presenting a unique combination of installation art and film and photography at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26th, 2013. Exploring the identity of the American home as a cultural icon, Strange spent two years with a film crew and volunteers travelling the east coast documenting sit-specific installations. Watch a video after the jump!

Video: Robert Hodgin's "Boil Up" Installation @ the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
As part of an installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin recently was contracted to animate and render a feeding frenzy of fish for the interactive Moana - My Ocean exhibit. The phenomenon, called a "boil up" is an amazing twisting, spinning, hectic mass of predators and pray feeding on each other and plankton. The installation will surround visitors in the "boil up" as the schools of fish swarm about them. Awesome.