Tuomas Markunpoika Creates Beautiful Vases Using Hundreds of Pencils

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika has created a series of beautiful vases carved from hundreds of pencils glued together. The vases are coated lacquer and beeswax and epoxy resin to make them watertight.

Gert Wingårdh and Kustaa Saksi's Paper Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Swedish architect Gert Windgardh and Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi used 700,000 sheets of illustrated A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points to build their immense and vibrant mosaic installation for the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Watch a timelapse after the jump...

New Twist of Old Tradition of Old Finnish People With Things On Their Heads

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 05, 2013
In the wonderful Finnish tradition of not explaining oneself, here are some spectacular images of old Finnish people with things on their heads.

Light Paintings by Janne Parviainen

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
Janne Parviainen is a Finish artist who creates traditional light paintings without any digital manipulation. Using colored strobes, flash lights, and other light sources, Janne creates beautiful long-exposure paintings of skeletons and ghostly "light creatures."

Creepy Photos of Monkeys Wearing Doll Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 08, 2013
Finnish photographer and visual artist Perttu Saksa's series "A Kind of You" features a chained up monkey wearing scummy dirty clothes and creepy doll masks. Taken in Indonesia, Perttu found trained performance monkeys to be his subjects and photographed them in a way we feel questions the cruelty and immorality involved with the tradition.

Sculptures by Marco Casagrande

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 09, 2013
Finland-based artist, designer, and sculptor Marco Casagrande constructed four steel figures of men and placed them on a tidal short by Kinmen Island in Taiwan. Titled, Oysterman, the installation appear to be silhouettes of men standing on stilts as the tide rolls in.

Kustaa Saksi "Hypnopompic" @ Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Amsterdam based and internationally appreciated artist Kustaa Saksi showcases the exhibition Hypnopompic, presenting surreal and unique artworks manufactured with jacquard weaving technique. The textiles are made of mohair and alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials, such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread. The exhibition also features a series of serigraphs on paper. The show is open at Korjaamo Gallery in Helsinki, Finland through September 15, 2013.

Illustrations by Riikka Sormuren

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This morning we enjoying the illustrations of Finnish artist Riikka Sormuren. 

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!

The Public Art of Jaume Plensa

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We have been huge fans of the works of Jaume Plensa for a long time, and always like sneaking a peek at the sculpture he has up in the Crosby Street Hotel, but his public art is where its at. The artist has lived in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, England, France, USA, and Barcelona, and is best known for his works using the human figure comprised with numbers. He recently had works installed in Calgary, Alberta and Helsinki, Finland.
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