Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
Sticks and Stones, Feral Bones is a showcase of new works from Charlotte Drury at Rock Paper Scissors in Oakland, encompassing the ideas of objects and objectivity. The works are an investigation of the ways in which we attach feelings, associations, and memories to objects; exploring our identities through our histories, visually and internally.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 22, 2012
Make gigantic things from paper, and call the series "Paperstuff." Simple enough. Berlin-based art director Bartek Elsner created the series Paperstuff because he seems to be able to make anything with paper, from boomboxes, to fire places, to televisions, to CCTV cameras, to VCRs.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you are a human, which we assume you are, then you have to be impressed and probably have watched the amazing, 24-mile skydive-human flying-jump by Felix Baumgartner this past weekend. Of course, these things can't be immortalized unless they are Lego-ized. Which has been done now at Vienna’s Model Maker Fair.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2012
Kate Macdowell has traveled the world, taught mediation in India, and created websites for high-tech corporate environments. Yet, through it all, she has become somewhat of a ceramic guru. Macdowell's work, which is hand-crafted out of porcelain, looks at humanities struggle with our natural surroundings and how science has effected us over the years.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 14, 2012
'Endlessly curious. My work primarily involves the use of embroidery. I am interested in collapsing the boundaries between traditional and popular cultures and exploring the links that exist between these two. My work examines how this particular mishmash manifests itself in modern times, especially concerning modern youths...'
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 13, 2012
Thread is the material of choice for Nike Schroeder, as she playfully transports images out of her direct surroundings into textile art. She delicately explores human expressions and moments through needles and yarn. Her work is composed carefully with extreme detail, though it may appear seemingly rough and unfinished, as if leaving the ends of the thread hanging out of the pictures was a possible accident....
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Using postcards that he obtains from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, artist Amir Zainorin creates collaged postcard murals of famed leaders that currently reside on the face of major currency. George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, and Mao Zedong get the treatment in a very odd, but rather creative series of portraits from the Malaysian-born artist.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
The key here is obviously building a great set and to shoot a great photograph, but we love how David A Reeves has taken every detail into account in his paper cut scenes of drama and violence. Look at the paper details on the gun shot, and of course, the blood coming from the other man's noggin.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Well, you don't see this everyday. Artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs has taken discarded pennies (well, every penny gets discarded, doesn't it?) and painted the smallest of portraits, landscapes, and figurative paintings on the smallest of surfaces. Can't imagine you need a lot of oils for this.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
'For years, the French artist Baptiste Debombourg has been gradually perfecting his unique technique taking to a level where he’s now able to create detailed re-interpretations of famous classic paintings. Instead of relying on the usual art mediums, like acrylic or oil paints, he takes these simple objects we use in our every day lives and creates thought-provoking works that blend classic and contemporary art...'