Spatial Paintings by Xia Xiawan

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Chinese artist Xia Xiaowan's 3D painting works on panes of glass are called "spatial paintings," and often feature distorted figures, drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when the multiple pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the hologram-like effect.

Ai Weiwei's "Bang" @ 2013 Venice Art Biennale

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
In the last several weeks Ai Weiwei has produced several new artworks, from a heavy metal music video, a large-scale diorama depicting his imprisonment, to an installation of 150 tons of straightened rebar taken from schools that had collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. He also designed the cover for Time Magazine. At the 2013 Venice Art Biennale, Weiwei produced another installation, this once featuring 886 antique wooden stools!

Installations by Ball-Nogues Studio

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Ball-Nogues Studio has created countless creative and impressive installations in locations all over the world. Many of their installations use miles (literally) of colored string, filling entire rooms and galleries. Take a look through a collection of their works after the jump...

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? 

Watch: Richard Mosse Talks His New Infrared Multi-Media Installation "The Enclave"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse travelled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Fros. In a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence, his resulting installation The Enclave attempts to rethink war photography using discontinued color infrared film. A film stock originally invented for surveillance by the US military in World War I, "representing an intangible conflict with a medium that registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light..."

Installations and Public Art by Clemens Behr

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
This morning we take a look at he work of Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr. Clemen's process "begins with space, which acts as a basis for planning." According to the artist, "the space defines the colors and shapes, as well as any fixing or mounting possibilities and the dimensions of the piece." Once he has an idea or composition visualized, he usually begins by painting cardboard and screwing together a wooden frame to fix the cardboard to.

Melting Disco by Rotganzen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The idea of the melting disco ball, or the overall concept of "the last days of disco" is exactly what Netherlands-based collective Rotganzen is going for in this awesome series of sculptures. The work has been in their exhibitions before, but most recently found its way in an exhibition at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. Some of tried to revive disco, a la Daft Punk's new Disco wave album that was just released, but mainly, we like the party melting away. 

Interactive "Firewall" Installation by Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison's "Firewall" installation uses a stretched sheet of spandex as a membrane interface sensitive to depth. People can push the spandex and create fire-like visuals as well as play music. Watch a very cool video after the jump!

Saltworks by Motoi Yamammoto

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Japanese artist Motoi Yamammoto creates stunning installations with one simple ingredient: salt. The large-scale installations feature incredible detail and intricate patterns. When you attend a funeral in Japanese culture, sometimes salt is thrown over oneself as a cleansing act. Motoi's sister passed away at a young age and from this tragedy stemmed the idea of using salt in his work, creating what he calls labyrinths and mazes. Watch a video after the jump!

"Hundreds and Thousands" @ Vivid Sydney 2013

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Thousands of LED lights cover a walk-through tunnel at Vivid Sydney 2013. The installation, created by Designworks and Australian charity, The Benevolent Society features individually controlled lights that respond to visitors on the ground interacting with them. They are also controlled by Tweets! The more people that share their "hopes" via the ground or Twitter, the more dynamic the LED effects become.

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