Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist Nick Cave is best known for his incredible Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. Using everything from twigs and human hair to plastic, beads, and feathers, many of the suits resemble African ceremonial costumes and masks. Chicago-based, Cave is currently the director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Deep in the Joshua Tree National Forest, in the deserts of California, artist Phillip K Smith III has created a stunning installation/optical illusion called "Lucid Stead." As Bustler notes, "With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day."
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 22, 2013
We've been featuring the work of Korean sculpture Do Ho Suh a lot on the site recently, the artist is busy! One of his most recent works, in addition to his show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Hong Kong, is titled "Home Within Home" and is on display at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 04, 2013
Former Juxtapoz cover artist and continually pushing the boundaries of language and abstraction, José Parlá spent the summer working on a site-specific mural in Raleigh in conjunction with SNØHETTA and North Carolina State University at the James B. Hunt Library. Parlá's work was placed in a setting known for hard sciences, engineering, and robotics, and blended together quite harmoniously.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
This exhibition came down this past month in Stockholm, but we still had some great shots from Henrik Haven that he took of Michael Johansson's "Shades and Variables" at Galleri Andersson/Sandstrom. As the gallery notes, Johansson is "an installation artist obsessed with the investigation of spatial possibilities. Everyday objects are dismantled, re-organized and perfectly arranged into color-coordinated puzzles, filling out select voids of any dimension."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
What at first appears to be a painting is actually constructed using various types of reclaimed wood. Canadian artist Heather Kocsis creates three dimensional assemblages depicting architectural elements. Make sure you take a look at some of the close-up shots after the jump to see the incredible detail!
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
We don't think these Dutch artists are Idiots, this is actually their name. In fact, they are far from Idiots, as we are finding some of their works to be quite fantastic metaphors and interpretations of common knowledge.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We like to say old friend David Shrigley, because when he showed in our backyard of YBCA in SF last year, we did a fantastic interview with the British artist. Last month, Shrigley was in Berlin to open Big Shoes at BQ. The artist is well known to the wider public for his cartoons, books and films and recently has been nominated for this year’s Turner Prize. In his fifth exhibition at BQ, he mainly presents sculptural objects, next to a new series of works on paper.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We have seen some fantastic exhibitions from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in the past. Last December's was no exception. As part of her "Look Now, See Forever" Yayoi built and painted a domestic environment white and invited children to cover the entire thing in colorful dot stickers. By the time two weeks had passed, there was very little white left!
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
A recipient of the 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a scholar of literature, art semiotics, painting, and sculpture, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh is certainly no stranger to the art world and understandably so. Her incredible installations, drawings, digital and painting-based collages look to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art.