20-Foot Balloon Dinosaur by Alrigami @ VA Museum of Nat. History

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Clowns who can make balloon dogs are cool and all, but why not step up your game and make a 20-foot long balloon dinosaur for your kid's next birthday? Alrigami (headed by Larry Moss) worked to create this balloon acrocanthosaurus for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Urs Fischer's 1500 Hanging Raindrops

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer just opened his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the U.S. at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes his work, Horses Dream of Horses, which includes 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops hung on nylon string.

Larger Than Life Space Suit Houses Fashion Show

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
New York-based, Polish artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewki created a huge larger-than-life space suit to house a fashion show. Titled, Mother Earth Sister Moon, the installation is a replica of the suit worn by the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova. The fashion show was held around and IN the space suit.

Ken Yokogawa's 7000 Wooden Cube Structure is Held Together by Hooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We're not sure we would want to stand under this installation of 7000 wooden cubes held together by 36,0000 screw-in hooks by Architect and Professor Ken Yokogawa. Fascinated by the way metal chain armor retains its shape and form, Ken spent two years researching and building his structure, that he calls an inverted question-cube, at Nihon University of Science and Technology.

Wies Preijde's Fiber-woven Walls

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Netherlands-based artist Wies Preijde's latest installation uses a series of hand-woven walls and combination of lines, colors, views and passageways to give the observer the idea of walking through a transparent home. The varied vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines coalesce into rooms, windows, and other imaginary environments and passages. Visitors can move about the corridors and hallways of the slightly transparent fibre-woven walls.

More Anamorphic Installations by Bernard Pras

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Last week we posted an anamorphic (the art of stacking objects to create a huge 3D sculpture) portrait installation by Bernard Pras where he filled an entire room with found objects, creating a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui. This morning we take a look at more of the French artist's impressive large-scale compositions.

Pictorial Illusions with Tape by Mark Khaisman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  Using layers of translucent packing tape on clear, backlit Plexiglas panels, Ukrainian artist Mark Khaisman transforms a commonplace material into a fine art medium. He says, 'By superimposing layers of translucent tape, I play on degrees of opacity that produces transparencies highlighted by the color, shading, and embossment.'  

David Bowen's Installation "allows" Houseflies to Tweet

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  Artist David Bowen created an acrylic sphere containing a keyboard, a collection of houseflies, and various instruments that detect the flies landing on a particular key. The corresponding character is then entered into a twitter text box and when the 140-character limit is reached 'ENTER' is triggered and the tweet is broadcasted in real time. Watch a video after the jump...  

YOY Design Studio Created Hanging Canvas Furniture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We weren't quite sure what was going on here until we saw a few different angles of Japanese design studio YOY's latest 'canvas,' two-dimensional-looking hanging furniture pieces. Each piece is constructed out of wood and aluminum and then covered with screen-printed elastic fabric. The 'canvas' is then leaned against a wall and stretches when weight is applied to accommodate the user.

Laura Bacon's Nest-Like Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 12, 2013
Nest-like forms inspire British artist Laura Bacon’s sculptures and they are often nestled in trees, on the sides of buildings, and riverbanks. "Whilst the scale and impact varies from striking to subtle (sometimes only visible upon a quizzical double take), I relish the opportunity to let a building 'feed' the form, as if some part of the building is exhaling into the work." 

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