Juxtapoz // Monday, August 12, 2013
Hearsay of the Soul is film director Werner Herzog's first video art installation. Projected on three adjacent walls and eighteen minutes in length, the five-channel video combines selected landscape etchings by Hercules Segers (Dutch, about 1589–about 1638) with the contemporary avant-garde music of composer/cellist Ernst Reijseger (Dutch, born 1954). The juxtaposition of Segers's lush prints of enigmatic vistas with Reijseger's expressive and experimental music results in a richly layered work that is both intimate and epic.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
Amsterdam-based artist Suzan Drumming makes paintings, photographs, films, installations, and other works in public spaces. Like much of her work, these particular floor installations originated from her fascination for watching and playing with space, illusion and optical effects. Composed of crystal, chromed metal, precious stones, mirrors and optical glass, Drumming's installations can look clean and uncluttered from afar and detailed and disorienting up close.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Japanese born Chiharu Shiota is an installation artist currently living and working in Berlin. She uses various everyday objects such as beds, windows, dresses, shoes and suitcases. She explores the relationships between past and present, living and dying, and memories of people implanted into objects. To these she adds intricate, web-like threads of black and red.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
We would love to see Portland-based artist Damien Gilley's perceptual installations in person. Combining drawing and sculpture, Gilley references science fiction, non-Euclidiean geometry, and vintage computer graphics in his illusions and wall drawings.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
Australian artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom), is presenting a unique combination of installation art and film and photography at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26th, 2013. Exploring the identity of the American home as a cultural icon, Strange spent two years with a film crew and volunteers travelling the east coast documenting sit-specific installations. Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
German conceptual artist Ole Ukena creates humorous and intriguing works of art, interweaving a variety of media including text, video, photography, drawing and sculpture. They could be described as bound by a common thread of complex simplicity. From his peace sign constructed of 12,000 toy soldiers to his bench made of nails and reading "trust," Ole's work frequently uses language, whether it be symbols or actual text, to build riddles 'that await completion in the viewer's mind.'
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We are all about interactive art. We also have very fond memories of diving into a giant pool of plastic balls at the McDonalds Playpen as a kid and these installations by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto remind us of being a child again. The plastic balls in this case are suspended by the thousands from colorful netting allowing exhibition visitors to climb and walk along the structure. He has also created some wonderfully comfortable looking hammocks...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 11, 2013
As part of his exhibition at Mass MoCA in Massachusetts, Chinese artist Xu Bing has contructed two 12-ton birds out of construction site debris among. Both nearly 100 feet long, the birds fill the museum's Building 5 and are illuminated via a network of lights built into the sculptures. The exhibition will be up through October 27th. Watch a video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
As part of an installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin recently was contracted to animate and render a feeding frenzy of fish for the interactive Moana - My Ocean exhibit. The phenomenon, called a "boil up" is an amazing twisting, spinning, hectic mass of predators and pray feeding on each other and plankton. The installation will surround visitors in the "boil up" as the schools of fish swarm about them. Awesome.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Japanese artist Tomoko Knoike. Tomoko is a graduate of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts where he studied traditional Japanese painting. He came to prominence through Nihonga-styled surreal [paintings and installations that often feature wolves. He has also worked as a toy and furniture designer!