Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
German artist Wolfgang Stiller created an installation of giant matchsticks featuring charred faces sculpted on to the end. Using pieces of lumber and head molds, the artist fabricated the pieces to seem as though the faces emerged after the match was struck and burned-out.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 01, 2013
Descibed by one visitor as 'somewhere between a womb and a cathedral,' Luminaria is touring inflatable PVC structure by Architects of Air that has been travelling the globe since 1992. Visitors to the 'building' enter through an air lock and free to roam the colorful, surreal interior.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2013
288 special two-handed analog clocks independently powered by 576 electrical engines in Victor Hunt's new installation to create a giant display visually expressing the time digitally. The dancing arms are part of the A Million Times exhibition developed by Stockholm-based 'humans since 1982' and showing at Design Days Dubai 2013.
Street Art // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The extraordinary Korean installation artist, Do Ho Suh, has managed to create a giant H.R. Giger-looking alien tail out of 98 men standing on top of each other, with each figure covering each other’s eyes. Resemblances of a spinal cord also come to mind. Made from stainless steel, “Karma” was recently installed in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art. At 23 feet tall bending to the sky, this piece is a must to see in person if you live in New Orleans.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tilt Warning Customs has teamed up with artists to build an entirely custom classic pinball arcade art installation featuring five mechanically restored vintage 1970s machines reimagined by COOP, Frank Kozik, Alex Pardee, Sam Flores, and Jeremy Fish. Should the Kickstarter funding come through, they will start by opening at FIFTY24SF next year.
Illustration // Monday, February 25, 2013
Duda Lanna, is a Brazilian artist, illustrator and designer. In 2012 he created this site specific 'Vortice Exhibition' at SESC Santana in São Paulo, Brazil that just blew us away. "Duda Lana is a designer of cosmic landscapes, lymphatic and meticulous shapes at the same time. Mosaics which build liquefying, galactic and outer space worlds, blending abstract and figurative... The combination of colours and composition of shapes are above any academic realistic intention..."
Street Art // Saturday, February 23, 2013
In the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, a native bird called the Sociable Weaver Bird constructs massive nests attached to telephone poles out of twigs and grass. These birds acquired the word “Sociable” in their name as they are known to share their nests with several other species including owls, vultures, eagles, red-headed finches, ashy tits, familiar chats, and many more.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 23, 2013
The main display at Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse's latest show is an installation of giant orbs of multi-colored PVC. In addition to the giant bouncy ball-looking pieces, Katharina has several large-scale paintings on the surrounding walls. Two Younger Women Come In And Pull Out A Table is on show until June 9 at De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Los Angeles-based artist Megan Geckler created this twisted, swirling geometric vortex of colored flagging tape at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. The piece, titled Rewritten by machine on new technology, is the most recent of Geckler's many site-specific tape installations found in art museums, retail spaces and shipping containers.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Richard Jackson surveys the scene at his February 16th opening at the Orange County Museum of Art, comfortable in immaculate Vans and impeccably unpressed khakis, looking typically bemused. And why not? Museum goers enter the building, which is graced and disgraced by his 28-foot Bad Dog puppy who mistakes it for a fire hydrant and ushers the tone of this irreverent and important show.