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.
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."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
French artist Bernard Pras's latest installation is a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyate. It is anamorphic, meaning it is an illusion that can only be viewed from a specific vantage point. Pras used clothes, paint, wood, rubber, and other objects to fill the entire room and the portrait is only clearly visible through the lens of his camera.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
You learn a lot in this art world, and I was still under the assumption that using tape was not the most sturdy way to put together an installation. Brooklyn-based Rebecca Ward isn't afraid of a little tape, so much so that she is creating some fantastic installation and sculptural works with the material. Ward will open a new show, cow tipping (yep, that's the name), at London's Ronchini Gallery this April 12, 2013. Cow tipping.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist Marc Andre Robinson salvaged over a dozen chairs and has presented them in a suspended loop for his sculptural installation titled Right of Return (By Themselves and of Themselves). Robinson often uses discarded furniture in his work, playing with the dialogue between art and artifact and transforming them into 'sculptural assemblages with complex and delicately balanced symbology.'
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 01, 2013
Titled Pisces, this sculpture from New York-based artist Jason Hackenworth is his interpretation fo the legend of Aphrodite and Eros and is installed at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The sculpture is made from 10,000 balloons, taking three people six days to blow up!
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
Polish artist Monika Grzymala built this huge, bursting installation out of 5 km of black paper tape! Monika makes what she calls 'architectural interventions': site-specific, large-scale, temporary, often ephemeral transformations with a wide range of materials, including handmade paper, tapes, wire, confetti, leaves, branches and other found objects.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This morning we take a look at a variety of large-scale art and sculpture installations by Danish-Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson and his studio. Olafur is known for using materials such as light, mirrors, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer's experience.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Los Angeles-based artist Pae White used 48 kilometers of thread in her latest installation at Peckham's South London Gallery. The threads criss-cross between two walls and the roof of the gallery, spelling out the words TIGER TIME and UNMATTERING on either wall. Pae often works with fragile materials to build large-scale sculptural works and installations.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Working with a team of students from MIT, American studio Christina Parreno Architecture constructed this chandelier of cardboard tubes at ARCOMadrid using a mesh structure of wires and cables to hold the canopy. The varying topography was created by cutting the tubes at different lengths.