Juxtapoz // Friday, January 11, 2013
This is epic. As part of the Harbin Ice Festival in China, visitors can partake in the time-honored pastime of LED lit ice sliding. There are a couple things at play here that should be noted. One, you are sliding from an ice castle, and two, you have to slide at night for the full light effect. China, here we come.
Street Art // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Jordan Seiler has an interesting take on advertisement takeover with his “Let me handle this” project. The artist revisited and took over the advertisement space of an old phone booth three times in New York, each time placing a photo of the last takeover. The result of nested images in each other created something of babushka doll effect.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
Wies Preijde's woven thread screens operate on several levels, all of which are visually and conceptually stimulating. Simple but harmonious color combinations exist in the abstracted, patterned spaces, resulting in a flattened image that still expands three dimensionally.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, January 06, 2013
We have to applaud this Cloud installation by Rio de Janeiro-based artist Eduardo Coimbra. Not only does the piece looks magical at night, it transcends into daytime just as effectively. Using iron, translucent canvas printing, fluorescent lamps, and mirrors, while creating 5 light boxes measuring 17 sq ft, Coimbra's Cloud installaton creates a surreal experience in a public space.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
What we wrote on May 2, 2012: Winner of the Erotic Signature international sculpture prize, master of the art of bondage casting and creator of his most recent masterpiece 'Great Wall of Vagina', Jamie McCartney has caught the attention of art enthusiasts, sex enthusiasts and basically everyone enthusiastic about this extremely erotic, socially conscious installation that has been 5 years in the making.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
Was this what Lionel Ritchie meant? Oh, what a feeling... to be dangling/made of cement from the ceiling? You have to really say that quick to make it work. Inside the EBC office in central Prague, Czech artist Michal Trpák, created an installation of cement figures dangling from the ceiling in a piece called Slight Uncertainty. Is the uncertainty that they will fall? Stunning, in a very Kafka-esque sort of mundane bizarreness.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Nicola Yeoman moved to London in 2001 and worked at the Guardian as a picture editor whilst studying furniture at Guildhall University. Her combined love of photography and her practical skills as a designer led to an accidental career as a set designer. Now, at first glance at least, it is her eye for the theatrical, honed and developed in this latter role, that most informs her current artworks.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A stunning series of wood sculptures (more like wood reformations and morphings) by Korean sculptor Jaeyho Lee. We like to think that these just magically appear in the woods, and an unsuspecting hiker just comes across them and begins to believe in UFOs. But alas, Lee is behind the work, and both in gallery and in nature, they are awe-inspiring.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 10, 2012
Keep your eye’s on Los Angeles based artist Andrew Lewicki. Since graduating from Otis College in 2007 with a BFA, the multidisciplinary painter and sculpture has continued to take over the Southern California scene. Playing on the visual cues of everyday objects, Lewicki has created a series of installations that have a bit of wit and humor behind them.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 09, 2012
Do- Ho Suh is a Korean born sculptor and installation artist who’s changed the way we think about space. Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Suh's work draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public areas.