Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno has never failed to impress us over the years with his imaginative and well-executed public and interactive art installations. He doesn't just dream of floating cities and buildings, he actually attempts to create them. The man is not short of ideas, and this experimental solar dome from 2012 titled "Poetic Cosmos of the Breath" is still one of our favorites.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
French artist Julien Salaud uses cotton thread coated with ultraviolet paint to weave impressive luminescent creatures, creating an intricate illuminated tapestry held up with thousands of nails. Geometric bears, deers, felines and other animals remind us of constellations, perhaps a new mythology.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 20, 2015
We wanted to check up on artist Crystal Wagner and our eyes bugged out when we saw the massive installations she’s been making out of chicken wire, tape, and those flimsy, plastic birthday party tablecloths! It’s hard to believe these amoebic, Seussian constructions could be made of such unexpected materials, and we love this latest direction of Wagner’s work, which has been prolific and stunning so far. The elements of her drawings and print work have come to life in a big way through this new sculptural work.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 03, 2015
Light Kinetics is the last interactive installation of Espadaysantacruz a, Madrid based, creative studio. In this piece, light is controlled by a physics simulator creating a astonishing effect. A piezo electric sensor situated in the first bulb captures the force of the tap, generating a light particle that moves along the loop. All the shades of the energy are reflected in the trajectory of the light. The system is powered by Unity 3D that simulates de forces that apply to the virtual corpuscle.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 27, 2015
The Floating Flower Garden is an installation of over 2,300 living flowers taht float up and down in relation to the movement of people in the space. "When a viewer gets close to this flower-filled space, the flowers close to the viewer rise upwards all at once, creating a hemispherical space with the viewer at its center...
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2015
Only the mighty Olek could create a breathtaking, back-breaking installation the size of a house and still look gorgeous and powerful during every second of the process. Always representing her work from head to toe, her art is truly an extension of her being, in both concept and aesthetics. We were lucky to catch up with her last year for our February 2014 issue, and have watched with awe since then as she travels the world, creating socially-conscious, spectacular visions of cultures woven together and inextricably linked, just like every stitch in her massive, color-saturated public artworks.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Taking inspiration from the aesthetics of Moroccan culture, Miguel Chevalier's “Digital Arabesques” is a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation. The piece features evolving multicolored digital scenes composed of ornamental patterns in reference to the art of zelliges, arabesques and mosaics, as well as the world of “Mashrabiya” (latticework)...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 05, 2015
Have you ever tried walking into an 8-bit wonderland? An animated gif? Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist Dominique Pétrin creates these fantastic psychedelic, immersive installations that seem to swallow you whole when you walk into them. I don't do drugs, but if I was accidentally dosed at a party, I would prefer Pétrin's style of hypnosis.
Design // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the work, Tom Sachs poses an exception. The look of Sachs is unmistakably his own: an art world provocateur with a youthful visage, dressed in what could be called “smart boyish” attire—oxfords buttoned to the collar, pants rolled, stylish sneakers—with his signature mop of curly hair, facial scruff, and round glasses.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The interactive installation ENTITATIVITY by Klaus Obermaier creates a situation in which an aggregate of anonymous individuals sharing the same physical appearance and similar behavior is transformed into an entitative group by the intervention of the users.