Juxtapoz // Friday, June 05, 2015
Dealing with questions like what is human and where are memories, the sculpture installation Intimate Vestiges by Fiona Roberts transforms the mundane into psychedelic poetry. A rug of fingers, faces in pillows and mouths on chairs, these anthropomorphized objects allow viewers to rethink what just is and what is taken for granted.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
As always our good friend Dennis McNett is busy as ever. After finishing his residency at Shreveport Regional Art Council, he brought his Wolfbat tribe to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. His installation there, entitled "Tale of the Rainbow Crow," is inspired by the native story of how the crow was once the most colorful bird of all the birds and had in his feathers all of the colors of the rainbow...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Yayoi Kusama has brought her seminal installation from 2002, The Obliteration Room, to David Zwirner in New York. Also on view in two spaces, 519 and 525 West 19th Street, are new paintings from the celebrated My Eternal Soul series and new polka-dotted pumpkin sculptures. Widely recognized around the world, with a recent survey of museum attendance ranking her as the most popular artist in 2014, Kusama has shaped her own narrative of postwar and contemporary art. Minimalism and Pop art, abstraction and conceptualism coincide in her practice, which spans painting, sculpture, performance, room-sized and outdoor installations, the written word, films, fashion, design, and architectural interventions.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 26, 2015
We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work. Valerie showed at The Queen's Nails in San Francisco earlier this year and is currently in an exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum through December 1st, 2013. The New Yorker called her work a look into "waning powers of a nation and fractured affairs of state." Perhaps of all culture in general?
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.