Paul McCarthy "WS" @ Park Avenue Armory, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
The “ribald, pop-culture-obsessed provocateur” (The New York Times) Paul McCarthy (cover of Juxtapoz in Nov/Dec 1999) applies his signature, irreverent wit to take aim at American myths and icons in WS, his largest work to date and the pinnacle of his creative output. Adding a touch of malice to subjects that have been traditionally revered for their innocence or purity, McCarthy weaves together a massive, fantastical forest of towering trees with grotesque video projections of iconic characters playing out their own fairy tale drama in a replica of his childhood home.

Yasuaki Oishi's Negative Space "Reverse of Volume RG" Installations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Using translucent plastic sheets and hot black glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki Oishi shapes amazing floating sculptures. His process begins by draping the plastic over some sort of mold, whether it be cardboard boxes, or in the most recent case, a car. He then ties lines of string above the plastic and proceeds to drip the hot black glue down over the string to the plastic. When "mold" is removed, voila! Watch a video after the jump...

The Gilded Dinosaur Skeleton Installation @ Louis Vuitton, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
We actually like a bit of the irony in this window display. We always think that fashion house store window displays has the capacity for really great art installations, and Louis Vuitton is always at the high point of that experimentation. Taking inspiration from the Natural History Museum in Paris' Les Jardins des Plantes, the 5th Avenue storefront is now adorned with gold dinosaur skeletons, mixed with the early Fall 2013 look.

The Work of Eko Nugroho

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Indonesian artist Eko Nugrho's work is grounded in both local traditions and global pop culture. The influence of traditional Indonesian batik and embroidery styles is combined with heavy influences from contemporary street art, graffiti and comics. Eko works in a variety of media including murals, sculpture, animation, and tapestry. He currently resides in Yogyakarta, one of the country's major art centers.

Zadok Ben-David's Field of Painted Metal Flowers

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 14, 2013
London-based artist Zadok Ben-David is and avid sculptor, his installations and pieces appear in locations all over the world. This particular travelling installation, entitled Blackfield, features tiny, detailed and hand painted metal flowers stuck in the sand. The flowers are inspired by 19th century Victorian encyclopedia illustrations and each one contains almost 20,000 3-D flora etchings.

Spatial Paintings by Xia Xiawan

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Chinese artist Xia Xiaowan's 3D painting works on panes of glass are called "spatial paintings," and often feature distorted figures, drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when the multiple pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the hologram-like effect.

Ai Weiwei's "Bang" @ 2013 Venice Art Biennale

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
In the last several weeks Ai Weiwei has produced several new artworks, from a heavy metal music video, a large-scale diorama depicting his imprisonment, to an installation of 150 tons of straightened rebar taken from schools that had collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. He also designed the cover for Time Magazine. At the 2013 Venice Art Biennale, Weiwei produced another installation, this once featuring 886 antique wooden stools!

Installations by Ball-Nogues Studio

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
Ball-Nogues Studio has created countless creative and impressive installations in locations all over the world. Many of their installations use miles (literally) of colored string, filling entire rooms and galleries. Take a look through a collection of their works after the jump...

Joris Kuipers' Hanging Painted Clouds

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 07, 2013
Dutch artist Joris Kuipers coated depron foam with acrylic paint for his most recent works at Galerie Jaap Sleper in Utrecth and Het Plafond in Rotterdam. The suspended pieces appear like a whirling storm of clouds or maybe they are flowers? 

Watch: Richard Mosse Talks His New Infrared Multi-Media Installation "The Enclave"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse travelled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo with his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Fros. In a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence, his resulting installation The Enclave attempts to rethink war photography using discontinued color infrared film. A film stock originally invented for surveillance by the US military in World War I, "representing an intangible conflict with a medium that registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light..."

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