Juxtapoz // Monday, October 05, 2015
Before computers, in coroner and law enforcement offices, forensic artists would mold facial reconstruction sculptures from the bones of unidentifiable victims skeletal remains. In this series of photographic portraits titled Unspeaking Likeness, Arne Svenson traveled around the country taking pictures of these sculptures.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 02, 2015
Japanese artist Mihoko Ogaki has combined the night sky with the body in these sculptures constructed from plastic and embedded with LEDs. The light shines out through thousands of tiny holes and illuminates the walls surrounding the sculpture but when they are placed in bright room, the bodies appear to be suffering and dying.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 02, 2015
October is here and if you're a fan of halloween, it's time to lose your mind over artist Andy Alexander's spooky, sculptural wreaths. "Unique, campy and funny" is how the artist describes these creations, which are likely loved all year round by people who wear black nail polish. The Grim Wreather, as Alexander's skeleton friends call him, studied sculpture at UCLA and also makes drawings and prints.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We’ve posted on a few of Michael Murphy’s mobile-like sculptures, and are fascinated with his newest work: a portrait of his daughter made entirely of one hundred laser cut brand logos. The pieces hang and only line up into an accurate portrait from one vantage point. The piece is an exploration of the term “brand identity,” a commissioned work for the creative consultancy Lippincott. If you peer at the piece from the side, the portrait breaks into a hundred pieces.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Curiosity Cloud is a collaboration between the design duo mischer’traxler and the champagne house Perrier-Jouët. The duo— Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler—installed 250 mouth-blown glass globes, crafted by the Viennese glass company Lobmeyr. Each globe encases an individually-created insect. The insects were printed on foil, laser cut, and hand embroidered.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 28, 2015
Chinese artist Zhang Huan has become well known for his performance art as well as his sculptural works. This morning we take a look through a collection of some of his sculptures including this 2011 piece titled Q Confucius No.2, a 'massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed Confucius rests in a rectangular pool.' The sculpture's breast rises and falls as if the object were breathing!
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 25, 2015
We stopped by Heath Ceramics in San Francisco last week to see what Brendan Monroe was up to ahead of his solo exhibition, Morphology, at The Boiler Room later this month. Featuring a selection of entirely new work—including paintings, drawings, and sculptures—Morphology brings to life Brendan’s world at scale and with an intensity befitting a space as dramatic and atmospheric as the Boiler Room.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 21, 2015
Ji Zhou collects maps, hand-sculpting them into peaks and troughs to mimic mountaintops. He includes books that are assembled into cantilevered towers resembling city skyscrapers. These ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ illusions are then photographed, further augmenting reality. As always, Ji Zhou chooses to question rather than offer his own conclusions: What is civilization – a constructed illusion created by man or an inevitable product of evolution? What is the truly ‘civilized landscape’– tautology or oxymoron?
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Tiles, cement, glue and metal plates: These are the tools of Graziano Locatelli. Familiar to most people, these elements are so often in places of comfort, such as the restroom or the kitchen, and his images of breakage and emergency evoke unsettled and surreal feelings. Locatelli says, “the subject of the breakage that bewitches me.”
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 15, 2015
We’re fascinated with Brad Kahlhamer’s extensive multi-media exploration of themes related to Native American identity and authenticity. His work includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and music. Hiss imagery pulls from traditional Native American visual vocabulary but places it in a contemporary context.