Staedtler pencil sculptures by Lionel Bawden

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Lionel Bawden constructs elaborate and fluid sculptures strictly with Staedtler pencils. As it is noted on the Australian artist's site, "Bawden’s core practice exploits hexagonal coloured pencils as a sculptural material, reconfigured and carved into amorphous shapes, mining the material’s rich qualities of colour, geometry and metaphor."

Stefanie Rocknak Carves Sculptures From a Single Piece of Wood

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Artist and Philosophy Professor Stefanie Rocknak takes a single piece of basswood and carves beautiful sculptures. The Swimmer is part of a three piece commission called The Triathlete which will also include a biker and runner. "These days," says Rocknak, "I am not very interested in sculpted figures, or real people, that 'strike a pose.' I am much more intrigued by folks who are on their way to or from somewhere. They seem more genuine to me."

Gert Wingårdh and Kustaa Saksi's Paper Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Swedish architect Gert Windgardh and Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi used 700,000 sheets of illustrated A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points to build their immense and vibrant mosaic installation for the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Watch a timelapse after the jump...

New Classic Sculptures By Livio Scarpella

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 14, 2014
Inspired by the sculptures in the Sansevero Chapel in Naples, Livio Scarpella creates work in the sensibility of the great masters.

“East-West/West-East": Richard Serra in Qatar

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 11, 2014
Eerily placed in a quiet desert 60km outside of Doha at the Brouq Nature Reserve near Zekreet in Qatar, Richard Serra's magnificent "East-West/West-East" sculpture installation has now been unveiled. We say "eerie" in the Kubrick sense, monoliths left to wonder in a desert landscape, four steel plates that stand 49 feet tall that are set to be permanent fixtures in the reserve for the foreseeable future. Stunning work.

The Art of Mister Finch

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Landing somewhere between sculpture, textiles and artisan stuffed-animal-making, Mister Finch is an anomaly in the field of makers--huge, beautiful embroidered and stuffed insects and animals is what he makes en masse. But these creatures are much more than stuffed animals. Hailing from some magic realm of the guilded and antique, these huge dusty moths, spiders, mushrooms and rabbits take on a wonderfully sophisticated, charming character. 

D.A.ST. Arteam's "Desert Breath" Land Art Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 03, 2014
Desert Breath is a Land Art project created by D.A.ST. Arteam consisting of Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer & architect), Stella Konstantinidis (architect), for the purpose of creating this project. "In our mind’s eye the desert was a place where one experiences infinity...

Yutaka Sone's "Little Manhattan" is Carved From Marble

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 03, 2014
Carved from marble, Yutaka Sone's "Little Manhattan" sculpture recreates a bird-eye's view with incredible painstaking architectural details replicated from trips on helicopters, Google Earth, and photographs. Across a wide range of media—predominantly sculpture but also painting, drawing, photography, video, and performance...

Mike Kelley @ MOCA, Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 28, 2014
Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954-2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions - which he set in relation to relentless self and social examinations, both dark and delirious. His traveling retrospective, "Mike Kelley," opens at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary on March 31, 2014, and will be on display through July 28, 2014.

Annette Thas's Barbie Doll Wave

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 27, 2014
For the 2014 sculpture by the sea celebration, Belgian artist Annette Thas carved a wave from over 3,000 Barbie dolls that she has collected from thrift stores and second-hand shops. Over 12 feet wide and free standing, the wave of Barbie dolls have each been individually woven together.
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