Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
South African artist Barbara Wildenboer's ongoing project "Library of the Infinitesimally Small and Unimaginably Large" consists of altered books, particularly old books of maps and atlases. "The books become both reference and raw material for sculptures, paper installations and digital animation.
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
Faig Ahmed disassembles the conventional structure of Azerbaijani traditional rugs and randomly rearranges the resulting components of the traditional composition then combines these fragments with contemporary sculptural forms.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 26, 2015
Now on display at Habatat Galleries in West Palm Beach, FL is "Weapons of Peace," an exhibition by Robert Mickelsen. "As long as humans have been on the planet, they have made weapons. And as long as humans have made weapons, they have made art. Human weapons have always had an element of art in them. The question is why? Why make an object designed to kill beautiful? I believe it says something profound about what it means to be human.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
While we've admired the art of crayon carving before, we've never seen multi-colored sculptures like these by Hoang Tran. Tran ads the extra color detail by melting wax from other crayons and applying it to the carving.
Street Art // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Os Gemeos have created a sculptural work within an ol military-style bunker in the gardens of Rio de Janeiro's Museu Caso do Pontal, Pascali Semerdijian Arquitetos. The museum is dedicated to popular Brazilian folk art and historical artifacts.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 20, 2015
You may remember Alex Chinneck’s melting wax house from last year. Well here he is again, this time with a suspended car on a wave of tarmac.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 19, 2015
Korean artist U-Ram Choe creates extraordinary kinetic sculptures, "charting a path between art, science and cybernetic technologies. Finely engineered stainless steel, aluminium, and acrylic 'bones' provide the skeletal scaffolding for the 'brains and muscles' - CPUs and motors - which are assembled into captivating forms reminiscent of otherworldly flora and fauna. Taking his vision and art into a virtual realm he frequently identifies and categorises his sculptures with a fabricated narrative of species and habitat, inviting the audience to imagine the evolution of life forms into the future."
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 13, 2015
Dustin Yellin, a Brooklyn based artist, has filled the Lincoln Center with his beautifully luminous glass dancers. The dancers have been painted and collaged onto layers of heavy glass sheets, imitating the graceful dancers of the New York City Ballet.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 09, 2015
Stuck in the countryside of a cold Russian wilderness, a symbol of isolated/invisible power and stature, Timofey Radya is the creator of Figure #1: Stability. As Radya notes in his own description of the piece, "After the formation officers may leave the area." From what we gather, and from Radya's video, the piece is a construction of lonely power, a sort of comedic tragedy of how power is constructed when nobody is paying attention. Love the red carpet treatment.