Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2015
Montreal-born, NY-based artist David Altmejd "works in direct contact with psychic flux. In his "definitive dreamer's" world action and consciousness merge: he dominates the grotesque and the abject, combines aesthetics and 'glamour' and uses his sculptures to explore the worlds of dream and nightmare in a mingled ambience of fascination and terror."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
So the story goes, in 1879, during one of his rounds, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman, stumbles upon an odd stone and is immediately struck with a dream to build a palace. He then devotes the next 33 years of his life building a dream palace. During his daily country rounds of about 18 miles and with the help of a faithful wheelbarrow he would pick up stones.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Evan Penny creates altered renderings of the human figure from silicone, pigment, hair, fabric and aluminum. Pushing the limits of figural representation through distortions of stretching skewing, and exaggerated scale, Penny further "blurs the boundaries between the real and the unreal, truth and imagination, and photography and sculpture."
Design // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The "Shylight" is a kinetic sculpture by Studio Drift that is inspired by nyctinasty, the natural mechanism that helps certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defense and to conserve their resources. The light sculpture unfolds and retreats in a fascination choreography mirroring that of real flowers.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
Michigan-based artist Yuni Kim Lang's live sculpture "Comfort Hair" is is inspired by the Gache, which is a big wig that was worn by Korean women back in history who were of high social backgrounds. The bigger and heavier the wigs were, the more beautiful and aesthetic they were. "My vision was to see hair in the way we fantasize about it...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Calvin Seibert, aka Box Builder, creates these cool and crisp architectural studies of archetypal urban planning, exploring classic forms, cubism, brutalism, mid-eastern mosaic forms and abstract mosaic forms, all just with a few simple tools and some sand!
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.