Juxtapoz // Monday, October 06, 2014
Dennis McNett (aka Wolfbat) has been on the move this year. We caught up with him last Spring in Austin, TX during SXSW where he spent the week building a massive ship in the parking lot of the Yellow Jacket Social Club for Juxtapoz Projects. More recently, we saw him in August when he stopped through the bay area to build a giant Bison for us at Outside Lands Music Festival. Since then he has made his way to Tennesse, Indiana, and Mexico City! While in San Francisco, Dennis told us the story of Big Mary, a circus Elephant who was executed by hanging in Johnson City, TN in 1916. Well, let Dennis tell you the story:
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Michael Murphy, whose assault rifle made from 1200 ping pong balls we posted last year, is back with another suspended installation. This time, he took 130 toy guns and carefully hung them in the shape of the United States of America on the terrace of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2014
Boris "DELTA" Tellegen has long been one of our favorirte artists in Europe, unique as both a graffiti writer and fine artist. The Dutch artist is teaming up with the great team at Case Studyo in Belgium for a special new sculpture edition, and as Case told us, "For Boris it made sense to execute this 'toy' robot again in concrete this time, the least child friendly material you can imagine..."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2014
Using different types of wood for different works, Levi Van Veluw bends this relatively rigid material to his will by applying it to a replica of his face. This results in a myriad of cracks and grooves that testify to a notable tension of material and form.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 26, 2014
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 // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Andrea Hasler, whose meat purses and sculptures have been featured on the site before, recently installed two site specfic sculptures in the Swiss Alps as part of her 6-week artist residency at 3-D foundation in switzerland. "The porjects allude to the ostentatious, luxury tourism prevalent in the area during the winter months and adopts the exclusivity of swiss resorts as a creative catalyst."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 15, 2014
New York-based visual artist Roxy Paine has a solo exhibition at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, Denuded Lens. He has recreated an entire airport security checkpoint out of wood.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Born March 2, 1973, in Springfield Missouri and growing up in neighboring Kansas, Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 05, 2014
Florentijn Hofman, the man behind the giant rubber ducky that toured harbors around thet world, is back with a an equally huge hippopotamus that he recently floated down the river Thames. At 21 meters-long, "Hippopothames" was towed up the river from the royal docks where it was built to the south bank where it will take part in 30 days worth of events along the river.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Los Angeles-based artist Kim Kei begins her process by combining and altering everyday objects and natural debris. These malleable sculptures are photographed in several iterations, which become the foundation for her paintings. Her intricate, improvised compositions exist somewhere between representation and abstraction. Her work is a departure from the figure as a form, yet in its absence the body is implied.