Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Chinese artist Yang Yongliang studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy before starting his career as an artist with the goal of "creating new forms of contemporary art." Yang has since created several series of incredible landscapes using photography and digital manipulation, commenting on the pace of urbanization in modern China.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 27, 2014
Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika has created a series of beautiful vases carved from hundreds of pencils glued together. The vases are coated lacquer and beeswax and epoxy resin to make them watertight.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
We will forever have a strong connection to our bodies and the skeletal structures that maintain our human structure. Seeing it recreated is a fascinating spectacle, since we can’t see the ones we possess. Monika Horčicová, a Czech sculptor and installation artist prints 3D skeletal pieces to create very surreal juxtapositions with ligaments and backbones nakedly exposed. The repetitive cycling pattern presents itself as morbid mutations of our inner constructions leaving us looking back for more.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Virginia-based artist Bohyun Yoon this morning. In his installation entitled, Unity, Yoon suspends fragmented pieces of dolls, somehow creating shadows of a line of people in suggestive poses. See more of his work after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 12, 2014
It is crazy how inorganic materials, when assembled in such a way, transform into organic shapes. Tara Donovan has famously wowed many with her innovative sculptures. Using ordinary objects in a repeated fashion, such as index cards and plastic rods, Donovan successfully emulates mountains, hives, and other natural configurations. Her self-titled show at Pace Gallery’s Chelsea, NY features two large-scale works which, “the artist continues to explore the phenomenological effect of work created through the accumulation of identical objects”
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki creates urban landscapes using everyday objects such as duct tape, toothbrush bristles, bath towels, and now human hair. For this exhibition by Kawasaki City Museum and the Open Museum Project, Iwasaki recreated old industrial Kawasaki using cloth fibers, human hair, and dust.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 09, 2014
Kathy Venter builds her life size ceramic sculptures by hand using the extended pinch method - similar to large vessel building. No molds are used as the hollow, completed wet clay sculptures are 13% larger than life size to shrink to the desired scale after firing. An exhibition of 36 of her sculptures is on display at the Bellevue Arts Museum, Wa., through 15th June, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 05, 2014
Taking an ordinary phone book, Alex Queral carves a face into this object of so many faceless names. With the book, a very sharp X-ACTO® knife, a little pot of acrylic medium to set detail areas and a great deal of talent, Queral literally peels away the pages like the skin of an onion to reveal the portrait within...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Philippines-born, New Jersey-based artist Gregory Halili's latest series of works involves carving and painting with oil on raw mother of pearl found in shells from the Philippines. Halili was born and raised in the Philippines, surrounded by lush vegetation, tropical wildlife and warm people. As a teenager, he moved to this country in 1988. The artist’s memories of childhood infused with the perfume of the tropics are a touchstone to many of his paintings...
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 02, 2014
Ron Mueck has long been a favorite of the staff here at Juxtapoz, but we may have found another artist who creates some bizarre and realistic sculptures that may you stop dead in your tracks. Chicago-born, NYC-based installation and sculpture artist Tony Matelli doesn't always create sculpture works, but we collected a bunch of images of 4 significant works to show you today.