Book Sculptures by Thomas Wightman

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 25, 2013
This morning we take a look at the  book sculptures of Edinburgh, UK based graphic designer and artist Thomas Wightman. With titles like "Derailing my train of thought," the sculptures use metaphors to convey the effects of OCD on a person's life.

Adam Wallacavage "Magic Mountain" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
The last of the 3 exhibitions we saw this past Saturday night at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC was longtime Juxtapoz photography contributor and sculpture artist, Adam Wallacavage. Magic Mountain is a mixture of Wallacavage's now famed mixed media chandeliers and sculpture works, as well as the artist's first limited-edition multiple.

"Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950" @ Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
This looks to be a fantastic show, opening today in our nation's capital, with a special lecture this Saturday, October 26, featuring Yoko Ono and Raphael Montañez Ortiz, "participants in the original 1966 Destruction in Art Symposium; artist Monica Bonvicini; and art historian Dario Gamboni will explore the ways in which artists have used destruction as a means of responding to cultural and social issues."

Portraits Made from Thousands of Tiny Objects

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
London-based artist Joe Black's portrait of Barack Obama uses thousands of black and white toy soldiers. His other portraits use everything from small toys and chess pieces to nuts and bolts depending on the subject and the message he is trying to portray. The toy soldiers in the Obama piece, titled Shoot to Kill, "could indicate the ethos of good and evil, or right and wrong that is embedded in America's dealings with Eastern nations."

Geoffrey Farmer's Sculptural Collages

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer's sculpture collage 'Leaves of Grass' takes cultural icons and images from five decades (1935-1985) and 900 issues of LIFE Magazine. It spans 124 feet. "It wasn’t until we had finished making the work that I realized the piece is very much about factory life. Factory farming, the war factory, the death factory, the automobile factory, the Hollywood factory, the personality factory…. History emerging out of a factory. In the end, it takes on the appearance of a conveyor belt."

"Muertitias," Krisztianna's Flower Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Each of these four "Murertitias" by Krisztianna represent the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. The mixed media wall pieces explore the artist's artistic influences and the cycles of nature. Birth, death, and rebirth. "The art of the sugar skull is a perfect visual to help me express the joy of life and my respect of finality."

Portraits Made From Food, Plants and other Organics by Klaus Enrique

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Based on Giuseppe Arcimboldo's 400-year-old paintings, New York-based artist Klaus Enrique constructs figures out of plants and food. "Although most reconginze the images immediately as portraits, there are many people who do not. At first they only see the individual parts of the image: the fruits, flowers, and vegetables...simple organic objects come together to create something more meaningful than the sum of its parts."

Sculptures Made From Sugar by Joseph Marr

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sydney born, Berlin-based artist Joseph Marr constructs beautiful sculptures entirely out of sugar. Using both traditional and digital techniques, Marr uses candy as a medium to show "how we are trapped in the sticky situation and how attractive the tasty desire really is." 

Sculptures by Zhang Huan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Chinese artist Zhang Huan has become well known for his performance art as well as his sculptural works. This morning we take a look through a collection of some of his sculptures including this 2011 piece titled Q Confucius No.2, a 'massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed Confucius rests in a rectangular pool.' The sculpture's breast rises and falls as if the object were breathing!

Tree Trunks Made from Stacked Newspapers

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
Columbian artist Miler Lagos has stacked newspaper clippings, tightly packing them together and then carving and sanding them into tree trunk shape, finally painting them a wooden color. The method and sculptures remind us of Lee Hongbo's flexible paper skull.

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