The Work of Angelika Arendt

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of talented Berlin-based artist Angelika Arendt. Arendt creates both intricate ink drawings and sculptures and installations made from painted polyurethane.

Wooden Sculptures and Drawings by Ben Butler

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We are enjoying the rhythmic sculptures and drawings of Memphis-based artist Ben Butler this morning. Butler is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rhodes College and his work has been shown in galleries across the United States.

Wooden Shark Coffins by Handsome Wong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
A clever social awareness campaign from Handsome Wong of Y&R Shanghai: A shark-sized coffin with protruding fins! The campaign is meant to emphasize the mass killings of sharks. Over 73 million of the species are killed every year for soup. Their fins (which only make up 2% of their total weight) are brutally sliced off and the rest is tossed back into the ocean. 

Update: Quilled Paper Sculptures by Lisa Nilsson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Lisa Nilsson constructed these incredible anatomical sculptures using a technique called quilling or paper filigree. By rolling and shaping narrow strips of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books, the artist has created "densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section." Update: She will be opening a new exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC this Thursday, October 10th, 2013.

3-Ton Aerical Mosaic of Johanessburg by Gerhard Marx

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
From a distance this enormous sculpture appears to be an aerial photograph blown up and mounted. However, as you look closer you will find that it is a huge mosaic made from natural stone, red brick, ceramic elements and glass! The 56-panel sculpture weights almost three tons and was created by artist Gerhard Marx and Spier Architectural Arts for the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair.

Sculptures by AJ Fosik

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 03, 2013
Using locally sourced lumber grown in Oregon, AJ Fosik creates his signature and ever evolving sculptural work. The wonderful figures and anthropomorphized fantastical creatures are built using a complex process involving arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished woods which are then painted vibrant colors and patterns.

Paper Sculptures by Nick Georgiou

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Inspired by our culture shifting from print consumption to digital media, Nick Georgiu creates sculptures from his local Tucson Newspaper, often placing them in public settings.

Ray Villafane's Superior Pumpkin Carving Skills

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
We realize that Halloween is still a month away, but we thought we'd inspire you to get started practicing your pumpkin carving skills. You have 31 days to out-do Ray Villafane's superior squash carving carving skills. Go!

Hyper-realistic Sculptural Installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's often controversial work examines on issues of 'perception, death and the human condition.' Previous installations have used human fat tissue and animals. Their most recent exhibition, If I Die, features giant gel and fiberglass manta rays carrying an old woman through the air followed by a swarm of colorful parrots!

Hand-Carved Wood Sculptures by Morgan Herrin

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
These detailed, hand-carved wood sculptures by Morgan Herrin are made from construction grade 2 x 4's, and he transforms them into pieces of fine art mastery. It takes him over a year to complete a single sculpture, and you can tell why with the amazing detail. More looks after the jump...

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