Digital Grotesque's Digitally Printed Room with 80 Million Surfaces

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
It seems like in the last year, even last couple of months; digital printing technology is advancing at a ridiculous speed and being experimented with in every aspect of our lives. NASA is printing food for astronauts, there are 3D printed fashion shows, sculpture making robots, and you can even get your own personal desktop 3D printer. Now we are printing architecture. Digital Grotesque used digital fabrication techniques to construct a room with eighty million surfaces and preceded to guild the entire thing in gold. Watch a video after the jump!

A Mechanical Mind's Tiny Steampunk Insects

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Using the gears, springs, and other parts from watches, Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates (aka A Mechanical Mind) creates tiny robotic steampunk insects. Many of his miniature mechanical bugs are tiny enough to fit on a single finger!

Faig Ahmed's Re-Imagined Azerbaijani Carpets

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Faig Ahmed is an Azerbaijani sculptor who uses his technical mastery and understanding of classic carpet-making techniques to re-imagine the medium. "The carpet is a symbol of invicible tradtion of the East, it's a visualization of an undestroyable icon." Ahmed notes that by re-structuring and re-imagining the iconic symbol he is "destorying the stereotypes of tradition to create new modern boundaries..."

Kim Beaton's Paper Mache Tree Troll

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
"[My father] had died a few months prior at 80 years old. On June 2nd, at 3am, I woke from a dream with a clear vision burning in my mind. The image of my dad, old, withered and ancient, transformed into one of the great trees, sitting quietly in a forest." Following her clear vision artist Kim Beaton quickly put together a team of volunteers to help her construct the 12 foot tall Tree Troll.   

Toilet Paper Roll Art by Anastassia Elias

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
While Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias normally paints, she has also discovered a way to fashion very neat toilet paper roll dioramas. The process takes hours an involves some intriciate tweezer skills.

"The Reading Nest" by Mark Reigelman

Street Art // Monday, June 24, 2013
Inspired by mythological objects and creatures of knowledge, artist Mark Reigelman created “The Reading Nest” from 10,000 discarded wood boards found around Cleveland. The installation was constructed outside the Cleveland Public library and Reigelman explains the process saying, “This collection process reinforces the notion of community and highlights the Cleveland Public Library as a resource for everyone.”

"Another Place," 100 Cast Iron Sculptures by Antony Gormley

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
British sculptor Antony Gormley originally proposed his Another Place project back in 1995 for installation on the Kugelbake in Germany. The series, featuring 100 cast iron figures has since made appearances on beaches throughout Europe (Germany, Norway, and Belgium). The installation is now permanently sited outside Liverpool on Crosby Beach. Each figure stands about 6-feet tall and weighs over 1,400 lbs.!

Teppei Kaneuji's Plastic Hair Assemblages

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This series by Japanese artist Teppei Kaneuji is entitled Teenage Fan Club. Known for his found-object assemblages, the artist uses plastic toys, scissors, helmets, and in this case, removable hair, gluing them together in bizarrely fascinating and colorful arrangements.

The Demented, Incredible Ceramic Works of Clayton Bailey

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sometimes someone so awesome lives in our backyard and we didn't even know it. For the past few years, we have been seeing the demented, surreal, incredible ceramic and sculpture work of Crockett, California-based artist Clayton Bailey floating around Tumblrs and blogs, but our colleague walked in our office the other day with a whole explanation of how amazing this man really is. Active in the art community since the 1960s, and a teacher in Wisconsin and Northern California throughout the '60s as well, Clayton just celebrated a 50 year retrospective at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento in 2011.

Angela Palmer's 3D Glass Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The details in Angela Palmer's glass sculptures are taken from MRI and CT scans. They are engraved onto sheets of glass before being layered on top of one another to recreate the human form. Once the final piece has been assembled, we see a 3D image of the brain that can only be seen from the front or back.

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