Design // Friday, May 23, 2014
As a DJ in Switzerland during the early 90s, Kimou Meyer aka GROTESK caught Wu Tang’s “Can It All Be So Simple” video on a Music Television network that still lived up to its name. MC Raekwon sported a windbreaker decorated only with the words ‘SNOW BEACH’ across the chest—a fascinating and entirely confusing statement for the Swiss artist, whose theories about the jacket’s meaning drifted far and wide in the pre-Google darkness....
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Heath Ceramics will be hosting a show on Stan Bitters, a maverick modernist ceramicist who helped define Southern California architecture and whose work is widely collected. It's his first show in 35 years, and the first ever in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stan's work is monumental, but it's not just the bigness of his work that draws people to him: it's the bigness of his ideas...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 19, 2014
Using a single sheet of paper, Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima intricately cuts sculptures of animals and textures. While some are encased in acrylic sheets, others are installed in three-dimensions. She is currently hard at work on a life-sized swimming polar bear constructed from a single sheet of white Washi paper. The artwork, titled Byaku, will be on display at the Jerwood Space in London beginning next month. Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
There are sand castles contests that produce amazing work, but these pieces by Carl Jara are double-take worthy. The Cleveland, Ohio-based artist says that he sculpts things would never expect to see at a sand castle competition. Well that makes a lot of sense after looking at these pieces.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
After five years of study at the Art Institute A. Venturi in Modena, Enrico Ferrarini moved to Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture section. Traveled and work in different countries, France, Spain, Poland, England, Africa, Germany, specializing at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. Ferrarini currently lives and works in Carrara.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 08, 2014
North Carolina-based artist Christina Cordova's ceramic sculptures range from 'tabletop size to larger than life. Some are black, others white. They may be riding a beast, or adrift on a boat, or perched on an island in an archipelago, ready to hop to the next place.' "I feel my work performs in different layers,” she says...
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 02, 2014
Saving | Face is the first commercial gallery solo exhibition from California transplant Derek Weisberg. Weisberg has been making sculpture in ceramics for over 20 years, and earned a BFA in ceramics, at California College of Arts and Crafts, in 2005. Weisberg spent the early part of his career cutting his teeth on the Left Coast...
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
Brian Dettmer, whose book sculptures we have shown you in the past, also has a series of human and animal skulls constructed from melted casette tapes. Brian heated up the plastic tapes so he could weld and mold them together with his hands and other tools.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 21, 2014
Lionel Bawden constructs elaborate and fluid sculptures strictly with Staedtler pencils. As it is noted on the Australian artist's site, "Bawden’s core practice exploits hexagonal coloured pencils as a sculptural material, reconfigured and carved into amorphous shapes, mining the material’s rich qualities of colour, geometry and metaphor."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Artist and Philosophy Professor Stefanie Rocknak takes a single piece of basswood and carves beautiful sculptures. The Swimmer is part of a three piece commission called The Triathlete which will also include a biker and runner. "These days," says Rocknak, "I am not very interested in sculpted figures, or real people, that 'strike a pose.' I am much more intrigued by folks who are on their way to or from somewhere. They seem more genuine to me."