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.   

Paper Sculptures by Helen Musselwhite

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Manchester-based artist Helen Musselwhite sculpts paper into intricate stories and landscapes.

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.

Incredible Sculpture Works by Johnson Tsang

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 17, 2013
We have shown you the crazy liquid kiss sculptures by Mr Tsang on the site before, and today we have a look at the wide-range of sculpture works that the artist is capable of. His work is both surreal and photoreal, and takes porcelain and steel and transforms them into fine art and other-worldly scenarios.

Butter and Other Food Sculptures by Jim Victor and Marie Pelton

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 17, 2013
Before we watched the movie Butter a few weeks ago we had no idea that butter and food sculpture was even really a thing. Jim Victor and his wife Marie Pelton travel the country as a duo carving and sculplting everything from chocolate to Kraft cheese, butter, and Subway sandwiches. We are entertained.

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