Edouard Martinet's Insect Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 21, 2013
Part of a car, bicycle, umbrella, compass, typewriter, clock, compass, the list of materials that French artist Edouard Martinet uses to construct his insect sculptures is as random at varied as it gets. The artist does not solder or weld parts but assembles them with the precision of a watchmaker, screwing them together and taking around a month per sculpture. His first took him four weeks and 17 years for his most recent!

Bizarre, Fleshy Sculptures by Francesco Albano

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 21, 2013
We're not sure what type of creature these piles of sagging, deformed, empty skin belonged to but we sure don't want to meet them. Reminding us slightly of certain Asger Carlsen photos, these sculptures by Francesco Albano are certainly disturbing. Albano sees the skin as the nearest boundary between internal and external identity, a kind of storage space, and "bone" as a stable structure that sustains our physical presence and makes us complete.

David McCracken's Never-Ending Staircase

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This seemingly never-ending staircase titled Diminish and Ascend is the work of artist David McCracken. Part of Bondi, Australia's annual Sculpture by the Sea event, the installation is an optical illusion that plays with perspectives and from certain angles appears to continue endlessly into the clouds! 

Curved Revs Sculpture

Street Art // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
You may or may not have seen this Revs metal sculpture before. From the photo it looks as if it is in someone’s backyard, unsecured. There is most likely an interesting story behind this piece.

Zheng Chunhui and the World's Longest Wooden Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Measuring approximately 40 feet long (12.3 meters), this incredible and massive wooden sculpture was carved from a single log! Based on the famous Chinese painting "Along the River During the Quingming Festival," the painstakingly detailed carving took four years and recently was declared the longest continuous wooden sculpture by Guinness World Records.

The Art Of Sean Newport

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
We were lucky enough to spend the weekend at West Coast Craft here in San Francisco, we were also lucky enough to become familiar with San Francisco's very own Sean Newport. Newport creates these three-dimensional works by hand cutting geometric shapes and tiling them together to create peaks and valley's faced with electric colors and mesmerizing patterns. See an awesome collection of Newport's work after the jump.

Do Ho Suh @ Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 14, 2013
We have shown you the fabric sculptures of Do Ho Suh recently on the site, and now these works are on display at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Hong Kong through January 25, 2014. This is Suh's first solo show in Hong Kong, and coincides with the opening of Suh’s installation Home within Home within Home within Home within Home at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in his native Seoul, South Korea. 

"Mr. Dictator Head" and Other Sculptures by Stephen Ives

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The all-popular Mr. Potato Head gets a fantastic makeover with Melbourne-based artist Stephen Ives series of sculptures, "Mr. Dictator Head." The artist's other plastic toy figures are often humorous, sometimes disturbing (as re-assembled toys often are) and always imaginative and inspired.

Sculptures Stuck in Walls by Matteo Pugliese

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Italian artist Matteo Pugliese's on going series of bronze sculptures, "Extra Moenia," feature figures pushing, pulling, and emerging from the walls of the gallery. Matteo lives and works in Milan.

Trash Bag Sculptures by Khalil Chishtee

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee uses trash bags to mold and sculp human figures. "We live in the age of plastic, and plastic bags are the most ordinary form of this material...Anything made out of bronze, wood, stone or painted on a canvas carries the appearance of being worth looking at, because of its history, but if one can change the impact of that history, one is an artist."

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