Juxtapoz // Friday, May 10, 2013
Collaboration between the artists Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz has produced this wonderful light sculpture, Forms in Nature, that likens a ball of tree branches. The light source in the center illuminates the ball and casts a forest of trees onto the floor, walls, and ceiling! Hilden & Diaz describe the piece, "The shadows engulf the room and transforms the walls into unruly shadows of branches, bushes, and gnarled trees. Mirrorings are thrown out upon the walls and ceilings provide weak Roschach-like hints of faces, life and flow of consciousness."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Dave Cole re-appropriates existing "tools "gives them a new purpose. For his The Music Box piece, the artist dismantled a 22,000 lb. steamroller, refabricating more than 80% of it and converting it into a fully functioning music box. Watch a video after the jump of his Knitting Machine piece. Helping two excavators knit an American flag looks like a tedious, long process. And don't miss his jackhammer orchestra…
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Argentinian artist Gerardo Felstein uses wire, wood, textiles, and other materials for his bizarre sculptures. Originally studying electrical engineering, Gerardo first started to paint and now is an artists in several different fields.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Ohio-born, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham. Through sculpture, drawing and performance, Arsham challenges our perceptions of physical space in order to make architecture perform the improbable.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
This morning we take a look at some of Adam Neate's sculptures. Neat is a Bristish painter, conceptual and street artist who has been lauded worldwide for his paintings, sculptures, and public art.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 27, 2013
Johan Scherft started making papercraft birds at the age of 14. His first birds were modeled after English artist Malcolm Topp and made using a colored pencil. Now 30 years later, the Dutch artist uses a computer to aid in initial blueprints and completes the rest of the painstaking process by hand.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
We love Belgium-based artist Fred Eerdekens' shadow typography created using everything from artificial cloud formations, food boxes, leaves, wires, and other found materials. They remind us of Diet Weigman's Michael Jackson shadow casting sculpture.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Italian artist Francesca Pasquali cuts plastic draws at varying lengths and arranges them in patterns to create her sculptures. The seemingly simple concept results in a visually captivating and textured landscape. Francesca relates her work with plastic to ideas in the natural world saying, "Observing nature itself, I transfer the essential being of it. The interlacing forms transform the industrial material into soft and sensual shapes."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We have been huge fans of the works of Jaume Plensa for a long time, and always like sneaking a peek at the sculpture he has up in the Crosby Street Hotel, but his public art is where its at. The artist has lived in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, England, France, USA, and Barcelona, and is best known for his works using the human figure comprised with numbers. He recently had works installed in Calgary, Alberta and Helsinki, Finland.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues.