Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Drawing inspiration from natural organic forms, Rogan Brown looks for "patterns and repeated motifs that run through natural phenomena at different scales." Each piece involves a labor-intesive process creating thousands of hand-cut slices. "The finished artefact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
In doing some research yesterday, we came across this amazing body of work that Tracey Sarsfield showed at ANCA Gallery in Dickson, which is a suburb of "Inner North of Canberra, Australia." As MyModernMet notes, "Composed of resin, paint, fiberglass, and vinyl, the figures are connected by a number of bold black wires, which form an intricate pattern along their bodies before extending outward in a profoundly connective fashion."
Erotica // Monday, May 18, 2015
Sydney born, Berlin-based artist Joseph Marr constructs beautiful sculptures entirely out of sugar. Using both traditional and digital techniques, Marr uses candy as a medium to show "how we are trapped in the sticky situation and how attractive the tasty desire really is."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 13, 2015
San Francisco-based artist Andy Stattmiller wanted to pay tribute to the late great Robin Williams so he created this 8 piece nesting doll set to capture all of my favorite comedies. "From largest to smallest I painted Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Fisher King, Death to Smoochy, Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, and Aladdin.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 08, 2015
Using the software Arnold, Lee Griggs created facial blockheads and bubbleheads for his new project Deformations. Taking normal faces and digitally transforming them into some of the most bizarre and interestingly disturbed faces we’ve seen in a long while, Griggs never knows what he’ll get.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
Noe Serrano is Spanish sculptor who is part of a generation of artists interested in sculptural hyper-realism inspired by the special effects industry and a grotesque sensibility.
Design // Thursday, April 30, 2015
Since about age 3 our interest in anything LEGO related hasn't really gone away and this drivable LEGO Hot Rod is no exception. The Super Awesome Micro Project is: A car made of Lego, that drives, has an engine made from Lego which runs on air.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Toronto, Ontario based educator and ceramic artist Jess Riva Cooper combines the idea of natural regeneration and the foundation myths in Yiddish folklore. Her delicate and grotesque work shows her beautiful understanding of the cycle life.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 20, 2015
We wanted to check up on artist Crystal Wagner and our eyes bugged out when we saw the massive installations she’s been making out of chicken wire, tape, and those flimsy, plastic birthday party tablecloths! It’s hard to believe these amoebic, Seussian constructions could be made of such unexpected materials, and we love this latest direction of Wagner’s work, which has been prolific and stunning so far. The elements of her drawings and print work have come to life in a big way through this new sculptural work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monica Piloni is helping us have more creative nightmares. Her sculptures of dolls, horses, ballerinas, and contortionists are drawn from their common places and displaced in antagonistic combinations. "The artwork also carries certain morbidity, mixed with slight clichs from the erotic iconography, including many symbols and a miscellany of styles carried by our subconsciousness. These styles and symbols are what we ultimately give back to the environment either in a concrete existence or abstract essence."