Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
Photographer Jan Kempenaers toured the countryside of former countries that made up Yugoslavia and documented old, forgotten monuments. Many of the monuments are WWII and concentration camp memorials commissioned by president Josip Broz Tito in the 60s and 70s. Following the fall of socialism they were and remain abandoned and forgotten.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Mario Dilitz is avery talented sculptor who combinestraditional sculptural knowledge and technical skills with contemporary issues, Mario manages to both manifest and unite contradictions that occur in human nature. His life-sized sculptures are created through a process of destruction and then construction, giving the high quality laminated wood a 'new form of stability, which wouldn't have been possible in its natural condition."
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 09, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the sculptures of Michael Ferris Jr. Constructed from reclaimed wood and pigmented wood glue, Michael creates portraits of people he knows, working to "imbue the portrait with a fully realized and personal human presence." Take a look at some wonderful process sketches along with his sculptures after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
Massachusetts-based artist Jennifer Maestre has taken the pencil as material to a whle new level. Whether it be sea urchins, or just original constructions, Maestre has proven that all you need is a few hundred pencils...
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
We're having fun this Friday morning with German-born, Spain-raised, and California-based artist Andrew Meyers and his portraits made from screws. Using thousands of screws, the artist drives them in at different depths to give the piece a unique sense of texture 3 dimensionality. Once the screws are in, he will paint over each individual (often 7,000-10,000) screw head by hand to create the finish portrait.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Last week we took a look at a sculpture made entirely by bees (aka 3-Bee printing). This morning we take a look at Slovakian artist Tomas Libertiny's Beeswax, Steel, Glass, Plastic, and Resin sculptures that are then placed in a transparent case with thousands of bees who over time turn it into a honeycomb structure. Awesome.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 29, 2013
We begin our afternoon by looking back at the work of Henrique Oliveira, whose newest installation "Baitogogo" we showed you last week. You'll find some more pictures of the installation and some of his earlier work after the jump! On display through the Summer, Ovlivera created this incredible installation using an a few mediums. Consisting mainly of tapume wood sticks, which are commonly used in the streets of Sao Paulo to construct fences or isolate developments from public entry. Oliveira creates a monumental experience by blending space and sculpture, encapsulating the viewer not only visually but physically.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 23, 2013
In a promotion for the third season of Game of Thrones, beachgoers were surprised to find a 40 foot x 8 foot massive Dragon skull. The sculpture took three sculptors over two months to design, build, and paint. Watch a video after the jump...
Erotica // Monday, July 22, 2013
Romanian scultpor Bogdan Rata's brand of hybrid realism engenders bizarre combinations of human anatomy based on a "forgotten future," producing "replications of reality" reminiscent of the virtual world of Blade Runner. Through his sculptural recombination and multiplication of genetic traits, Rata creates entirely new and unfunctional life forms, like the failed, grotesque results of secret human experiments, where sexual organs are rendered functionless on deformed torsos, and faces are wiped clean of their identifying and sensory features.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 19, 2013
We have to be honest, we're still don't completely understand how 3D printing works. Nonetheless, we are loving the huge advancements the technology has made and what people have been able to produce using them. From the printer that makes sculptures to NASA 3D printing food, it all seems like a ton of fun. Architecture graduate students LIz and Kyle von Hasseln have used it to print sugar for the top of a cake. Awesome.