Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
James Dive of The Glue Society recently squished, crammed, and compacted an entire amusement park including rides and prizes into a 4-meter cube. Entitled Once, the piece is on show at Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark. Up until July 1st, "The project is about the finality of a missed moment," says Dive. "Creating [it] was undoubtedly the most violent process I've ever embarked upon."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The idea of the melting disco ball, or the overall concept of "the last days of disco" is exactly what Netherlands-based collective Rotganzen is going for in this awesome series of sculptures. The work has been in their exhibitions before, but most recently found its way in an exhibition at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami. Some of tried to revive disco, a la Daft Punk's new Disco wave album that was just released, but mainly, we like the party melting away.
Erotica // Monday, June 03, 2013
Fan Xiaoyan was born in 1983 in Gaomi, China. In 2008 she graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where she continues to live and work. Through the combination of soft, warm flesh against cold, hard steel, Xiaoyan constructs a jarring contrast that engages her viewers on a visual and psychological level, explaining that her metal-infused figurative sculptures are reflective of a "surrealistic virtual world in which men and women are equal... the arrival of a new era, a new kind of human being, a new power, a sensation..."
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 03, 2013
Nuremberg-based artist Gerhard Mayer creates large-scale paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures, and wallpieces. His wallpieces are creating using China ink and his own unique mathematical rules. Having been interested in elementary particles and physics for a long time, his work is made following strict regularities.
Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
Art Basel Hong Kong, the inaugural edition of Basel in Asia, had a ton of sculpture and installation works throughout the fair. One of the ones we loved especially was Jakarta-based sculptor Ichwan Noor's transforming, fusing, morphing five vintage 1953 Volkswagen Beetles into these crazy installed spheres. This one was in the Mondecor Jakarta Gallery booth, and on sale for $88k.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Arizona-based artist Tom Eckert begins with basswood, linden, or line wood and patiently carves and paints each piece to resemble realistic looking still lifes. "Forms carved to suggest cloth recur in many of my pieces...Covered forms are often more evocative - with a sense of mystery absent from the uncovered object by itself. We would love to see these in person.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This past winter, Michael Johansson, famous for his "real-life Tetris" public and museum installations, opened "Familar Abstractions" at Vigeland Museet in Olso, Norway. During the preparation for that show, our friend and contributor Henrik Haven caught up with Johansson at his studio in Malmø, Sweden. Even in his space, everything has a place, in its right place.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 27, 2013
This morning we take a look at the sculptures of Sascatchawan-based artist Troy Coulterman. Sometimes we wonder how we could visually represent the nightmarish hallucinations we get in our sleep after accidentally eating old sweaty cheese...but we rarely come up with a solution. Troy embraces these absurd anomalies in his sculptures and translates "them into tangible moments that manage to be even more absurd than from which they came."
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 27, 2013
The last time we posted the work of Wim Delvoye he had intricately carved car tires. This time he is taken to laser-cutting decorative architectural structures in a Gothic style. A Gothic dump druck? We like it. Some of his works act as clean, smaller models for larger sculptural installations made from heavy and untreated steal that takes on a rusted, "aged" look.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This morning we take a look at the sculptures of Brooklyn-based artist Ted Lawson. Ted combines digital technology with traditional sculpting methods to seamlessly produce conceptual objects. "His working process in an exploration into the human existential experience through imagined models of the universe as physical form." We are particularly intrigued by his "Eve" series, featuring sculpted female bodies of different shapes and sizes, some looking overweight, others looking almost sickly.