Magazine Sculptures by David Mach

Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 01, 2012
We know Scottish-based artist David Mach for his coat hanger work and matchstick sculptures (we posted them on the site before), but now we know what he does with his old magazines: he makes gallery sized sculptures with them. We just hope there is a Juxtapoz or 10 in there somewhere. 

Oil Can Dragon (2011) by Qiu Zhijie

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This works on many levels. Chinese artist, Qiu Zhijie, created the Oil Can Dragon, a public sculpture that featured, you guessed it, oil cans reorganized and re-imagined into a dragon. In 2011, the oil can dragon was was placed at the doors of the CAFA Biennale art exhibition in Beijing, and as we just read, in traditional Chinese culture, use of oil drums suggests a tension between the natural and modern worlds.

Hyperreal and Surreal Sculpture Portraits by Jamie Salmon

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
Jamie Salmon is a British born, self taught contemporary sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He started his career working as a commercial artist and sculptor for the movie effects industry. He specialises in hyper-realist sculpture, both figurative and portrait, utilising such materials as silicone rubber, resin, hair and fabric.

Aakash Nihalani Goes Tape on Long Island

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 24, 2012
One of the artists that we are excited to meet at Nuart this year is Aakash Nihalani, who has taken a very interesting, geometric, often illusionary approach to public and street work. Recently, he was on Long Island for the Lisa de Kooning Artist in Residence program, and the result of his work is quite impressive. 

HR Giger: "Tattoo Biomechanoid"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
From the brilliant mind of HR Giger comes a set of bio-mechanical collector's pieces, the "Tattoo Biomechanoid" sculpture and ring. Both pieces are based on a 2001 drawing from his series "The Professionals" the 5"x6" sculpture features a hand clutching a 2.5" sterling silver tattoo machine, which it's ready to apply to its own leg.

Newspaper and Magazine Sculptures by Yun-Woo Choi

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Who says the news is boring? Korean artist Yun-Woo Choi creates amazingly complex, motion-filled sculptures out of old newspapers and magazines, taking new meaning of the concept of recycling. Something about the news and information, and the way we process it, being turned into a massive, fluid, complex movement is quite a statement. 

A City Of Staples

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peter Root took around 40 hours and over 100,000 staples to creates a Staple City (can you imagine Gob Bluth saying this... "Need to get some papers connected, no worries, you're living in Staple City." Anyone? Digression.) Ephemicropolis resembles a mini metropolis of skyscrapers and urban planning. 

Photography of Jennifer B. Hudson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"This is new, experimental work exploring ideas of memory and memory loss. This work begun with larger scale sculptural installations using organic material to create 'armor' or head adornments for the human subjects. The final works are digital photographs, 10 x 10 inch archival pigment ink prints."

Gal Weinstein's "Fire Tires"

Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 12, 2012
A fantastic statement on global pollution, Israeli artist Gal Weinstein has created these amazing sculptures of tires going up in flames. The works sit at 4 meters high and made of wax, wool, polyester, Styrofoam and graphite. The work was on display at Art Basel, Kunsthaus Baselland in Switzerland (22 September – 13 November 2011).

The Strange Everyday Sculptures of Thomas Keeley

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Every so often, we like to check in and look at the work of Thomas Keeley, who was featured in our magazine in February 2009, but always has been a touchstone to us in the world of viral, bizarre sculpture art. He takes the most mundane of household objects and turns them into reimagined sculpture art and makes them come alive with personality. 

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