Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Why carve your sculptures when you could delicately glue thousands of perfectly cut pieces of paper together? Beijing editor and designer Li Hongbo, inspired by tradtional Chinese paper toys and decorations, applied the same methods to create these very cool, flexible paper sculptures. Watch the video below of Hongbo demonstrating his sculptures at a recent solo show at Dominik Mersche Gallery in Australia.

Giant Transformers Sculpture in Asahikawa, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Ever dream of having a giagantic Transformers snow fort? Japanese toy maker Takara Toy does. They are building a 65ft x 426ft x 131ft Transformers sculpture made entirely of snow for the the city of Asahikawa's annual winter festival. The structure is made from around 6,000 truckloads of snow and took 250 workers a month to finish.

Death Star Lollipops on Etsy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
If you are as dissapointed as we are that the White House declined a petition to build the Death Star, you might want to head over to Etsy and grab yourself some Star Wars Death Star Lollipops.

Realistic Nude Sculpture by Sam Jinks

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The sleeping pair of fox-headed nude figures is just one of Melbourne-based artist Sam Jinks' many realistic sculptural works. Presented at Art Stage Singapore 2013, the piece, Unsettled Dogs, is crafted from silicone, pigment, resin and hair and are about one-quarter life size.

Art that Melts: Public Ice Sculpture by Nele Azevedo

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 05, 2013
In 2009 Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo carved 1,000 Melting Men out of ice and placed them in Berlin's Gendarmenmarkt Square to bring awareness to Global Warming. As part of the Festival of Queens in northern Ireland, she created a similar installation to visually remind people of the melting ice caps in Greenland and Antartica.

And Then It Washes Away: Sand Drawings by Tony Plant

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The key here is patience and not getting too attached to your artwork. UK-based Tony Plant will spend hours on a beach, raking and creating stunning drawings when seen from above, but the key is that these can only last so long. Temporary, fleeting moments of artistic expression can sometimes be the best.

Reflection by Cai Guo-Qiang

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 26, 2013
Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, explores how past and present artistic expression is driven by contact between cultures and peoples lack of social identity and cultural expression. The site-specific installation entitled Reflection consists of a 50-foot-long skeleton of a sunken Japanese fishing boat resting upon an imaginary beach of gleaming broken white blanc de chine porcelain fragments of deities from Dehua, China.

Grotesk x Case Studyo "6ft-6in" Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 25, 2013
We have been anticipating this release for over a month now. June 2009 cover artist, Grotesk, has teamed up with the limited-editioned sculpture studio, Case Studyo, to release 6ft-6in, a lamp made in ode to the legend that was #23. The piece releases today, January 25, and will be made in an edition of, you guessed it, 23. To promote 6ft-6in, Grotesk and design agency, Doubleday & Cartwright, made an animated story about the lamp that lost its way.

Ai Weiwei @ Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ai Weiwei's first major survey of his work in the United States? Need we say more? Go to the Hishhorn Musuem and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC and see the work of one of the most important contemporary artists today. It is on view until February 24th.

Marc Quinn: "Planet" @ Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Recently, we did a walk down memory lane at Marc Quinn's incredible Planet bronze and steel sculpture,  displayed at the Beyond Limits exhibition in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the UK in 2008. Last week, we did a walk down 90 degrees near the equator in Singapore's Gardens By The Bay complex and saw the installation process of ... guess what... Marc Quinn's Planet sculpture. The sculpture was donated for permanent display at the Gardens by the Bay.

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