The Works of Adel Abdessemed

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 12, 2013
Born in Constantine, Algeria, Adel Abdessemed has established himself as a prominent figure on the contemporary art scene. Across a wide range of media, including drawing, video, photography, performance, and sculpture, he transforms everyday materials and images into unexpected and charged artistic declarations. Pulling freely from myriad sources—personal, social, and political—his visual language is simultaneously rich and direct, sensitive and controversial, radical and mundane.

Gino De Dominicis's giant skeleton

Street Art // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Unveiled in 1990 at the Center National d’Art Contemporain in Grenoble, France, “Calamita Cosmica“ is a massive 28-meter long human skeleton with a pointy nose created by Italian artist, Gino De Dominicis. Since then, the anatomical sculpture has toured the world, showing up in San Diego, Milan, Naples, Versailles, and others. It eventually found a home as a permanent installation at MAXXI museum of contemporary art in Rome, Italy.

Planet by Marc Quinn

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 07, 2013
From 2008, an amazing bronze and steel sculpture, painted white by British artist, Marc Quinn. Planet was displayed at the Beyond Limits exhibition in the gardens of Chatsworth House in the UK in 2008. The show also featured sculptural works by Salvador Dali and Jaume Plensa.

Stability by Timofey Radya

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Stuck in the countryside of a cold Russian wilderness, a symbol of isolated/invisible power and stature, Timofey Radya is the creator of Figure #1: Stability. As Radya notes in his own description of the piece, "After the formation officers may leave the area." From what we gather, and from Radya's video, the piece is a construction of lonely power, a sort of comedic tragedy of how power is constructed when nobody is paying attention. Love the red carpet treatment.

500 Santa Clauses Made of Sand by Sudarsan Pattnaik

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 31, 2012
Well, we missed this last week, but Santa can be celebrated all year round. A sand sculpture artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, took a long bit of time to create over 500 Santas from sand in Puri, India with 30 of his students from his Sudarsan Sand Art Institute. If you are this good, you have your own Sand Art Institute.

The Conceptual Works of Aili Schmeltz

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 29, 2012
Los Angeles based conceptual artist Aili Schmeltz recently caught our eye. Her works are a constant process of research and response to natural events and phenomena that captivate and serve as an impetus to weave these seemingly isolated events into a larger contextual tale.

Ai Weiwei “1/1,000,000,000” Statue by Elliott Arkin

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 28, 2012
What a nice way to wrap up the year. Artist Elliott Arkin, has created a cast marble on oak base sculpture of internationally famous Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. The sculpture, made in an edition of 100 and standing at 6" tall, is titled 1/1,000,000,000, a nod to China's population. The piece itself was made in honor of Ai's photo series in which he flips the bird at monuments like the White House and Tiananmen Square.

The Sculptural Works of Peter Madden

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 27, 2012
The surrealist work of Auckland-based college artist, Peter Madden, is just incredible. Using old magazines and other materials, Madden has been able to carefully construct a two-dimensional frame work that is bursting at the seams with energy and vibrance. Each collage gives a spirited look at the world around us and is crammed with fantastical imagery.

Steve Powers x Case Studyo “Fresh Starts Every Morning” Porcelain Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It seems as if Steve "ESPO" Powers has been doing a bunch of great projects recently, first with his Icy Signs storefront, and now a collaborative porcelain art sculpture with Case Studyo, Fresh Starts Every Morning. Referencing ESPO's Today is the first day of the rest of your life painting, now you can pretend to start everyday like its a fresh start. Or perhaps you always do that. And if you don't, this will help.

Installation and Public Sculpture by Nicola Yeoman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Nicola Yeoman moved to London in 2001 and worked at the Guardian as a picture editor whilst studying furniture at Guildhall University. Her combined love of photography and her practical skills as a designer led to an accidental career as a set designer. Now, at first glance at least, it is her eye for the theatrical, honed and developed in this latter role, that most informs her current artworks.

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