The 18,239 Pound World's Largest Chocolate Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Everyone has their goals, and apparently, Qzina Specialty Foods has the goal of making the world's largest chocolate sculpture. And when we say largest, we are talking 18,239 pounds of chocolate. The structure of the Mayan temple is an ode to the ancient civilizations role in the history of chocolate.

Book Cuts by Thomas Allen

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
There has been a nice movement of artists who are creating works involving cut-outs of vintage books, and we know Thomas Allen is making some of our favorite works. The three-dimensional works turn into mini cinematic scenes. What seems so simple is executed perfectly.

Sculptures by Hanna Sandin

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 11, 2012
Very much evoking the structural framework of Alexander Calder's mobiles, Hanna Sandin creates similar sculptural works that use everyday objects, albeit often fragmented and not initially recognizable, in these hanging arrangements. Blades of ceiling fans, palm fronds, mop heads, and many other common objects float together acting as abstract forms similar to Calder's colorful shapes.

Life-Sized Nutcrackers by Jennifer Rubell

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
One of the highlights of the Frieze Art Fair in NYC last week was definitely Jennifer Rubell's "Life-Sized Nutcracker," which I was convinced was just for show until you actually saw that indeed, it was a working, Barbie looking life-sized nutcracker. Rubell had displayed the nutcrackers at the Dallas Contemporary in late 2011, but a nice bit of Frieze press has made these explode.

Ofra Lapid's Broken Houses

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Process in art has always been a discussion, whether or not its an interesting discussion is a different story. Ofra Lapid has a fascinating process behind her series Broken Houses. The series focuses on structures that have been neglected by their human counterparts and have fallen victim to weather and decay. See more after the jump...

Wood Chip Sculptures by Sergey Bobkov

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We don't think we are going out on a limb here to suggest that the work of Sergey Bobkov is just a tad creepy. His wood-chip sculptures, and yes they are very well done, seem to have a bit of a sinister look to them, perhaps because they are life-sized with intense eyes. Bobkov spent half a year to produce one eagle, working 10 to 12 hours a day, with little time off. Okay, maybe that is what is creepy...

Portraits with Pencils by Federico Uribe

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 06, 2012
Not using pencils, but literally utilizing pencils as the actual materials in which to make the sculptural portraits. The Colombia born, Miami based artist, Federico Uribe, created the series Pencilism: Sculptures, where the sculptures come alive with multi-layered expressions and textures.

Sculptural Musical Chairs by Estudion Mariscal

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 04, 2012
We gave you oversized installation objects by Lilian Bourgeat the other day, which served as a sort of interesting take on over indulgence. Today, we found out about a recent public art project from Spain's Estudion Mariscal, featuring extremely large patio chairs displayed in front of the Valladolid Hospital in Valladolid, Spain.

Oversized Everyday Objects by Lilian Bourgeat

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
When we begin to close the day on office work, we like to try and find something that makes us laugh or has a bit of a fun element to it in the world of art. Most of the time we just look at movie trailers and music videos, but last night we came across the oversized everyday object serires by French artist Lilian Bourgeat, a good examination on distorted your visual perception and the ways we become familiar with space and porportion.

The Book Igloo by Colombia's Miler Lagos

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 30, 2012
Just one grab, and this thing will topple. Colombian artist, Miler Lagos, created this "semi book igloo," titled Home, in an installation in 2011 at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York. No glue, nothing holding the books together, just neatly and perfectly stacked so as not to fall over on itself. And with a name like Home, it feels very comforting if you want to read The Hunger Games trilogy amongst other novels.

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