Juxtapoz // Monday, October 15, 2012
Kate Macdowell has traveled the world, taught mediation in India, and created websites for high-tech corporate environments. Yet, through it all, she has become somewhat of a ceramic guru. Macdowell's work, which is hand-crafted out of porcelain, looks at humanities struggle with our natural surroundings and how science has effected us over the years.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 10, 2012
We were going to save this for Halloween, but we caved. Danish-born artist Peter Callesen is able to take one single sheet of white paper and transform it into a playful, simple but detailed sculpture piece. Sometimes, just a skeleton waking up is all you need.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Have you moved recently? Are you of the age, say, late 20s, early 30s, where at somepoint in your life owning, buying, and collecting CDs was something you did so now you have over a thousand just taking up space? Well, British artist Bruce Monro has found a place for 65,000 recycled Cds: make waterlilies. Why didn't we think of that?
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
We like Yoda, but this is sort of creepy looking. This the work of Andrea Eusebi, who has created a Yoda using a plastiline modeling clay. He has taken the green little Jedi master and made him look like an aged grandfather with really impressive ears.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Hedonism(y) Trojaner is a sculpture made by Babis, made of resin and recycled keyboard keys. We assume, and this is just our understanding of mythology, but that this sculpture is a metaphor for the knowledge that the internet gives us is a secret attack waiting to happen. And not what it appears. Okay, we are quite sure this is what this work means.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 01, 2012
The key here is obviously building a great set and to shoot a great photograph, but we love how David A Reeves has taken every detail into account in his paper cut scenes of drama and violence. Look at the paper details on the gun shot, and of course, the blood coming from the other man's noggin.
Erotica // Friday, September 28, 2012
'There is no technique that is capable of achieving such a great degree of hyper(sur)realism as 3D-modeling. At the same time, 3D printing is the only technique with which virtual models can be made actually physically touchable. Physical expressiveness in form and content is the biggest strength of the work of Eric van Straaten: while the sculptures remain to have a certain digital feel to them, the pieces contain a weirdly eroticized corporeality...'
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
For the last decade, Brazilian based artist, Henrique Oliveria, has been creating amazing installations that use weathered strips of tampumes to evoke the stroke of a paintbrush or the folds of human flesh. This trademark style came to be after seeing the way pieces of wood were weathering at a construction site near his studio.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
In just a few years, Gehard Demetz has risen to international prominence by applying incredible craftsmanship as a traditional woodcarver to subjects that are new and appealing to contemporary viewers. His sculptures of children are at the same time attractive and disquieting, rendered with a perfection that is by no means rhetorical or classical.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New York artist Michael Mapes is a collector. Well, maybe not your typical one. His art is inspired by scientific specimen collections. His photographs themselves question the logic behind the organization of each piece. By dissecting and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, and on insect pins, he has created a "biographical DNA"...