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.

Everyday Objects Turned Art Sculptures by Adam Niklewicz

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 28, 2012
It is always nice to see sense of humor in the art world, and the sculptures of Polish-born, American-based Adam Niklewicz, where he takes everyday household objects and furnishings and transforms them into sculptures, is some of the more playful work we have seen around in quite some time. As curator Steve Holmes writes, "His work evokes not homeland, but rather the absurdity of nostalgia, the futility of trying to be in any place other than the liminal space of the prefixed-American."

Mathilde Roussel "Lifes Of Grass"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
An installation that grows with time... pretty interesting concept. French artist Mathilde Roussel created the pieces that would make up Lifes of Grass, to examined the "effects of transformation of the material as a metaphor of the transformation of the body. Time sculpts the forms, makes them change and then decay." The work went on display around the world, including the 2010 Crossing the Line FIAF Festival at Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn.

The Giant Rubber Duckie by Florentijn Hofman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
What we especially like about the gigantic Rubber Duckie that floats around the world, the creation of Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, is that there is no political message or grand scheme behind it. It was just made to make people feel better. As the artist states, "The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them." We don't know whether to cry or call shenanigans.

Mirroed Figures in the Forest by Rob Mulholland

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 22, 2012
What a fantastic effect. Vestige are sculptures by Rob Mulholland consisting of a series of six life sized mirrored figures installed at the David Marshall Visitors Centre in Aberfoyle, Scotland. They look like a very scary, but slightly peaceful alien invasion.

Cardboard Boxes to Life-Sized Objects by Chris Gilmour

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 21, 2012
It is hard enough for us to get around to breaking down the cardboard boxes in our office. Then we see what Chris Gilmour is able to do with cardboard, transforming them into cars, grand pianos, dentist chairs, bikes, and safes, and we think we just have never been able to see the potential lying around us. These are incredible.

Sun Spot Sculpture in Denver

Street Art // Friday, April 13, 2012
In association with the near future opening of the Denver Animal Shelter, comes a 20-foot stainless steel dog sculpture made of 90,000 dog tags.  Created by artists, Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, the massive dog was commissioned with the help of the Denver Public Art Program.  View the video to see the process of it’s creation and installation.

The Egg Shell Sculpture by Kyle Bean

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 13, 2012
We can't believe this hasn't been done before, and at least to our knowledge, it hasn't been done better than UK-artist Kyle Bean's egg shell sculpture that makes an incredibly detailed chicken. Very good work indeed.

Sand Sculptures @ Tottori Dunes, Japan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 12, 2012
Focusing on the theme of “Great Britain” in preparations for the London Olympic Games, a team of talented artists created a massive sand sculpture exhibition at the Sand Museum located in the Tottori Dunes of Japan. Many of the sculptures represent themes such as Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton, English pubs, London taxis, and Big Ben and Westminster.

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