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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
Using his creative talents toward new mediums, Horfe recently collaborated with Case Studyo to create a limited edition white porcelain sculpture, Snake/Gun. The Parisian artist created a snake/gun with hand painted black details, each packaged in customized hand painted wooden boxes. Limited to a mere nine, these will be gone quick.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dutch artist Elisabet Stienstra has created the Virgins of Apeldoorn, a series of three bronze statues of girls that appear to be floating over a park. When seen together, the bronze sculptures almost appear to be a sequential series of a girl turning over in her sleep. Not only is their the awkward moment for the passer-by to see underneath the girl's clothing, which to us seems intentional no matter how you slice it, the works really do appear to float. Stunning stuff.