Fiesa Sand Sculpture Festival

Street Art // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Every year the Fiesa International Sand Sculpture Festival takes place in Pêra, Algarve,Portugal bringing together the most talented sculptures from around the world to build a city-like installation.  Using thirty-five thousand tons of sand to build with, the theme is ever changing ranging from Hollywood, discoveries, living world, and animal kingdom.  This year’s event opened last Friday on May 25, 2012 and will run until October 25.

Flesh-eating zombie garden gnomes

Street Art // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
With recent headlines of a face-eating person in Florida, whose response to a police officers demand to stop was to look back with flesh in his mouth and grumble, face-eating gnomes seem all to timely.  Los Angeles-based couple, Chris Stever and Jane DeRosa, has created a series of gruesome zombie gnomes in grotesque scenarios.

Revs Sculpture

Graffiti // Saturday, May 26, 2012
Scattered metal lettering from the elusive and prolific New York artist, Revs.

Tornadoes of Garbage

Street Art // Friday, May 25, 2012
f Beijing-based artist, Wang Zhiyuan, creates towering tornado sculptures from hundreds of plastic containers discarded as trash.  The artist’s intent is to create something visually appealing while highlighting the prevalence of litter and pollution in his hometown of Beijing.  This particular outdoor piece is entitled Thrown to the Wind and is 36-feet high.

Emilio Rangel "Genealogía" @ Terreno Baldío, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Our partners and colleagues in Mexico City just let us know about a fantastic new exhibition by Emilio Rangel, who just opened a brand new exhibit in Mexico City, Genealogía at Terreno Baldío Gallery. This is Ragnel's first works since his acclaimed The Whore of Babylon exhibition. The works appear to be sculptural fusings of part human and animal qualities, with futuristic, tribal characteristics applied in their uniforms.

"Suicide Status" by Anthony Gormley

Street Art // Sunday, May 20, 2012
Anthony Gormeley’s series of 31 life-size body cast sculptures have made their way to the rooftops of San Paulo and apparently the panicked calls to emergency services have been coming in steadily.  In 2011, the sculptures were exhibited in New York and the NYPD had to issue a public statement informing citizens that they were not suicide jumpers.

Matthew Barney x Barry X Ball Dual-Dual Portrait @ Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Barry X Ball, who has been working in reinterpreting classic sculpture for over 30 years, just had aninstallation at Nathalie Obadia in Paris, called Matthew Barney / Barry X Ball Dual-Dual Portrait. The room featured a "a Janus-like double portrait of Barry X Ball and fellow artist Matthew Barney," carved in stone, staring at each other in a gold and black color scheme.

The Chewing Gum Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
This is the true meaning of collaboration, even if it is a little disgusting. Two art schools in the Netherlands, Eindhovense School and SintLucas, collaborated on a chewing gum sculpture (already chewed) that seems to resemble some sort of victory, glory, and/or triumph. Weird, our rival high school used to just thrown milk bombs at us during the football games.

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.

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