Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
We need to think of a better name than book sculptures, but Susan Hoerth transforms childhood fairy tales and book, excerpts characters and illustrations, and makes them appear to be "jumping off the pages." Maybe this is how we get kids to read and appreciate the wonderous world of print.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 09, 2012
Kate MccGwire's practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, exploring the play of opposites - at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level - that characterises the way we conceive the world. She does this by appealing to our essential duality as human being, to our senses and our reason, and by drawing on materials capable of embodying a dichotomous way of seeing, feeling, and thinking.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 01, 2012
We know Scottish-based artist David Mach for his coat hanger work and matchstick sculptures (we posted them on the site before), but now we know what he does with his old magazines: he makes gallery sized sculptures with them. We just hope there is a Juxtapoz or 10 in there somewhere.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This works on many levels. Chinese artist, Qiu Zhijie, created the Oil Can Dragon, a public sculpture that featured, you guessed it, oil cans reorganized and re-imagined into a dragon. In 2011, the oil can dragon was was placed at the doors of the CAFA Biennale art exhibition in Beijing, and as we just read, in traditional Chinese culture, use of oil drums suggests a tension between the natural and modern worlds.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
Jamie Salmon is a British born, self taught contemporary sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He started his career working as a commercial artist and sculptor for the movie effects industry. He specialises in hyper-realist sculpture, both figurative and portrait, utilising such materials as silicone rubber, resin, hair and fabric.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 24, 2012
One of the artists that we are excited to meet at Nuart this year is Aakash Nihalani, who has taken a very interesting, geometric, often illusionary approach to public and street work. Recently, he was on Long Island for the Lisa de Kooning Artist in Residence program, and the result of his work is quite impressive.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 22, 2012
From the brilliant mind of HR Giger comes a set of bio-mechanical collector's pieces, the "Tattoo Biomechanoid" sculpture and ring. Both pieces are based on a 2001 drawing from his series "The Professionals" the 5"x6" sculpture features a hand clutching a 2.5" sterling silver tattoo machine, which it's ready to apply to its own leg.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 17, 2012
Who says the news is boring? Korean artist Yun-Woo Choi creates amazingly complex, motion-filled sculptures out of old newspapers and magazines, taking new meaning of the concept of recycling. Something about the news and information, and the way we process it, being turned into a massive, fluid, complex movement is quite a statement.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peter Root took around 40 hours and over 100,000 staples to creates a Staple City (can you imagine Gob Bluth saying this... "Need to get some papers connected, no worries, you're living in Staple City." Anyone? Digression.) Ephemicropolis resembles a mini metropolis of skyscrapers and urban planning.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
"This is new, experimental work exploring ideas of memory and memory loss. This work begun with larger scale sculptural installations using organic material to create 'armor' or head adornments for the human subjects. The final works are digital photographs, 10 x 10 inch archival pigment ink prints."