Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
We aren't even quite sure if what we should call these rotund (okay, fat) realistic sculptures by Mu Boyan because they are only realistic in a sense. They are like fat cartoon characters come to life in fine art sculpture form. And they are naked. In fact, back in 2012, when we first learned of the work, we called them "naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air." And still they are...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dongwook Lee's works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee's works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror....
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 05, 2014
The most swiftly-evolving art-form, Urban Art is a creative chameleon that takes on many forms, from street murals to paste-ups, guerrilla-style installations to limited edition prints and canvasses; this is a movement that refuses to slow down. Its latest incarnation is the objet d’art; a limited edition cube that brings the inimitable typographical style of world renowned artist Ben Eine to life.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 01, 2014
My work is broadly concerned with the agency of the present moment. By sampling various cultural and temporal trajectories, I’m exploring the notion of the now as a remix of past and future potentialities. This facilitates a renegotiation of perceptual truths resulting in an expression of things not quite truth, yet not quite fiction...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine has enjoyed the entirety of 2014 celebrating our 20th anniversary as a print publication. From a massive group show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC in the Spring, to a surfboard charity auction in San Diego, to publishing two new book titles, Psychedelic and Hyperreal, as well as countless special features in the magazine, we are proud to have paid homage to our past, present and future. Now, in partnership with our friends at SCOPE Miami Beach 2014, we present a series of galleries that epitomize the most dynamic and cutting-edge contemporary art in the world today. It is safe to say we are gratified to close out this 20th year with one of our most ambitious projects to date. Our installation dates will run the entirety of Scope Miami Beach 2014, December 2—7, 2014.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
South Korean artist Choi Xooang shows us the realism of the human emotion frozen in an instant. The flow of life through polymer clay figures breathes the difficult reality we face today if Man does not confront the outer world. Choi personifies what he feels inside canalized by every emotion in a multidimensional way. He works through the whole body or a part, focusing on the intensity of sensation as he crystallizes life filled with so much severity and darkness....
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 24, 2014
Everyday for the last ten years American artist Ra Paulette has hiked alone a mile into the sandstone mesas of northern New Mexico and carved out incredible light-filled caves one wheelbarrow at a time.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 21, 2014
Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator Jeremy Mayer collects old typewriter parts and consctructs anatomically correct humans and animals. The pieces aren't welded or glued but intriciately put together only using the original metal components. "The first few pieces I created were very crude, but I loved the idea of making something from an archaic relic and from only one other object."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
People Blocks 2 is the latest collaboration between former Juxtapoz cover artist Andy Rementer and Case Studyo. The limited series features four new wooden characters entirely made and painted by hand. The individual pieces are interchangeable, allowing them to be re-assembled and stacked to create custom characters or abstract sculptures.
Street Art // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Welsh artist Mick Petts' massive raised-earth sculpture "Sultan the Pit Pony" is the largest figurative earth sculpture in the United Kingdom and extends of 200 meters. Located in Parc Penalta in Caerphilly, South Wales, the sculpture was constructed using 60,000 tonnes of coal shale along with stone, and earth. Pit ponies were used to haul coal in underground mines during the mid-18th until the mid-20th century.