Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 03, 2015
Artist Benjamin Shine's latest installation in Canberra, Australia are composed of more than 2000 meters of tulle fabric. "I began playing around with the idea of dancers because it was something I'd been working on, and I wanted to use the tulle because it links to dance and ballet," he told the Canberra Times. "And it's the first time they've been suspended from the ceiling as three-dimensional pieces that are like sculptures, and it's the first time I've used lighting to back light them so it's entirely new territory."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Derek Weisberg just finished the Gallagher/Perry residency for ceramics in Oakland, CA in July. Weisberg, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY but returned to the soil which he cut his teeth on for a month to make a beautiful new series of works; both sculptures in the round and wall sculptures. This new work is an investigation and combination of figuration and abstraction, presence and absence, structure and decay, life and death.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 28, 2015
Matthew Kaliner, a Harvard University lecturer uses the "drip method" that we all learned as kids on the beach to create otherworldly sculptures on the beach. In an interview with The Atlantic, Kaliner says that he is "motivated entirely by the sheer joy of playing on the beach, and making something out of what I can find that day." Although he enjoys watching the castles get swept away, Kaliner aims "to make make my castles more resilient to waves by using sticks, anchored by elaborate braces I dig underground," the sand architect explained. "Watching the castle rising above the waves is a real treat—and that's always when they look best.”
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 27, 2015
Keith Tyson began working as an apprentice engineer making nuclear submarines after leaving high school at age 15. Deciding to pursue art, he quit the shipyards and gained admission to the Carlisle College of Art, England, graduating in 1990. He earned his M.A. in Alternative Practice at the University of Brighton, England in 1993.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 24, 2015
You don't want to be like everyone else this Halloween, with a Pumpkin face sitting on your doorstep. Are you looking to venture beyond sqaush? Well, look no further than the Melon! Creative fruit carvers from around the world have put their carving skills to work on Watermelons of all shapes and sizes. It turns out, their red insides can be just as frightening...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Patience is a virtue. According to Beautiful/Decay, it took "Baptiste Debombourg 1200 chairs, 300 meters of steel tubes and 11 months to set up the installation in the middle of plaza du Bouffay in Nantes, France." Situated in a plaza with multiple coffee shops and cafes, the chairs represent a communal effect, and each cafe gets a unique vantage point of the sculpture.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2015
Carol Milne, a Seattle-based artist, created a technique in 2006 that involves aspects of knitting, lost-wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting which allows her to create these beautiful glass sculptures that look close to impossible.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 07, 2015
Some might not be able to digest what Cao Hui is creating, but we are all about it. The artist’s newest series Visual Temperature explores the guts of everyday objects such as an armchair, suitcase and jacket.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 03, 2015
Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu have created a hyperreal sculpture of a fallen angel using fiberglass, woven mesh, and stainless steel. Initially constructed in 2008, the piece was installed in Beijing earlier last week. The duo previously has been featured on the site for their impressive hyperreal sculpture installations and have made headlines for using controversial materials like human fat tisue and real cadavers in their work.
Design // Monday, July 27, 2015
Well, this is one of the coolest mazes we've ever seen. Belgian studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaborative team of Belgian architects and artists, has designed and constructed a massive labyrinth in the central square of a former coal mine in Genk, Belgium. The sculpture uses 186 tons of steel and consists of a kilometer maze of corridors with walls as high as 5 meters.