Scott Carter Creates Sculptures Using Gallery Walls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Scott Carter creates immersive installations that includes numerous sculptural and two-dimensional pieces using only the materials that are encompassed within - and sourced from - the gallery infrastructure itself. Carter's artistic practice encompasses a wide artistic discourse, including art, design, architecture, and even sound, but always relate to the nature of space and its relationship to the individual

Azuma Makoto's "Frozen Flowers"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tokyo-based florist-artist Azuma Makoto, who previous project included lifting a 50 year old Bonzai into space, has created an exhibition that observes the changing life of flowers than have been frozen in water. With a wide assortment of plants, Makoto places the frozen blocks in different environments. As the ice begins to melt the flower blossoms will change shape and a glowing effect takes place. 

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.

“Bound and Unbound,” Sculptures by Judith Scott @ the Brooklyn Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Judith Scott was an artist who was part of the Creative Growth Art Community in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her mixed media fiber sculptures are a wild and tangled thing of beauty. Don’t miss the current exhibition of her compelling sculptural work on view at The Brooklyn Museum through March 29, 2015. 

Marie-Lou Desmeules Turns People Into Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Leave it to Todd Oldham to introduce us to the strangest sculptures we’ve seen this year. Artist Marie-Lou Desmeules covers real humans in plastic and paint to create a living, grotesque but mesmerizing sculptures of well known figures, including celebrities and world leaders. Using a human armature is pretty a smart way to bring new “life” to your artwork, don’t you think?

Rebecca Szeto's Paintbrush Portraits

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Rebecca Szeto's Paintbrush Portraits play with notions of re-forming beauty and value, offering a critique on consumerism, women's work, and a curious entanglement of class dynamics in Leisure & Labor - Trash & Treasure. She uses humble, end-of-life, mass-produced materials inspired by her experience as a faux finisher and initially by Velázquez's 17th century painting, Las Meninas. The paintbrush is self-referential, acting as both subject and object. It refers to the history of painting, through the medium of paint, using its own tool.

Lucy Glendinning's Feather Children

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Lucy Glendinning is a sculptor and installation artist, who works in a contemporary British sculpture tradition. Here, different aesthetic expressions are brought together under one central entry point: the human body as a semiotic medium. For Glendinning, art is the primary tool for investigating psychological and philosophical themes. Her work is thus permeated by a conceptual content, superior to the value of aesthetics. That does not imply that the artistic performance is lacking, on the contrary, she is seducing the observing eye by emphasing subtle expressions and presenting a stunning craftsmanship.

Rebecca Morgan’s Ceramic Bumpkins

Erotica // Monday, December 29, 2014
We’ve seen countless artists who are known for drawing and painting start experimenting with ceramics recently, and Rebecca Morgan makes the transition particularly well. Her drawings of wild, unusual characters work translate beautifully into clay, making her signature “Bumpkins” feel even more alive.

Photorealistic Yet Surreal Sculptures by Mu Boyan

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... 

Best of 2014: The Disturbing Sculptures of Dongwook Lee

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....

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