Geoffrey Farmer's Sculptural Collages

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer's sculpture collage 'Leaves of Grass' takes cultural icons and images from five decades (1935-1985) and 900 issues of LIFE Magazine. It spans 124 feet. "It wasn’t until we had finished making the work that I realized the piece is very much about factory life. Factory farming, the war factory, the death factory, the automobile factory, the Hollywood factory, the personality factory…. History emerging out of a factory. In the end, it takes on the appearance of a conveyor belt."

"Muertitias," Krisztianna's Flower Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Each of these four "Murertitias" by Krisztianna represent the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. The mixed media wall pieces explore the artist's artistic influences and the cycles of nature. Birth, death, and rebirth. "The art of the sugar skull is a perfect visual to help me express the joy of life and my respect of finality."

Portraits Made From Food, Plants and other Organics by Klaus Enrique

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 18, 2013
Based on Giuseppe Arcimboldo's 400-year-old paintings, New York-based artist Klaus Enrique constructs figures out of plants and food. "Although most reconginze the images immediately as portraits, there are many people who do not. At first they only see the individual parts of the image: the fruits, flowers, and vegetables...simple organic objects come together to create something more meaningful than the sum of its parts."

Sculptures Made From Sugar by Joseph Marr

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sydney born, Berlin-based artist Joseph Marr constructs beautiful sculptures entirely out of sugar. Using both traditional and digital techniques, Marr uses candy as a medium to show "how we are trapped in the sticky situation and how attractive the tasty desire really is." 

Sculptures by Zhang Huan

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Chinese artist Zhang Huan has become well known for his performance art as well as his sculptural works. This morning we take a look through a collection of some of his sculptures including this 2011 piece titled Q Confucius No.2, a 'massive silica-gel, mechanical bust of an unclothed Confucius rests in a rectangular pool.' The sculpture's breast rises and falls as if the object were breathing!

Tree Trunks Made from Stacked Newspapers

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
Columbian artist Miler Lagos has stacked newspaper clippings, tightly packing them together and then carving and sanding them into tree trunk shape, finally painting them a wooden color. The method and sculptures remind us of Lee Hongbo's flexible paper skull.

Fabric Sculptures by Do Ho Suh

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 14, 2013
Korean artist Do Ho Suh has been on this site before with various and often a diverse range of fantastic sculptures. For an upcoming exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, the artist has created sculptures of common household items out of polyester fabric.  

The Work of Angelika Arendt

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of talented Berlin-based artist Angelika Arendt. Arendt creates both intricate ink drawings and sculptures and installations made from painted polyurethane.

Wooden Sculptures and Drawings by Ben Butler

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We are enjoying the rhythmic sculptures and drawings of Memphis-based artist Ben Butler this morning. Butler is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rhodes College and his work has been shown in galleries across the United States.

Wooden Shark Coffins by Handsome Wong

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
A clever social awareness campaign from Handsome Wong of Y&R Shanghai: A shark-sized coffin with protruding fins! The campaign is meant to emphasize the mass killings of sharks. Over 73 million of the species are killed every year for soup. Their fins (which only make up 2% of their total weight) are brutally sliced off and the rest is tossed back into the ocean. 

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