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.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
We loved Chris Labrooy's "Auto Aerobics" and were excited to see he's back with more digital art, this time exploring tales of auto elasticity! Chris has exhibited at the design museum in London and been featured in various publications, exploring CGI as a creative medium in itself which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural form. He is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 14, 2014
This Friday, November 15th, Mark Moore Gallery will present Antiquity in the Faux, a sophomore solo exhibition of mixed-media assemblage works by artist Kris Kuksi. Oftentimes appearing as unorthodox altarpieces, Kuksi's sculptural wall works have been heralded for their superabundance of detail and narrative – as several theatrical microcosms may converge to produce one sensory fable. Teeming with struggle, conflict, faith, sexuality, and power, his works afford the viewer a ringside seat for allegorical spectacle as the spheres of fantasy and reality collide.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 12, 2014
John Bisbee’s mantra is: “Only nails, always different.” Bisbee is an art professor and an artist in residence at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Creating installations and sculptures with this unusual material for almost 3 decades, Bisbee was profiled in American Craft’s Material Crush issue featuring 30 artists working in unusual mediums.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 05, 2014
For his "Just Grow It" collection French artist Christophe Guinet (aka Mr. PLANT) fills and covers Nike sneakers with plants. Flowers engulf the fabric, soil and rocks are caked on the swoosh, and layers of bark replace popular styles of shoes. Each of the sculptures is living and matched carefully to each shoe.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Well known for his wild and provocative architectural projects, Alex Chinneck has created a house built completely from wax and called A Pound Of Flesh For 50p. This new work took over a year of working with many different chemists, wax specialists and engineers and is set to melt over the next 30 days.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 03, 2014
Marie J. Engelsvold is a Danish artist whose drawings represent images of her mental and emotional state. She translates the drawings into sculptures using any materials necessary to make a fundamental drawing into a phsycial, 3D object.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween! Every year we see more and more incredible pumpkin carvings. This year we are especially impressed by Jon Neill, a Southern California-based illustrator, sculptor and LCAD faculty member who has sculpted hundreds of head likenesses for museums exhibits, feature films and action figures, as well as animals for museum exhibits, including the traveling exhibits Tiniest Giants and Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero & Friend....
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 29, 2014
What do you get when you pair talented Art Center grad and artist Brendan Monroe, best known for his mesmerizing, science-inspired illustrations and sculptures, with Heath Ceramics, best known for its crisp, modern style? You get Blobography, Heath’s latest artist collaboration.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 24, 2014
If you want to really creep out those kids trick or treating at your house this year, get at couple of these sculptures by Erika Sanada to decorate entry way! "My work reflects the weird and the creepy; I am fascinated with the dark side," Erika says. “Odd Things” is my current body of work and I use ceramic for making bizarre creatures. They have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears. These are how I express my sensitive mind.