Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
In this short documentary, Juxtapoz' Joey Garfield spends an afternoon with The Sucklord, talking Star Wars, Gay Rights, and why Super Villains have the upper hand.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 10, 2014
Downward-facing dog toy soldier? Cobra pose little green army man? These are Yoga Jones, a series of the classic green army men completing yoga moves instead of holding guns and rocket launchers. Look inward, work on your body and mind, help this dude's kickstarter.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2014
Boris "DELTA" Tellegen has long been one of our favorirte artists in Europe, unique as both a graffiti writer and fine artist. The Dutch artist is teaming up with the great team at Case Studyo in Belgium for a special new sculpture edition, and as Case told us, "For Boris it made sense to execute this 'toy' robot again in concrete this time, the least child friendly material you can imagine..."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Morgan Phillips and his alter ego, The Sucklord, have created a singular sweet spot between fine art and lowbrow. His tools are not traditional paintbrush on canvas but rather a reclaiming of the commercial toy industry, specifically targeting the ubiquitous packaged action figure. The Sucklord reigns supreme over a world that is at the same time fantastical and acutely transparent. Toiling over toxic resins, blister packs and poor working conditions, The Sucklord brings us the best of the worst in reimagined popular culture.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"The work presented in this exhibit is a documentation of my struggle to reach the top of a sinister pyramid scheme; a culture-jacking enterprise where ruthless-yet-compelling super-criminals compete for the imaginations of fickle consumers and a relentless media machine." - Sucklord on his 2011 Suckadelic retrospective gallery exhibition, “You’re An Asshole For Buying This.”
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickelson with special guest curator Pharrell Williams, is the world's first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The all-popular Mr. Potato Head gets a fantastic makeover with Melbourne-based artist Stephen Ives series of sculptures, "Mr. Dictator Head." The artist's other plastic toy figures are often humorous, sometimes disturbing (as re-assembled toys often are) and always imaginative and inspired.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 14, 2012
Using his creative talents toward new mediums, Horfe recently collaborated with Case Studyo to create a limited edition white porcelain sculpture, Snake/Gun. The Parisian artist created a snake/gun with hand painted black details, each packaged in customized hand painted wooden boxes. Limited to a mere nine, these will be gone quick.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Our friends at Super7 and Krooked, along with our very good family friend, the legendary Mark Gonzales, have all teamed up to turn Mark's iconic Priest figure into a limited edition, made in Japan vinyl figure. Coinciding with the figure's release, Super7 will be holding an opening party at their Haight Street in SF flagship this Friday, November 30.