Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 15, 2012
The goldfish has been a part of Japanese cultures for centuries and traditional games such as "Scooping Goldfish" are still played today. The collective group going by the name, Kingyobu aka Goldfish club, have been making aquariums out of phone booths for the past year and placing hundreds of goldfish inside.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 06, 2012
You have to ask yourself, how much do you want the 1980s in your life? And when you see that someone, in this case, MyBurningEyes from Deviant Art, turning an old Nintendo Entertainment System console into a fully functioning toaster, you know there is a passion for 8-bit that runs so deep in the creative community.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In a recent and somewhat tragic incident, the church of Santuario de Misericordia's fresco depicting good ol' JC was radically revamped, or at least that was the initial goal of the eighty-something-year-old amateur restorer who took the project on without asking permission. A quote from culture councilor Juan Maria de Ojeda describes the fate of the 19th century wall painting aptly remarking she noticed "she had gotten out of hand" and gone on to confess to local authorities.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Have you ever showed a uninformed relative a Cy Twombly painting? Did they tell you it looked like scribble and they could do it? Of course, any right-minded Twombly fan would be offended at such a glib insult. Well in 2009, Ceal Floyer collected numerous scraps of paper that people had used to test out pens and eventually hung them in the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peter Root took around 40 hours and over 100,000 staples to creates a Staple City (can you imagine Gob Bluth saying this... "Need to get some papers connected, no worries, you're living in Staple City." Anyone? Digression.) Ephemicropolis resembles a mini metropolis of skyscrapers and urban planning.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 10, 2012
We don't normally marvel at swimming pools on this site, but when we saw this one today, we couldn't help but think this was the swimming pool of Bruce Wayne type parameters. At the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao (yes you read it right, the Holiday Inn) there resides a glass bottomed pool, 24-stories high. Yes, you can see what imminent death looks like while in swim trunks.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Every so often, we like to check in and look at the work of Thomas Keeley, who was featured in our magazine in February 2009, but always has been a touchstone to us in the world of viral, bizarre sculpture art. He takes the most mundane of household objects and turns them into reimagined sculpture art and makes them come alive with personality.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, August 05, 2012
'Tip of the Iceberg is a smart illustrated guidebook that explores all the parts and functions of the clitoris. Charmingly written and illustrated, this book includes diagrams, exercises and historical facts about this amazing and often misunderstood part of female anatomy. A fun and eye-opening reference book, it's sure to make a great addition to your collection.'
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
We are not quite sure how to feel here, but we know we feel a little bit uncomfortable. Maybe it is the discolored skin? The pimples? The blood? The black eyes? The jewels? The smiling? The sadness? Probably the sores? Whatever it is, all we know is that there is something dark here, but we can't take our eyes off of the works of Amanda Elizabeth Joseph.
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 09, 2012
An interesting use of a stocking. Dutch artist Rosa Verloop has created these fantastic nylon sculptures, where she has taken common stockings and molded. folded, squeezed, and created interesting, layered facial structures. She uses regular pins to keep the stockings in the shape of a facial structure.