Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
Every year the Fiesa International Sand Sculpture Festival takes place in Pêra, Algarve, Portugal bringing together the most talented sculptures from around the world to build a city-like installation. Using thirty-five thousand tons of sand to build with, the theme is ever changing ranging from Hollywood, discoveries, living world, and animal kingdom.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 31, 2012
The work of young photographer (like 20 years old-young) Arvida Bystrom consistently catches my eye. Whether its the dark erotic GIF's, or series of sexy bearded nudes- (hey, there's something for everyone) the appeal of her work is unavoidable. She's young and talented, and uses topics confronting gender, love, age and beauty stereotypes in her work. She has a couple editorials for Vice under her belt and with work like this, she will continue to stop me dead in my tracks.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 24, 2012
Our partners and colleagues in Mexico City just let us know about a fantastic new exhibition by Emilio Rangel, who just opened a brand new exhibit in Mexico City, Genealogía at Terreno Baldío Gallery. This is Ragnel's first works since his acclaimed The Whore of Babylon exhibition. The works appear to be sculptural fusings of part human and animal qualities, with futuristic, tribal characteristics applied in their uniforms.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just another artist who used the natural oxidation process on banana skin to create art. Phil Hansen pierces a banana with a pin and then lets the skin oxidize. And this is the result... is it this simple? Why are wasting our bananas in our cereal? We prefer a greenish banana, but we would eat a masterpeice...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 21, 2012
Whether Cesar had to paint that tooth character because he was painting the side of a dentist’s office or not, we like subtle reminders. After a recent first visit in 8 years and only $250 being spent, that religious regime or brushing, and flossing paid off.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Everyone has their goals, and apparently, Qzina Specialty Foods has the goal of making the world's largest chocolate sculpture. And when we say largest, we are talking 18,239 pounds of chocolate. The structure of the Mayan temple is an ode to the ancient civilizations role in the history of chocolate.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
They even let the Danish Crown Price Frederik place one of the last blocks on the tower, to honor the 80th Anniversary of the famed toy company, LEGO. In Seoul, Korea, in front of the Olympic Stadium, 4,000 children and over 500,000 LEGO blocks came together to create, at least for the time being, the tallest LEGO tower ever constructed at 105 feet. If this were done in America, after about 3-feet the kids would have been bored.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We don't care if you are tired of cats on the web, because what Lee Hardcastle does is beyond just cats. He recreates films with claymation cats, violence and gore all included. His newest claymation is a remake of the 2011 Indonesian film, The Raid, an extremely violent movie directed by Gareth Evans. But we are here to talk about cats.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 10, 2012
One of the highlights of the Frieze Art Fair in NYC last week was definitely Jennifer Rubell's "Life-Sized Nutcracker," which I was convinced was just for show until you actually saw that indeed, it was a working, Barbie looking life-sized nutcracker. Rubell had displayed the nutcrackers at the Dallas Contemporary in late 2011, but a nice bit of Frieze press has made these explode.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We don't think we are going out on a limb here to suggest that the work of Sergey Bobkov is just a tad creepy. His wood-chip sculptures, and yes they are very well done, seem to have a bit of a sinister look to them, perhaps because they are life-sized with intense eyes. Bobkov spent half a year to produce one eagle, working 10 to 12 hours a day, with little time off. Okay, maybe that is what is creepy...