Stefanie Rocknak Carves Sculptures From a Single Piece of Wood

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Artist and Philosophy Professor Stefanie Rocknak takes a single piece of basswood and carves beautiful sculptures. The Swimmer is part of a three piece commission called The Triathlete which will also include a biker and runner. "These days," says Rocknak, "I am not very interested in sculpted figures, or real people, that 'strike a pose.' I am much more intrigued by folks who are on their way to or from somewhere. They seem more genuine to me."

Wooden Sculptures by Paul Kaptein

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
"My work is broadly concerned with the agency of the present moment. By sampling various cultural and temporal trajectories, I’m exploring the notion of the now as a remix of past and future potentialities. This facilitates a renegotiation of perceptual truths resulting in an expression of things not quite truth, yet not quite fiction..."

Wooden Street Art Figures by Joe Iurato

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 15, 2014
We love these little dudes. Of course, at first, you think there is some photo trickery involved, but at a closer look, you can tell that Joe Iurato is just really good at creating characters that fit seemlessly in their surroundings. As Joe notes, "I use layers of hand cut paper and spray paint to create texture and form - a modern adaptation of an old-fashioned printing process. My art is nothing more than the exploration and documentation of personal experiences. The pieces form an abstract of my life."

Made from Wood: The Sculptures of Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
These are kind of creepy don't you think? Like, if you walked into a friend's house and saw these heads, cut from wood, sitting on their mantle, you may have a few questions. Then again, people who get those weird Harry and the Hendersons bigfoot statues on the side of the road in Humboldt County are a little weird, too. We prefer the creativity of Japanese-based sculptor and woodworker, Yoshitoshi Kanemaki. 

AJ Fosik "Against the Infinite" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 22, 2013
Once again, AJ Fosik's work just looks stunning and some of the most original fine art sculptures made today. Against the Infinite marks the third solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery for the Portland, Oregon based artist, and as the gallery notes, the new work explores themes of "mortality and invention with imagery such as skulls, exposed ribcages, tools and weaponry including sickles, swords, hammers and stakes."

Wood-Cutout Paintings by Nathaniel Russell

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 31, 2013
This past April in our print edition, we featured the paintings and works of Indianapolis-based Nathaniel Russell. We have always loved his fake flyer and book series, but now we love seeing his newest body of work... taking his painting style and creating wood cutout pieces from them. Or of them. From them of them. You get it. The pieces now reside in the garden of Service Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Russell notes that he would like to "make a lot more of these until I am dead." Hey we got Halloween in there!

Sculptures of Dripping Wooden Picture Frames

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Using Oak, Fir, Wenge, Pear, and Linden woods, the design studioBonsoir Paris created this series of handmade wooden sculptures of seemingly dripping picture frames, entitled Duramen.   

Wood Sculptures by Jaehyo Lee

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A stunning series of wood sculptures (more like wood reformations and morphings) by Korean sculptor Jaeyho Lee. We like to think that these just magically appear in the woods, and an unsuspecting hiker just comes across them and begins to believe in UFOs. But alas, Lee is behind the work, and both in gallery and in nature, they are awe-inspiring.

Wolfbat Holiday Open Studios

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Wolfbat Studios hosts an open studio on Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th in Brooklyn, NY.

Wood Sculptures by Dan Webb

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Gessato always posts amazing things on their site (contributor Allison Parker seems to find the good stuff), and they got us onto the amazing wood sculpture work of Dan Webb this morning. A mixture of every objects (a slept on pillow) and the surreal (sneakers attached to bones attached to a slab of wood), the incredible detail that Webb carves and sculpts shows how masterly he can be with everyday wood.
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