Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Ben Butler's latest installation, Unbounded, is a light, meticulously-constructed sculpture made from around 10,000 hand-cut poplar sticks—a stylistic departure from the dense wood pieces we posted about in 2013. The piece is currently up in the Rice Gallery at Rice University in Houston. Butler chose poplar for its low-cost, malleability, and abundance.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 01, 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...
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 15, 2014
New York-based visual artist Roxy Paine has a solo exhibition at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, Denuded Lens. He has recreated an entire airport security checkpoint out 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."
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."
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.
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."
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!
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.
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.