Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Evan Penny creates altered renderings of the human figure from silicone, pigment, hair, fabric and aluminum. Pushing the limits of figural representation through distortions of stretching skewing, and exaggerated scale, Penny further "blurs the boundaries between the real and the unreal, truth and imagination, and photography and sculpture."
Design // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The "Shylight" is a kinetic sculpture by Studio Drift that is inspired by nyctinasty, the natural mechanism that helps certain types of flowers close at night, for self-defense and to conserve their resources. The light sculpture unfolds and retreats in a fascination choreography mirroring that of real flowers.
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 // Monday, March 16, 2015
Michigan-based artist Yuni Kim Lang's live sculpture "Comfort Hair" is is inspired by the Gache, which is a big wig that was worn by Korean women back in history who were of high social backgrounds. The bigger and heavier the wigs were, the more beautiful and aesthetic they were. "My vision was to see hair in the way we fantasize about it...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Calvin Seibert, aka Box Builder, creates these cool and crisp architectural studies of archetypal urban planning, exploring classic forms, cubism, brutalism, mid-eastern mosaic forms and abstract mosaic forms, all just with a few simple tools and some sand!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
South African artist Barbara Wildenboer's ongoing project "Library of the Infinitesimally Small and Unimaginably Large" consists of altered books, particularly old books of maps and atlases. "The books become both reference and raw material for sculptures, paper installations and digital animation.
Design // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the work, Tom Sachs poses an exception. The look of Sachs is unmistakably his own: an art world provocateur with a youthful visage, dressed in what could be called “smart boyish” attire—oxfords buttoned to the collar, pants rolled, stylish sneakers—with his signature mop of curly hair, facial scruff, and round glasses.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Faig Ahmed disassembles the conventional structure of Azerbaijani traditional rugs and randomly rearranges the resulting components of the traditional composition then combines these fragments with contemporary sculptural forms.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 26, 2015
Now on display at Habatat Galleries in West Palm Beach, FL is "Weapons of Peace," an exhibition by Robert Mickelsen. "As long as humans have been on the planet, they have made weapons. And as long as humans have made weapons, they have made art. Human weapons have always had an element of art in them. The question is why? Why make an object designed to kill beautiful? I believe it says something profound about what it means to be human.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
While we've admired the art of crayon carving before, we've never seen multi-colored sculptures like these by Hoang Tran. Tran ads the extra color detail by melting wax from other crayons and applying it to the carving.