Crystal Wagner Goes Big

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 20, 2015
We wanted to check up on artist Crystal Wagner and our eyes bugged out when we saw the massive installations she’s been making out of chicken wire, tape, and those flimsy, plastic birthday party tablecloths! It’s hard to believe these amoebic, Seussian constructions could be made of such unexpected materials, and we love this latest direction of Wagner’s work, which has been prolific and stunning so far. The elements of her drawings and print work have come to life in a big way through this new sculptural work.

Monica Piloni's Sculptural Horror

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monica Piloni is helping us have more creative nightmares. Her sculptures of dolls, horses, ballerinas, and contortionists are drawn from their common places and displaced in antagonistic combinations. "The artwork also carries certain morbidity, mixed with slight clichs from the erotic iconography, including many symbols and a miscellany of styles carried by our subconsciousness. These styles and symbols are what we ultimately give back to the environment either in a concrete existence or abstract essence."

The Primal Work of Adrian Arleo

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 10, 2015
Adrian Arleo is a ceramic sculptor living outside Missoula, Montana. For nearly thirty years, Arleo has focused her work on the human figure, often combining it with animal imagery, and other elements of the natural world.

Update: Jason Borders' Ornately Carved Skulls

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 09, 2015
Using a Dremel, Portland-based artist Jason Borders ornately carves each of these skulls by hand. Many of the characters that appear on his work are often repeated, fluctuating in style, motif, meaning and execution. The artists work "reveals the blurred line between imagination and reality, animal and human, life and death."

Stunningly Realistic Glass Wave Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Husband and wife duo Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker create beautiful, ocean-inspired glass sculptures that are inspired by the sea. Through a painstaking process that includes recreating the gradient shades and glistening surfaces of waves, bubbles, and foam, the couple produce an piece of art that truly resembles cascading waves.

Veronika Richterova's Repurposed Plastic Bottle Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Czech artist Veronika Richterová takes recycled plastic PET bottles and transforms them in to creative objects and sculptures including light fixtures, plants, and even animals! "When I found out by chance, that plastic bottles could be deformed by heat, I decided to create a sculpture from this material. Immediately, I had the idea that it could be called PET-art however, I took it only as one of my visual experimentations. 

Chloe Wise "Pissing, Schmoozing, and Looking Away" @ Division Gallery

Fashion // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Working in an array of media, from video, to sculpture, to painting, Chloe Wise explores the interwoven paths that consumption and desire take towards identity formation. Wise conflates so-called “guilty” commercial, gastronomical, and sexual pleasures—it bags, carb-rich breakfast foods, and fetish gear— creating imagined hybrids of frivolity and excess.

David Altmejd's Nightmarish Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 23, 2015
Montreal-born, NY-based artist David Altmejd "works in direct contact with psychic flux. In his "definitive dreamer's" world action and consciousness merge: he dominates the grotesque and the abject, combines aesthetics and 'glamour' and uses his sculptures to explore the worlds of dream and nightmare in a mingled ambience of fascination and terror."

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
So the story goes, in 1879, during one of his rounds, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman, stumbles upon an odd stone and is immediately struck with a dream to build a palace. He then devotes the next 33 years of his life building a dream palace. During his daily country rounds of about 18 miles and with the help of a faithful wheelbarrow he would pick up stones.

Evan Penny's Stretched and Skewed Hyperreal Sculptures

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."