Continuing his longstanding relationship with Giant Robot, Eishi Takaoka is currently showing a new body of work entitled Socks at their gallery location – GR2 in Los Angeles. The Japanese artist’s serene head sculptures usually include something sprouting or interacting with their faces, oftentimes carved from one piece of wood. These extrusions are outwardly manifestations of his bottled up emotions and hidden frustrations with lower middle class life in Japan. Discuss Eishi Takaoka here.
Category Archives: Sculpture
A couple weekends ago, in association with POW! WOW! Long Beach, a massive group show opened at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension was presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW!, a followup on last year’s debut showing (covered) with another amazing series of installations and murals from a new roster. Not only did fans in the beach city get to see murals from some of their favorite artists (covered), but also a high quality selection of work in a museum […]
On Thursday, July 21st, Pejac revealed his long awaited London solo show for a private viewing. Installed as a popup at the Londonewcastle Project Space on Redchurch Street, Law of the Weakest included around 30 pieces created in the last couple of months exclusively for this event. The visitors entered the main part of the show through a dark room in which a large ball pit was placed. Looking ordinary at first, on closer examination, a shark fin could be seen emerging out of the colorful balls, adding tension to a usual place […]
Opening last Thursday at Joseph Gross Gallery was Night & Day, an exhibition featuring the work of 9 multi-disciplinary artists: Lucinda Grange, Erik Otto, Jason Peters, LaLa Abaddon, Boris Ipsum, George Kroenert, Will Penny, Dave Singley, and Eric Ruggiero. The show, which was conceived, organized, and curated by the gallery’s director Lynzy Blair, centers on pieces that have dual lives, one in daylight and one in darkness. The artists were challenged to create new works that maintain a distinct look during the day under external lighting. During the night and in […]
Last month, Francisco “Jaz” Fasoli revealed the first piece in a series of upcoming bronze sculpture editions. Sculpted by the artist himself, the untitled sculpt was produced in Barcelona in a limited edition of only 8 pieces. Although well known for his large figurative murals depicting hybrid creatures, this is the first time the Argentina-born artist has created a 3D piece. In his recognizable large-scale murals that are somewhat influenced by the political graffiti from the urban landscape of Buenos Aires, Fasoli often paints part man, part beast characters in […]
Tomorrow night (July 9th) in Los Angeles, Mark Moore Gallery will be presenting new sculptural assemblages from Kris Kuksi. Entitled New Rome, the exhibition will be the Kansas-based artist’s second showing with the gallery which will once again highlight his “hybrid style of baroque and rococo that deeply examine the human psyche.” The complex sculptures, sometimes over 10 feet wide, are painstakingly put together using things like figurines, model parts, collectibles, craft parts, and jewelry. Discuss Kris Kuksi here.
A couple of days ago, Central Embassy in Bangkok unveiled the latest large-scale sculpture from KAWS, standing 8 meters tall outside their complex. Produced with the help of curator AllRightsReserved, the event also featured a plush version of the figure, which looked to be a cross between Elmo & The Cookie Monster, remixed the the Brooklyn-based artist’s double-x eyes and skull & cross bones. Along with this, to the delight of his fans, there was also an exhibition of limited edition prints as well other associated products for sale. Photo […]
As he has done in the past (see 5 & 7), sculptor Haroshi (featured) recently created the trophy for the ninth edition of the Battle At The Berrics. Perfectly matched with the contest held at the indoor skatepark in Los Angeles, the Japanese artist chose this time to create his version of the number 9 with his usual medium of choice – used skatedecks. Take a look at more photos of the trophy below… Via Hypebeast. Discuss Haroshi here.
Next door to the main hall of Art Basel (covered – part 1, part 2), the Unlimited section was reserved for mostly large site specific installations. Curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, the idea for this platform was to go beyond the traditional fair booth limitations and allow exhibitors to present large size sculptures, paintings, videos, installations and performances. Featuring 88 projects from around the globe, this sector included large works by such names as Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin, Frank Stella, Paul Mccarthy, James Turrell, […]
The twelfth edition of the Volta Fair in Basel returned to its dome home at Markthalle. As one of the satellite events to the main Art Basel expo (covered – part 1, part 2), the fair featured a selection of galleries and artists that included 68 exhibitors from 20 countries worldwide. Though proudly showing the new and emerging contemporary art names, the venue allowed visitors to also enjoy works by recent Venice Biennale participants or mid-career artists with concurrent or recent major museum solos. We bring your our personal selection […]