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Category Archives: Sculpture

Releases: Mike Lee – “Bump & Grind” Figure Set

Following up his sculptural edition for last year’s ComplexCon, Mike Lee recently released a now sold-out figure set he called Bump & Grind. The porcelain dancers caught in an intimate moment are his first collaboration with Case Studyo and are three-dimensional representations of his signature faceless and bulbous characters. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Mike Lee here.

Openings: Keiichi Tanaami – “Tanaami x adidas Originals” @ Nanzuka

Over the weekend, Nanzuka in Tokyo presented a special show in association with adidas Originals from the legendary Keiichi Tanaami featuring his special mix of surreal imagery influenced by childhood memories such as the Great Tokyo Air Raid of World War II. The new body of work includes 16 new works on canvas, with many that feature the brand’s famous “Trefoil” logo and several new three-dimensional works. Following the exhibition, a “ADICOLOR X TANAAMI” 9 item collection will be released in March including versions of the 3-stripes California T-shirt, […]

Upcoming: Phlegm – “Mausoleum of the Giants” (Sheffield)

So, it looks like Phlegm has been hard at work at something epic that will open to the public soon in the UK. Mausoleum of the Giants in the street artist’s home base of Sheffield will feature large-scale sculptural installations in an abandoned factory, populating the halls and rooms with creatures and elements of his distinct imagery. The solo show will be open starting March 15 and run until April 6 (head over here for the location and hours to be revealed at a later date). Photo […]

Diederick Kraaijeveld – “USA in wood from all 50 states”

Diederick Kraaijeveld (featured) last year finished one of his most comprehensive projects – recreating a map of the USA from wood salvaged from each of the 50 states. What started as a personal concept during artist’s frequent visits to the country, extended to a global call to his friends, colleagues, and collectors, to help collect wood from all the US states as well as with passing along their stories. Known for realistic figurative work constructed from carefully cut and assembled wood pieces, the Dutch artist has […]

Overtime: Jan 21 – Jan 27

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Sterling Ruby’s massive sculptures to go on display in Dallas. Frieze Art Fair unveils artists, films and talks for inaugural L.A. event. Snarkitecture’s pop-up installation brings beach season to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Tupac Shakur’s erotic artworks sold for over $21,000 USD at auction. Yayoi Kusama editions snap up world auction record. Here’s what sold at Taipei Dangdai. Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen wants to open a private museum in the mountains outside Taipei. […]

Showing: “KAWS:HOLIDAY” (Taipei)

Over the weekend in Taiwan, fans of KAWS experienced what their counterparts in Seoul felt (covered) when the American artist’s impressive HOLIDAY companion sculpture was revealed. Produced in a sitting position rather then laying down, the 36 meter tall inflatable figure relaxed itself at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei and will be on view through the 27th of this month. Check out more photos of the event made possible with the help of AllRightsReserved & JFJ Productions. Photo credit: @rkrkrk, @songmatin, @cchhii611, @s.yin.h, @nk7, and the artist. Discuss KAWS here.

Previews: “CONJOINED VS. GROTESQUE” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Copro Gallery will be opening a group show curated by artist Chet Zar (interviewed) and collector, author, musician Jeremy Wagner. Entitled CONJOINED VS. GROTESQUE, the show slanted towards the dark arts will continue Zar’s series of shows mainly featuring sculptural work as well as painting and drawings from fine artists, motion picture and music industry artists, and special F/X technicians. Take a look at some images below and head here for the full preview. Discuss Chet Zar here.

Upcoming: “KAWS:HOLIDAY” (Taipei)

Later today in Taiwan, KAWS will be unveiling the next iteration of his KAWS:HOLIDAY program after its debut in Seoul last year (covered). On view at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall between January 19 and 27 in Taipei will be the New York-based artist’s largest work to date, a 36-meter tall inflatable version of his signature Companion figure. Accompanying this public art display will be a series of vinyl figures that mirror the new piece as well as some sweet plates, t-shirts, and totes. Those interested can look to Ding Dong […]

Showing: YESNIK @ LUX Art Institute

Last weekend, north San Diego saw the opening of YESNIK’s latest solo show at the LUX Art Institute in Encinitas. On view through the end of March, the museum exhibition features paintings, sculpture, and murals where the locally-based artist reimagines the textures, colors, and shapes of the natural world into abstract totemic compositions. The work is a continuation of his recent direction where he explores “societal fragmentation through the invention of figures made of vibrant colors and flat shapes, taking on dimensionality as they teeter in […]

Showing: Riusuke Fukahori – “Goldfish Blossoms” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Showing through the end of this week at Joshua Liner in New York is Riusuke Fukahori’s Goldfish Blossoms. For his third and largest solo yet with the gallery, the Yokohama-based artist has produced a wide selection of his signature acrylic and resin paintings of goldfish. Swimming in Japanese household objects and handmade vessels, the fish appear astonishingly three dimensional with the artist’s layered resin painting technique leading to an illusion of depth and realism. Coupling this skill in tricking the eye with Fukahori’s playful choice of items to house the freshwater […]