Last Friday, Mike Rea flexed his art muscle again here in Chicago with what might be his gnarliest feat yet, a thirty something foot super gun named Benita. More photos after the jump…
Heavily inspired by the relationship between nature vs. artificial, artist Steve Newberry attempts to explore the questions of our society’s relationship with nature, and what our true intentions are in our attempt to replicate nature.
Madrid based artist Javier Aguilera’s sculptures are brutally realistic. Check out some more of his work after the jump!
Chicago artist Nick Cave’s outlandish “soundsuits” have enough awesome going on standing still, but these intricate assemblages are also performance costumes. Grab a copy of Beautiful/Decay Book 4 for a sprawling feature on Cave with tons more (giant, gorgeous) images and an interview in which he discusses his recent exhibition at the Fowler museum, his process creating the suits, and his desire for art to be a joyous community-wide experience.
Robert Melee’s exploration of human behavior through his thick, paint encrusted sculptures exude an equally generous amount of drama, narrative, and a nostalgically disturbing interaction.
Large-scale public art installations and sculpture by Chilean born artist Sebastian E. His work draws upon a wealth of political and religious themes in very clever ways, often with a deeply twisted sense of whimsey.
Sculptures by Kate MacDowell. Her work explores the impact of humans on nature, using porcelain clay and exquisite technical skill.
In the spirit of All Hallows Eve, we thought it would be cool to share some of our favorite Halloween memorabilia for all of you B/D ghouls and ghosts. This includes vintage horror movie posters and pumpkin carvings; many of which were created by sculptor extraordinaire Ray Villafane. Enjoy! We did!