We are beautiful

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It’s a scene etched in many a movie goers mind – actress Mena Suvari rolling around in a room full of rose petals in Kevin Spacey’s “American Beauty” dream.

Photographer Carey Fruth has made her own interpretation of this scene with her “American Beauty” image series.  In it, women of all shapes and sizes  which shows women of all shapes and sizes lying on a bed of flowers. Fruth wants to retake that quintessential male fantasy and use it to empower women of all colors, ages and sizes to be happy about their bodies:

“By stepping into a fantasy dream girl world and by letting go of that fear, they free themselves up to direct that energy they once wasted on telling themselves that they weren’t good enough to elsewhere in their life,” Fruth said. (via artfido)

We see 3D

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3D street art by German artist Edgar Mueller

We tape

Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (2) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (3) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (4) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (5) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (6) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (7) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (8) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (9) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (10) Masking Tape Street Art Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourn, only create with masking tape. Creation’s size and geometry really tell us about the volume of masking tape and work (1)

Masking Tape Street Art by Australian street artist Buff Diss based in Melbourne.

We make faces

Toon Bombing A Toronto Artist Turns Outdoor Objects into Googly-Eyed Faces (3) Toon Bombing A Toronto Artist Turns Outdoor Objects into Googly-Eyed Faces (2) Toon Bombing A Toronto Artist Turns Outdoor Objects into Googly-Eyed Faces (4) Toon Bombing A Toronto Artist Turns Outdoor Objects into Googly-Eyed Faces (5) Toon Bombing A Toronto Artist Turns Outdoor Objects into Googly-Eyed Faces (1)

Toon Bombing – Toronto based artist Aiden Glynn turns outdoor objects into googly-eyed faces

We recycle

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Mexico City based artist Pedro Reyes fabricates 50 functional music instruments from destroyed drug war weapons. He acquired some 6,700 weapons that were scheduled to be buried (as is customary in mass weapon disposals) and instead collaborated with six musicians to create 50 working instruments as part of a statement regarding increased gun violence in Mexico. The numerous firearms were cut down, welded and formed into a variety of string, wind, and percussion instruments over a period of two weeks last month. Via his blog Reyes says:

It’s difficult to explain but the transformation was more than physical. It’s important to consider that many lives were taken with these weapons; as if a sort of exorcism was taking place the music expelled the demons they held, as well as being a requiem for lives lost. […] This is also a call to action, since we cannot stop the violence only at the place where the weapons are being used, but also where they are made. There is a disparity between visible and invisible violence. The nearly 80,000 deaths by gun-shot that have occurred in Mexico in the last 6 years, or the school shootings in the US are the visible side of violence. The invisible side is that one of gun trade-shows, neglecting assault rifle bans, and shareholder profit from public companies. This is a large industry of death and suffering for which no cultural rejection is expressed.Guns continue to be depicted as something sexy both in Hollywood and in videogames; there may be actors who won’t smoke on the screen, but there has not been one who would reject the role of a trigger-happy hero.

We got a haircut

the indian city of bikaner host an annual camel festival in january. the designs are the results of trimming and dying the camel hair. photos steve hoge and osakabe yasuo (2) the indian city of bikaner host an annual camel festival in january. the designs are the results of trimming and dying the camel hair. photos steve hoge and osakabe yasuo (3) the indian city of bikaner host an annual camel festival in january. the designs are the results of trimming and dying the camel hair. photos steve hoge and osakabe yasuo (4) the indian city of bikaner host an annual camel festival in january. the designs are the results of trimming and dying the camel hair. photos steve hoge and osakabe yasuo (1) the indian city of bikaner host an annual camel festival in january. the designs are the results of trimming and dying the camel hair. photos steve hoge and osakabe yasuo (5) the indian city of bikaner host an annual camel festival in january. the designs are the results of trimming and dying the camel hair. photos steve hoge and osakabe yasuo (1)

The Indian city of Bikaner hosts an annual camel festival in January. The designs are the results of trimming and dying the camel hair. Photographs by Steve Hoge and Osakabe Yasuo.

We light up

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‘Aten Reign’ by light artist James Turrell’s, in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

We take a breath

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“Each Line One Breath” is a series of meditative drawings by artist John Franzen. He calls them morphogenetic freehand drawings.

He starts with a straight line all the way down a page, and then slowly draws another line beside it. He tries his best to copy the line exactly but inevitably there are tiny imperfections. These “mistakes” are amplified as he copies each new line, and the drawing begins to reveal itself like a curtain. (text via booooom.com)

We are scratching the surface

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Penwald Drawings by Tony Orrico. Tony is an artist and dancer who has been called the human spirograph, performing for up to 4 hours continuously taking the concept to the next level by using his entire body in the drawing process.

We feel squeezed

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Soft Light by Simon Frambach /

You lay down in bed to read for a few minutes. You need both a night light for reading and a pillow to life your head. In the creative mind of Simon Frambach, that combination is one. Simon created a inventive new way to create light and rest by combing polyurethane foam and a lightbulb with a protective cage. The soft white polyurethane foam turns the harsh bright light into a warm glow that you can stuff anywhere. You can tuck the light under  your head and use if as a pillow. Jam the light in a small spot where it stays nestled in place providing you with a little extra light for reading or play. (via induldg.com)

We are having fish

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Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard makes art out of fish. The Paris-born artist uses market-fresh fish to create her wacky scenes. After she is done photographing, she cooks and eats them.

“It is the perfect recycling of art. Nothing is left over – and I can live from it”

We drink coffee

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Dutch lab‘s ‘Gothicism’ is an aesthetically intricate device that uses the cold drip method to produce cups of coffee

We stick together

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Fantastic ‘Stickwork’ sculptures by American artist Patrick Dougherty

Broken Home

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Installation of miniature houses by Savona and Milan based artist Daniele Del Nero from the “Brockenhaus” series. Using black paper, Del Nero constructs architectural scale models of deserted towns. To create the effect of neglect and abandonment, the artist covers the black paper with construction paste and flour.

In his artist statement, Del Nero writes, “My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate.”

We connect

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‘Golden Connection’ – light installation in the Four Seasons Hotel for the Art Basel Show in Hong Kong, 2013 by artist Grimanese Amoros

Wallflower

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In her series ‘Landscapes’ – Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes Peruvian has mastered the art of camouflage and by using body paint is able to disappear into her surroundings. With the help of her assistants, she paints herself into the background of floral wallpapers. Her dark hair and the whites of the eyes are often the only thing that shows there’s a person hiding.

However, her series called “Landscapes” doesn’t just create a disappearance illusion, it also shows Paredes’ quest for belonging.

“The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin. The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin.”

(via demilked.com)

 

We are one in a million

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‘One million stars’  – art installation by ​Maryann Talia Paul. Photos by John Englezos.

In short, The Million Stars project is an international weaving art project sparked by a personal repsonse to a local tragedy…” read more here

Rainbow Room

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‘The rainbow room’ – an installation on homo-sexuality by Pierre le Riche.

The ‘rainbow room’ installation by cape town-based designer pierre le riche takes a critical look at the sociological implications of afrikaner masculine hegemony on homosexuality in post-apartheid south africa. The intervention, built from 17km of acrylic thread in colours of the gay pride flag, represents a traditional afrikaan family living room in the midst of the 1995 rugby world cup final match displayed on a television; an incredibly significant point in south african history, and perhaps the last chance the afrikaner male had to ‘prove his superiority’. Through an implementation of colorful and playful yarn bombs onto traditional pieces of furniture and over 150 rugby balls, the concept of homosexuality and masculinity is juxtaposed, questioning the acceptance of same-sex relations. (text via designboom)

We feel bubbly

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Incredible bubble art by Japanese artist Tomoya Matsuura.

In this installation, which he calls ‘Conduction’, the young artist physically put “countless” bubbles on a thread and took photographs of it. This resultant object, made of bubbles, keeps changing constantly due to changes in temperature, humidity and the timing of the photograph. After some retouching of the raw material in the photographs, this is what he ended up with. (via visualdisobedience.com)

We had an important day

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The Mini Book of Life’s Major Events by artist Evan Lorenzen

We need an umbrella

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Beautiful photographs of the colorful canopy of umbrellas once again returning to the streets of Agueda, Portugal in  July 2013 / captured by Patrícia Almeida

360

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Amazing 360 degree storybooks by Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono who has designed a fantastic series of 40-page books that fan out into 360-degree carousels, each page laser-cut and bound from Yusuke’s digital design.

The secret life of Elgin Park

Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.  Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.  Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.             Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.

Welcome to the City of Elgin Park.

Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.

As a professional model maker, Smith’s models are detailed enough to withstand the scrutiny of close-up photography. Smith places them in miniature dioramas and uses forced perspective to make parts of the real world lend his pictures additional realism. The result is a quirky sort of historical fiction – faithfully and authentically reproduced scenes from a small American town that never actually happened (but could have).

What’s also great about his Elgin Park collection is that the magician is willing to reveal his secrets. Smith’s Flickr gallery often pairs his brilliant illusions with a picture that breaks their carefully arranged perspective and reveals how he managed to blend reality and his imagined history. His pictures are an excellent example of how art can be used to fool the eyes.

Source: Michael Paul Smith (via boredpanda.com

We have a sense of humour

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Humorous artworks using a variety of different media by artist Ole Ukena.

We orbit

'In Orbit' ´wonderful suspended installation by Tomás Saraceno at the K21 Staendehaus museum in Duesseldorf, Germany.  Titled In Orbit the giant interactive piece is constructed from three separate levels of safety nets accessible from various points in the museum separated by enormous PVC balls measuring almost 30 feet (8.5 meters) in diameter. The resulting aerial landscape is an interesting hybrid between science fiction, spider webs, neural pathways and cloud formations.  Known for breaking the boundaries between art and science, Saraceno often refers to his interactive pieces as living organisms. In fact, over a period of three years Saraceno consulted with arachnologists (experts in the study of spiders), as well as architects and engineers to achieve the final design for In Orbit. Via the museum:      This floating spatial configuration becomes an oscillating network of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. When several people enter the audacious construction simultaneously, their presence sets it into motion, altering the tension of the steel wires and the intervals between the three meshwork levels. Visitors can coordinate their activities within the space, and are able – not unlike spiders in a web – to perceive space through the medium of vibration. Saraceno himself speaks of a new hybrid form of communication. 'In Orbit' ´wonderful suspended installation by Tomás Saraceno at the K21 Staendehaus museum in Duesseldorf, Germany.  Titled In Orbit the giant interactive piece is constructed from three separate levels of safety nets accessible from various points in the museum separated by enormous PVC balls measuring almost 30 feet (8.5 meters) in diameter. The resulting aerial landscape is an interesting hybrid between science fiction, spider webs, neural pathways and cloud formations.  Known for breaking the boundaries between art and science, Saraceno often refers to his interactive pieces as living organisms. In fact, over a period of three years Saraceno consulted with arachnologists (experts in the study of spiders), as well as architects and engineers to achieve the final design for In Orbit. Via the museum:      This floating spatial configuration becomes an oscillating network of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. When several people enter the audacious construction simultaneously, their presence sets it into motion, altering the tension of the steel wires and the intervals between the three meshwork levels. Visitors can coordinate their activities within the space, and are able – not unlike spiders in a web – to perceive space through the medium of vibration. Saraceno himself speaks of a new hybrid form of communication. Tomas Saraceno - In Orbit (2013 (4) Tomas Saraceno - In Orbit (2013 (5) 'In Orbit' ´wonderful suspended installation by Tomás Saraceno at the K21 Staendehaus museum in Duesseldorf, Germany.  Titled In Orbit the giant interactive piece is constructed from three separate levels of safety nets accessible from various points in the museum separated by enormous PVC balls measuring almost 30 feet (8.5 meters) in diameter. The resulting aerial landscape is an interesting hybrid between science fiction, spider webs, neural pathways and cloud formations.  Known for breaking the boundaries between art and science, Saraceno often refers to his interactive pieces as living organisms. In fact, over a period of three years Saraceno consulted with arachnologists (experts in the study of spiders), as well as architects and engineers to achieve the final design for In Orbit. Via the museum:      This floating spatial configuration becomes an oscillating network of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. When several people enter the audacious construction simultaneously, their presence sets it into motion, altering the tension of the steel wires and the intervals between the three meshwork levels. Visitors can coordinate their activities within the space, and are able – not unlike spiders in a web – to perceive space through the medium of vibration. Saraceno himself speaks of a new hybrid form of communication. 'In Orbit' ´wonderful suspended installation by Tomás Saraceno at the K21 Staendehaus museum in Duesseldorf, Germany.  Titled In Orbit the giant interactive piece is constructed from three separate levels of safety nets accessible from various points in the museum separated by enormous PVC balls measuring almost 30 feet (8.5 meters) in diameter. The resulting aerial landscape is an interesting hybrid between science fiction, spider webs, neural pathways and cloud formations.  Known for breaking the boundaries between art and science, Saraceno often refers to his interactive pieces as living organisms. In fact, over a period of three years Saraceno consulted with arachnologists (experts in the study of spiders), as well as architects and engineers to achieve the final design for In Orbit. Via the museum:      This floating spatial configuration becomes an oscillating network of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. When several people enter the audacious construction simultaneously, their presence sets it into motion, altering the tension of the steel wires and the intervals between the three meshwork levels. Visitors can coordinate their activities within the space, and are able – not unlike spiders in a web – to perceive space through the medium of vibration. Saraceno himself speaks of a new hybrid form of communication. 'In Orbit' ´wonderful suspended installation by Tomás Saraceno at the K21 Staendehaus museum in Duesseldorf, Germany.  Titled In Orbit the giant interactive piece is constructed from three separate levels of safety nets accessible from various points in the museum separated by enormous PVC balls measuring almost 30 feet (8.5 meters) in diameter. The resulting aerial landscape is an interesting hybrid between science fiction, spider webs, neural pathways and cloud formations.  Known for breaking the boundaries between art and science, Saraceno often refers to his interactive pieces as living organisms. In fact, over a period of three years Saraceno consulted with arachnologists (experts in the study of spiders), as well as architects and engineers to achieve the final design for In Orbit. Via the museum:      This floating spatial configuration becomes an oscillating network of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. When several people enter the audacious construction simultaneously, their presence sets it into motion, altering the tension of the steel wires and the intervals between the three meshwork levels. Visitors can coordinate their activities within the space, and are able – not unlike spiders in a web – to perceive space through the medium of vibration. Saraceno himself speaks of a new hybrid form of communication. 'In Orbit' ´wonderful suspended installation by Tomás Saraceno at the K21 Staendehaus museum in Duesseldorf, Germany.  Titled In Orbit the giant interactive piece is constructed from three separate levels of safety nets accessible from various points in the museum separated by enormous PVC balls measuring almost 30 feet (8.5 meters) in diameter. The resulting aerial landscape is an interesting hybrid between science fiction, spider webs, neural pathways and cloud formations.  Known for breaking the boundaries between art and science, Saraceno often refers to his interactive pieces as living organisms. In fact, over a period of three years Saraceno consulted with arachnologists (experts in the study of spiders), as well as architects and engineers to achieve the final design for In Orbit. Via the museum:      This floating spatial configuration becomes an oscillating network of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. When several people enter the audacious construction simultaneously, their presence sets it into motion, altering the tension of the steel wires and the intervals between the three meshwork levels. Visitors can coordinate their activities within the space, and are able – not unlike spiders in a web – to perceive space through the medium of vibration. Saraceno himself speaks of a new hybrid form of communication.

‘In Orbit’ ´wonderful suspended installation by Tomás Saraceno at the K21 Staendehaus museum in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Titled In Orbit the giant interactive piece is constructed from three separate levels of safety nets accessible from various points in the museum separated by enormous PVC balls measuring almost 30 feet (8.5 meters) in diameter. The resulting aerial landscape is an interesting hybrid between science fiction, spider webs, neural pathways and cloud formations.

Known for breaking the boundaries between art and science, Saraceno often refers to his interactive pieces as living organisms. In fact, over a period of three years Saraceno consulted with arachnologists (experts in the study of spiders), as well as architects and engineers to achieve the final design for In Orbit. Via the museum:

This floating spatial configuration becomes an oscillating network of relationships, resonances, and synchronous communication. When several people enter the audacious construction simultaneously, their presence sets it into motion, altering the tension of the steel wires and the intervals between the three meshwork levels. Visitors can coordinate their activities within the space, and are able – not unlike spiders in a web – to perceive space through the medium of vibration. Saraceno himself speaks of a new hybrid form of communication.

Text Via colossal / All photographs © Studio Saraceno & Kunstsammlung NRW

Dot Dot Dot

“I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil. “I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil. Yayoi Kusama - I’m Here But Nothing (2000-11) (4) “I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil. “I’m Here, but Nothing” - black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil.

“I’m Here, but Nothing” – black light art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 2000 using fluorescent sticker spots to fill an ordinary living room, giving the impression of a world seen through a magical, hallucinatory veil.

We want to explore

A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell

A map of the world made out of recycled computer parts by UK based artist Susan Stockwell

We spin

United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (1) United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (2) United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (3) United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (4) United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (5) United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (6) United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (7) United Visual Artists  Momentum at The Curve, Barbican Center (8)

From the exhibition: “Momentum’ by United Visual Artists currently on display at The Curve, Barbican Center, London /

Words from the Barbican website:

Our internal model of time, movement, mass and space is based on a lifetime of experience, perhaps even genetically encoded. What happens when we build a new model? What happens when we bend the rules?’ UVA

United Visual Artists invites you to experience Momentum, a carefully choreographed sequence of light, sound and movement, which responds to the unique space of the Curve.

Momentum consists of twelve pendulums that activate light and sound as they swing, drawing attention to the Curve’s vast arc, inviting you to journey through the space guided by your heightened senses. Each pendulum has been meticulously designed and built using steel, aluminium, and custom electronics. The sound is individual to each pendulum, prepared and tuned to seamlessly resonate as they move within the Curve.

Momentum creates an environment that has its foundations in detailed research, sophisticated computer technology and mechanical expertise. Yet, the effect is to create a space that feels wondrously transformed, one which you are invited to experience and explore.

We want to sail away

Sail Away - a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world.  by artist Susan Stockwell Sail Away - a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world.  by artist Susan Stockwell Sail Away - a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world.  by artist Susan Stockwell Sail Away - a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world.  by artist Susan StockwellSail Away - a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world.  by artist Susan Stockwell Sail Away - a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world.  by artist Susan Stockwell

Sail Away – a constantly expanding, large-scale installation in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London, consisting of hundreds of small boats made from paper money bills, maps and tickets from all around the world by artist Susan Stockwell

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We crawl

Mechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates Mechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates Mechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-GatesMechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates aMechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates Mechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates

Mechanical arthropods and insects made from watch parts and light bulbs by Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates

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Home is Where the Heart is

Home is where the heart is (1)Home is where the heart is (8)Home is where the heart is (7)Home is where the heart is (6)Home is where the heart is (5)Home is where the heart is (2) Beautiful sculpture work by Elle Nitters, from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her words:      I was asked by designer Koen de Wilde to participate in his project "huisnr." (engl: House Number). He is fascinated by the basic shape of a house and hands out little wooden houses to designers and artists so they can do their own thing with it.Home is where the heart is (4)

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Beautiful sculpture work by Elle Nitters, from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her words:

I was asked by designer Koen de Wilde to participate in his project “huisnr.” (engl: House Number). He is fascinated by the basic shape of a house and hands out little wooden houses to designers and artists so they can do their own thing with it.
 
This is my contribution to the project. You can also see it on the project website: http://huisnr.koenst.nl/005

We melt

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin (2) Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin (3) Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin (4) Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin (5) Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin (6) Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin (1)

Melting Ceramics – In her series ‘Nomad Patterns’ artist Livia Marin presents us with a set of intriguing sculptures of ceramic bowls, cups and tea pots that each melt into a surface whilst at the same time maintaining their original pattern. The sculptures were on display at the Eagle Gallery in London in 2012.

We have company

Katharina Fritsch Tischgesellschaft (Company at the Table), 1998 (2) Katharina Fritsch Tischgesellschaft (Company at the Table), 1998 (4) Katharina Fritsch Tischgesellschaft (Company at the Table), 1998 (3) Katharina Fritsch Tischgesellschaft (Company at the Table), 1998 (5) Katharina Fritsch Tischgesellschaft (Company at the Table), 1998 (1)

‘Tischgesellschaft’ / Company at the Table – 1998 art installation by Katharina Fritsch.

We fly

Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (2) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (3) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (4) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (5) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (6) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (1)

‘The Ships That Sail Through the Clouds’ by Luigi Prina, 83-year-old builder of flying model ships.

Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. The flying ships are made from ultrathin paper and balsa wood. Everything is optimized for flight: from the weight (between 20 and 50 grams) to the aerodynamic shape. They fly like any propeller airplane. The only difference is that here the propeller is powered by an internal elastic band and not an engine. (Text by Blinking City, photographs by Gianluca Giannone)

We sparkle

Mobile Mirrors Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (3) Mobile Mirrors Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (2) Mobile Mirrors Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (4) Mobile Mirrors Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (5) Mobile Mirrors Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (1)

Mobile Mirrors: Manequins Covered in Mirror Shards by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

As part of her Mobile Mirrors exhibition at Christian Larsen gallery in Stockholm, artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen created a series of four reflective mannequins clad in shards of mirrors. Light was projected onto each sculpture creating a twinkling halo effect not unlike a disco ball, as a person wearing a similarly reflective body suit moved through the space. The exhibition was intended as commentary on consumerism; just as we project ourselves onto mannequins, Rasmussen’s is attempting to use the same object to reflect back on ourselves. Via thisiscolossal

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We like our curves

Foggy Morning at Cloud Gate rcruzniemiec (2) Foggy Morning at Cloud Gate rcruzniemiec (3) Foggy Morning at Cloud Gate rcruzniemiec (4) Foggy Morning at Cloud Gate rcruzniemiec (1)

Beautiful photographs during a foggy early morning of the Cloud Gate aka The Bean in Chicago – one of the most famous sculptures of world-renowned Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor.

Photographs by ‘rcruzniemiec

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We count

100,000 Miniature Porcelain Skulls (2) 100,000 Miniature Porcelain Skulls (3)'What will you leave behind' - an art installation by Nino Sarabutra who filled a gallery floor with more than 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls that visitors would walk on. Words from the artist: 100,000 Miniature Porcelain Skulls (1)

‘What will you leave behind’ – an art installation in the  Ardel Gallery in Bangkok, 2013 by Nino Sarabutra who filled a gallery floor with more than 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls that visitors would walk on. Words from the artist:

‘I want people to ask themselves how they live, what are they doing
– if today was your last on earth, what will you leave behind?’

Nino asked a range of people to help create the skulls – friends, family, neighbors, students, workers etc. While making them, they were asked to contemplate their life and think about what they will leave behind.

We feel light

'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious 'The Event of a Thread' - a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious

‘The Event of a Thread’ – a fantastic installation combining A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys by artist Anne Hamilton / filmed and photographed by Paul Octavious

“Visual artist Ann Hamilton combines the ephemeral presence of time with the material tactility for which she is best known to create a new large-scale installation for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Commissioned by the Armory, the event of a thread references the building’s architecture, as well as the individual encounters and congregational gatherings that have animated its rich social history. A multisensory affair, the work draws together readings, sound, and live events within a field of swings that together invite visitors to connect to the action of each other and the work itself, illuminating the experience of the singular and collective body, the relationship between the animal and the human. The address of the readers to the pigeons shifts at the end of each day, when a vocalist on the drill hall’s balcony serenades their release to flight. Each day’s song is cut with a record lathe, and the resulting recording is played back the next day.” (text by ‘park avenue armory’)

We are feeling bubbly

Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham (4)Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham (2) Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham (3)  Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham (5) Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham (6) Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham (1)

‘Pixel Clouds’ – Delicate plastic sculpture work by artist Daniel Arsham. (via colossal)

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We got new make up

The Arcimboldo Series / by artist & photographer Klaus Enrique.      Words from the author: I had been working on a photography series in which I surround an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project. While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks. I researched what other artists had created along these lines and discovered that, as usual, someone somewhere had already done something similar. In this case it was the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who made paintings with this concept in mind over 400 years ago. The Arcimboldo Series / by artist & photographer Klaus Enrique.      Words from the author: I had been working on a photography series in which I surround an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project. While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks. I researched what other artists had created along these lines and discovered that, as usual, someone somewhere had already done something similar. In this case it was the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who made paintings with this concept in mind over 400 years ago. The Arcimboldo Series / by artist & photographer Klaus Enrique.      Words from the author: I had been working on a photography series in which I surround an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project. While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks. I researched what other artists had created along these lines and discovered that, as usual, someone somewhere had already done something similar. In this case it was the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who made paintings with this concept in mind over 400 years ago. The Arcimboldo Series / by artist & photographer Klaus Enrique.      Words from the author: I had been working on a photography series in which I surround an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project. While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks. I researched what other artists had created along these lines and discovered that, as usual, someone somewhere had already done something similar. In this case it was the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who made paintings with this concept in mind over 400 years ago. The Arcimboldo Series / by artist & photographer Klaus Enrique.      Words from the author: I had been working on a photography series in which I surround an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project. While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks. I researched what other artists had created along these lines and discovered that, as usual, someone somewhere had already done something similar. In this case it was the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who made paintings with this concept in mind over 400 years ago. The Arcimboldo Series / by artist & photographer Klaus Enrique.      Words from the author: I had been working on a photography series in which I surround an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project. While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks. I researched what other artists had created along these lines and discovered that, as usual, someone somewhere had already done something similar. In this case it was the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who made paintings with this concept in mind over 400 years ago. Klaus_Enrique_Primavera-530x700

The Arcimboldo Series / by artist & photographer Klaus Enrique.

Words from the author: I had been working on a photography series in which I surround an isolated human body part with a large quantity of a certain object, when I was struck by the idea for this project. While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks. I researched what other artists had created along these lines and discovered that, as usual, someone somewhere had already done something similar. In this case it was the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who made paintings with this concept in mind over 400 years ago.

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We want to feel safe

Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch (2) Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch (3) Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch (4) Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch (5) Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch (6) Harmless Weapons Made of Plants by Sonia Rentsch (1)

From her series ‘Harm Less’ – Harmless weapons made of plants by artist artist Sonia Rentsch who defuses the powers of modern weaponry by constructing guns, grenades and bullets completely from organic objects.

 

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We stretch

Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / _antony-gormley_sculpture_art (2) ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (3) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / _antony-gormley_sculpture_art (4) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / antony-gormley_sculpture_art (5) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (8) Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley / ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (10) ozartsetc_antony-gormley_sculpture_art (11) Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007. Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.  Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).  Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007.

Human Steel Sculptures, by British sculptor Antony Gormley /

Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human being stands in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.

Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio di Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). He has also participated in major group shows such as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).

Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003 and a British Museum Trustee since 2007.

Antony Gormley was born in London in 1950. (text via whitecube.com)

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We are cooking together

'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca 'Gourmet Mouse Traps' by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca / "the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day." via 'designboom' - all images © and courtesy davide luciano and claudia ficca

‘Gourmet Mouse Traps’ by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca /

“the creative couple of fine-art photographer davide luciano and food stylist claudia ficca have teamed up again to create ‘gourmet mouse traps’, a photography series showcasing various cheesy dishes, fit for the pickiest mouse, baited on the edge of traps. after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in new york, luciano, encouraged by his self-described ‘cheesy state of mind’ embraced the challenge of creating and photographing miniature, delectable food plates. creamy cheesecake, grilled cheese, layered lasagna, bagel & lox, and nachos are just a few of the gourmet, intricately crafted spreads that ficca cooked up. the ten, tiny dairy-based dishes are positioned on the catching device, set against changing environments and atmospheres. prop stylist maeve sheridan decorated each scene with diverse background wallpaper and lighting to give an impression that the traps were applied in different homes at different times throughout the day.” via ‘designboom’ – all images © and courtesy Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca

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We want to float away

'Armada' - exhibition by Jacob Hashimoto currently at Studio La Città in Verona. Hashimoto frequently uses acrylic, paper, bamboo, and nylon to create densely layered installations of translucent discs and other geometric shapes that are mounted on walls. Unique to this exhibition he installed a large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended sailboats affixed to three gently rolling lever mechanisms that cause the ships to roll gently along invisible waves. (via colossal)
'Armada' - exhibition by Jacob Hashimoto currently at Studio La Città in Verona. Hashimoto frequently uses acrylic, paper, bamboo, and nylon to create densely layered installations of translucent discs and other geometric shapes that are mounted on walls. Unique to this exhibition he installed a large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended sailboats affixed to three gently rolling lever mechanisms that cause the ships to roll gently along invisible waves. (via colossal)
'Armada' - exhibition by Jacob Hashimoto currently at Studio La Città in Verona. Hashimoto frequently uses acrylic, paper, bamboo, and nylon to create densely layered installations of translucent discs and other geometric shapes that are mounted on walls. Unique to this exhibition he installed a large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended sailboats affixed to three gently rolling lever mechanisms that cause the ships to roll gently along invisible waves. (via colossal)

‘Armada’ – exhibition by Jacob Hashimoto currently at Studio La Città in Verona. Hashimoto frequently uses acrylic, paper, bamboo, and nylon to create densely layered installations of translucent discs and other geometric shapes that are mounted on walls. Unique to this exhibition he installed a large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended sailboats affixed to three gently rolling lever mechanisms that cause the ships to roll gently along invisible waves. (via colossal)

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We could need more shoes

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed (5) A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed (1) A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed (3) A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed (4) A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed (2)

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed – Netherlands-based artist John Breed installed this whimsical leg rainbow in conjunction with German shoe salon Breuninger last year. The piece involved 145 multicolored shoes and legs that were eventually placed near the salon. See more on his website ( via colossal)

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We wrap ourselves

A Yarn Tree Squid - by sisters Jill Watt and Lorna Watt who wrapped this magnolia tree in downtown San Mateo, USA with more than four miles of yarn.  Read more about how they did it on their respective blogs Knits for Life and Dapper Toad. A Yarn Tree Squid - by sisters Jill Watt and Lorna Watt who wrapped this magnolia tree in downtown San Mateo, USA with more than four miles of yarn.  Read more about how they did it on their respective blogs Knits for Life and Dapper Toad. A Yarn Tree Squid - by sisters Jill Watt and Lorna Watt who wrapped this magnolia tree in downtown San Mateo, USA with more than four miles of yarn.  Read more about how they did it on their respective blogs Knits for Life and Dapper Toad. A Yarn Tree Squid - by sisters Jill Watt and Lorna Watt who wrapped this magnolia tree in downtown San Mateo, USA with more than four miles of yarn.  Read more about how they did it on their respective blogs Knits for Life and Dapper Toad.

A Yarn Tree Squid – by sisters Jill Watt and Lorna Watt who wrapped this magnolia tree in downtown San Mateo, USA with more than four miles of yarn.

Read more about how they did it on their respective blogs Knits for Life and Dapper Toad.

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We glow

Neon Swing & Bird Cage by Su-Mei Tse (2) Neon Swing & Bird Cage sculpture by Luxembourg musician, artist and photographer by Su-Mei Tse / Swing & Bird Cage by Su-Mei Tse (3) Neon Swing & Bird Cage sculpture by Luxembourg musician, artist and photographer by Su-Mei Tse /

Neon Swing & Bird Cage sculpture by Luxembourg musician, artist and photographer by Su-Mei Tse

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We want more money

Money Sculptures by Kristi Malakoff (2) Money Sculptures by Kristi Malakoff (3) Kristi Malakoff is a wizard in folding cutting and pasting these sculptures made from colourful currency from around the world. The variety in these geometric shapes with their different colours and textures in the printed material makes them all the more interesting. Kristi is from Canada but has spent a lot of time living abroad in Russia, Germany, Iceland and England where she attended the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Obviously collecting money wherever she travels! (via patternbank.com) Kristi Malakoff is a wizard in folding cutting and pasting these sculptures made from colourful currency from around the world. The variety in these geometric shapes with their different colours and textures in the printed material makes them all the more interesting. Kristi is from Canada but has spent a lot of time living abroad in Russia, Germany, Iceland and England where she attended the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Obviously collecting money wherever she travels! (via patternbank.com)

Money Sculptues /

Kristi Malakoff is a wizard in folding cutting and pasting these sculptures made from colourful currency from around the world. The variety in these geometric shapes with their different colours and textures in the printed material makes them all the more interesting. Kristi is from Canada but has spent a lot of time living abroad in Russia, Germany, Iceland and England where she attended the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Obviously collecting money wherever she travels! (via patternbank.com)

 

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Handcraft

ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine

ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine. (via mymodernmet.com)

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We wrap ourselves

Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color. Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.installation (2)Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color. 17_Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color._productions_el_Claustro_3 Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color. 20_Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color._productions_Maison_Martin_Mariguela_3 Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.

Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /

“Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.

The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself.
The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.

Penique productions appropriates the original site that loses its routine to become part of the work getting a new identity. The balloon acts as a border and frames a new space. The container is also the content blurring the idea of the art object.

Penique productions offers an experience to the viewer. Therefore, through this clear, direct and simple perceptual message, Penique aims to reach all kinds of people without setting a closing speech.”

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